GIVEAWAY: Win a Nordstrom Bow Flap Silk Clutch!

I stumbled upon a neat little toy the other day in the form of Designer Apparel, a shopping search engine for designer (and better quality) clothes and accessories. They don’t actually sell anything – it’s basically just a way to browse for sweet stuff from shops like Bluefly and Bergdorf Goodman without having to go to each shop’s website. The price points are all over the map, though… as in, the search results might even include something I could currently afford!

Their newest little toy is a search that is designed with the mother-of-the-bride in mind. Shopping, when you’re the mother-of-the-bride is no picnic, so being able to see big bunches of mother of the bride dresses in one place is a boon to poor, overworked moms everywhere, as far as I’m concerned. Perhaps mom could treat herself to a fancy something or other from St. John. Or maybe something from Tadashi or J Kara, perhaps? The latter two are good choices for the MOB who’d rather not go into d-e-b-t.

silk clutch giveaway

Anyhool, when the nice people at Designer Apparel offered to help me do yet another giveaway, I said sure. For this latest contest, the prize is not a gift certificate but rather a pretty and feminine Nordstrom Bow Flap Silk Clutch. This luminous clutch could be a great gift for the mother-of-the-bride or a bridesmaid, and can be carried under the arm of by a delicate drop-in chain strap. It’s not the sort of bag you’d carry your life in, but it’s perfect for the kind of slim essentials you’d want to have with you when attending a wedding.

Win it!

Designer Apparel is offering Manolo for the Bride readers a chance to win a Nordstrom Bow Flap Silk Clutch. Love it! To enter, search Designer Apparel’s dress category in the “Sky’s The Limit” price range, and leave a comment on this post telling us which of the results you like best. Me? I am in lust with the Carolina Herrera floral jacquard ball gown, which is a mere $4,890. (And if that was the prize, I’d think long and hard about fixing the contest, so it’s a good thing it’s a clutch up for grabs instead).

For additional entries, do any of the following (and leave a comment for each):

1. As always, you can score one additional entry when you add Manolo for the Brides to your blogroll or let us know we’re already on your blogroll so we can link back to you

2. Score two additional entries when you sign up for the Designer Apparel My Sale newsletter

3. And you can pick up a whopping three additional entries when you tweet this giveaway or post about it on your own blog!

This giveaway will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 13, and the winner – chosen via your friend and mine, the trusty random number generator – will be announced the next day. Good luck!

31 Responses to “GIVEAWAY: Win a Nordstrom Bow Flap Silk Clutch!”

  1. Melissa says:

    Love the Sequined Sheath Dress by Marc Jacobs. A girl can dream! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Emily says:

    The blue chiffon capelet gown. So stunning.

  3. ktbuffy says:

    Can just imagine myself swooning out of limousines in the Marchesa Beaded Bodice gown. Gorgeous!!

  4. ktbuffy says:

    Oh! And you’re on my blogroll at I’ve recommended your site to a number of friends planning weddings.

  5. CKHB says:

    Same one you liked… nothing else came close!

  6. Sharon says:

    I love the Caroline Herrera draped v-neck dress in the gorgeous grape color! Mmmm…

  7. Miranda says:

    Oh, I’m all over the Carolina Herrera draped v-neck gown. So pretty!

  8. Eva says:

    Moschino’ Pleated Halter Gown. Definitely.

  9. Katie says:

    I would totally get the Mandalay Beaded Chiffon Dress in red! For sure! πŸ™‚

  10. Maureen says:

    I love the one that you picked. I also love the Carolina Herrera Tie-Neck Sweater & Pleated Floral-Print Skirt.

  11. maria says:

    Caroline Herrera draped v-neck dress. love it!

  12. Sarah says:

    I love, love, love the Tadashi Shoji blue chiffon cap sleeves gown. It reminds me of a princess in a fairy tale.

    I’m also tweeting the giveaway @peaceanskittles!!

  13. Hazel says:

    Well, if the sky’s the limit, I’ll have the Oscar de la Renta Crepe One Shoulder gown!

  14. Hazel says:

    Sorry, I didn’t add this to my last entry, but if you want to see your link on my blogroll, you can find it here:

  15. Rebecca M says:

    Carolina Herrera Draped V-neck

  16. Julie says:

    Oscar de la Renta Embroidered Dress with Bow.

    Super Cute. And costs 10 times what I payed for my wedding dress.

  17. Jay says:

    I would choose the Emilio Pucci long dress for $1,194 – love the built in sash and the shades of green

  18. Eileen says:

    Carolina Herrera Floral-Jacquard Ball Gown. Even though it costs more than my car and I would have nowhere to wear it, a girl can dream.

  19. Melissa says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway @Bride082011.

    Entry 1

  20. Melissa says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway @Bride082011.

    Entry 2

  21. Melissa says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway @Bride082011.

    Entry 3

  22. of course I subscribe to you on my google reader feed!

  23. Henria O. says:

    For the modern me, I’d pick Carolina Herrerra’s Bustled Gown with Stripe Train, $4990. The romantic me would choose Oscar De La Renta’s Taffeta Strapless Gown in Hot Pink for $6450.
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  24. Henria O. says:

    I signed up for the newsletter!
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  25. jankat says:

    Another vote for the Caroline Herrera draped v-neck dress. The color is stunning!

  26. It’s beautiful and lovely. So serene…