PHOTOS: Dooney & Bourke Joey Chou Collection Designer Bags Arrive at EPCOT

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PHOTOS: Dooney & Bourke Joey Chou Collection Designer Bags Arrive at EPCOT

New Dooney & Bourke satchels, tote bags, and wristlet wallets designed by Joey Chou were seen on display at the Creations shop in EPCOT today.

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All items in the collection are designed by longtime artist Joey Chou. A description of his background is attached to each piece’s information and details on the shopDisney website:

Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and grew up in Southern California. After graduating from Art Center College of Design with an illustration degree, he has been working as a Visual Development artist in feature and TV animation for the past ten years. He has also worked on a number of children’s book illustrations as well as some large-scale installations. His graphic style is influenced by many great illustrators of the 1960s.

Let’s take a look at all of these designer bags in detail:

Joey Chou Collection Satchel – $298

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Dimensions:

  • 9 1/2″ H x 12″ W x 5 1/4″ D
  • Handle Drop: 4″
  • Strap Drop: 15 1/2″
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This satchel consists of deep purple stitched leather, silvertone hardware, and a removable handtag reading “Design by Joey Chou for Disney.” The pattern features various Disney Parks landmarks depicted in a playful and nostalgic style.

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Dumbo appears, the Cheshire Cat, Stitch riding Space Mountain, the dog clutching the prison key from Pirates of the Caribbean, Tinker Bell casting a magical pixie spell, Mickey Mouse conducting the railroad, the Partners Statue characteristic of most park hubs, the Haunted Mansion hatbox ghost, the Jungle Cruise, Cinderella Castle, and more.

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The interior of this faux leather bag is aqua blue.

In an interview with the official Disney Parks Blog, Chou offers a bit more context on his personal creative process for the pieces in the collection:

I looked at a lot of vintage Disneyland and Walt Disney World ride designs for inspiration, incorporating modern color palettes and my personal art styles. I often started with simple geometric shapes and played around with compositions and later refined them with character details to make the pieces come to life.

Joey Chou Collection Wristlet Wallet – $188

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Dimensions:

  • 4 1/2″ H x 8 1/2″ W x 1″ D
  • Wrist Strap Length: 7″
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This wristlet wallet consists of deep purple stitched leather, silvertone hardware, and a small leather strap. Its interior is aqua blue, and essentially shares the same patterns as the satchel.

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Joey Chou Collection Tote Bag – $348

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Dimensions:

  • 11 1/4″ H x 13 3/4″ W x 5 1/4″ D
  • Strap Drop: 11 1/2″
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This tote consists of deep purple stitched leather, silvertone hardware, and a removable handtag reading “Design by Joey Chou for Disney.” Its interior is also aqua blue like the other pieces, but differs in its exterior presentation.

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The pattern itself matches the satchel; however, while the satchel only presents Joey Chou’s patterns, the tote imposes them on a scene, with Magic Kingdom as the focus. As Big Thunder Mountain and “it’s a small world” rest beneath the fireworks, an entire landscape of characters and attractions pops out.

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What is your favorite piece in this collection so far? Let us know in the comments.

Make sure to take a look at our recent coverage of Joey Chou’s entire Disney line at both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in the links below:

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