by Steven Miller, Disney Merchandise Communications Manager
Handbags by Dooney & Bourke have been a favorite stylish accessory for guests visiting Disney Parks for years.
Recently, one of the most popular collections received a colorful and creative update thanks to Paola Gutierrez, Senior Graphic Design with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group. I spoke with Paola about her work on the new design that connects directly to Disney Parks.
“We wanted to update the ‘Disney Sketch’ collection, which was originally introduced more than eight years ago,” explained Paola. “The new collection called ‘A Walk in the Park’ was drawn in a coloring book style, and has a nice nods to memories from Disney Parks. Guests will still find beloved Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. They will also find characters and icons from Disney Parks such as Big Al’s guitar from the Country Bear Jamboree or a Hitchhiking Ghost from the Haunted Mansion.”
Look for three silhouettes in this collection including a Tote, a Zip Satchel, and a Crossbody Wallet.
Fans of Dooney & Bourke handbags will notice several new silhouettes being offered at Disney Parks this year. Some of these silhouettes were included with the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction collection such as the Crossbody Bag with oversized leather tassel.
“Our guests shared they wanted more options, so this year we are introducing a mixture of classic and new silhouettes,” said Angelique Vu, Merchandise Product Developer for Accessories.
Angelique gave me a sneak preview of two new collections being released in July.
Guests may find Dooney & Bourke handbags in select merchandise locations at Disney Parks, on DisneyStore.com, or via the Shop Disney Parks app.