Tuesday, May 11, 2010

marimekko unikko tote GIVEAWAY

back in january, i posted about my trip to a marimekko store in finland. one of my prized purchases was this large bag, below.

                                                                                                     marimekko.fi

the bag came out to be about 110 usd, which was a hard amount for me to swallow. but, since i had received a couple of gift cards for christmas, i decided to go all out.  i love the color scheme of this bag, with the pink and red boldly sitting against a black background.

recently, while i was doing some fabric research online, i came across another bag with this pattern in my image results. 

                                    avon.com

"how cute!" i thought. i immediately investigated further.  turns out, this tote bag is being sold at avon.com for a small fraction of what i paid for my other tote above (albeit, this one is smaller).  apparently, marimekko partnered up with avon last fall to create this color scheme for avon's breast cancer crusade. look, it's reese witherspoon sporting the bag (i had no idea she was a honorary chairman).


what was a girl to do? i couldn't possibly pass up such a great offer. so, i promptly bought... a couple. a few. several. okay, okay, i bought a LOT.  it's for a good cause right?  other people in my life would love them as gifts, right? plus, i could always use a couple more totes myself (can you really have too many totes?).  and surely... surely, one of my readers would love one. 

right?

do you want one?

because i am giving one away. to you! well, maybe.  if you're lucky.  are you feeling lucky?
to enter the giveaway to win one marimekko - avon tote, you have the opportunity of up to 3 entries:


entry 1: follow my blog + leave a comment to inform me (if you are already following, leave a comment stating so)
entry 2: leave a comment on this entry (tell me, do you like marimekko?  own anything designed by them?  are you brave enough to carry around a bag with giant red and pink poppies on them?)
entry 3: blog about this giveaway, and leave me a 3rd comment + link me to the post
make sure you leave a way for me to contact you on your entry/entries!

this giveaway is open until midnight, wed, may 19th, central time. open to u.s. and canadian residents only!
1 winner will be chosen via random.org on thursday, may 20th.

84 comments:

  1. I LOVE marimeko! follower.

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  2. i do own a little toiletry bag by marimekko. wish i had more. my mom and dad have cool beach towels that are a similar deisgn to the poppy in blue. i love those.

    yes i am brave enough to carry around a big poppy bag. i have confidence in it.

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  3. I love marimekko, I am a fabric designer and they are such an inspiration.
    Never had an opportunity to have any of their designs myself.

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  4. I've never heard of marimekko, but it looks like a great, roomy bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. And I am yet to own any Marimekko, but as you know I love bold prints and colors!

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  6. that bag is so cute! (and summery!) i love it. (=

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  7. and i'm already following you. (=

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  8. and here's my post about it: http://faith47.livejournal.com/498730.html

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  9. I've been following you. Hasn't Marimekko been around a while? Maybe since the 50's? It's a classic, and I believe my mother had some of their fabric years ago.

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  10. Faith, sent me a link to your blog site. What neat bags. They are really bright and very springy/summery....Awesome Rowena rowenaarchone@yahoo.com

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  11. I love the bag, and I wasn't following before, but I am now!! :) misskaylene@gmail.com

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  12. Yaya for fun giveaways!!! and the giveaway closes on my birthday eeek!!! Well I am for sure a follower here :)

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  13. And I would carry this bag around in a heartbeat! It is so pretty. I see why you love it, gorgeous xoxo

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  14. I have a new blog post about you give away.

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  15. Saw Faith's post--now following your blog. Love the bag and also your Etsy store!

    lauren.flake@gmail.com

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  16. I think I'm brave enough to sport big red poppies:)

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  17. Bring on the red and pink poppies. The mekko rocks!

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  18. I'm already a follower!

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  19. And what a cute bag! I already have an umbrella of hers. This would be the perfect tote to hold it in.

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  20. I had planned on ordering this bag from Avon but I missed the deadline. It so darling!

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  21. I follow on GFC.

    waterchic83@yahoo.com

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  22. Such a cute bag! I don't own anything by Marimekko, but this bag is so fun. I love the way Reese Witherspoon pulls off wearing this bold bag. I'm not as cool as her, but I think I could pull it off. It's a great summer bag.

    waterchic83@yahoo.com

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  23. I've always liked Merrimekko stuff, but I haven't yet been brave enough to wear their bright patterns/colors. Maybe winning this beautiful bag will help me take the wardrobe "risk" this spring!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I'm a follower! :) vguerrette@gmail.com

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  25. I would definitely carry this bag!! I love spring flowers!! A perfect BIG BAG!
    vguerrette@gmail.com

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  26. I'm a follower!

    cassie@wrencommunication.com
    cassie.l.smirz@gmail.com

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  27. And I have their linens, and I love them. I'd absolutely carry this bag!

    cassie@wrencommunication.com

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  28. I would totally carry this bag around. I have a tote in orange and green that I use shamelessly for groceries, and am sadly reminiscent of a pink, orange and magenta vintage fabric I parted with years ago, so this fabulous Marimekko pattern would suit me just fine.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  29. i have never heard of them but i love poppies and would proudly carry a bag! love it!
    kevindormer at hotmail dot com

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  30. I have Marimekko sheets and a comforter that I bought a long time ago at Crate and Barrel. I like them alot!

    ...and yes I would definitely carry that poppy bag!

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  31. I am now a follower!

    Ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  32. I've never owned anything by Marimekko, but would absolutely love this poppy bag! Thanks so much!

    ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  33. Glad to be a new follower!

    omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I'm a major fan of bright flowers, so I'd love to rock the poppy bag! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I've been in love with Marimekko designs since the 70's and I would love to own this bag!

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  36. i am a new follower
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  37. i am definitely brave enough to carry this bag, i love big bright and bold colors!

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  38. I enjoy your blog and I am now a public follower!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm crazy about marimekko! This print is absolutely NOT to large or loud for me. I do not own anything by marimekko (although I do lust), but I think it would be really cool to use it in decorating to offset formal furniture.

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  40. I'm a follower of your blog :)

    jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I actually have a blue marimekko tote from maybe 5 years back with a bold blue print....of course I'd love one with giant red and pink poppies, I love large prints :)

    jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    i've never heard of the brand before but i'd TOTALLY carry this bag around!

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  43. Follower!
    micahandkelsey1@ccox.net

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  44. Started following! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. Love marimekko textiles! I always wanted one of their umbrellas. This print is lovely.

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  46. Just started following your blog! I AM BRAVE ENOUGH!

    In Him,

    Laura

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  47. This is so nice of you!
    I became a follower :]
    Lynn
    lynnx512(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I don't own anything from Marimekko, but I would definitely carry this tote. So cute!

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  49. I'm a follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  50. I don't have anything from this brand and yes I would be brave enough to carry around this cute bag!!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow on google friend connect

    aprettykitty84@yahoo.com

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  52. I love this bag! I am a huge fan of poppies and would definitely carry it around!

    aprettykitty84@yahoo.com

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  53. I am now following your blog
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  54. I follow your blog with google friend connect!

    thanks xx

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  55. do you like marimekko? I do! I love how the designs and colors always seem so cheerful!

    own anything designed by them? yes, i bought one of their compacts once but i find it too pretty to use!

    are you brave enough to carry around a bag with giant red and pink poppies on them? yes sure! it's so pretty!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  56. http://tiam0.blogspot.com/2010/05/in-it-to-win-it.html


    blogged!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  57. Such a pretty bag! I follow your blog.

    miryfaye at yahoo dot com

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  58. I blogged this giveaway.

    http://letswinblogsweeps.blogspot.com/2010/05/marimekko-unikko-tote-giveaway.html

    miryfaye at yahoo dot com

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  59. I don't currently own one, but I am definetly brave enough to carry a giant pink and red bag!! Who wouldn't love it ???

    Thanks
    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  60. I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend!

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  61. I've been an Avon rep for a few months now...but I missed this bag...it's soooo my style...LOVE IT!

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  62. I am a follower on GFC! Thanks

    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  63. I love the bold design! I tend to wear basic solids - so my accessories are what adds the color!

    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  64. This is such a fun bag! I would totally use it; it seems to be the perfect size to tote around the lesson plan book, calendar, and papers to grade I always have to cart between home and my classroom! Great giveaway! :D

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  65. I love Marimekko...I had one of their borders in my daughter's room when she was a baby!

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  66. I have a marimekko duvet cover from Crate and Barrel--green bamboo on a white background.

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  67. Follower!!!

    laurensilvia@yahoo.com

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  68. i love this bag.... it is beautiful! It looks very handy too!

    laurensilvia@yahoo.com

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  69. I'm following! :D
    tesskcarter@gmail.com

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  70. oh and of course I LOVE marimekko! I have a tablecloth I just love & a stunning blue & white tray too!
    tesskcarter@gmail.com

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  71. I love Marimekko but do not own anything by them. I would be brave enough to wear this.

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  72. I am a new follower :) hello! :)Super cute bag!

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  73. Yes! I am "brave" enough to carry that bag around! I really love bright and bold things so I think its amazing!

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  74. I would love to win! Keeping my finger's crossed!

    lanzaelizabeth77@gmail.com

    I am a new follower

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  75. I follow.

    nordstromemily(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  76. I love Merimekko. I would totally carry it around.

    nordstromemily(at)hotmail(dot)com

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