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Sponsored Giveaways | July Nine

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GIVEAWAY |  One (1) person will win a Rainproof Bag in the color of your choice from July Nine. US entries only please.

ABOUT | Growing up I wanted to make a hang glider and fly. My mom, being the good parent that she is, encouraged me to make kites instead. And at 10 years old she handed over a sewing machine and so it began. My head could be in the clouds but my feet were still safely on the ground.  The hobby became a craft and after years of self-teaching and chatting up old ladies at various fabric store counters I had found something I loved.

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I took a long detour through the college of engineering, a business minor, and then decided to go back to my original passion of creating with thread and fabrics. This is when July Nine was born.

July Nine for those who are wondering is not my birthday (or my pug's birthday). It's inspired by the widest street in the world, July Nine Avenue, located in Buenos Aries Argentina. It now stands for an Oregon based brand focusing on unique American made goods. Patrons find July Nine simple but overwhelmingly functional. July Nine bags are now being carried nation wide from LA to New York, and internationally in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Custom projects range from left handed bags to 125 custom totes for Wieden & Kennedy and their client Diet Coke.

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As you read, production is growing and new designs are being patterned, tested and created.  The latest being a reusable bag launched on the website kickstarter. It is currently running through late August.

This bag unfolds into a spacious carry all, and then rolls back up into its leather handle making it very convenient to carry and use when needed.

Thank you for reading our story and I hope you can take part in the upcoming chapters.

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CONNECT | Shop | Facebook | Kickstarter


 

TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacific on Sunday, July 28th The winner will be announced shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items.

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  1. Brooke says…
    07/27/2013

    I can't enter, Aussie here. But I did just want to say that you had me at "rainproof" and again at "left handed bags". I love simple, practical genius!!

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  2. Jennifer says…
    07/27/2013

    Looks like a great back to school gift!

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  3. Kailash says…
    07/27/2013

    Loved reading about how the company name was decided on, such a lovely story. Looks like a fabulous design!!!

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  4. Lynn says…
    07/27/2013

    Looks like a great bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. KristineS says…
    07/27/2013

    Love tote bags!!!!

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  6. Pat M says…
    07/27/2013

    great bag!!!

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  7. Pam Spradlin says…
    07/27/2013

    This looks like a fabulous bag to carry when you need a tote. Love how the one folds up into its handle. Looks like they have loads of room in them. I will be checking them out.

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  8. Dori says…
    07/27/2013

    I'm a true tote girl. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome bag.

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  9. Laura says…
    07/27/2013

    Great looking bags and I love that they're made in the USA!

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  10. Renea says…
    07/27/2013

    What a gorgeous, functional bag! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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  11. Allyson says…
    07/27/2013

    Lovely bags! Thanks!

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  12. Sandy says…
    07/27/2013

    Wow- love this bag! I'm always on the look out for functional tote bags- to haul knitting, lunch to work, stuff for the grandkids. To have it look great would be an added bonus.

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  13. Linda says…
    07/27/2013

    I'm a little bit addicted to bags. Rainproof? Love.

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  14. Lisa Smith says…
    07/27/2013

    Great bags and Love that they are made in the USA.

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  15. Sue Alg says…
    07/27/2013

    This bag is not only beautiful but functional---Win, Win!

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  16. Michelle says…
    07/27/2013

    This is an awesome handbag and A great giveaway! I am definetly checking out their website.

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  17. Juri Kim says…
    07/27/2013

    It will be perfect tote for work. Love it love it!!!thanks Ali for the opportunity.

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  18. Shae says…
    07/27/2013

    Great bag! Thanks!

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  19. Kelly says…
    07/27/2013

    Awesome idea! Thanks!

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  20. Christy says…
    07/27/2013

    I don't "need" another bag, but I AM a teacher and it IS back to school time and I love her ingenuity, so I need one of her bags! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  21. beth says…
    07/27/2013

    what a great bag! love the simplicity and fact that it's rainproof! thanks for the chance to win! have a great weekend!

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  22. Angie Coleman says…
    07/27/2013

    Perfect bag! Love the functionality!

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  23. Alyssa says…
    07/27/2013

    I've always wanted one of these bags! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Lori Page says…
    07/27/2013

    Wonderful. Thank you for the chance.

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  25. Kim S (nerdgrl) says…
    07/27/2013

    Bags? Did someone say bags? Total downfall with me. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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