March 8, 2010

Giving away a $100 online shopping spree from LA Vintage

As the plethora of photos and posts on many of the wonderful vintage blogs in our community attests to, as a collective group, we are an immensely stylish bunch. Our tastes veer not to the “it” trend of the moment, but to the alluring, sometimes elegant, sometimes wonderfully playful world of vintage clothing – and the fact that wearing such pieces immediately helps to elevate our look above the cookie cutter styles sported by so many these days.

I know that like myself, many of you are massive fans of fashion, too, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re rather keen on fantastic blog giveaways (really, who isn’t?). Put those two interests together and you have the recipe for Chronically Vintage’s brand new blog contest!

This week I’ve teamed up with a stellar US site by the name of LA Vintage, in order to offer you, my amazing readers, the chance to win a $100.00 online shopping spree from this sleek, vibrant shop.

For those who may not have had the joy of exploring LA Vintage’s site yet, let me tell you a tad about this lovely online vintage clothing shop. With an eclectic mix of pieces spanning the 1950s to the 80s, this easy-to-navigated site is filled with excellent photos (of real live models – so you can get a sense of how a garment will actually look on a real person) sporting the terrific range of constantly revolving items LA Vintage stocks.

One of the things that endears me to this great vintage clothing site is that they have a wide selection of pieces (think adorable dresses, versatile separates, mod boots, timelessly lovely accessories) in both average and plus sizes (I adamantly believe that everyone should have the chance to rock vintage fashions, no matter their size!), as well as an array of menswear items (an area that far too many online vintage sellers overlook).

LA Vintage stocks a diverse assortment of items, from flashy disco era dresses to adorable full skirts from the 80s that could very easily be worked into a beautiful 1950s inspired outfit. Amongst the slightly more modern pieces, one can sometimes find vintage items hailing from the 50s. Each item LA Vintage stocks is unique (in other words, each garment or accessory is vintage/retro and generally the only one of its kind being offered amongst the sites wares).



{A sampling of some of the pieces that really caught my eye on LA Vintage’s website, aren’t their photos wonderfully redolent of those from the pages of a glossy fashion magazine?}


LA Vintage recently celebrated their first anniversary of being online (with roots stretching back to the early 90s), and I must say, they’ve built up a really great site in the span of just one year. I was tickled pink when LA Vintage offered me the chance to extend a $100.00 shopping spree to one of my readers, and really want to thank them for doing so!

Now, when I say “shopping spree”, what I mean is that the lucky winner will receive a coupon code from LA Vintage which will enable them to save $100.00 upon checkout. You do not have to purchase anything else or be a pre-existing customer. This coupon code is the online equivalent of a $100.00 gift certificate that you’re free to spend on whatever item(s) you’d like from this stylish site.

Today marks the first day of the giveaway, which is going run until 11:59pm on Sunday March 21, 2010. LA Vintage ships internationally, so I’m positively delighted to say that this contest is open to all of my readers worldwide. On March 22nd, I’ll randomly draw one lucky winner and announce that person’s name in a post. From there whoever wins will need to zip an email my way with their name and email address, which I will pass along to the folks at LA Vintage who will provide you with your coupon code so you can get start shopping! :)

I want you all to have as many chances as possible to win this great prize from LA Vintage, so there are five ways for you to earn as many as five entries in this giveaway.


-Post a comment below telling me your favourite item from LA Vintage’s site, or what kind of item you’d like to find there if you’re the lucky winner.

-Post about this giveaway, including a link back to this announcement post on Chronically Vintage, on your own blog, telling your readers about this contest (if you'd like to use the photo collage I created above, just right click on it to save it to your desktop). Once you’ve written about the giveaway, come back here and let me know you’ve done so by leaving a comment with a link back to your post.

-Spread the good word about this contest via Twitter. Leave a comment here letting me know you’ve done so (this is also a great way for us to follow each other on Twitter, if we’re not already doing so!)

-Add Chronically Vintage to your blog roll (or other area of your site/blog where you list some of your favourite blogs) – or let me know if you’re already doing so. Stop by to let me know in the comment section that CV’s on your blog roll, and you’ll gain another entry for the contest.

-Become (or let me know if you already are) a Google Follower of Chronically Vintage (see the right hand side bar to join). Again, be sure to jot down a comment letting me know you’ve done so.


Everybody is welcome to enter in however many of the five ways they wish, just be sure that you let me know about each entry in a separate comment, to better enhance your chances of winning (four comments for example, would give you four entries into the contest, thus four potential chances to win!). Please remember to post a separate comment for each entry!

I wish everyone who participates the absolute best of luck and thank you all in advance for taking part in this marvellous, vintage fashion filled blog giveaway!

88 comments:

  1. first let me say this is such an awesome and generous give away! Your blog inspires me! please enter this kitten! i am the very first! it must be luck! yahoooooo!

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  2. I just found your blog and I am enjoying it immensely. I became a follower and checked out LAvintages website! Lovely! I think I qualify for two entries! Thank you for the fun and good luck to all!

    My favorite item is the Portural Forest Boots 6 1/2. Yep they are my size and I think they have been waiting for me. Fate. :)

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  3. Fab giveaway Jessica!

    I love the Grand Ball Gown, Green With Envy Platforms, and Jade Floral Prom Dress on LA Vintage.

    I posted on my site: http://flapperdays.blogspot.com/2010/03/chronically-vintage-giveaway.html

    I Twittered the contest, you're on my blogroll, and I definitely follow your wonderful blog!

    Best Wishes,
    Amanda

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  4. Favorite item: http://www.lavintage.com/Cobbies-Red-Cross-Shoes-10.htm

    LOVE!

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  5. This is such a great giveaway! My favorite dress on LA Vintage is the Claire Mint 50s dress. And you are already in my blogroll on bloglovin'

    xo,
    Harmony

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  6. ooo love the marcia brady dress

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  7. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. I think this is my favourite item - http://www.lavintage.com/Lane%20Floral%20Dress%2050s.htm
    -Andi x

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  8. And you're already on my blog roll. Hehe.

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  9. I would like to find a fabulous vintage dress or purse there if I won!

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  10. Your blog is on my blog roll!

    http://scientifichousewife.blogspot.com

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  11. I hat so much fun looking through the site and had the hardest time norrowing down my favorite so I will post my top 3

    http://www.lavintage.com/Pollock-Splatter-Dress-60s.htm

    http://www.lavintage.com/My-Fair-Lady-Dress-50s.htm

    http://www.lavintage.com/Apple-Of-My-Eye-Dress-80s.htm

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  12. I already followed you via rss feed but I added you to my google thing too.

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  13. My favorite thing is the Twist and Shout dress. How cute!

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  14. AWW thank you! How sweet! I would love a vintage purse! :) http://www.lavintage.com/Navy-Boys-Purse-50s.htm

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  15. I am now following you on Google Follower. :)

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  16. Hi Jessica....what an awesome giveaway...there is so much that I would love to have from there one of my favorites is the Sadie Teal floral Scarf 60s
    and there was a black sheep bag to much to choose from...
    Thanks and have a Blessed day...
    Sweet Blessings...
    Tonja

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  17. #2 I am a follower of your blog..
    Sweet Blessings...
    Tonja

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  18. #3 I do have you on my blog roll....
    Sweet Blessings...
    Tonja

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  19. #4 I have posted about your giveaway on my blog and you can find it here...
    http://woodshomestead.blogspot.com/2010/03/10000-online-shopping-spree-giveaway.html
    Sweet Blessings...
    Tonja

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  20. #5 I have it on twitter too...you can find it here...
    http://twitter.com/SWEETMARIE323
    Sweet Blessings...
    Tonja

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  21. Hi there! I just couln't resist participating in this extraordinary giveaway! Wow! So, yes I do follow you of course as you do know. And I have visited LA Vintage & fell in love with a Shay Cardi from the 80s, and a Sandcastle Bathing Suit from the 60s. Oops! I know you asked for one favourite item, but, I was getting carried away!

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  22. Marvelous idea for a giveaway, Jessica! I have never been to their website before. Thanks for introducing me. I love the Jade Floral Prom dress from the 50s. I'd feel like a fairy in that one!

    Jen

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  23. I don't tweet and I don't have a blog so I guess this will be my entry. I would love almost anything from this site!
    dmc

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  24. I joined your google follower yesterday - does that count?

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  25. Greetings my darling girl :) I am so happy to see that you are back to posting, which I take as you feeling better right? :) I myself have been MIA as well for the past week, but am slowly nursing myself back to health ::sigh:: Anywho, this giveaway is fantastic! Please enter me :) I love love the "Green with Envy Platforms" http://www.lavintage.com/Green-With-Envy-Platforms-7.htm and you know you are on my blog roll ;) Hope you're having a wonderful week!
    Hugs!

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  26. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such a generous giveaway. :)

    I would snap up those Green With Envy platforms in a red hot second!

    http://www.lavintage.com/Green%20With%20Envy%20Platforms%207.htm

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  27. I'm following Chronically Vintage via Google Friend!

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  28. Yes! Please enter me in the contest! I would love to see vintage scarves at LA Vintage! I am already a follower, and you have been on my blog roll for quite a while!

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  29. And you're already on my blog roll :)
    xx

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  30. What a great giveaway this is! I would love to find some lovely jewellery and a little cardi, perfect for spring :)
    xx

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  31. I'm already following you on Bloglines, as well.

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  32. I love the Twist and Shout dress--and I love even more that it would FIT me! (http://www.lavintage.com/Twist%20And%20Shout%20Dress%2050s.htm)

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  33. Also tweeted! http://twitter.com/innessfree/status/10349440998

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  34. Also blogged. :)

    http://vkitty9.blogspot.com/2010/03/chronically-vintage-giveaway.html

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  35. And I'm following your blog.

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  36. Love this coat: http://www.lavintage.com/Marshalls-Fields-Coat-50s.htm

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  37. It's SO hard to choose what to purchase if I was the winner. I seriously could spend hours going thru the whole LaVintage site.

    HOWEVER, IF I did win, I would spend it on the Alamo Ankle Boots & the Houndstooth Boyfriend Blazer.

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    -Nicole

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  38. Added you to my blogroll on the left had column: http://saucyfbaby.blogspot.com

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    -Nicole

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  39. I am now a Google Follower of Chronically Vintage: SAUCY | eff. | BABY =]

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    -Nicole

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  40. A giveaway is such a fun way to share vintage. I'm so glad all us vintage gals are so generous and sweet to each other. It's how our grandmothers modeled common friendliness and concern for one another from a kinder, gentler, time in history.

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  41. An amazing giveaway!!! I love the Vanilla Gelato Top 70's (http://www.lavintage.com/Vanilla-Gelato-Top-70s.htm)
    ... so much to see!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    mgbotelho21@gmail.com

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  42. You've been on my blog roll and also my sidebar under Blogs I Browse ;o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    mgbotelho21@gmail.com

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  43. Have been a google follower :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

    mgbotelho21@gmail.com

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  44. I love the Sailor lady dress! It's tres chic~

    Wow, you have the longest.. pre-comment? speel I've ever encountered.

    *hugs* Stay strong. It's okay if you don't visit : / *hugs*

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  45. I blogged about this giveaway!

    Your site is pretty spiffy, by the way. We appreciate you too!

    oh, here's the link: http://birdboxe.livejournal.com/8619.html

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  46. I've tweeted! Took a bit of a look to find your twitter addy. I'm also following you there, look for icitea. http://twitter.com/icitea/status/10453438581

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  47. I'm a follower through google connect! look for icitea.

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  48. Hi Jess,

    Here's entry 1 to this fabulous giveaway:

    - I can't just name 1 favorite item on LA Vintage, so here are a few items that I would looove to own: 1. Peggy Mod Bag 60s; 2. Dizzy Lizzy Dress 60s; 3. Amelia Floral Dress 90s; & 4. Dottie Floral Dress 90s...just to mane a few!

    Thank you!
    xoxo
    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  49. I blogged about your dynamite giveaway & here is the link: http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-giveaway-ladies-you-wont-want.html.

    Thank you!
    xoxo
    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  50. Jess-

    I am a long time follower of your lovely & inspirational blog. You can find me at A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie.

    Thank you!
    xoxo
    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  51. Jess,

    We are followers of each others tweets on Twitter. I posted a tweet about your divine giveaway.

    Thank you!
    xoxo
    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  52. Jess -

    Your blog has been on my "whimsical blog love" list for quite some time now.

    Thank you for giving me the chance to be apart of this incredible giveaway! Okay, now I'm gonna go pray that I'm the winner of this amazing gift!

    Once again, thank you!
    xoxo
    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  53. Great giveaway!! I'm a google follower :D
    xxx
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  54. I visited LA Vintage and I'm in love with the Lenora dress:
    http://www.lavintage.com/Lenora-Dress-80s.htm
    I can see many ways to style it!
    xx
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  55. I've twitted your giveaway too :) Here's my link:
    http://twitter.com/BohoSpirit
    I'm following you on twitter as well :)

    Thanks a lot and I hope to have luck :)
    xxx
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  56. And last but not least, I added your blog on my blogroll of fashion blogs (please let me know if you prefer me to change it and add your blog in my other blogroll of 'Artistic & Inspiring' blogs) :)
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  57. Great giveaway! I especially like the 50s Botanical Scent dress!

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  58. Chronically Vintage is in my blogroll already, under "vintage."

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  59. I'm now a follower, via Google Friend Connect!

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  60. I would try and snag a pair of boots in my size. They also have an amazing selection of tops. Please count me in. :)

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  61. I love the 50s Twist and Shout Dress!

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  62. I have your blog listed in my blog roll and proudly display your button! :D

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  63. How awesome! I would love to get a dress from them!!!

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  64. Just joined as a follower. After visiting LA's Vintage site, I want the Lottie Dottie ensemble from the 60's. I love polka-dots.

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  65. ...and im already a follower (of course!).

    :)

    Rose

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  66. What an exciting giveaway Jessica! and open to international readers, even better :) Count me in please!

    Rose

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  67. This Ozarks farm chick would love to fine a sweet vintage scarf!

    God bless ya'll!!!

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  68. What a fantastic giveaway! there are too many things from LA vintage, but I would love a dress I can wear to my uni ball
    Thanks :)

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  69. I just started following you on twitter and re-tweeted about your giveaway :)

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  70. I'd love to enter! I want the red embroidered Mexican flower dress from the 70s. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. It's very difficult for me to name one favourite item, but if I need to, I'd say the Twist And Shout Dress - just adorable! thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  72. and my name's Silvia... sorry, I didn't say it in previous comment

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  73. Good morning everybody,

    Giant thanks to all of your for your fantastically lovely comments! This giveaway garnered a fantastic response, and I'm thrilled that so many of you took part in it.

    Later this morning I'm going to draw one lucky, entirely random winner, who will be announced later today in Chronically Vintage post.

    Best of luck to everyone, and thank you again for your participation in this terrifically fun vintage fashion giveaway!


    Tons of hugs!!!
    ♥ Jessica

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  74. Love to enter the contest. My favorite item is the Felicia 80s dress! It was very hard to pick tho :) thanks for the chance

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  75. Well I guess I am too late for the competition... But on a personal note I really love vintage clothing I mean when we go back in time to the 80's 70's and even way back than that too the 30's and the 40's. It's amazing how fashion has evolved. The funny part though that they have been able to stand out prominently in their era and you can't say stand in present that fashion was ridiculous. They too had style and a sense of fashion. I guess fashion repeats itself only with a titch bit of change in it.

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