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Win Cool Stuff: Proenza Schouler Inspired Bag from Mimi Boutique

And the winner is… #106 T! Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated.

Proenza Schouler PS1 inspired knockoff handbag

Please note: This giveaway has now ended and is closed to further entries.

We've teamed up with Mimi Boutique once again to offer one lucky Budget Babe reader the chance to win this spectacular Proenza Schouler PS1-inspired handbag! It's called the 'Charlize' and the winner gets her choice of black, lavender or taupe (coming soon to!

Celebrity fans of the Proenza Schouler PS1 include Jessica Alba, Kirsten Dunst and Leighton Meester.

The 'Charlize' is made of high quality soft faux pebbled leather and features gold tone hardware, lots of pockets and a detachable shoulder strap. Retail value: $67.00

To enter:

Good luck!!!

Giveaway is open to US residents only, sorry. This is not a sponsored post. Entries must be posted by 12 noon EST on December 29th, 2010 to be eligible to win.
i can't pick just one favorite, how about two? it's a tie between handbags and vintage.

and already liked on facebook (kay wang) and followed on twitter (kethywang)!
#1 Kay W. (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 16:34 (Reply)
Handbags, hands down. =)
#2 TChristoph on 2010-12-15 16:34 (Reply)
I love that bag! I also like the Nilo Eggplant Satchel with Chain. Cute!
#3 Reb on 2010-12-15 16:34 (Reply)
In addition this great bag and all the fantastic vintage finds.... I LOVE the Irene Heart Cluster Necklace in Hematite
#4 Kira on 2010-12-15 16:37 (Reply)
I love the vintage finds section!
#5 Ruth G on 2010-12-15 16:40 (Reply)
I love this bag, and I have also been eying the Emilia Bag in Navy!! Their bags are amazing!
#6 Angekica on 2010-12-15 16:47 (Reply)
I love the satchels handbag sections. Really nice bags.
#7 Kia on 2010-12-15 16:59 (Reply)
I am in LUST with this bag as well as with the Emilia bag in Espresso! Amazing giveaway! Already a fan on Facebook!
#8 Jessie on 2010-12-15 17:01 (Reply)
I love the Tracy sunglasses and I am a Mimi fan on FB.
#9 andrea on 2010-12-15 17:01 (Reply)
Such a cute bag! I also love the Emma Black and White Feather Headband.
#10 Jennifer (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 17:02 (Reply)
I just adore the Samantha Satchel in Dark Grey.

I am a follower on facebook and twitter.

#11 Kerensa on 2010-12-15 17:08 (Reply)
Z butterfly scarf is my pick-it is delicate and in colors I like to wear.
#12 sue on 2010-12-15 17:10 (Reply)
Hmm... I think my favorite purse is the one you're giving away, actually. But I had to take a look at the jewelry too, and I really like the Andi Lucite Necklace in Cognac.

Liked on fb.
#13 Shannon on 2010-12-15 17:13 (Reply)
hillary studded bag in grey
#14 Izzy on 2010-12-15 17:14 (Reply)
Wow that bag is gorgeous! I've been eying a few things at Mimi for a while, I think my fave right now is the Regina Motorcycle Satchel in green. And I'm already a fan on FB! :-)
#15 Trude (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 17:41 (Reply)
Love this bag in dark grey!
#16 Brooke on 2010-12-15 17:46 (Reply)
I love the ZOEY dark olive bag... such a good winter color!

Already 'liked' on FB (ashley leutner).


#17 ashley on 2010-12-15 17:56 (Reply)
#18 Kristen on 2010-12-15 18:00 (Reply)
I could see myself wearing the Anastasia Metallic Olive Necklace on New Year's Eve!

It's my favorite product because it says flirty and fun all over it.

I have liked on facebook and followed on Twitter (christina_kw)

Thank you!
#19 Christina on 2010-12-15 18:07 (Reply)
I love Mimi Boutique's necklaces-always have!
#20 Emily on 2010-12-15 18:08 (Reply)
I follow them on twitter @emilyyay
#21 Emily on 2010-12-15 18:09 (Reply)
I'm lusting over this Charlize bag over anything, ah-mazing.
#22 Megan (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 18:10 (Reply)
love the Emilia Bag in Navy!!
became a fan on FB!
#23 jennie p on 2010-12-15 18:34 (Reply)
I love the regina motorcycle satchel. It looks just like the balenciaga!
#24 Evan on 2010-12-15 18:47 (Reply)
The Laney Woven Satchel is perfectly retro!
#25 Jessica on 2010-12-15 18:58 (Reply)
This bag is so cute! I love their vintage headbands, actually all their vintage stuff looks great! Awesome site for accessories. Thank you!
#26 Jessica on 2010-12-15 18:59 (Reply)
I definitely love the handbag category! And I'm so buying Verna Bead & Chain Necklace!

Fan'd the FB page and followed on Twitter!
#27 Julia Nguyen (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 19:06 (Reply)
THIS BAG is beyond a doubt my favorite thing in the taupe. I am slightly obsessed with the PS1!! but have no way of getting a real one :-( i wonder if my laptop will fit into this...

thanks for a great giveaway!!!
#28 chelsea on 2010-12-15 19:18 (Reply)
I REALLY like the Caterina beige hobo, and the Charlize in black. SO hard to find affordable handbags with style!
#29 lelembelis on 2010-12-15 19:28 (Reply)
The Charlize bag is to die for, and I LOVE the Clarinda Black Clutch with Peacock Feather.
#30 Marissa on 2010-12-15 19:31 (Reply)
Justina Quilted Pumpkin Orange Satchel is perfet for the holiday season.
#31 CheyW on 2010-12-15 19:43 (Reply)
Already fanned and followed, and... I think I just had a mindgasm.
#32 Sandra on 2010-12-15 19:50 (Reply)
My favorite things change regularly, but the vintage jeweled headbands are CRAZY awesome. I've never seen anything like them. I just got my hair done recently in a new style and those babies would go perfectly with my unintentional zoey deschanel like banks. Crazy, I say!

I liked them on facebook, also! Name: Kate Kirts
#33 Kate Kirts on 2010-12-15 19:52 (Reply)
I love the Emilia Bag in Black!
#34 Florence on 2010-12-15 20:02 (Reply)
I've been stalking the Charlize Bag in Black ever since I've seen it all over the internet for the past few weeks! I also have it on my Christmas wish list. I love it, love it, love it! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

#35 kfloveinme on 2010-12-15 20:02 (Reply)
I'm a fan of Mimi Boutique on facebook..Kenya Guic.. & on twitter @mskenyaf

#36 Kfloveinme on 2010-12-15 20:08 (Reply)
They have the best bags! And this one is amazing!
I'm a FB fan!
#37 Shea (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 20:11 (Reply)
I love the whole vintage section and the headbands.
#38 Margaret on 2010-12-15 20:34 (Reply)
They have some super cute and different jewelry. I like the Adorlee Bracelet and the Anastasia Metallic Olive Necklace! I love the Charlize bag it is so versatile!
#39 Kim on 2010-12-15 20:34 (Reply)
I love the Charlize in Taupe. Gorgeous!!
#40 Kendall on 2010-12-15 20:46 (Reply)
I love The Absolute Messenger Bag in Grey!
I'm a fan on facebook/follower on twitter!
#41 Amy on 2010-12-15 20:56 (Reply)
I love the sunglasses section - specifically the Tracy Sunglasses Light Tortoise!
#42 Katie (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 21:01 (Reply)
Great site!! My fave is the Christy Gem Leaf Earrings...I love leaves and these earrings are super cute!!
#43 JenKen on 2010-12-15 21:08 (Reply)
I love the Zuri Quilted Satchel in black! I love handbags!!! Can't never have to many!!I'm a fan on Facebook.
#44 Natalie on 2010-12-15 21:17 (Reply)
love the snake print hobo. Thanks for the chance to win!
#45 LEilani on 2010-12-15 22:01 (Reply)
Ooh Samantha Satchel!
#46 Lindy on 2010-12-15 22:04 (Reply)
I love the Serena tote in camel!

I also followed on Twitter!
#47 Christa on 2010-12-15 22:12 (Reply)
I love the Laney Woven Satchel in Grey and Black.
#48 Hanniebon on 2010-12-15 22:14 (Reply)
I really like the Emilia bag in navy.. very classy :-)

(I'm a fan on facebook!)
#49 Bridgid on 2010-12-15 22:19 (Reply)
My favorite MimiBoutique product is the Charlize in Lavender

Followed on Twitter (MShahab) and Liked on Facebook (Mariam Shahab)
#50 Mariam (Homepage) on 2010-12-15 22:24 (Reply)
Genevie Teardrop Ring!
#51 dummeow on 2010-12-15 22:26 (Reply)
I am in love with all the handbags and I'm going crazy for all the vintage.

I'm a fan on facebook, and following on twitter. :-)
#52 Jamie on 2010-12-15 22:36 (Reply)
I love the purses!! Juliana Birken Inspired Satchel is beautiful.
#53 Ashley on 2010-12-15 22:41 (Reply)
Love these rose earrings!

Also followed on twitter (Nomierae) and liked on Facebook (Naomi Anhorn)
#54 Naomi on 2010-12-15 22:57 (Reply)
I'm obsessed with purses, so besides this fabulous bag I loved the Justina Quilted Mustard Satchel. They're just so unique and beautiful!
#55 Anailia on 2010-12-15 23:00 (Reply)
I adore that bag, but I also love the Camila bag, in navy!
Thank you for the opportunity!
#56 Laly on 2010-12-15 23:40 (Reply)
After "liking" the company on Facebook, I checked it out and am lusting after the Emilia bag.
#57 mads on 2010-12-15 23:55 (Reply)
Charlize of course!
#58 Mel on 2010-12-16 00:17 (Reply)
I like the charlize bag in black and the madalane tote in beige
#59 Alana Rodriguez on 2010-12-16 00:19 (Reply)
I love the regina motorcycle bag in black.
#60 Emily on 2010-12-16 00:47 (Reply)
Looooove the jewelery, its a mix of vintage esque pieces with some modern flair. I love that fashion rotates, and what was "IN" then, eventually comes back "IN". :-)

It's a toss up between the Emilia and the Nilo! Adore them both so much.
#61 Ruby on 2010-12-16 00:55 (Reply)
Loving the Camila Bag (based off Mulberry's Alexa) but this one's pretty similar too. They're both so cute!
#62 Sarah on 2010-12-16 01:03 (Reply)
I love the emilia bag in espresso
#63 Sheila on 2010-12-16 01:16 (Reply)
I would be shopping in their handbag section for sure. So many beautiful choices to choose from. I'm a fan of Mimi's on Facebook.
#64 Cortney on 2010-12-16 01:32 (Reply)
love the handbags section!
#65 girlrobot (Homepage) on 2010-12-16 02:02 (Reply)
I love the handbags and the jewelry sections the most. My favorite item is the Noemi Pearl Cluster Necklace. That is going on my Christmas list for sure!
#66 Jen Glamour on 2010-12-16 02:05 (Reply)
I also followed MiMi Boutique on Twitter and Facebook. :-)
#67 Jen Glamour on 2010-12-16 02:16 (Reply)
I adore the Handbags section.
Many thanks, Cindi
#68 Cindi on 2010-12-16 02:28 (Reply)
I "Like" Mimi Boutique on
Merci, Cindi
#69 Cindi on 2010-12-16 02:30 (Reply)
Also, I follow Mimi Boutique on
Thanks bunches...
Happy Holidays!
#70 Cindi on 2010-12-16 02:33 (Reply)
I really love the Kamille Vintage Purse and the entire Vintage section really.

They remind me of things you would see the old hollywood starlets wearing.
I can imagine Audrey Hepburn using the Kamille purse on her way to Tiffany's/
#71 Gully on 2010-12-16 04:27 (Reply)
The handbags for sure. They are lovely!
#72 Lori Rogers on 2010-12-16 05:48 (Reply)
My fave is the Duval rhinestone tote. Cute!

Also followed Mimi Boutique on FB and Twitter.
#73 Candy Chang on 2010-12-16 06:21 (Reply)
I like the Justina Quilted Satchel in Mustard, but there are some gorgeous feather head clips too.

I also liked Mimi Boutique on FB.
#74 chelle on 2010-12-16 06:25 (Reply)
Love that bag in grey!
#75 Susie on 2010-12-16 06:40 (Reply)
Handbags, no question! (Liked on FB and followed on Twitter too!)
#76 Stacy Z on 2010-12-16 06:52 (Reply)
Handbags. I'm always on the search for current and gorgeous handbags!
#77 April Ulsifer on 2010-12-16 07:03 (Reply)
I didn't have to search long on the site to decide I'm simply in love with the Charlize Bag!
#78 katie on 2010-12-16 07:58 (Reply)
I really like the Contessa Black Bag. I would love the Charlize bag!! Hope I win!

I'm already a fan on facebook of Mimi Boutique.
#79 Ysenia Ramirez on 2010-12-16 08:51 (Reply)
Love the hand bags!
#80 Kathy MC on 2010-12-16 10:10 (Reply)
I absolutely adore the Charlize bag! :-) I would love to win it :-D

I follow MB on facebook and twitter at PshPoshMosh
#81 Masha K. on 2010-12-16 10:23 (Reply)
I love the Serena Tote in Camel.
#82 Erin L. on 2010-12-16 10:40 (Reply)
Fanned on FB.

I love the celebrity inspired style and the jewelery.

#83 Tracy Warner (Homepage) on 2010-12-16 10:57 (Reply)
I like the handbags.
#84 sara m on 2010-12-16 11:23 (Reply)
I love the Regina Motorcycle Satchel. It's so cool and interesting.
#85 Laurel (Homepage) on 2010-12-16 11:31 (Reply)
I love the Vivienne Red Flower Earrings...and they're affordable on a social worker's salary! We need style too :-)
#86 Megan Podowski on 2010-12-16 12:04 (Reply)
I love their handbags-so cute and affordable!
#87 AnnieL on 2010-12-16 12:46 (Reply)
I am now a fan of Mimi's on FB!
#88 AnnieL on 2010-12-16 12:48 (Reply)
I love the Justina Quilted Pewter Satchel. So cute!!!
#89 Elizabeth on 2010-12-16 12:56 (Reply)
Although I'm seriously in love with this bag in that gorgeous lavender color, I also love the Regina Motorcycle Satchel in Forest Green.
#90 Jenna on 2010-12-16 13:19 (Reply)
The Charlize is my favorite. It's size, structure and color...would love to add it to my bag collection!

Liked Mimi's on FB (Tatiana Ferreira) and following on twitter (tatianaf)
#91 Tatiana on 2010-12-16 13:21 (Reply)
I love the handbags! they're fabulous and practical :-)
#92 Andrea (Homepage) on 2010-12-16 13:37 (Reply)
I love the Fiona Purple Feather Headband!!! I love peacocks and their gorgeous colored feathers.
#93 Simone on 2010-12-16 13:44 (Reply)
I like the Charlize bag a lot! It would be perfect for traveling and shopping.
#94 Penny313 on 2010-12-16 14:06 (Reply)
i really like the kalista rose print scarf in fuchsia

I also became a fan of mimi boutique on facebook
#95 Denisha on 2010-12-16 14:42 (Reply)
The Juliana satchel is adorable but some of the hair clips I would totally rock. I can see the classic style, with vintage flair that is somehow modern! Great find!
#96 Gina Bourdage on 2010-12-16 14:58 (Reply)
Handbags section! Such great selections year round!
#97 Stephanie on 2010-12-16 15:39 (Reply)
The Handbags section!
#98 Ying on 2010-12-16 16:22 (Reply)
well, i OBVIOUSLY love the charlize bag. but if i have to choose another, definitely the regina motorcycle satchel in forest green. gorgeous
#99 Megan on 2010-12-16 16:56 (Reply)
I love the Regina Motorcycle Satchel in Black! It's so chic!

I also became a fan of Mimi Boutique on facebook!

I follow Mimi Boutique on twitter!
#100 Katherine Gonzales on 2010-12-16 17:20 (Reply)
Okay, I am LOVING all the bags, especially the PS-inspired one in lavender!

I became a fan on FB, and am following on Twitter.
#101 Moni (Homepage) on 2010-12-16 19:33 (Reply)
Emilia Bag in Navy for sure is my favorite

Fan on Facebook and twitter (@Alliekk)
#102 allison on 2010-12-16 19:47 (Reply)
I love the messenger bags. I see several I'd love to have!
#103 Joy (Homepage) on 2010-12-16 20:52 (Reply)
I am loving the Leonora polka dot purse.
#104 Tahrer on 2010-12-16 21:56 (Reply)
I am loving the jewelry...especially the earrings. To die for.
#105 T on 2010-12-16 22:36 (Reply)
My favorite section is the handbags section because there's a handbag for every occasion. I'm definitely book marking this site because I will be back. You can never have too many purses.
#106 Chardae on 2010-12-17 00:07 (Reply)
I'd never visited your site before, but wow, I'm falling in love with your handbags! (and I haven't even gotten started on the jewelry yet, which is typically my favorite!)
#107 Megan on 2010-12-17 01:01 (Reply)
My favorite part of the website is the entire 'Vintage' section. So many beautiful selections to choose from!
#108 ashley on 2010-12-17 01:26 (Reply)
I love the Lisette Turquoise and Gold Necklace. What a cool statement piece. Love this bag too. The taupe would deinitely be my choice.

Already a follower on twitter
#109 Carol B on 2010-12-17 03:27 (Reply)
I love the vintage gold tassel necklace.
#110 Christine on 2010-12-17 08:01 (Reply)
I love the regina motorcycle satchel in forest green.
#111 Charli on 2010-12-17 09:25 (Reply)
I've been looking for a bag just like it!

The rings selection looks fantastic -- very ornate and unique.
#112 Emilia on 2010-12-17 11:39 (Reply)
I love the Petra bag in black.
#113 Trish on 2010-12-17 11:46 (Reply)
Love the sebastian tote in purple
#114 Jen on 2010-12-17 13:43 (Reply)
I love the Madalene Tote in Taupe!! So pretty!
#115 kimmie on 2010-12-17 15:50 (Reply)
i looove the cameo rose brooch in black! looks so nice and vintage, but elegant too!
#116 Suzie Hong on 2010-12-17 16:12 (Reply)
I've admired Mimi Boutique's medium sized handbags for a long time! Love this bag!
#117 Joy W on 2010-12-17 18:44 (Reply)
My favorite product category at Mimi Boutique is the handbags category, of course!
#118 Faith Moores (Homepage) on 2010-12-17 19:37 (Reply)
Loving ALL the handbags, especially the Donya Bag in Grey! Liked on facebook and following on twitter! Thanks for introducing me to this awesome store :-)
#119 Jennifer L on 2010-12-17 22:06 (Reply)
I am a handbag type of girl! :-)
#120 Cynthia on 2010-12-17 22:18 (Reply)
I really love the jewelry, my favorite section!! The bags are amazing...would it be greedy to say..I Want! I Want! I Want!
#121 Alicia on 2010-12-18 01:36 (Reply)
Nilo Taupe Satchel with Chain, but I love them all!!
#122 Julie (Homepage) on 2010-12-18 03:27 (Reply)
i lovvee this satchel in black! great prices
#123 gina (Homepage) on 2010-12-18 12:25 (Reply)
I'm loving the Josie studded clutches, and the vintage headbands - stunning!
Like on Facebook too!

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of Mimi's beautiful bags.

Happy Holidays!
#124 Lori on 2010-12-18 14:33 (Reply)
Loving all the bags. What a great giveaway. Thanks!
#125 sohoaccessories (Homepage) on 2010-12-18 20:03 (Reply)
I am really digging the Parker Messenger bar in pewter. I cannot get enough messenger bags right now, I'm obsessed!

Already a fan on Facebook and following on Twitter (nikkimcdaniel).
#126 Nikki (Homepage) on 2010-12-18 20:25 (Reply)
I really love the Emilia Bag in Expresso.
#127 Lyndsey on 2010-12-18 21:44 (Reply)
I love the Charlize bag in Taupe... and being a grad student, I am also a fan of the messenger bags :o)
#128 Melissa on 2010-12-18 23:17 (Reply)
I lovelove the MaryBeth Vintage Jewelry Headband in Navy
#129 Lin on 2010-12-19 06:43 (Reply)
Messenger bags. I'm addicted. I love them all for handsfree shopping.
#130 Jody (Homepage) on 2010-12-19 11:50 (Reply)
Love they Zoey steel gray bag (
#131 Amy on 2010-12-19 15:41 (Reply)
I meant to add this in my previous comment -- I was already a follower on FB (A Mace).

And I'm a new Twitter follower (@nevereverdene).
#132 Amy on 2010-12-19 15:43 (Reply)
-Favorite item (s): both vintage lockets
-Liked on FB (kymby cao)
-Following on twitter (@kymby)
#133 Kymby Cao (Homepage) on 2010-12-20 01:21 (Reply)
I have to say my favorite thing from this website is the handbags. Specifically the Mulberry Alexa Inspired Bag in Navy and the Brown Convertible Messenger Bag.
#134 Mo on 2010-12-20 07:59 (Reply)
I definitely love the handbag section!
My favorite are the Nilo Taupe Satchel with Chain and the Charlize Bag.
#135 Anna on 2010-12-20 22:05 (Reply)
I love their handbag selection-- purses are my weakness! The Charlize is my favorite (as much I love the PS 1 bag, I think it's overpriced), as well as the Camilla bag. Thank you!
#136 Yvonne S on 2010-12-21 04:07 (Reply)
I'm loving the rocker glam pieces. I especially want the Pheobe Studded Necklace.

I liked on facebook.
#137 Tina on 2010-12-21 20:27 (Reply)
I follow on twitter @tinatreo1.
#138 Tina on 2010-12-21 20:32 (Reply)
That is an awesome bag. I followed on twitter, did the facebook thing... and my favourite section is the Vintage. Loving the vintage headbands.
#139 Bree on 2010-12-22 06:37 (Reply)
I love the Bronze Cybille Padlock Bow Clutch Wallet!! Sooo cute!

I "liked" on facebook and am following on twitter as @hello_amanda
#140 Amanda B on 2010-12-22 22:07 (Reply)
I love the handbags category but the Charlize bag in black is gorgeous! Perfect for days out or even for work!

I "liked" Mimi Boutique on facebook and followed them on Twitter (@thisisjudy)
#141 Judy (Homepage) on 2010-12-25 23:43 (Reply)
What an amazing site! thank you for showing such fabulous and fashionable items at budget cost!!
#142 Leigha on 2010-12-26 17:11 (Reply)
#143 elle sees (Homepage) on 2010-12-26 21:24 (Reply)
The Josie studded clutch in berry red is way too cute. I also like it in purple!
#144 yesenia on 2010-12-27 17:26 (Reply)
I adore the 'Chanelle Doctor Satchel in Beige'!

Mimi Boutique Facebook Follower too!
#145 The Kaizen Fashion Project (Homepage) on 2010-12-28 00:35 (Reply)
Mimi Boutique Twitter Follower!
#146 The Kaizen Fashion Project (Homepage) on 2010-12-28 00:39 (Reply)
Fave product is definitely the Cassandra Teal Peacock Feather Hair Clip... sooo cute and would be perfect for a Mad Men theme party!
#147 Rachel on 2010-12-29 16:20 (Reply)
So many people seem to like the satchel look these days. It would look great over the other shoulder, and especially if you could fit your laptop in it. Great look!
#148 Rachel on 2011-06-22 17:01 (Reply)
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