Katherine Kwei Mother’s Day Giveaway!

We are so excited about this amazing GIVEAWAY. We’ve teamed up with the fashionable and fabulous handbag designer, Katherine Kwei to offer our readers a chance to win this to-die-for Kate Carry-All and matching Cosmetics Case. The Kate Carry-All is classic and perfect for everyday or a quick weekend trip. The Cosmetics Case is a perfect compliment to the Carry-All for your lip gloss, mirror, credit cards and phone. This total Giveaway is worth $610.00.

The Kate Carry-All and matching Cosmetic Case are made from cotton canvas with lambskin trim and feature Katherine’s distinctive Chinese ”Eternity” knot-inspired weave. Kwei draws much of her inspiration from her Chinese roots as well as her experiences living globally in Athens, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York, just to name a few. Kwei chose very neutral colors that are soothing but also great for everyday making the Kate Carry-All and the Cosmetics Case more casual and classic. The Kate line was launched in Autumn/ Winter 2009 and the Cosmetic Case is a new style for Spring Summer 2010. Both pieces are fabulous and something you’ll definitely enjoy using everyday!

To enter to win this ever-so chic carry-all and make up case, Subscribe to A Few Goody Gumdrops and leave a comment about this fashionable bag and cosmetics case on this post using the email address you used to subscribe. You will also need to become a fan of Katherine’s and leave a comment on Katherine’s Facebook telling her why you love the bag. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 11th. AFGG’s and Katherine Kwei will choose the winner. Katherine will send the bag directly to you.

Keep your fingers crossed! You could be the lucky winner of these two fabulous items. A Few Goody Gumdrops wishes to thank Katherine Kwei for sponsoring this UNBELIEVABLE Giveaway.
Betsy Brown

Betsy has a flair for finding the latest styles, the hottest trends, and writing favorable or unfavorable reviews! A Few Goody Gumdrops features high-end American and European designer items as well as beauty products, luxury shopping and fashion news.

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  1. Naomi
    May 4, 2010 / 1:59 PM

    I don't think you could look unpolished while carrying this bag! It is just gorgeous and the cosmetics case is totally adorable, too.

  2. Yoonmee
    May 4, 2010 / 3:06 PM

    I love the simplicity of this bag. It's very functional for everyday use, but the knots prove it's not your average tote bag by any means! Lovely!

  3. Cynthia
    May 4, 2010 / 4:15 PM

    I'm already a subscriber to A Few Goody Gumdrops and I'm a fan on Katherine's already on facebook! I absolutely love the bag! It would go well with so many outfits (yay for versatility). It's also very elegant, but it can be carried around on a casual day out shopping. The matching cosmetic case is an added plus! I hope I win this! I've never owned a designer handbag or anything worth $610!

  4. Libby
    May 4, 2010 / 4:41 PM

    I think my comment (below) on Katherine's Facebook page sums up exactly how I feel about this handbag!

    My mouth is watering! This handbag (and the matching cosmetics case) is absolutely gorgeous. The bag is so classic looking but the eternity knot (with its constrasting colors) and the small, metallic leather details really give the look of this handbag an edge! I can't think of time when this handbag would ever go out of fashion–it is simply timeless looking–beatiful and luxurious!

    If I win this contest, I will pledge the following:

    I promise to love and cherish my new handbag in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love my new handbag unconditionally, to support its goals, to honor and respect it, to laugh and to cry with it, and to cherish it for as long as we both shall live. 🙂 I also promise to also keep her in a dustbag at night. 🙂

    Thanks a million for the entry! I am obviously so exctied that I am delirious!!!]


  5. myfoxypup
    May 4, 2010 / 4:49 PM

    Shoes and clothes are never a problem, but finding just the right bag is never easy for me. I open my email newsletter from you this morning and HERE IT IS – MY BAG! I love this bag so much. I don't care for the excessive metal and chains look of bags that has been popular recently so this is perfect.

    And those knots – I really, really like them!

    Way to Go – Katherine Kwei!

  6. Samy
    May 4, 2010 / 5:26 PM

    The colors could go with anything and the simple detailing is classy.

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

  7. Shelly
    May 4, 2010 / 5:40 PM

    love the knots and the color

  8. Lisa
    May 4, 2010 / 6:09 PM

    Both are so beautiful! I would love to win them.
    lisainalabama (at) yahoo(dot) com

  9. Jemma Fisher
    May 4, 2010 / 6:19 PM

    I love Katherine Kwei and am already a fan on facebook. Now I have joined a few goody gumdrops too! The Kate is classic and stylish with the signature knots that make her bags so unique…. I would love to own the carry all and the adorable cosmetics case !

  10. Tee
    May 4, 2010 / 7:32 PM

    I'm a subbie of yours, a fan of Katherine's and I've left a comment on why I love her bags.

    As for this beauty and it's little makeup bag, I adore the knot design and the colors. I've heard neutrals are the new black this season, so I would love to have this addition to my handbag collection!

    My email that I used to subscribe is mumzymum@gmail.com

  11. Eve
    May 4, 2010 / 7:36 PM

    This bag is so cute and fashionable, yet so simple that it could be taken anywhere.


  12. Kimberly
    May 4, 2010 / 7:39 PM

    I have been a fan of Katherine Kwei handbags from the beginning! I do not own this bag however and would love too! So classic!

  13. Faith J.
    May 4, 2010 / 8:24 PM

    I don't have Facebook, but good luck to everyone who is able to enter! Thank you for your generosity, Katherine!

  14. Roxy
    May 4, 2010 / 10:33 PM

    gorgeous! I love the metallic effect. Would definitely stand out!

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

  15. tinagirl
    May 4, 2010 / 11:17 PM

    I am completely enamored with the signature knot weave on all Katherine Kwei bags! What makes this bag so special is that it's a timeless classic that I could carry for many years. It would be great to carry to work or to
    a soccer game and could hold all my essentials! Not to mention, I would feel so chic pulling the adorable cosmetics case out of my bag to search for my lipstick! So much better than the ziploc bag I'm now using!!

  16. nightowl
    May 4, 2010 / 11:28 PM

    Both of these are so classy.
    I can imagine myself using these on a regular basis. I like that they are so unique and I love the eternity knot.
    I also subscribe to your newsletter.

  17. Penelope Tickelis
    May 4, 2010 / 11:56 PM

    Katherine Kwei's handbags are breathtaking beyond words! I have been admiring her exquisite designs for some time now & they are just delightful! I find this Kate Carry-All and matching Cosmetic Case most appealing because it has an alluring classy look to it, but is also very hip and fashion forward in design. It is both casual and elegant at the same time and can be worn by day and by night. I will be the most stylish soccer Mom ever when I show up wearing this on my arm! With 3 young kids this will easily accommodate all that I have to carry with me on a daily basis and even leave room for my own personal goodies! I have always been drawn to Asian inspired embellishments so the fact that this handbag has Katherine's distinctive Chinese ''Eternity'' knot-inspired weave gives this handbag that unique eye catching stand out in a crowd look. It would be a dream come true to own this exceptional handbag, and it would become my very favorite handbag of all time!

    I also became a fan of Katherine's on facebook and left a comment as request. My name on facebook is Penelope Tickelis.

    Thank you!

    I signed up as an email subscriber to your blog with my email:


  18. The One
    May 5, 2010 / 12:24 AM

    My mom is very special to me no matter the trial or tribulation.My mom is a follower of God. She preaches,teaches,and prays.And still has still has the time for me and my siblings and our school work.And ahe also has a job she is a nurse, She helps people who cant help them selves everyday and that is a part of th reason why i love her so much and im sure she loves me. I love my mom very much and if it takes i measely (no offence to your company) trinkit to make her happy then so be it. Even though i think she fair above rubies and more precious than the bond between me and my cell phone.

  19. sunchicka
    May 5, 2010 / 12:55 AM

    What a great combo!Totes are fun and practical.


  20. Lydia A.
    May 5, 2010 / 1:25 AM

    The color, the metallic leather, the eternity knot, the matching cosmetic case = stunning! I really like that this is great as a daytime or a nighttime bag. I don't think I've ever owned such a pretty cosmetics case. I am already a subscriber and I was already a Facebook fan of Katherine's (commented as Lydia Ale).

  21. Kashigirl14
    May 5, 2010 / 4:25 AM

    I love Katherine Kwei's bags but I am not a member of facebook. Therefore, I will comment here and hope it is accepted. I am a subscriber to AFGG. I think this bag is so great for spring and summer.I love the fact that the bag goes so well with neutral tones , prints, florals and whites. This is the perfect everyday tote and how great to have a matching accessory! Fabulous giveaway. kashigirl14@aol.com

  22. Anonymous
    May 5, 2010 / 4:56 AM

    There are so many reasons why I love Katherine Kwei's handbags. I feel each and every bag is a piece of art and that you not only get to purchase the art, but you get to wear it. When I carry one of her bags my confidence immediately rises. I feel like I can dress in simple jeans and a t-shirt carry one of her bags on my arm and I feel like a fashionista. I love handbags to the point of obsession and Katherine Kwei by far is my favorite designer. I hope that I will be able to win this bag and cosmetic case it would be such a wonderful gift. Good luck to everyone!!!

  23. Jane
    May 5, 2010 / 4:58 AM

    Sorry, I forgot to add my name Jane

  24. Jane
    May 5, 2010 / 4:58 AM

    my post was above the Jane said comment

  25. N
    May 5, 2010 / 5:01 AM

    LOL. How can I even compete with a wonderful story like the one above?

    I will leave a comment though! I have been a fan of Katherine Kwei's bags for a while now and I have been searching high and low for ANY of her bags/accessories as they are not available for purchase in brick and mortar shops where I am.

    I am of Chinese descent and I immediately recognized the knotting in her bags as I was taught them as a child by my grandmother. It definitely isn't an easy task to do what KK has done with these bags. The incorporation of the knots with leather is unique and definitely one of a kind. No one would ever misidentify a KK bag with the beautiful knots detailing it.

    The KK Kate Carry-All would be a great accessory for my mom because she tends to gravitate towards the typical black bag/tote. Everything she owns is usually thrown into her bag and I think this would be fantastic for her to tote around as she is finally going on a well deserved vacation with my dad. The cosmetic case would be perfect for her BB since she is always attached to her phone and lipbalm 😀

    I've also been a fan of KK's FB page and this blog is now on my blog roll!

    nataliechui at gmail [dot] com

  26. aimee208@aol.com
    May 5, 2010 / 5:39 AM

    Not only does this bag look gorgeous, but it looks to be so accessible and able to comfortably carry so much! I think I'm about the last person on earth not to be on facebook, but I would love to be the lucky person who wins these terrific giveaways!

  27. Elena
    May 5, 2010 / 6:15 AM

    I already have been a fan of Katherine Kwei handbags on Facebook, I left her a comment on her wall. I am a subscriber to AFGG.

    I love the simplicity of this bag. It's perfect for everyday use and it would go well with many outfits.


  28. Elena
    May 5, 2010 / 6:16 AM

    Forgot to tell you my Facebook ID – Elena Rudaya


  29. Megan
    May 5, 2010 / 1:58 PM

    This bag is amazing. I am in love with this fact that this giveaway contains both a handbag and a cosmetics bag. I love things that are dual purpose because I'm all about functionality. The silver color would great to wear everyday because it would match almost any outfit.

    If I were to win, I would give this to my mom. She loves big bags. Throughout my whole life, that woman has carried big bags and still manages to fill it up until it overflows–something that I will never understand.

    Thank you!!

  30. MJ
    May 5, 2010 / 6:33 PM

    This is my perfect bag! It would hold everything I need and look fabulous with everything!

    I am a subscriber!

    Also I became a facebook fan of Katherine Kwei- MJ Moore


  31. lvisco12@aol.com
    May 5, 2010 / 8:48 PM

    i love this katherine kwei bag and makeup case they are absolutely beautiful thanks for the chance to win

  32. Laura b
    May 6, 2010 / 1:34 AM

    GREAT bag and makeup case. Im about to tie the "KNOT" so would really love this!

  33. Faith M
    May 6, 2010 / 1:47 AM

    The bag and case have a winning combination of classic, timelessness and chic. I also love the color, as it's fresher than black, yet it's neutral and can be worn with anything. If I won, I would covet it forever!

  34. mamavalveeta03
    May 6, 2010 / 4:12 AM

    I love the bag(s) because, as lovely as they are, they're still practical. And being a busy working mom, I NEED practical! I also love the neutral color…and yet it's gorgeous. Thanks!

    valhoff3 at yahoo dot com

    *also commented on Katherine Kwei's FB page and fanned her!

  35. The Giveaway Diva
    May 6, 2010 / 4:21 AM

    i love these bags because they are different and having a chinese background i can really appreciate how she embraces her chinese background

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

  36. Anonymous
    May 6, 2010 / 6:37 AM

    I am a subscriber. I have commented on Katherine Kwei FB page. I like this bag as it seems to be suitable for every day wearing and for sportive women. as well as colour is interesting and suitable for combination with any other colours. Ľubaša
    lubaska at hotmail dot com

  37. Kevin
    May 6, 2010 / 10:22 AM

    I love the colour of this set – I haven't seen many like this. Also haven't noticed many sets like this, certainly not in the UK but it I really do think its gorgeous – very different:)

  38. Joanne
    May 6, 2010 / 10:23 AM


    You have the best give aways. This is the bag I would take shopping, to the gym and great for travel. Keep up the good work!!!

  39. Aik
    May 6, 2010 / 10:55 AM

    I'm sure my mom would love to have this for Mother's Day! I'm entering to win this for her!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  40. Couture Carrie
    May 6, 2010 / 12:37 PM

    Fabulous giveaway, darling!
    Love this set!


  41. Anonymous
    May 6, 2010 / 1:20 PM

    I am not on facebook but I will leave my comment here. I love Katherine's unique style and signature knots. The bag is perfect for summer and I prefer a tote! This would be a great bag and cosmetics case for me. I could also use the case when I am just running to Starbucks and I would still look chic. Thanks for the Giveaway. Ruby rhubyconn@aol.com

  42. WENDY
    May 6, 2010 / 1:37 PM

    Love the bag, and cosmetic case!!!
    A fab. giveaway! Would love to have it for the summer.!

  43. Dovile
    May 6, 2010 / 4:40 PM

    I'm already your subscriber, and I'd love to win this bag and purse, because I'm looking for a new one right now! I'd like to enter if it's open worldwide.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  44. Anonymous
    May 6, 2010 / 4:50 PM

    Of course, I would love to win Kate's Carry-All and Cosmetics Case! It's absolutely beautiful, and it would never leave my side for a second!

    Ginger — myvie503@yahoo.com

  45. libbeh ♥
    May 7, 2010 / 4:28 AM

    I've done both the requirements (signed up for email feed & became a fan of Katherine Kwei on FB). I want to win this purse because I think it would be a great Mother's Day gift for my older sister, J, because she's the modern Super Mommy in my opinion. Working full-time and taking care of her family in addition to helping out my parents all these years.. she does it all! She makes me feel like the spoiled little sister, which she jokingly calls me sometimes :-\

  46. carlyjcais
    May 7, 2010 / 4:29 AM

    I subscribe through Blogger Reader but I subscribed via Feedburner under carlyjcais at hotmail dot com. (I also fanned her on FB and left a comment.) I love Katherine's bags! I am so glad to have been introduced to this designer – her signature knots are GORGEOUS and organic – a beautiful counterpoint to the structure of her bags.

  47. CCakaJapan
    May 7, 2010 / 12:54 PM

    Super chic and fun! Love the versatility (day to night) and the style is gorge!!

    Thank you!!

  48. Claudia Varela
    May 7, 2010 / 5:30 PM

    Love the color!

  49. Deb ~ tnshadylady
    May 7, 2010 / 6:24 PM

    I'm a subscriber. I left a post on Katherine's facebook page. I would count myself VERY lucky to win this awesome duo!

  50. Brittany
    May 7, 2010 / 8:20 PM

    I won a Katherine Kwei bag a couple of years ago… I use it all the time, it's the perfect black clutch and I get so many compliments!! Her bags are amazing, so pretty and unique! Anyone would be lucky to win one of these bags! Good luck!

  51. Jessica
    May 8, 2010 / 5:02 AM

    I love this bag because it will go with anything. It's almost too pretty to carry!

  52. ditas
    May 8, 2010 / 6:43 AM

    Wow! So lovely, the bag and clutch will bring instant chicness to any outfit. These will be the perfect gift to my mom.

    Thanks for this chance!

  53. Anonymous
    May 8, 2010 / 1:27 PM

    Although I am not on facebook I would love to be considered for this fabulous giveaway. I admired Katherine's bags awhile ago at Bendel's. I did not buy one as they were a little out of my reach. I would love to own one and this would be a great opportunity to win!Thanks for the Giveaway. I am subscribed to AFGG. Lily

  54. Abby
    May 8, 2010 / 5:16 PM

    Am LOVING this bag! The colour, the structuredness of it, the handles…I love how the knot was incorporated into the design too. So stylish. I too am Chinese so I understand its purpose but this makes it so much more stylish and unique. Does it matter that I actually need a bag too!? And a makeup case?

    This looks like a really sturdy bag too. Wonderful!

    I liked Katherine's FB page and posted there too!

    Subscribed to your emails of course.

    Thanks for great giveaway!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  55. Jenna
    May 9, 2010 / 2:17 AM

    I am an email subscriber and a FB fan of Katherine's. This bag is awesome. The carryall would be perfect to carry all my stuff to work.
    jennabarson at gmail dot com

  56. Vittoria
    May 9, 2010 / 6:54 AM

    I adore this bag! The knotted detail really does it for me. The color is amazing…it would match everything! I also love the slouchy factor of its silhouette. It's too gorgeous for words! I'd love to tote it to school…imagine pulling a notebook out of this bag? I'd easily be the most fashionable girl in the room and how fab would that be?

    thanks for the giveaways! each one is better than the next!

    I subscribe with DolphinV27@aol.com


  57. peyten
    May 10, 2010 / 12:05 AM

    Katherine's Kate-carry-all is fabulous. The design is gorgeous and so classic. I would carry this bag forever.The cosmetics case would be perfect for all my cosmetics that I carry. Thanks AFGG for another great giveaway.

  58. Sherry
    May 10, 2010 / 3:02 AM

    I want this freakin' gorgeous bag because it is totally "ME"! It's simple, but very up-to-date with it's beautiful Eternity knot detailing and great neutral color. This would definitely become my "go-to" bag! And the cosmetic bag is so convenient and classy, too. I also became a fan of Katherine's over on FB and subscribed to your emails.

  59. Katherine Kwei
    May 10, 2010 / 9:03 PM

    Congratulations Deine! We are so excited for your win and we look forward to shipping your bags to you. Thank you all for entering and we look forward to keeping in touch on Facebook where we will have many more giveaway and promos. Thank you agin!

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