Care & Cleaning Coated Canvas

The Coated Canvas fabric used in Dooney & Bourke merchandise is generally water repellent and may repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

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These instructions may differ according to material and trim.  Please select your specific collection below for more details pertaining to the care and cleaning of your Dooney & Bourke product.

Collection-Specific Care & Cleaning Instructions

The 1975 Signature Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the Vacchetta Leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The 1975 Signature Flowers Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the Vacchetta Leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The 1975 Signature Splash Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the Vacchetta Leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Beach Umbrella Leisure Shopper

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Bumble Bee Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Charm Bracelet Novelty Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Coated Cotton Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Crossword Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Cupcakes Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The DB Retro Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The DB Stripes Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Fantasy Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Flamingos Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Geranium Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Hands Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Heart Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Hydrangea Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Ice Pop Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The It Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Jumble Duck Novelty & Super Duck Novelty Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Large Multi DB Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Madras Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Medallion Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Metallic Mambo Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Miami Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

All trim is 100% cowhide leather. The pale trim will naturally darken over time and with use and exposure to light. No creams, polishes or cleansers should be applied to this pale leather. Any water spots will gradually blend into the leather as it darkens.
The Novelty Wonder Duck Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Pansy Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Patched Plaid Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Plaid Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Pop Novelty Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Rose Garden Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Scottie Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Shiny It Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Stars Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Sweetheart Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Tartan Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Tapestry Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Venus Collection

The shiny Polyurethane finish on the polyvinyl-coated cotton Venus fabric renders the material water repellant, resistant to most scratches, and may repel superficial dirt. Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely. Some scuff marks may be removed with the use of a soft white eraser used in a gentle circular motion, with only the slightest amount of pressure, so as not to dull the shiny finish.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the Vacchetta Leather trim and handles. Please note that it is a natural characteristic of Vacchetta Leather to darken over time, with use and exposure to light. The Suede used for the base on the Lee Totes has been treated for general water repellency. However, should the base become wet, a dry cloth should be used to blot the excess liquid, then allowed to dry thoroughly. Once dry, a suede brush should be used to gently lift the nap. Some superficial dirt may be removed from the Suede with a soft white eraser used in a gentle circular motion, followed by the light stroke of a suede/nubuk brush.

Please note: Some consideration should be given when using these handbags during inclement weather. In addition, care should also be taken as to where these particular handbags are stored when not in use. This consideration will keep the soil on the bottom to a minimum and maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.
The Whimsy Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
The Zebra Brights Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.