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Top 5 Must Have Handbag Accessories

While Disney Dooney and Bourke handbags are our #1 must-have accessory, there are also tons of ways to accessorize your Dooney! From adding an additional piece of bling, protecting your purchase or making your bag a little more functional, these must-have handbag accessories can help you make the most out of your Disney Dooney & Bourke bags. 

Pin me - Top 5 Must-Have Handbag Accessories

Pin me – Top 5 Must-Have Handbag Accessories

1. Purse Hook 

There’s nothing worse than going to a restaurant or coffee shop and not having anywhere to put your purse. The last thing you want to do is place it on the floor. Hello, germs! Plus, leaving it on the floor makes it easier for thieves to take off with your handbag. 

Purse Hook for Table

Purse Hook for Table – Photo from Amazon

We love purse hooks because they keep your purse clean and off the floor and in your line of sight. They are also light-weight and portable. We especially love the kind that fold up, so you can just pop them into your bag and easily take them wherever you go. 

Purse Hook (Closed)

Purse Hook (Closed) -Photo from Amazon

2. Crossbody Strap

Many styles of Disney Dooney & Bourke bags come with removable crossbody straps. That means you can swap them out for a different one whenever the mood suits you. We love this classic genuine leather crossbody strap

Black Leather Crossbody Strap

Black Leather Crossbody Strap (Amazon)

Another one of our favorite removable crossbody straps comes in a gift set that includes a storage box and adorable bag charm! The goldtone hardware is classic and sophisticated and sure to make a great replacement strap to add to your accessory stash.   

Crossbody Strap Gift Set

Crossbody Strap Gift Set (Amazon)

2. Scarves

Adding a scarf to the handle of your handbag serves as both an accent piece and a bit of personalization. As huge Minnie Mouse fans, we love to rock the dots. This black and white polka dot scarf would be the perfect accessory for your favorite Disney Dooney and Bourke bag.

Black and White Polka Dot Scarf

Black and White Polka Dot Scarf (Amazon)

3. Handbag Raincoat

Protecting our Dooney and Bourke handbags is a lot easier with a protective rain cover. These accessories keep our purses safe in bad weather, including rain and snow. The rain covers are available in a variety of sizes and prints

Bagtop Handbag Waterproof Rain Protector

Bagtop Handbag Waterproof Rain Protector – Photo from Amazon

No more getting stuck in the rain and having to choose between covering ourselves or our handbag! 

Iconikal Handbag Purse Rain Cover Protector, Raindrops

Iconikal Handbag Purse Rain Cover Protector, Raindrops – Photo from Amazon

4. Dust Bags / Dust Covers

Unlike many other mid-range and luxury handbags, most Disney Dooney and Bourke purses do not come with a dust cover. Getting your own dust bags is a great way to protect your Disney Dooneys when they are not being used.

Dust covers are available in a variety of materials but usually, they are either made from fabric or vinyl/PVC. Here are a couple of handbag dust bags that do a great job of protecting and storing your Disney Dooney and Bourkes.

These breathable 100% cotton dust covers come in packs of three and are available in four different sizes to cover all shapes and sizes of handbags. 



Handbag Dust Cover

Handbag Dust Cover – Photo from Amazon

The dust covers have drawstring closures that are easy to use to keep your handbags dust free while they are not being used. 

Cotton Purse Dust Covers

Cotton Purse Dust Covers – Photo from Amazon

Another option are these transparent PVC dust bags. The dust covers have a zipper and handle so they can be easily hung on a handbag organizer. The flat bottom also allows you to stand your handbags up so they don’t get crushed. 

PVC Dust Bag for Handbag Storage

PVC Dust Bag for Handbag Storage – Photo from Amazon

Make sure to also check out our tips on 5 ways to organize and store handbags.

5. Purse Organizer Insert

The crazy bag lady status is high over here! We love carrying around our huge Disney Dooney & Bourke tote bags, containing everything but the kitchen sink. What we hate is digging around our totes and not being able to find the one item we need right then. Enter the purse organizer insert! 

Purse organizer inserts are wonderful because they fit right into your handbag and provide lots and lots of compartments to keep all of your items organized and easy to locate. An added bonus is that handbag organizer inserts also make it easy to switch between your favorite Disney by Dooney and Bourke handbags. 

This felt purse organizer has 13 pockets, including 3 exterior pockets and 10 interior pockets with a singly detachable pocket as well as a detachable key hook.

Felt Purse Organizer Insert

Felt Purse Organizer Insert – Photo from Amazon

Another option is the LittBag LED Lighted Handbag Organizer Insert. In addition to providing organization for your handbag, the LittBag’s two LED lights eliminates the frustration of searching through handbags in the dark. 

Lighted Purse Organizer Insert

Lighted Purse Organizer Insert – Photo by Amazon

Want to stick to something more basic? How about this Nylon Mesh Purse Organizer Insert?

Vercord Purse Organizer Insert for Handbags

Vercord Purse Organizer Insert for Handbags – Photo from Amazon

It comes in 3 different sizes and more than 20 different colors so you can have one to match every bag in your collection.

These are just five of our favorite handbag accessories. Do you have a favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

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Friday 17th of April 2020

Old pillowcases make great dust covers without having buy anything extra.