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July 27, 2013

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.


  • 1.
    Brooke said…

    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!!

  • 2.
    Jennifer said…

    Looks like a great back to school gift!

  • 3.
    Kailash said…

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

  • 4.
    Lynn said…

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

  • 5.
    KristineS said…

    Love tote bags!!!!

  • 6.
    Pat M said…

    great bag!!!

  • 7.
    Pam Spradlin said…

    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.

  • 8.
    Dori said…

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

  • 9.
    Laura said…

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

  • 10.
    Renea said…

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

  • 11.
    Allyson said…

    Lovely bags! Thanks!

  • 12.
    Sandy said…

    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.

  • 13.
    Linda said…

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

  • 14.
    Lisa Smith said…

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

  • 15.
    Sue Alg said…

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

  • 16.
    Michelle said…

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

  • 17.
    Juri Kim said…

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

  • 18.
    Shae said…

    Great bag! Thanks!

  • 19.
    Kelly said…

    Awesome idea! Thanks!

  • 20.
    Christy said…

    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.

  • 21.
    beth said…

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

  • 22.
    Angie Coleman said…

    Perfect bag! Love the functionality!

  • 23.
    Alyssa said…

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

  • 24.
    Lori Page said…

    Wonderful. Thank you for the chance.

  • 25.
    Kim S (nerdgrl) said…

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

  • 26.
    Jocelyn Thompson said…

    oh I am such a bag lady! Love these!!

  • 27.
    Julie G said…

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 28.
    Susan A said…

    Awesome story, wonderful bag. Thank you for a chance to win.

  • 29.
    Beverly Janelle said…

    thanks Ali for the opportunity to win and thanks for the “heads up” on this company and their products…can’t wait to shop!

  • 30.
    J Allen said…

    Love! Love! Love these bags, love that they are made in the USA! Thanks for the chance to win, happy Saturday ;)

  • 31.
    Jacque said…

    This bag lady would love this bag!! Thanks for the chance to win and the info on this company.

  • 32.
    Lindsey said…

    These bags are adorable!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • 33.
    Cheli Ruth said…

    What a great bag! Pick me! Pick me!

  • 34.
    Patty said…

    Wonderful bags. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 35.
    Lizzy said…

    I love learning about american made ccompanies. Thanks for introducing me to July Nine.

  • 36.
    bridget said…

    Sounds like a great bag.

  • 37.
    Jessica S. said…

    Yay! A cool bag made in the USA. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 38.
    Jayne said…

    Always like to hear how people have an idea and start their business. Would love to win. What gal couldn’t use another bag?

  • 39.
    heathergw said…

    oh how awesome!!! Looks like the perfect CSA pick up bag! Thanks for the chance!!!

  • 40.
    Judy P said…

    Great style. Would love to win.

  • 41.
    Laura BC said…

    Someone who thought about all us left handers? I have to check them out. Thanks!

  • 42.
    Tonya S. said…

    I love the simplicity of the bags!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 43.
    PaulaV said…

    That is an inspiring story…and classy bags. I’d love to win.

  • 44.
    Rene said…

    Love the story behind the great looking bag. Perfect for a teacher going back to school in a few weeks! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 45.
    Marissa S said…

    Who couldn’t use another great bag! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 46.
    Karen Bagdonas said…

    What a great giveaway – thanks so much!!

  • 47.
    Cristina said…

    This would make an awesome gift for my mom! Thanks for the chance!

  • 48.
    Cassie k said…

    What an amazing tote. This would be perfect for traveling and airplanes.

  • 49.
    Marsaille said…

    Who doesn’t need that? Thank you!

  • 50.
    annette allen said…

    wow that is an awesome tote… thanks for the fun giveaway..