This is interesting. My sister bought me a handbag at the Outlet store in the Ozarks. I went to the mall out here in So Cal, and saw the exact bag in the Coach window. I went in and same fabric, no differences etc. Strange.
In regards to Dooney, my mom bought me the popular bag with the colorful "DB" letters on it with short handles. I never carried it, and it turned a yellow color. She called Dooney, they had her send it back and they sent me a brand new bag.