Thursday, November 11, 2010

REVIEW with GIVEAWAY: DERIN Collection





The DERIN Collection offers stunning exquisite and luxurious handbags and accessories that feature unique exotic woven fabrics in functional and fresh designs. Their entire line showcases rich fabric patterns and coordinating borders that define the sophisticated and fun DERIN look. If you are looking for a couture extraordinary gift for that special person in your life this holiday season, or perhaps you want to spice up your own look as a treat for yourself, DERIN Collection has the handbags and accessories that are going to magically transform your everyday outfits instantly with their breathtaking beauty! It is with extreme pleasure that I include DERIN Collection in my Holiday Glamour & 2010 Holiday Gift Giving Guide. And it gets even better! Right now there is a site wide DERIN Collection Warehouse Sale going on. You can take advantage of special sale prices on a variety of spectacular items, and as an exclusive offer to all my readers, shop online at the DERIN Collection website from November 16-20, 2010 and if you order online you will receive a FREE GIFT with PURCHASE! JUST ENTER CODE "BOE10" in the Customer Notes Section when Checking Out. You can visit DERIN Collection by CLICKING HERE.

Let me introduce this amazing company to you all:

{Adapted from the DERIN Collection Website}

OUR STORY


Derin International dates back to a decade ago when, shortly after they were married, Sara and Ersan moved from New York City to Ersan’s native Istanbul . Surrounded by the natural beauty and ancient culture of Turkey , Ersan led Sara along the streets of his youth, introducing her to the city’s language and customs. They dreamed about a way to bring some part of it back with them to the states. While on one of their trips to the Grand Bazaar, where Ersan’s grandfather worked as a merchant for 70 years, they encountered small purses made out of replicas on traditional woven carpets. So taken with the beauty of the fabric, they were inspired to create their own fabrics and designs, more in tune with the American market. The response to their vision was overwhelming. Their new company was born and was, fittingly, named after their newborn son, Derin.

Derin International now exclusively designs the fabric and all the bags, accessories and shoes for their product lines which are all made in Istanbul , Turkey . Sara works with the weavers to create a color palate that meets the ever-changing fashion industry while staying true to classic carpet design.



Now located in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York, Derin International remains at its heart as it was –– the individual vision of an international couple; a blend of east and west. Proudly the company has grown (along with their family which now includes a daughter, Derya). The fabric handbags and accessories by Derin International truly mirror the lifestyle and family that Sara and Ersan have created together. Derin International has recently expanded and now includes a new and exciting line of jewelry that brings together the motifs of Derin's intricate patterns with bold, sleek design. Derya Jewelry, named after their daughter, launched July, 2010!


MY REVIEW


The Derin Collection is always evolving and as the seasons change, new colors and fabric patterns are incorporated into their handbags and accessories. In addition, they continue to create new styles of bags and accessories that will be both fashion forward and stylish as well as useful and functional in today's busy woman's lifestyle. So it is with such excitement and enthusiasm that I have the chance to review a few of Derin Collection's newest designs! The SALLY Handbag which was launched this past Spring and the SUPER CASE which is their newest addition to the Accessories collection. So without further ado, let me introduce both these enchanting pieces to you all:

SALLY HANDBAG
Price: $60
SKU: SA43



DESCRIPTION:

A classic barrel bag with many functional pockets! The Sally has a hidden outside slip pocket, perfect for a cell phone or keys. Three inside slip pockets and a zippered pocket are lined in our matching border fabric for better accessibility. Zipper closure.

MEASUREMENTS: 12” x 6” x 6”


MY THOUGHTS: I received the spectacular SALLY Handbag in the gorgeous Slate Blue Color and Pattern. The Slate Blue Colors are even more divine to see up front and personal than in the images online. They are neutral so they match with just about everything I wear, but the pattern of the fabric is so dynamic and exotic, that is brings the colors to life! This bag is fascinating because it looks simple and functional, yet it is such an indulgent handbag, with all the marvelous elements to its design. There is a nice size side pocket, which I love for storing my house & car keys in. Then you have the long zippered entrance to the handbag. I love the long wide opening of the handbag because I can easily fit my hand inside to quickly find what it is I am looking for. The handbag is fully lined with beautiful medium brown fabric and there are 3 nice size pockets that I can house my cell phone and other neccessities in that I know I will use regularly and want to be able to access to quickly. Then on the opposite side of the bag there is a large zippered compartment. Wow, all my lipsticks and special beauty products are already neatly store in there so I can retrieve them when needed.

The body of the handbag is more than adequate to accommodate all that I typically carry with me on a daily basis. This is the perfect medium size handbag to compliment all my favorite outfits. The fabric the handbag is rendered in feels so soft and luxurious to the touch, woven with such meticulous delicate detail, but do not be fooled, this handbag is expertly crafted and made of the finest quality and will indeed stand the test of time.

To care for your DERIN handbag is easy: you can simply hand wash them in cool water using a mild detergent. Air dry them overnight and the next day, voila! they are ready to use again and enjoy!

The Sally Handbag can be purchased in a wide variety of colors and patterns. From the rich Bordeaux and Cafe Mocha colors to the bright and vibrant Grass Green and Raspberry colors, there is a Sally bag to fit into any color scheme that suits your personal preference.

The second item I was sent to review is the:

SUPER CASE
Price: $28.75
SKU: SC49



DESCRIPTION:

All you need in one small case. Your cell phone fits in the back pocket which has a secure flap closure and there is a place for your ID in the front window. Inside there are three credit card slots, a pocket and a zippered compartment. A clip strap makes it easy to attach to another bag or use as a wristlet.

MEASUREMENTS: 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1"

MY THOUGHTS: I received the fabulous SUPER CASE in the stunning Fig Color and Pattern. I can clearly see why they appropriately named this product the SUPER CASE! That's because it will function to house all of your most important items that you typically carry with you when you leave the house. Everything from your cell phone and credit cards to your personal id and driver's license will expertly fit into this ultra cool and very strikingly designed accessory! This sleek case is designed with so much attention to detail. Using a conveniently small amount of "space" they made the most of the square footage that's for sure. I was able to fit comfortably all my necessary items with still space to spare! It is a most impressive accessory and one that would make the absolute perfect holiday gift! You can always expect from DERIN the finest quality workmanship and the most luxurious fabrics in their products. This is a must have accessory that you can either keep in your purse and take out when you don't want to carry your entire handbag around with you, or you can use it as a wrist "clutch" to have with you at all times. It is darling to behold and will catch the attention of those around you with it's adorable style and gorgeous colors and fabric! It is available in a variety of colors so you may want to pick up more than one so you can mix and match with all your favorite outfits!! This will become most prized accessory once you reap the benefits of its versatile functionality! Now who wants to win one?!

THE GIVEAWAY




The very generous folks at DERIN have agreed to let me giveaway THE SUPER CASE in your choice of color {based upon availability}. How wonderful is that?!! One lucky reader of mine will be able to pick the color/pattern of their choice. I am going to make entering easy with several opportunities for you to earn some extra entries.

To Enter: (Open to USA & Canada!!)

Main Entry: First, you must be Following my blog Publicly on Google Friend Connect, the widget is on the right hand sidebar. Make sure you are following my blog or your entry won't count.

Visit the DERIN website by CLICKING HERE and browse around. Check out the wide range of products that they offer and pick out your very favorite item (other than the giveaway item in this review) and come back and leave me a comment letting me know what that product(s) is. That's it.

NOTE: DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!!

I am going to give you lots of extra chances for additional entries. Each one you do will count as one entry:

Extra Entries:

1. Become a Fan of Derin International, Inc. on Facebook by CLICKING HERE

2. Follow DERIN on Twitter @DerinCollection by CLICKING HERE

3. Tweet the following text (You may tweet once a day):

Enter for a chance to win a gorgeous DERIN SUPER CASE @ The Best of Everything For You http://tinyurl.com/2546rt4 #giveaway #win

4. Make a purchase at DERIN Collection during the giveaway period and receive 10 additional entries!! That's right, leave me 10 separate comments letting me know what you purchased. Remember, the DERIN Collection has a spectacular Warehouse Sale going on right now and you also will receive a free gift with purchase as an exclusive offer to my readers, just ENTER CODE "BOE10" in the Customer Notes Section when Checking Out.

And that's it!

This giveaway begins on Thursday, November 11, 2010 and will end at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 26, 2010. I will use the True Random Generator to select the winner on Saturday, November 27, 2010 and will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back to me.

A very special THANK YOU to DERIN for providing me with the 2 exquisite products for this review.

Disclosure: I received the two items described in my review from DERIN for the purposes of this Review. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. I am not employed nor affiliated with DERIN International in any manner.




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70 comments:

slb3334 said...

I like the everyday canvas tote in chocolate rose.

dreamin2win said...

I like HI46 Hipster in subtle Pink

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julis55 said...

I like HI46 Hipster in subtle Pink

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hbbs55 said...

I really like the overnight bag!
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Shellie & Brutus said...

I love the mini hipster in bordeaux!
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Shellie & Brutus said...

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Nancy said...

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I like these flip flops and in Florida I can wear them year round

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Lexiquin said...

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I like the Overnight Bag
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sweetsue said...

I follow your blog.I love the Flip Flops in Denim Blue-cute!
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nhmoose99 said...

I really like the pocket wallet

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Gina said...

My favorite is the Messenger Bag in Cafe Mocha.
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Shelley said...

I love the train case. Thanks
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dreamin2win said...

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Shelley said...

I am a Derin International fan on fb. Thanks Mrspoofa(at)aol.com

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rah267 said...

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I like Flip Flops - Black
If I win I would like a wine one

ky2here said...

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Following Derin on twitter as ky2here1.

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Rhonda said...

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Rhonda said...

I liked the Black Flip Flops
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dreamin2win said...

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EmmaPeel said...

I Follow you!
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Candie L said...

I like the flip flops in denim. Thank you

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Diane52 said...

Love the HI46 Hipster
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Brittany said...

I am a GFC follower! I really like their makeup bags and I'm in need of a new one. Thanks.

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naynays1 said...

gfc follower and I like the Frances -
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Swtlilchick said...

I am following you on GFC (Charlene)
I like the camera case in Chocolate
Blueberry

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I am a fan of Derin International, Inc. on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

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