Saturday, September 5, 2020

Dagne Dover Landon Comparison & Brief Review

Here's another long-overdue post—a comparison of all five Landon sizes (XS-XL)! I don't have packing photos for all five sizes currently, but I'll explain how I've used them in the past and share some side-by-side comparisons. Additional comparisons of the Landons alongside other Dagne Dover styles can be viewed here. (And if you're a new Dagne Dover customer, please consider clicking this link for 10% off your first purchase!)

Dagne Dover Mini Tote vs. Midi Tote

Onyx Stingray Leather Mini Tote, Prism Midi Tote (the true color is difficult to capture!)  

  • Mini Tote: 13" L x 5" W x 10.5" H, 8" handle drop, 2.9 lb weight
  • Midi Tote11.75" L x 5" W x 10.5" H, 8" handle drop, 2.4 lb weight

Although both of these styles have been discontinued by Dagne Dover, I wanted to show a quick comparison for anyone buying or selling one on the secondhand market. 

Two key characteristics of both versions are that the straps are held on with D-rings (as opposed to being stitched directly into the bag) and that they come with a crossbody strap. 

The Mini Tote was introduced in 2014 and discontinued on March 2nd, 2017. The front zip pocket was a defining characteristic of the Mini Totes. The bag can hold a large iPad in its tablet sleeve and a 13" laptop in the body of the bag. The straps of the Mini Totes from the original release have chains; later versions do not. The interior material primarily consists of coated canvas.

The Midi Tote was introduced on March 2nd, 2017 and was discontinued in 2019 following the release of the SS19 collection. The ends of the bag have less of a flared shape, and there is no longer an external zip pocket. The interior is a mix of coated canvas and polyester. A 12" MacBook fits in the body of the bag, but not in the tablet sleeve.

Both bags are 10.5" high according to past information from the DD website, but there's definitely a height difference between the two in person.

Mini Tote, Midi Tote, Small Allyn Tote, Small Wade

The Small Wade Diaper Tote is comparable in capacity and size to the Midi Tote. (Read more about the Wade here!)

Midi Tote in Prism

I've had my Onyx Stingray Leather Mini since 2016, and I wish I wouldn't have waited until 2020 to try a Midi. I feel like the Midi has held its shape better than the coated canvas Minis, and I love the silhouette and lighter weight. (And I would definitely recommend trying out a Stingray Leather Mini from SS16—they're gorgeous!)

If you'd like to see any additional comparisons, please let me know. (I also have a few more photos here.)

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