The new Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke collection inspired by the first-ever Mickey cartoon, “Plane Crazy,” and Mickey’s Toontown is now available at The Dress Shop in the Downtown Disney District. A Disney100 platinum collection is also available, with the tote limited to Magic Key Holders.
Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke Crossbody – $248
The four bags in this collection are white with red handles and detailing. A golden Dooney & Bourke plaque is on the front of each. The crossbody includes an adjustable strap and has a small zip pocket on the outside.
General Mickey Mouse art and iconography adorn each bag; there’s Mickey’s name, his logo, and a stylized version of his house as it appears in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland, among other illustrations. The bags also take direct inspiration from “Plane Crazy,” the 1928 short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iweks that was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon ever animated (though it wasn’t the first to be released — that distinction belongs to “Steamboat Willie”).
The shoddy plane that Mickey flies in “Plane Crazy” is depicted on the bags; in the cartoon, Mickey can barely get the aircraft off the ground before crashing it into a tree, which is also part of this line’s artwork. The plane is shown flying a banner that reads “It All Started With A Mouse,” a popular misquote of the Walt Disney quote:
I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing: that it was all started by a mouse.
Minnie Mouse also makes an appearance on the design in the Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke bags, and her depiction is lifted directly from “Plane Crazy.” In the short, Minnie joins Mickey on his flight, choosing to leave the plane after Mickey proves to be a poor pilot. Minnie uses her clothing as a parachute as she slowly falls to the ground; Mickey, on the other hand, crashes into another tree.
Sketches of Mickey fill the negative space alongside drawings of lightning bolts, clouds, and arrows.
The interior lining is solid red.
The three large bags also have a red leather tag debossed with “Disney” on one side. Mickey and Minnie are pictured on the other side.
Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke Handbag – $298
This larger handbag is rounded with two handles on the top around the main zip-up pocket. A small zip-up pocket is on the outside.
Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke Wristlet Wallet – $188
The wallet is a reasonable size to use as a clutch or to put in a purse. It has a red detachable wrist strap.
The interior lining is red and has a zipper pouch.
Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke Tote – $268
The Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke Tote is the largest bag in the collection.
The front of the bag is adorned with the signature gold Dooney & Bourke logo, with a removable Disney tag attached to the handle.
The Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke Tote has contrasting red shoulder straps with white stitching. These straps are of a fixed length.
The edges of the bag have contrasting red stitching.
It has a single large exterior pocket on the back of the bag.
Like the other bags, the main pocket zips up to secure your belongings inside.
The interior of the bag has a zippered pocket to help organize belongings. The zipper pull is the same contrasting red as the shoulder straps. The inside of the bag is also red.
Now, we move on to the Disney100 Platinum assortment of bags.
The Disney100 bags are platinum, with light shades of grey, silver, white, and blue in a diamond pattern across them.
The satchel has an exterior pocket with a strap detail and a Mickey-shaped metal clasp.
Within the diamonds of the pattern are various classic Disney characters, such as Stitch, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Bambi, Baloo, Alice, Winnie the Pooh, and Jiminy Cricket. They are pictured in full detail and as silhouettes.
The bags include leather tags featuring the silver Art Deco Disney100 logo on one side.
The interior lining is solid grey.
It has two handles, a large zip-up pocket, and rings for a removable shoulder strap. The bottom of the bag has metal feet to protect the bag’s surface from wear and tear. On the other side are Mickey and Minnie.
The bucket bag has one handle and a closure strap with a Mickey-shaped clasp. There’s a slot pocket on the back. The shoulder strap for this bag is grey, as is the interior, and a small zip-up pocket is inside.
The design on the crossbody bag is similar, with the diamond character pattern and metal Mickey bag clasp.
The strap stops on the other side of the bag, leaving the back with more unbroken surface area for the character design.
The Disney100 tag is attached to the crossbody strap metal ring.
The bottom of this bag is grey.
The tag is printed with the Disney100 logo on this side.
The ink is iridescent and even the fine lines of the design pick up the light in the store.
The back of the tag sees Mickey and Minnie greeting each other.
The Magic Key Holder premiere-exclusive tote is the largest bag in the collection.
The shop’s signs indicate that this bag is exclusively available to Magic Key Holders until October 28, or while supplies last. The bags are limited to one per Magic Key Holder.
This bag features the same diamond pattern as the others in the collection.
The clasp for this bag is the same size as the one used on the other bags; because this bag is larger, it appears as a more subtle detail.
The back of the Disney100 tag bears the Magic Key and Disneyland logos printed on it in the same iridescent ink.
The handles and clasp end high on the back, leaving an uninterrupted surface of the diamond pattern design.
The bottom and sides of this bag are silver. The bag has small metal feet to protect the bottom from wear.
Will you be picking up one (or all) of these new Dooney & Bourke bags on your next trip to Disneyland? Let us know in the comments.