Monday, March 22, 2010

The Derin Collection: Review & Giveaway CONTEST CLOSED!

CONTEST CLOSED!!!





A couple of weeks ago, Liz and I were blessed to receive a gorgeous Lilac Mini-Hipster from The Derin Collection.

This is quite the amazing little bag! The Mini-Hipster is an 8" X 10" bag with adjustable straps, a zippered side pocket, and a zipper closure on top!
I am very impressed by this bag. As small as it seems, it holds a LOT of items! I have my keys, small brush, wallet, ibuprofen (don't ask), Rosary (which I carry everywhere), and my ever-present purse hanger tucked inside!

I also love it because it's a cross-body! And that makes it a hands-free bag! Oh, did I need it the other night when Liz dragged her Daddy and me off to the Mall for Prom Dress hunting. I could hold her dresses (about 7 of them...) and not have to worry about my bag falling out of my hands or off of my shoulder.

Ah, security. Nothing better!

The Mini-Hipster is made of high-quality Turkish-themed fabric. The lining is a silky pale lilac. It's beautiful -- a work of art.

Now, I've had fabric bags before and wasn't too happy with the quality of the material. Not this time. This bag is very well-crafted and well-designed. It's snazzy and sassy, but it's sturdy! Gotta love that!
I'm certain Liz has plans for it -- but she probably will NOT get this one! ;0

So, who's behind the Derin Collection?

From the Website: 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.


Derin doesn't make only handbags, either. They also produce
Reusable Totes, Belts, Flip Flops, Stationery, Travel Bags, and Accesssories. There is something for everyone in their collection.
The colour selection at The Derin Collection is impressive: Coral, Subtle Pink, Eggplant, Ocean Blue, Pumpkin Spice, Slate Blue, Bordeaux, Terra Cotta Cream, Cafe Mocha and the brilliant new colours for this season of Teal, Lilac, and Raspberry!

Now is the PERFECT time to choose and purchase a new Handbag or accessory from The Derin Collection. You see, Derin is having a Warehouse Sale!
The Derin Warehouse sale will run from Friday, April 9 through Monday, April 12. It will be on the website (http://www.derincollection.com/) as well as in the warehouse in Red Hook, NY. With bargains of 30-80% off retail prices! Don't let this sale pass you by!

The friendly folks at The Derin Collection would love to connect with you! They love feedback from their customers!




To connect with them, just follow @DerinCollection on Twitter and fan Derin-International on Facebook.

Derin has generously offered one of our readers a chance to win a
Mini-Hipster to call their own in the colour of the winner's choice! How cool is that?
Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to win!

Open to USA only, please!

***NOTICE: You MUST leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile. If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!***

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit The Derin Collection and pick out the colour of the Mini-Hipster that you'll want if you win this contest! Come back and leave the info in your comment. If you do not post the mandatory entry, your other entries will be discarded!

Additional Entries:

1. Pick out another item that you'd like to own from The Derin Collection!

2. Fan Derin-International on Facebook and Tell them the gals at Gathering My Roses sent you!

3. Follow @DerinCollection on Twitter.

4. Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter

5. Fan Gathering My Roses on Facebook (click link on sidebar)

6. Follow us publicly via Google Friend Connect (link on sidebar)

7. Tweet about this contest (no more than once daily, please!) then come back here and leave your Twitter status URL.
@GeorgiaMist @DerinCollection Win a Derin Collection Mini-Hipster from Gathering My Roses! Ends 3/30/10.
PLS RT http://bit.ly/9g8TL9

8. Enter another contest on our blog and then come back and tell us which one.

This contest ends on March 30, 10

DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary Derin Mini-Hipster for the purpose of review. We were under no obligation to review this item. We received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are based on our own use and experience with the item.








199 comments:

cushycottage said...

Hi,

I would love to win the Mini Hipster in Subtle Pink.

cushycottage@gmail.com

:)

Kim R. said...

I'd love to enter for the Teal Mini-Hipster, Thanks!!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim R. said...

I'd love to own the Hale in the Teal color, Thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim R. said...

I'm following Gathering My Roses, Thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim R. said...

I'm a Gathering My Roses Facebook Fan, Thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim R. said...

I have entered the Miche Bag contest, Thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

slb3334 said...

the slate blue.

Chip said...

I love this in the Teal. I could really use this.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Following with Google Friend Connect - Chip

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm a fb fan of Gathering My Roses - Jill L

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Became fan of Derin International and left them a message - Jill L

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I love their Backpack in Citrus Pink.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

clenna said...

I love the Cafe Mocha color.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I became a fan of Derin International on facebook and left them a message.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

Another item I love is the Flip Flops in Subtle Pink.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I became a follower

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I'm a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I entered the Miche Bag giveaway.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I entered the Miche Bag giveaway.

clenna at aol dot com

Bhav said...

I love Pumpkin Spice...really tough choice tho!

Bhav said...

I follow you on Twitter. bvbabybv

Bhav said...

I follow Derin Collection on twitter. bvbabybv

Bhav said...

I fanned Derin Collection on FB and posted. Mam Waters

Bhav said...

I am your fan on FB. Mam Waters.

Bhav said...

I love their backpack too.

Bhav said...

I entered the Miche Bag contest.

Bhav said...

I follow on GFC.

melanie said...

I entered the Miche Bag giveaway.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

melanie said...

I LOVE the Lilac one. This Hipster is the perfect size. I have three boys under the age 4 so i love the idea of being hands-free. I can never find my keys in my diaper bag that i am currently using as a purse so i love that this has s large exterior zippered pocket for my keys. I usually am searching for my keys and my boys loose patients and start to run of in parking lots. I would love to win this for many reasons. Thanks for the chance.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

melanie said...

Melanie Calcut is a fan Derin-International on Facebook and I told them the gals at Gathering My Roses sent you!

melanie said...

I also love the Slip Wallet.

melanie said...

Melanie Calcut is a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook

harriethu said...

harriatsu@gmail.com, i would like the derya belt! especially since all these flowery items are so hip now. :P

harriethu said...

just became a google follower!
harriatsu@gmail.com

harriethu said...

harriatsu@gmail.com

The Mini Hipster in Subtle Pink is also fantastic!

sweepmom said...

I would pick the grass green.

jennifer57 said...

I like the slate blue

jennifer57 said...

I also like the francis bag

chevybelair1 at juno dot com

jennifer57 said...

done: Fan Derin-International on Facebook and Tell them the gals at Gathering My Roses sent you!

jennifer57 said...

Follow @DerinCollection on Twitter.

jennifer57 said...

Fan Gathering My Roses on Facebook

jennifer57 said...

Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter

id:jennifer57

Jennifer P said...

Oh, this was a hard decision...I would choose the Cafe Mocha.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I also like the Derin Handbag.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I am a fan of Derin-International on facebook and left a guess who sent me post.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Derin-International-Inc/31245444261?v=feed&story_fbid=376991564261&ref=mf
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I follow DerinCollection on twitter.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I am a fan on facebook.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I follow GeorgiaMist on twitter. Yvonne5987
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I follow on google friend connect.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I entered the miche bag giveaway.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/Yvonne5987/status/10976578396
cspmom at gmail dot com

wildcat32 said...

My favorite is Grass Green.
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wildcat32 said...

tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/10979922757
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wildcat32 said...

follow on twitter @5memb
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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I like the grass green one!!! :)


thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would also LOVE to win the Amy bag!!!


thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I follow DerinCollection on Twitter! KatyLMA


thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I follow GeorgiaMist on Twitter! KatyLMA


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mogrill said...

I would love the mini hipster in Mocha. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Domestic Diva said...

I like the ocean blue.

1955nurse said...

Love to have the bag in 'Citrus Pink', it's fresh & Spring/Summery! Thanks for this great giveaway!

1955nursehjc4me@myway(dot)com

1955nurse said...

I'd also love to have the wristlet (for quick shopping trips!) and the Train case for travelling. Great blog you have here ;-)

1955nurse said...

Just signed up to follow you on GFC - how'd i miss THIS blog for so long?!?!?!? Thanks for the chance to win ;)

1955nursehjc4me@myway(dot)com

1955nurse said...

Entering your 'Miche' bag giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!

Brittan said...

I love the messenger bag!

brittanbsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

Brittan said...

I would love it in grass green!

brittanbsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

May said...

I love the Mini-Hipster in Lilac!

musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

May said...

I love the Frances bag in Bordeaux!

musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

May said...

Facebook fan of yours!

May said...

Facebook fan of Derin international!

musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

May said...

Entered the Miche Bag giveaway!

musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

May said...

Follow you on gfc
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scat413 said...

Teal all the way.
scat41351@aol.com

scat413 said...

I like the flip flops in the Derin
collection. any color I'd probably
get several pairs over the summer
scat41351@aol.com

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
i'd love the mini hipster in terra cotta cream!

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
i love the messenger bag, especially in bodrum blue!

mim said...

also entered miche bag
miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
google follower

Karen said...

gfc follower

Karen said...

I also like the backpack

Karen said...

I like the cafe mocha

Miss Love said...

I would love to win the mini hipster in turqouise.

mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Miss Love said...

I also like the slate blue Suzan handbag from the Derin Collection.

mislove13@hotmail.com

Trina said...

I entered the Miche Bag giveaway.
couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)com

Trina said...

I would love the Slate Blue.
couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)com

CherylS22 said...

I'd choose Cafe Mocha. Thanks for the chance!

CherylS22 said...

I'd also like to own the Aylin handbag in teal

CherylS22 said...

FB fan of Derin International & left note on wall

CherylS22 said...

Entered the Miche Bag contest

CherylS22 said...

GFC public follower

CherylS22 said...

FB fan of Gathering My Roses

Michelle said...

I'd love the Mini Hipster in Grass Green.
michelle dot lee dot carter at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I'd also like to have their Messenger Bag - very nice!
michelle dot lee dot carter at gmail dot com

Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I love the Terracotta Cream color!

MJ using hubby's google account
butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I am a facebook fan of Derin, under the name MJ Moore.

MJ using hubby's google account
butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I also like the ID Key Chain!


MJ using hubby's google account
butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I am following via Google Friend Connect under MJ!

MJ using hubby's google account
butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

andrea v said...

i like cafe mocha
vickers at comcast dot net

Mia J. said...

My favorite color is the ocean blue.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

terri142 said...

If I win I would love the Slate Blue mini Hipster.

terri142 said...

Another item from the Derin Collection I would love to own is the Denim Blue Flip Flops!

terri142 said...

I am now following DerinCollection on twitter.(terri142)

terri142 said...

I am now a facebook fan of Derin International and posted on the wall!

terri142 said...

I follow you on twitter.(terri142)

terri142 said...

I follow you publicly via google friend connect.

terri142 said...

I am a facebook fan of Gathering Roses!

terri142 said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/terri142/status/11192568142

Sarah said...

I like the slate blue.

Sarah said...

Following via GFC

Sarah said...

I like the overnight bags, too.

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow you on Google.

Mimi the kitten said...

I also love the "Frances" and the "Derin Handbag."

Mimi the kitten said...

I would choose Teal!

janetfaye said...

I would love to win the Mini Hipster in the color Cafe Mocha.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I like Flip Flops - Citrus Pink.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow Derin Collection on Twitter - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow Georgia Mist on Twitter - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Fan of Derin-International on Facebook - Janet Fri and I left the message.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Gathering Roses Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I entered Big Kahuna! BKW Seasonings.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I entered CLIPA: Instant Handbag Hanger.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

wildcat32 said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/11248787417
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

Marie said...

I'd love to win the mini-hipster in eggplant...thanks!

samsakara said...

I would love the teal mini hipster.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Virginia E. Berry said...

Wow so many great colors to choose from. After long deliberation, Raspberry is my favorite!

Virginia E. Berry said...

My other favorite item is the Sally bag in Grass Green.

Virginia E. Berry said...

Following DerinCollection on Twitter. I'm @yazberryfashion

Virginia E. Berry said...

Following on Facebook.

Virginia E. Berry said...

I'm following @GeorgiaMist on twitter. I'm @yazberryfashion

Virginia E. Berry said...

I'm following gathering roses on facebook.

Virginia E. Berry said...

I'm following your blog via Google Friend Connect

Julie said...

I would love to win the mini hipster in Raspberry-beautiful

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

FB fan of Derin-Julie A Scott Laws

left message on their wall :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

FB fan of yours Julie A Scott Laws

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Julie said...

follow your blog as

Julie said...

Another product I love are the flip flops in citrus pink thank you very much for the giveaway

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crazywriter84 said...

I would like the lilac mini-hipster

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crazywriter84 said...

I would love the lilac wallet to match

crazywriter@hotmail.com

Pamela S said...

I'd love the Mini Hipster in grass green (or maybe teal...love them both!!) Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Ohhhh....And I'd like a pair of the cute flip flops in subtle pink. How cute to have a purse and flip flops that match! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Follower (pamelashockley)
Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Dave said...

I like slate blue

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Dave said...

I would also like the eyeglass case

jenniferhuff [at] gmail [dot] com

dispatcher_kristy said...

The flip flops are sooo cute especially the citrus pink

dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

dispatcher_kristy said...

Facebook fan of Derin-International and posted on their wall (id Kristy Marie)

dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

dispatcher_kristy said...

Follow @DerinCollection on Twitter- mommy_to_2_chis

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dispatcher_kristy said...

following publicly

dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

dispatcher_kristy said...

Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter- mommy_to_2_chis

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dispatcher_kristy said...

Fan Gathering My Roses on Facebook- Kristy marie

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nightowl said...

I like the Pumpkin Spice color.

arla said...

I liked most of the colours but settled on the Chocolate Rose.

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arla said...

I'd like to won the Aylin handbag in Teal also!

lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

arla said...

I'm Following @GeorgiaMist on Twitter, id- litehouse27

arla said...

I'm Followin @DerinCollection on Twitter,, id- litehouse27

arla said...

tweeted, http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/11300598612

arla said...

I'm following you thru google friend connect as Lighthouse27

lighthousee27{at}gmail.com

Happi Shopr said...

I alos like the Derin Handbag in Grass Green. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

I would love the win the mini hipster in Pumpkin Spice.

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

Fanned Derin-International on FB and commented: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Derin-International-Inc/31245444261?v=feed&story_fbid=378663479261&ref=mf

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter (@happishopr). trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

Follow @DerinCollection on Twitter (@happishopr). trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

Follow via GFC. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

Gathering My Roses FB fan (laura g). trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/happishopr/status/11312252095

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

fancyfeet48 said...

I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

tina reynolds said...

Hi,

I love the grass greens thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i am a facebook fan of yours (mrstinareynolds)

tina reynolds said...

i follow your blog

Anne J said...

I love the teal color!

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I'd also like to own the Frances shoulder bag.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I follow derin on twitter, lunaj1456

Anne J said...

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of Derin and wrote on their wall

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect

Anne J said...

I follow georgiamist on twitter, lunaj1456

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/11325039791

Anne J said...

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of yours

Corrie said...

I would choose the Grass Green I think, though it's a really hard choice!

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Corrie said...

I would like to have the Amy in Lilac as well!

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Corrie said...

FB fan of Derin International
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Derin-International-Inc/31245444261?v=feed&story_fbid=378742669261&ref=mf

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Corrie said...

Following Derin Collection on Twitter @supermaonwheels

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Corrie said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/supermaonwheels/status/11325929270

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Corrie said...

Following on twitter @supermaonwheels

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Corrie said...

Following via GFC

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Corrie said...

I'm a FB fan
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gathering-Roses-Journey-to-a-Healthier-Life/160312853450?v=feed&story_fbid=378760643450&ref=mf

Corrie Gompf
supermomonwheels(at)gmail(dot)com

Alison said...

I LOVE the Olive Green!!

THANK YOU!! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I also like the Aylin in Subtle Pink!

THANK YOU!! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I now follow GeorgiaMist on Twitter (surromama2). :D

THANK YOU!! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I follow DerinCollection on Twitter (surromama2).

THANK YOU!! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I'm a fan of Derin International, Inc on Facebook and I posted on their wall. :D

THANK YOU!! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I'm following you via Google Friend Connect. :D

THANK YOU!! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I'm a fan of Gathering Roses on Facebook. :D

THANK YOU!! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

lilyk said...

I love the Citrus Pink color!

lilyk said...

I became your Facebook fan.

Gianna said...

Ocean Blue

lilyk said...

I became a fan of Derin-International on Facebook and told them you sent me.

lilyk said...

I love the Train Case!

Brian & Jen said...

Thanks for the offer! I would like to win the Lilac Mini Hipster.

bbartley9@comcast.net