TOKYO — Disney and Dooney & Bourke are launching a line of handbags and small leather goods, hoping to tap into Japanese women’s penchant for character goods and cutesy accessories.
The initiative features a lineup of tote bags, wallets, small shoulder bags, pouches and subway pass cases. Made of plasticized canvas with leather trim, they feature two design motifs, one of a black-and-white Mickey Mouse comic strip and the other featuring red Minnie Mouse bows against a black background. The silhouettes and shapes are quite similar to the bags Dooney & Bourke created for the Disney theme parks in the U.S. and Disney Store e-commerce site.
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