Sunday, September 7, 2008

CSC Review and Giveaway: Nankeen Tote

This contest is now closed! Please check out our contests and giveaways page to see our current giveaways!

I'm a girl (had you already guessed? Hm, brownie points then...) and I'm a girly-girl at that. What does that mean? I love fashion. Bags, shoes, purses, SHOPPING (hence, the blog and blog name) -- you get the picture. Oh, and I also like art -- stick me in a museum and I can almost sound snobbish, I swear. So, really, what could be better to me than something that is both fashionable and a piece of art at the same time?

Presactly. (That would be precisley and exactly combined.)

Check out these awesome bags by Nankeen. The designs fuse 100% cotton, indigo dye, and exquisite patterns using a traditional Chinese art form that dates back to the Song Dynasty. (If all of that sounds too wordy to you, just suffice it to say that the fabric is created through a really cool process that developed a long, long time ago.)

From the website:

The term "blue nankeen" describes hand-dyed fabric of artistic refinement and primitive simplicity, which originated on the Silk Road over three thousand years ago. Hand-carved stencils, originally made from wood but now from heavy paper, are preapered and a mix of soya bean flour and slaked lime is applied through the openings of the stencil onto the 100% cotton fabric. The cotton undergoes an elaborate hand dying process before it is perfected and made into one of our unique designs.

These bags have been featured in both In Style and Lucky Magazine, and are creating quite a buzz among celebrities. I have the Savanna tote, and I just love it. It functions well as a diaper bag, over night bag, or airplane carry-on. I toted it all around Europe this summer as a more fashionable twist on the diaper bag, and I always got lots of compliments. It also fits my laptop quite perfectly, so it frequently doubles as a computer bag. Oh, and I'm ashamed to admit this, but I sort of left a banana in mine for a week or so and had to wash it -- and after following the instructions on the tag, it came out looking as good as new, and still in great shape.

Would you like to own your very own fashionable piece of art? The kind folks over at Nankeen have graciously offered to give one lucky CSC reader the opportunity to win one of their fantastic tote bags. That is as much as a $175 value! All you have to do to win is follow the easy-peasy rules below!

  • Visit Nankeen's Tote Section of their website and come back here and tell me which tote you would choose if you won.
  • Earn extra credit! You may do these for extra entries.
    • Blog about this giveaway and send me the link in a separate post.
    • Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
    • Stumble my main webpage (not this post please, but www.chicshopperchick.com) and leave me your Stumble Upon name in a separate post.
    • Favorite Chic Shopper Chick on Technorati. There is a button in my right sidebar, and let me know about it in a in a separate post.
    • Add me to your blog roll. Not just my button in your sidebar, I'd love to be on your blog roll! Let me know about it in a separate post!
That's it! Good luck! Oh, and the official rules and legal jargon are below.

US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners are posted here and on Prizey Fetch, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize. This contests ends at 11:59 pm CST on September 18th, 2008.

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Parker Family said...

I like the Lily bag. I am always looking for good bags! These sound awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

Parker Family said...

I stumbled your blog. Don't remember if I am strawberryred or strawberryredx2. :)

peg42 said...

I just love these upscale totes and the designs are so uplifting. My favorite is the Ying Tote. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

cdziuba said...

The Lily Bag is neato! cdziuba@aol.com

KLM39 said...

I would no doubt choose the Lilly Tote. I love it.

Parker Family said...

I added you to my blogroll on sweetnsassygirls.blogspot.com

Parker Family said...

I also blogged about this contest here: http://sweetnsassygirls.blogspot.com/2008/09/bloggy-contests.html

weeblet said...

they're all great, but i love the reef tote!

Katja of skimbaco.com said...

I would love to have the Ming, my absolute favorite! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Dumaurier said...

The Lily bag is gorgeous!!!

Katja of skimbaco.com said...

Working to win this... you're my new Technorati fav :)

weeblet said...

I just subscribed to your feed :)

Katja of skimbaco.com said...

Would this count for a posibility to win http://twitter.com/KatjaPresnal/statuses/913161431

Stacey Moore said...

love the lily bag!
thanks!
moore.g@insideconnect.net

Kristen Andrews said...

if I won I would pick the Savannah bag, love it! great giveaway!

micaela6955 said...

These are gorgeous and would make wonderful overnight bags! I really like the design of the Lily bag, so that would be my choice~

micaela6955 at msn dot com

micaela6955 said...

I am already a subscriber to your feed...

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Naomi said...

I like the Ying tote but every time I click on its link, I get the Gami bag which I absolutely LOVE. And don't see anywhere else on the site...

Babyluxe Dana said...

These are beautiful bags! I love the Lily!
dana@babyluxedaily.com

Linda said...

Nice looking bags!! I like the reef bag the best though.. Something trendy about it..Thanks

- Marybeth I. said...

beckett big back is my favorite. Also like butterfly

trisha said...

I really like the savanna, darling! She is very talented. Here is to winning!!
Do you know that i dont even own ONE purse? Not one.
trisha

AmberStar said...

I like the savannah bag - Cool giveaway, love the whole concept.

jsc123 said...

All of the bags that Nankeen makes are so Gorgeous. But if I can only choose one it would be the Lily Tote.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

- Marybeth I. said...

subscriber via google reader

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

Love the Lily bag!! Great giveaway!

Tara @ Feels like home said...

Savannah is my favorite. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Sonya said...

I really like the Lily tote. Thank for the chance. I appreciate it.

Sonya said...

I subscribe to your feed as sharpei@grnco.net . Thanks!

Alyssa said...

I would have to pick the reef. Love it! I love bags. A girl can never have too many!

Aisling said...

Ying is my favorite tote. I really like the pattern and also the fact that there's a laptop sleeve inside.

Shannon said...

the sapphire.

chromiumman said...

the lily bag

DJ said...

I really love the design of the Ying bag. This is a great giveaway. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to win.

Sarah said...

I love the Lily bag!

Sarah said...

I subsribe via google reader!

Sarah said...

Oh, and you're on my blogroll!

deb126 said...

The Lily tote looks cute as do the others, thanks for the giveaway

goldylox said...

I love the lily tote! The red lining is so cool!

ronbu said...

The bags are great. Love them.

my perspective said...

WOW what great bags. Love your site too - heard about it on twitter.
I stumbled your site, and I'm putting a blog post about it and a link to it on my blog.
It will be VERY hard to pick just one but Reef was very cool, or Ming... or, I know, justpick one. REEF. Love the details, the knotted latch, zippers, bright cool liners...all cool, rest of the site for bags is cool too.
Thanks. Megblanz@gmail.com; Meglyn on Twitter

Jenn S. said...

I like the Ming tote.

Allison said...

Great giveaway! I would definitely adore the "Lily" bag should I win. Thanks so much!!

Sandy said...

gami is my favorite then the ying

ebby said...

I love the classic pattern of the Lily tote.

rosannepm said...

The Ming is my favorite

Tracy said...

Love this:

hai
The fish. "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock"

ms.clark said...

I am digging the Lily bag. Very nice....

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I would choose the Lily Tote. I love the shape and really like the bright lining.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I faved you on Technorati!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I added you to my blogroll on 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires.

strawberry3d said...

i like the ying tote.

Rebecca said...

I would choose the Reef Tote! I really like the pattern!

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Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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Rebecca said...

I stumbled your main page username: wastebasketsa

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Rebecca said...

I favorited you on Technorati!

Username: wastebasket

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Rebecca said...

I have you on my blogroll: Here on the left hand side

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Days like These! said...

the savannah bag is calling my name!

AmandaK said...

I must have the ying tote! It's so cute!!

Annebanana said...

I like the Ming tote. Sigh. So many cool fabrics.

mar said...

I would choose the Savanna Tote!

courtneystoffel said...

Awesome bags! Ny fave is the savanna one! Love the prints!

hebert024 at aol dot com

Richard said...

The Ming looks great to me.

Jennireesa said...

I like the Gami bag.

ppekpb said...

My favorite would have to be the Lily Tote. Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Probably the Ming bag; my wife would like that.

gieferj@gmail.com

thewritegal said...

The Savanna tote is my favorite. Thanks for the great contest! :)

Lynn H said...

Very hard to chose, but I would have to pick the Savanna.

thewritegal said...

You are in my blogroll! :)

agordon10 said...

I'd get the Lily bag.

Millie said...

My favorite is the Ming! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

Millie said...

I have your button on my blog :)

trishden said...

The Lily tote has got my vote. Thanks!

traymona said...

My favorite is Lily. So pretty.
traymona[at]aol.com

idahomom said...

I like the Reef tote. Thanks for the chance.

mensa63 said...

Definately the Ying for me. It would go with anything.

brooke said...

One can never have too many totes; specially if you have kids. I like the Lily tote. So cute.. Thank you for this giveaway... wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

toughturtles said...

ying

cl said...

I would choose the Lily Tote. Thanks!

happyathome said...

I would choose the Lily Bag, and not just because I am a Munster!

Seeryus Mama said...

I've seen these totes and they are AMAZING!! I would choose between the Hai or the Reef. All are beautiful though!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Jeff, Lauren, Graham & peanut said...

I LOVE these totes!! I clicked on the "Ying" tote for all of the goodies abou the bag...and "Gami" is what popped up...it's different from the "Ying" style wise....and you know - I REALLY like the Gami!!!

denyse said...

The Ying bag is great. What a fantastic giveaway:)

Jeff, Lauren, Graham & peanut said...

I stumbled you! Sillymomma4u!!

Jeff, Lauren, Graham & peanut said...

You're on my blogroll!!!

Minxy Mimi said...

I like the Ming bag best!!! YAY

Minxy Mimi said...

I am a subscriber!
YAY

Minxy Mimi said...

You are on my blogroll!!! WOO HOO

mannequin said...

Oh my! I would choose the Lily; how divine!

Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win!

mannequin said...

And I'm a subscriber!

Jennifer said...

Oh how beautiful!!!!! I would choose the savanna if I would happen to win :-)

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mannequin said...

You are in my blogroll for good!

Jennifer said...

I am a subscriber to your feed :-)

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Jennifer said...

I favorited your blog on Technorati under Jentifa

thedirtyshirtblog(at)gmail(dot)com

mannequin said...
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mannequin said...

Stumbled and forgot to leave link..


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laura said...

I like the reef bag, thanks!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

laura said...

I'm a subscriber, yay!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

greendoor678 said...

All of the bags are gorgeous! I would pick the Savanna style tote because it is wild and funky, like me!

Cataroo said...

If I am lucky enough to be chosen, the tote bag I would most like to own is the "Savanna" tote!

Thank you so much for a great giveaway!

Tuesday Girl said...

I am in love with the savanna bag!
tuesdayef (at)aol Dotcom

coriwestphal said...

I really like all of the totes but my fave is the Ying tote. Thanks for the great contest!

GALENA said...

there all fantastic but lily tis my fav

samsakara said...

The lily bag is so beautiful!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Deborah said...

I love all the totes, but my favorite is "Reef." Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Staci said...

What great bags! Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love the Reef tote!

Staci said...

I stumbled your main page too (MommaStaciA).

agsweeps said...

If I won, I would choose the Hai tote.

wigget said...

i would choose the lily

Tobye said...

I think I like the Reef best.

Anonymous said...

I like the Savanna!

delilahhhhh@msn.com

sewingmema said...

lily is my choice,

Heather said...

The Ming bag is GREAT! I love the pattern

Tina said...

I like the Ying. tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Whimsical Creations said...

I love the lily bag.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
http://melaniescrafts.etsy.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I subscribe.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
http://melaniescrafts.etsy.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Sara Cross said...

I love the Port bag. How cute?

Thanks for the giveaway!!
saraccross@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I love the lily tote... so cute! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Michelle said...

Ooooh...I like the HAI tote. The print just appeals to me and I love the shock of bright orange in the lining. :)

AmandaSue said...

I like the Lily or the Hai bag, the designs are just so pretty, I love that its hand dyed cotton, so cool. I'll go with Lily for my favorite since the lining is pink and thats my fav colour lol

pancak said...

I like the Lily bag most.

Nanna said...

I like the reef tote bag! It was hard to choose.
Thanks!

Nuggets said...

Lure Bag

Fangirl Jen said...

I really like the Savanna tote.

Fangirl Jen said...

I susbscribe to your feed.

Laura S said...

They are all absolutely beautiful! It is so hard to decide, but I guess I would choose Reef. Thank you!

Dolores Q. said...

Lily is my choice.

Fangirl Jen said...

Added you to my blog roll

Renee said...

The Lily tote of beautiful In fact they are all amazing. I would love to have one of these.
Thanks!
chefskate at aol dot com

Cuddle Cottage said...

I'd pick the Lily style, I love the hot pink lining - such a neat contrast!
belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

kktwins said...

I would pick the Lily toe.
Thank You
kktwins22@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Wow- hard choice I have a tie between the Lily and the Savannah. I love the splash of bright color on the inside of the totes. I guess if I had to choose one it would be the Lily.
FLblondie1976@yahoo.com

Hayley said...

All the toes are exquisite but I especially love the ying style. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Sharla said...

What a sweet giveaway! My favorite is the Reef. Thanks for the chance! sharlacarbine at gmail dot com

Hayley said...

Oh, and I'm a subscriber!

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linav8 said...

I'd go for Reef!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I really like the lilly tote bag. Adorable! Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Mia J. said...

All of the totes are beautiful but I would have to say the reef bag is my favorite.

kdkdkd said...

I love the Lily bag, so beautiful

jennem said...

Definitely Lily.
jennem22 at yahoo dot com

kygirl said...

savanna

Kari said...

the lily bag is my choice!

Wehaf said...

I would love the Hai bag, with Lily and Ming tied for second, close behind.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Thanks!

NateAndJakesMom said...

Girly girls Unite! In a house full of testosterone - the Lily bag might just remind me that I am still a girl and not just a taxi driver and underwear cleaner!

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

bagfashionista said...

love lily!

Sunnyvale said...

I like the ming tote

Weeksie50 said...

I love the REEF tote.

llinda29 said...

the Reef tote is my choice

DePro said...

Ying is my favorite.

janehixon said...

Ming is my favorite tote, with Ying a close second.......

TheHamptonFamily said...

I love totes. My favorites is the Lily pattern.

Julie said...

My favorite pattern is the Savanna! So cute!

Julie said...

I am subscribed to your blog with google reader!

Irishmama said...

Very nice bags. I'd choose the Savanna. thanks.

ihchicky said...

I'd choose the Lily tote. Very pretty. Thanks!

ihchicky said...

I am a subscriber.

rockle said...

i love the "reef" tote. it's a perfect size and pattern for vacation!

Jeanne said...

I love the Lily bag!

jeanne_mcnamara@yahoo.com

Casey H said...

Im loving the lily bag!
num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

kristilb19 said...

savanna bag is what I would choose! Lily is also cute, but I like that one more!
cute!
kristilb19@yahoo.com

hminnesota said...

Lily would be my first choice

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Aimee said...

I'm loving the Reef bag. So cute!!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

libby_design@yahoo(dot)com

M.A. said...

I like YING.

naturegirl said...

Lily is my favorite tote. Thanks for the giveaway!

gkstratos said...

Savanna would be my pick
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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PAIGE said...

I'd choose the Reef Tote. It;s a fabulous bag.

Katmagick said...

I like the Ying tote.

fidofido said...

The Ming tote has my name written all over it. They are beautiful!

PS said...

What fabulous patterns! I love the ying pattern! Thanks!!

That Crazy Mom said...

I stumbled your site (in general, not this post only) under the username Kawoni

That Crazy Mom said...

I'm also subscribed to your feed.

That Crazy Mom said...

And...I added you as a favorite on Technorati (user name is AprilTara)

That Crazy Mom said...

My favorite tote is the Ying. Gorgeous!

Nyssa said...

Absolutely, positively I'd choose the Ying bag! I can see myself toodling around town showing it off as I run my errands and everyone turning green with envy that it's MINE and not theirs!

Nyssa AT concentric DOT net

Stephanie said...

Ying is just lovely!!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

littlelatina said...

I like the Ming tote very cute

Genevieve P said...

I'm torn between the reef and lily totes--but I think I'd pick lily.

vibrantfun said...

I would get the Lily Tote.

dcsweeps said...

They are all great. I would get the reef tote.

Anonymous said...

Youre chic baby

Michw37 said...

please count me in...thanks

TheAngelForever said...

I love the savanna tote - too cute and a great size. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

TheAngelForever said...

I subscribe to your feed in my handy dandy Google Reader :)

AlaneM said...

I love the savanah bag - soooo much cuter than the purple backpack I use now :)

LilyBiscuit said...

I'd pick the Lily Tote!! Not only because I was drawn to the name.....We have a Lily in our family......but, the tote is really beautiful. I love the lining too :o) Thanks!

Cricket said...

love the ming tote. so cute!
-Cricket
perfectlypinkprincess@gmail.com

the mama hood said...

I love the lily bag!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

the mama hood said...

I am a subscriber!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

the mama hood said...

You are already on my blog list and sidebar!!

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pallen3061 said...

LOVE the Reef bag

Sandy & Rick said...
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Lucky Girl said...

Ying is absolutely my favorite!

windycindy said...

Hello! I like the "Ying" Nankeen Tote! This is a fabulous giveaway drawing. Please enter my name in your virtual hat! Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Hi, I am a subscriber to your feed via my Yahoo Reader! Again, thanks.
Cindi
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Sandy & Rick said...
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Sandy & Rick said...

Ok I am a dork I tried to comment twice now and both times I forgot I needed to leave m email.... I am still pretty new to this.. So my email is ricksandy{at}gmail.com I apologize for both of my deleted comments

grannyvon said...

I love the Reef Tote, Thank ou! ybutler@oppcatv.com

suburban prep said...

Being a knittier one can never have too many totes. These are too cute. The one that caught my eye was the Lilly.

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