Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Giveaway: Fred Perry's British Invasion


U.K. retailers quietly began landing on Bostonian shores a few years ago, planting outposts of Ben Sherman, Jack Wills, Ted Baker and All Saints along the length of Newbury Street. And with last week's opening of a Fred Perry shop at 301 Newbury, we can no longer ignore the inevitable: The British are coming!

Thankfully, this invasion involves far more style and far less tea than the last one, and to celebrate, Fred Perry is hosting a giveaway on The Well-Appointed Catwalk. The folks at Fred Perry were kind enough to let me choose the prize, so I went for the Slouchy Hobo Bag shown above. In its deep chocolate shade, subtly imprinted with the iconic laurel wreath logo, I'll be more than a little jealous of whoever wins it.

Here's how it works:
  • To enter, follow The Well-Appointed Catwalk via RSSTwitterFacebookFriend Connect or Bloglovin', and leave a comment below.
  • For an extra entry, Tweet about the giveaway and/or share on Facebook by including a link to this post.
  • Leave a separate comment for each entry. There is a maximum of three entries per person.
  • Remember to include your email address or some way that I can get in touch with you.
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry, foreign friends!
  • I will choose a winner randomly at the end of the day next Tuesday, June 5th.
Even if you're not the lucky duck that gets the hobo, anyone who presents this mailer at the Boston store by June 3 will get 20% off their purchases. 

Not local? Well, I spoke with brand managing director John Flynn at last week's opening party, and after plying him with enough free beer (I kid, I kid), he let me in on Fred Perry's expansion plans. Click through to see where the brand may land next, along with my party photos...


According to Flynn, either Austin or San Francisco will be the next city to get a Fred Perry store and, no doubt, a kickass opening party like this one.

90 comments:

  1. Man, I'm sorry I missed this event! But winning that gorgeous bag would make up for it :)

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  2. I enjoy following your blog on RSS...

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  3. Fun giveaway! I love the look of that bag. Hope all is well with you :)

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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway! Following on GFC!

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  5. I follow on google and twitter!

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  6. I followed you on Facebook...

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  7. and twitter!  Love that bag...now that my son is getting a bit older, I need to ditch the tired diaper bag!

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  8. Awesome! Followed via Twitter (@MsAlexandraV)

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  9. Shared via twitter 
    https://twitter.com/MsAlexandraV/status/207815044019396609

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  10. Shared via FB 
    https://www.facebook.com/AlexandraElizabethsBlog/posts/390511760986193 alexandraev at gmail dot com

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  11. I follllllllow you....... :)

    Seriously - what a fun store. I am so glad it's here in Boston!

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  12. LOVE this bag. Just followed you on RSS, liked you on FB, and followed you on Twitter. :)

    My email is Liz [at] LizTheresa [dot] com.

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  13. Also just tweeted about this - here's the link to my tweet: 
    https://twitter.com/LizTheresa/status/207850347622961155

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  14. This bag is great! Love love love the handle! 

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  15. Elizabeth SwartzMay 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    followed on Bloglovin

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  16. Elizabeth SwartzMay 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    followed on facebook (as my page: seagrass studio)

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  17. Elizabeth SwartzMay 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    I shared your link as well from my 'page': seagrass studio.

    I'm glad to find your blog and hopefully will get a chance to meet at the Boston Blogger event next week.

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  18. liked you on FB, followed you on twitter

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  19. tweeted! on @liuliuliu 

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  20. shared on fb! on facebook.com/liuliuliu

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  21. Those darn red coats! I am following via GFC (on 2 accts, lol) and Bloglovin. Send my winning handbag to bella@thecitizenrosebud.com I hope I win!

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  22. chillairandperfumeMay 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Eek, I would love to win this hobo bag!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  23. Georgina CastellucciMay 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    What an amazing giveaway - I love the UK retailers you list above, their style fits in Boston so well. Following you on Google connect, facebook and twitter :)

    xo Georgina at: http://notesonlifestylebygeorgina.com

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  24. Catherine PisacaneMay 30, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    I just found your site- would love to win this bag. I would use it all the time!

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  25. Great giveaway. That is the perfect black tote (that every girl needs!).

    I liked you guys on Facebook! Thanks!

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  26. Tweeted about the giveaway!

    Thanks!

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  27. Same to you! The 4 1/2 of us need to get together again soon. :)

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  28. This bag is a beauty. Perfect staple.
    Maria
    mariacu4@gmail.com

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  29. Tote is amazing.
     Followed you on twitter and fb.
    Thanks!

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  30. I was such a huge fan of Fred Perry for so long, and only drifted off because there weren't too many stores that carried it (or if they did, the selection was limited and basic). I can't wait to check out the new store!

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  31. I can haz fabulous purse?

    Obviously I follow you :) alexandria.hubbard@gmail.com

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  32. And tweeted :) http://bit.ly/KK9edq 

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  33. Ooh, I love! I need a new black handbag and this one looks perfect (so I hope you pick me!)

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  34. Following on twitter- @butterflyrouge- and Bloglovin'! What a gorgeous bag!

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  35. Tweeted: 
    https://twitter.com/butterflyrouge/status/210022170888372224
    butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. AH so fun, love that bag!! I follow obvi :) soanthro{at}gmail{dot}com

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  37. I follow you on twitter! Thanks for this awesome giveaway Marissa! :)

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  38. You're welcome. :) Good luck!

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  39. Can't wait to check out the store - and the bag would be nice :). 

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  40. Just liked you on FB! Psyched you're in Boston....!

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  41. following you via Bloglovin' :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  42. following you on twitter - @swellswag

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  43. & I am now following via GFC as well. (:

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  44. Catherine PisacaneJune 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Would love to win! catherine@smilingstiletto.com 

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  45. Oooh, if that bag doesn't just look like buttah. Absolutely gorgeous. And I remember Fred Perry from the Amy Winehouse collab, great brand and wonderful style. So glad they've landed in Boston!

    I follow The Well-Appointed Catwalk via Bloglovin - shall go share the link in a few places and come back to spam up your comments, chica!

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  46. Okay! I posted on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/girlwhostoletheeiffeltower/posts/445761328768068

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  47. And I tweeted! https://twitter.com/caseemarie/status/210072081705078785 (:

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  48. I follow you.

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  49. I follow via GFC-traymona. I'd like to have a Fred Perry handbag.

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  50. I follow in Bloglovin'!

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  51. I'm an email subscriber and follow on GFC (LilyBiscuit). I'm in Boston visiting this week.....I should go to the shop :)

    vac 924 at gmail dot com

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  52. I follow on GFC! Patti LeBlanc

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  53. I also follow on Blovinebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  54. Oops! That's bloglovin and lebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  55. My tweet:
    https://twitter.com/dragonfly777/status/210105909739929601
    Thanks!

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  56. Pick me, please! 
    I liked on FB. 

    Diana Luna Camden

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  57. I tweeted this giveaway!    https://twitter.com/leblancpatti/status/210105361540190209

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  58. And I tweeted. 

    https://twitter.com/DianaTwitr/status/210106988833677312

    @DianaTwitr 

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. followed, love your blog btw! x)

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  60. follow on GFC Jennifer

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  61. tweet https://twitter.com/phxbne/status/210117543921332226

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  62. I follow you via google reader:  Valerie Hoffmann
    I follow you on Twitter: @Mamavalveeta03

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  63. I shared via Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/valerie.p.hoffmann/posts/445633378789502

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  64. Tweet: https://twitter.com/mamavalveeta03/status/210121212330905602

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  65. Sharon SiqueirosJune 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Love the bag!! thanks to you and Fred Perry for the opportunity to win it!!
    GFC follower MoonRae

    lunrei at yahoo dot com 

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  66. Sharon SiqueirosJune 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    "Love" ya on FB (Sharon Siqueiros)

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  67. Sharon SiqueirosJune 5, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    I also follow on Bloglovin'(Sharon Siqueiros)

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  68. Duhhhh I follow you on everything :D, except friend connect b/c i don't use that.

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  69. Annnnd! I shared on twitter earlier :D.

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  70. Super cute bag! I'd LOVE to win. I follow on Bloglovin :) Thanks so much!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  71. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/210157708643549185

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  72. Twitter follower @hofken 
    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  73. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/hofken/status/210162898000031744

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  74. Shared on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.m.richardson/posts/234039190032790

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  75. UptowunurbanblogJune 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    GFC Follower: Jessica Bean

    uptownurbanblog@gmail.com

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  76. Following on Twitter! @MsJClarice 

    uptownurbanblog@gmail.com

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  77. Tweeted about the giveaway! 
    https://twitter.com/MsJClarice/status/210172280007950336

    @MsJClarice 
    uptownurbanblog@gmail.com

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  78. I'm following your blog with RSS, GFC, & Facebook!

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  79. Tweet:
     https://twitter.com/babybraddy/status/210201597844787201

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  80. Facebook share:
     https://www.facebook.com/z853www/posts/374364475946873

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  81. follow via twitter agibaby2  agster 73 at yahoo dot com

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