10 posts tagged with belen echandia

Belen EchandiaNo, we haven’t forgotten! We’ve been working on announcing the winner of our oh-so exclusive collaboration with Belen Echandia. We’ve collaborated with this amazing designer to bring you a gorgeous one-of-a-kind handbag. After you weighed in and voted, the bag was made, the giveaway was held and the winner was selected. Join me in congratulating Laura, from Colorado, who has won this amazing bag!

Ok, so you didn’t win, but you still want this amazing bag. No problem. Head over to Belen Echandia to get your very own exclusive Purse Blog/Belen Echandia handbag. This bag is made with exclusive TPF (the Purse Forum) tags and labels and as a tPF member, you will get 10% off your purchase. To order, if you haven’t already, you need to register over at the Belen Echandia website and then to group orders; add yourself to the group and order away! Pretty amazing, huh? Thanks again to all of you who have registered and of course, thanks to everyone who has made this possible over at Belen Echandia!

Belen Echandia It is Friday and I am in a good mood. In fact, I am in such a good mood that I want to share it with all of you Purse Blog fans out there. We’ve received such an amazing response about the Purse Blog/Belen Echandia Exclusive bag that I am opening up registration for this weekend. Today through Sunday, June 7th at 5pm EST, if you haven’t already you can enter to win this amazing bag. That’s right, if you missed out before, here is your chance to win!

Click here to find out how you can enter!

Purse Blog/Belen Echandia Exclusive BagI know, I know, we’ve been teasing you for quite some time now. I bet there are some of you out there who have been waiting for the Purse Blog/Belen Echandia handbag reveal! Well, today is the day folks. You’ve voted on the aspects of this exclusive bag. We’ve told you about the winning dimensions. Today, not only do you get a chance to see what this bag looks like, but you also get a chance to win it!!!

Now that the Purse Blog/Belen Echandia bag has been created, we’d like to give you a chance to win it! Yes, we love doing giveaways, but one of the best parts of this giveaway is that YOU helped design the bag! Belen Echandia is a very popular brand over at the Purse Forum. Known for the great leather, attention to detail and amazing personal touch, your first Belen Echandia will not be your last. (more…)

Wednesday, Hump Day, Mid-Week Slump, whatever you call today, it can be a little bit of a downer. The weekend still seems rather far off and the day itself tends to drag more than others. Don’t ask me why, it just happens that way. So whether you are dragging or today is flying by, here is a little pick me up. We are thrilled to announce the aspects of the exclusive Purse Blog/Belen Echandia handbag.

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Many of you voted and I have to say there were some close calls. I guess the saying is true, every vote really does count! Check out the results and stay tuned. This bag is being manufactured and will be up for grabs very soon!

Style: Hobo
Color: Mid-tone
Leather: Cervo (just edged out mette by 6 votes)

Note that the actual giveaway will start next Monday, so make sure to check back in!

If you read the interview I posted yesterday about Jackie Cawthra, the Founder and Creative Director of Belen Echandia, you know we have something awesome in the works. So, here are the details. We’ve teamed up with our friend Jackie to customize a Purse Blog/BE handbag. That’s right, this bag is super exclusive and we need your input! Since the concept behind this bag is all about our customers, your voice is crucial.

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There are a few aspects of the handbag you get to vote on. This poll will be up from today through Friday, May 8th at 5 pm EST. Once the votes have been tallied, I will relay the winning components to Jackie and she will begin manufacturing this bag. Stay tuned because, this customized bag will be up for grabs! That’s right, not only do you get to help make the bag, but you also get a chance to win. Have fun and we can’t wait to see what this bag will look like! (more…)

Jackie CawthraThe Spring has been a very busy time for us here at Purse Blog. And as we are lucky enough to work with fabulous designers and brands, there is one thing that I continue to notice; it is a busy time for them as well. Come to think of it, I can’t really pin-point a lull when it comes to fashion. Designers are always working on upcoming seasons, promoting current seasons and trying to stay innovative.

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the lovely and gracious Jackie Cawthra of Belen Echandia. Commonly referred to as BE, this brand has a huge following over at the Purse Forum. It comes as no surprise since Jackie is as involved in her line and her supporters as just about any designer I’ve met. Jackie’s constant attention to detail, dedication to her brand, and most admirable, dedication and attention to her supporters has made the brand what it is today. As you read through the interview, I am sure you will see what I mean.

Before you get started, one amazing teaser: starting tomorrow, you can help us design a one-of-a-kind Belen Echandia handbag. That’s right we’re teaming up with Belen Echandia to bring you an exclusive Purse Blog/Purse Forum handbag! AMAZING!!!

Click here to read the interview!

handbag fund I’d seriously doubt that there is anyone reading this that has not felt some effect of the economic circumstances that most of the world is currently facing. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, then you’ve probably been living in a hut on an island somewhere. If that’s the case, then your tan looks nice and you probably want to turn around and head back before we delve in to the rest of this post. Trust me, you don’t want to know.

Ok, for all of you non-hut-dwellers out there, level with me here. The malls aren’t as crowded, and if you talk to the sales associates for a while, most of them will freely admit that business is down. There are bankruptcy rumors for pretty much every retail business I can think of, and while certainly not all of them are true, some of them probably are. But there are people still buying bags, and maybe different bags than they would have a year ago. Maybe not, though. Everyone internalizes these huge financial issues differently, and ultimately everyone is going to deal with them differently as a result. And consumers aren’t the only ones trying to sort all of this out – brands are too, and so are retailers. So what does all this mean? (more…)

Belen Echandia Purple Crash Hug MeSometimes I have a hard time keeping surprises secret. I find myself getting so excited that I want everyone to know what’s in store right away! The founder and creative director of Belen Echandia, Jackie Cawthra, and I have been working on a fabulous opportunity for Purse Blog and Purse Forum readers. So, although I want to spill it right now, I’m gonna keep you waiting – trust me, the anticipation is worth it. In the mean time, check out Jackie’s take on some Valentine’s Day questions.

Living in Europe, is there something extra special about Valentine’s Day folks here in the states might not be able to experience? An impromptu trip to Paris!

What is the most extravagant Valentine’s Day gift/activity have you ever heard of (be it a personal story, one from a friend or even one you’ve heard about)? Last year an anonymous wealthy businessman pledged to buy his wife two suborbital spaceflights on Virgin Galactic. I don’t know if it was actually true, but if it were it would be the most extravagant, fascinating and exciting Valentine’s Day gift I have ever heard of! (more…)

Let’s face it, the economy has been less than stellar lately. And even though this is the case, we still have handbags on our minds. Whether you are looking to buy something for a family member, a friend, or yourself, the holiday season is a great time to feed your handbag addiction (even if you are gifting the bag). Luckily, here at Purse Blog, we want to provide you with as many amazing handbag opportunities as possible.

Today, Tuesday November 25th, Belen Echandia is hosting Pink Tuesday. For all of you Belen Echandia lovers as well as those of you who might not be as familiar with the brand, today, you can purchase a Belen Echandia handbag at a much-reduced price. Upon checkout simply enter the code: newbie to receive 40% off stock items with free shipping! This is available for those of you who haven’t yet purchased a Belen Echandia handbag or who haven’t purchased one within the last year. Click here to check out all the FABULOUS options or check Jackie’s Blog (founder and creative director) for more information.

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Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2008: Burberry Prorsum [via Fab Sugar]

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