7.20.2011

chocolate handbags | review + giveaway

Here I go again - featuring another fabulous handbag + company! Let me introduce you to Chocolate Handbags. Based in New York, NY, Chocolate Handbags' products are often seen in boutiques, but can now be found at Dillard's department stores. They are committed to providing beautiful, quality, functional handbags that can go from day to night. 
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I was thrilled to receive Style #70104 - which is a part of their new Summer Romance Collection. (It came protected in its dust-bag)...

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What first drew me to this when looking on their site was the shape + vintage-feel it had. I love the lace and embroidery detailing...
The one somewhat misleading aspect is that the color that I chose is called pink online -- although, it is much more of a tan/beige color. This was not a surprise to me when I got it, because on their website the photo pictured is true-to-color. (I'm just surprised they call it pink)
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The inside has several pockets & the bottom has those cute little feet that I love! ;-)
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One of my favorite things about this bag is that they top (around the zipper) has rigid-structuring - allowing for it to stay open nicely when unzipped. The top of the bag doesn't just flop open - as I've photographed below.
I am thrilled with my new Chocolate Handbag! I plan to use this for the remainder of the summer and then start using it again next spring. 
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Giveaway! I am thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway too! One winner will receive the same bag that I reviewed (well, not mine in particular - a brand new one) - Style #70104 ($99 value).
mandatory: Visit Chocolate Handbags + comment with something that you think is swell!
(you may come back + answer this differently daily)

extras:
  • follow this blog
  • become a Chocolate Handbags facebook fan 
  • blog about this giveaway
  • tweet about this giveaway (daily entries allowed!) - Sample Tweet:  Head on over to @SwellSwag to enter to win a $99 handbag from @ChocolateHndBgs! http://bit.ly/n3hyb3 #giveaway
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last day to enter: 7-31-11
open to US residents only.
*leave separate comments*
*make sure I can find your email address*
Chocolate Handbags sent me the bag to review & is also supplying the prize. I was not compensated monetarily.

471 comments:

  1. Oh my!! That is one adorable bag. Believe it or not this is the first time I'm hearing of the brand Chocolate. I'm intrigued and heading on over to their website now. Thanks so much!

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  2. I love the 70039 style.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  3. I follow your blog

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  4. Wow, they have some very nice things. I like this one a lot: http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/86590.htm

    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  5. I'm a GFC follower.
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  6. I like them on facebook as Jay Dee.
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  7. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaysetc/statuses/93894613634531328
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  9. I love bag 86950 in there. I'm a follower and my email is: xtremesport_214@yahoo.com

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  10. i really love this bag-

    http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/86608.htm

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  11. i follow you via gfc

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  12. I also really like this style http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70102.htm

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  13. FB fan at melanie b
    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  14. http://twitter.com/#!/kaiasmommy/status/93962760840413184

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  15. I love that they have so many AFFORDaBLE bags that don't look cheap!! their sale page has many options as well. good find! zsor98@hotmail.com

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  16. I think purse 55747 is REALLY swell with that awesome, floppy bow!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  17. I follow your blog!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  18. I liked chocolate handbags on Facebook!

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  19. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  20. I like the studded clutch.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  21. Love the 70102!
    dmb161@aol.com

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  22. I'm a blog follower!
    dmb161@aol.com

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  23. That is a lovely bag! So pretty. :) The 70001 style is really cute, too.

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  24. 54620
    I think this is the cutest purse!

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  26. I am following this blog on Google Friend Connect @greeneyezmpa. Thanks!

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  27. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/greeneyezmpa/status/94039914454331392

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  28. http://twitter.com/#!/durstslovepens/status/94040597731610625

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  29. I think Product Code: 86605 is great in red (your website doens't have the names listed.

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  30. Sent a tweet. https://twitter.com/#!/BlondeBomb25/status/94043629835915264

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  31. I love this one! http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70100.htm

    It is 70100 - I love how it has a handle and a long strap.

    katyshops at comcast.net

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  32. I love 70090
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  33. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  34. I am a Chocolate Handbags facebook fan - Michelle Frame
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  35. tweet- https://twitter.com/#!/mframe00/status/94055453851533312
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  36. Loving 70077.

    abatemjg@yahoo.com

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  37. I love that cross body bag with the bow that's coming in september. Super cute!

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  38. I liked chocolate handbags on facebook!

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  39. I like the hobo style http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/86565.htm

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  40. I'm a a Chocolate Handbags facebook fan as Kelly Ann T.

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  41. 7/21 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/94075701224935424

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  42. I love that bag!!! I also think number 86590 is swell!!

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  43. I like chocolate handbags on fb!

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  44. I really like 70087! It has a great vintage feel! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  45. Beautiful Bags! I really like the bag you picked out. Looks vintage-the other colors are nice as well.

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  46. I think the 70056 Nylon Tote is swell.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow this blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  48. I like Chocolate Handbags on FB.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  49. Love the 70039 bag among so many others - great prices.

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  50. i like the 70098 - http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70098.htm!

    jessicacotten{at}gmail{dot}com

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  51. i follow your blog!

    jessicacotten{at}gmail{dot}com

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  52. This bag is beautiful!! I also like #70096 in purple.Thanks for the giveaway,I would love a new purse

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. Sharon Siqueiros likes Chocolate Handbags on FB

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. GFC follower MoonRae & I subscribe to swellswag via email

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Visit Chocolate Handbags + comment with something that you think is swell!

    70077
    http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70077.htm

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  56. Chocolate Handbags facebook fan

    amy rouse

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  57. i like their variety - casual, formal its hits all tastes

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  58. I really like this one http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/86608.htm in red

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  59. I follow on GFC (Linda R)


    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I SUPER LOVE Product Code: 70076.
    http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70076.htm

    email:karlaanchetaforonda@yahoo.com

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  61. I like Chocolate Handmade on Facebook (charming linda)

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  62. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/luvlybrunette77/status/94131407005290496

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  63. 70102 is my fav!
    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  64. I love http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70084.htm
    hoffat at gmail dot com

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  65. I follow Chocolate on fb
    hoffat at gmail dot com

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  66. I love this bag: http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/90015x.htm. So cute and so reasonably priced.

    ehesse1215 @ cs dot com

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  67. I follow your blog

    ehesse1215 @ cs dot com

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  68. i follow swell swag
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  69. the 70104 is my favorite
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  70. liked Chocolate on fb
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  71. https://twitter.com/#!/kyfaithw/status/94186949870489600
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  72. I really like #70087

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  73. I follow your blog

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  74. Lovely bags. I haven't had a new bag in years.
    ree026 @optonline.net

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  75. love the 70095 style
    http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70095.htm

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  76. gfc follower as "sswpss"

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  77. 55747

    jcwga@hotmail.com

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  78. I like 70087!
    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  79. I follow your blog
    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  80. I am a Chocolate Handbags facebook fan
    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  81. Tweeted, http://twitter.com/#!/laprochaine/status/94215142232956928

    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  82. I love their bags! 70090 love it!

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  83. I really like style 700100 and 700106

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  84. I really like the 70101 style.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. GFC follower (coliebear).
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. I like the hobo bag 70072
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  87. chocolate handbag fb fan (michelle b)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  88. google follower
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  89. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/94279872461021185
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  90. http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/54540.htm

    I adore this bag!

    koratheexplora@gmail.com

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  91. http://twitter.com/#!/durstslovepens/status/94379132170932224

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  92. I love the 86583

    puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I Love this one!

    http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70096.htm

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

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  94. I *LIKE* Chocolate Handbags on Facebook (Terri P)

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

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  95. My 7/22 Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/GeorgiaMist/status/94405470042865665

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

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  96. My absolute favorite bag is the Faux Fur for $39.00 Product Code: 53737. I love small bags and really think the white fur is super SWELL!! Would love that bag!
    Virginia Brown
    virginialbrown@gmail.com

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  97. jeremyndelila@hotmail.comJuly 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    i love this bag and 70083

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  98. jeremyndelila@hotmail.comJuly 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    i follow you via GF (jeremyndelila)

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  99. jeremyndelila@hotmail.comJuly 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    i follow chocolate handbags on FB

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  100. I love Chocolate! I follow on FB and of course on the blog! I would love to win, this bag is great!

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  101. I would love to get the http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/70087.htm. so cute!
    Justtryingtosavemoney at yahoo.com

    Justtryingtosavemoney.com

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  102. I looooooove the 70039 style! It is SO cute!
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  103. blog follower
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  104. I like the 70083
    hobo handbag in black.

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  105. I'm a Chocolate Handbags facebook fan Kelly Ann T.

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  106. 7/22 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/94436265080000512

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  107. Chocolate Handbags facebook fan
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  108. https://twitter.com/#!/ljatwood/status/94439131068899328
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  109. I love style #70101. The taupe is gorgeous. I own several Chocolate handbags.. Pamela, Bella, Rosey, just to name a few.
    April Alonzo-Soto on FB
    aalonzosoto@gmail.com

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  110. I love the bag's feminine styling, the versatile neutral tone that it comes in, and that it's not made of leather!

    Of the other Chocolate Bag items on their site... I love the general aesthetic they have, it very much matches up to my own personal style. :) I can't afford any of their purses now, but someday I'll be able to, and I'll definitely order one! I'm a facebook fan of theirs as well. If you had a facebook page for your blog, I'd become a fan of that too so I could keep up with you.

    cherryflavoredantacid at gmail dot com

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  111. It doesn't have a name but I love the feminine bag 54062
    kathypesrons@yahoo.com

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  112. http://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/94532375878434816
    kahtypersons@yahoo.com

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  113. GFC follower kathypersons
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  114. GFC follower kathypersons
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  115. LIke Chocolate Handbags on FB
    kathy persons
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  116. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/luvlybrunette77/status/94545390812151808

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  117. I love the 54620 style! :)
    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I follow this blog!
    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)

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  119. I liked Chocolate Handbags on Facebook!
    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. I really like the 70082 style. It's so cute and could definitely be a day or night bag.

    mciaccia05@gmail.com

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  121. I am a GFC follower of your blog.

    mciaccia05@gmail.com

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  122. I Liked Chocolate Handbags on facebook under the name Melinda Ciaccia.

    mciaccia05@gmail.com

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  123. I posted the tweet on twitter under bullylover05.
    http://twitter.com/#!/bullylover05


    mciaccia05@gmail.com

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  124. 7/22 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/94562604546134016

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  125. I love the giveaway bag! I also love this one: http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/54619.htm ! It looks very sturdy and classic.

    ilexsweeps@gmail.com

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  126. I am now following on GFC!

    ilexsweeps@gmail.com

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  127. I Like'd Chocolate Handbags on Facebook!!

    ilexsweeps@gmail.com

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  128. I have blogged about this giveaway!!!

    http://blog.holleymclellan.com/2011/07/holley-sweeps-week-2.html

    ilexsweeps@gmail.com

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  129. What adorable bags! One of my favorites is the 70101 style.

    chrismiss10ataoldotcom

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  130. I am a follower!

    chrismiss10ataoldotcom

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  131. Daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/giveawaysetc/statuses/94609670446129152
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  132. I like this bag:
    http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/86583.htm
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  133. How adorable is the studded clutch!

    heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. follow your blog

    heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  135. I love the 70073 bag.

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  136. I follow on GFC

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  137. I follow Chocolate Handbags on FB - Rebekah F.

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  138. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/letswinblog/status/94657985300807680

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  139. 7/23: I really like the 54540 style tote. Even though it has green, it seems to be neutral enough to go with many outfits!

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  140. I adore the handbag you are giving away but the 86557 style bag is cute too!
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  141. I am in love with the 55747. I can;t wait til it comes out!! So cute!

    abigail.lee {At} gmail.com

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  142. http://twitter.com/#!/durstslovepens/status/94753671878942720

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  143. I like the 70101 style.
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. blog follower

    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. Chocolate Handbags facebook fan

    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. I love the liners of all their purses but 86602 handbag is my favorite because it would match my brown shoes.

    Thanks
    heidivargas at live dot com

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  147. Liked chocolate on facebook (heidivargas)

    Thanks
    heidivargas at live dot com

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  148. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/HeidiVargas/status/94819263432499200

    Thanks
    heidivargas at live dot com

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  149. Blogged about the giveaway @
    http://theblackcell.com/blogs/chocolate-handbags-giveaway-ends-07-31-2011/

    Thanks
    heidivargas at live dot com

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  150. 86950 is very nice! thanks!

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  151. My 7/23 Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/GeorgiaMist/status/94932858300399617

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

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  152. I love 70096 :)

    stargazer_mg@yahoo.com

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  153. I follow via GFC

    stargazer_mg@yahoo.com

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  154. http://twitter.com/#!/GriffinChick/status/94938405229694976

    stargazer_mg@yahoo.com

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  155. 7/23 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/94939203162472448

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  156. Daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaysetc/status/94950391921385473
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  157. Here is another bag I think is great: http://www.chocolatehandbags.com/product_p/86587.htm
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

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  158. I love the 70002 satchel!

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  159. Already following you via GFC!

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  160. 7/24: I like style 70102 it's neutral grey but is unique with pearls and a zipper and pleated cloth detail !

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  161. http://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/95064733836775424
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  162. like the 70095
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  163. https://twitter.com/#!/kyfaithw/status/95134782341644288

    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  164. I really love 70104... Swell is an understatement of what I think about these handbags! Not only are they ALL GORGEOUS... They are so unique as well and that is swell :)

    TickleMeShaylynn@aol.com

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  165. I follow Chocolate Handbags on facebook :)

    TickleMeShaylynn@aol.com

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  166. I love this bag! The prices seem very reasonable too! In was just thinking this weekend that I need to pul a different purse out and how great would it be to win one! Thanks for the chance.
    Terry078@yahoo.com

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  167. I have also liked them on FB!

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  168. I am a follower of your blog too!

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  169. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/letswinblog/status/95232976375394304

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  170. I love 70091!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  171. Email subscriber :)

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  172. I like the 70095 style

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  173. I love style 70091 because it's so unique! Adore the croco!

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  174. I'm a Swell Swag GFC follower: Tina Renee Barker

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  175. Chocolate Handbags facebook fan - Tina Renee Barker

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  176. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/warp65/status/95260655510228992

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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