In 1975, Peter Dooney and Frederic Bourke collaborated and started creating colorful surcingle belts and classic suspenders. A few years later they expanded into the world of handbags with the debut of the ?Track Case? and the ?Equestrian Bag?. It was in 1983 that Dooney & Bourke introduced their beloved ?All-Weather Leather? which is still popular today due to its superior durability. With hand stitched leathers, classic silhouettes and sturdy hardware; one can expect their Dooney & Bourke handbag to last a lifetime.