Koret Handbags Review and Giveaway

Richard Koret was a renown designer and visionary during his time. His passion for handbags led to innovations of unique and functional hardware, handles, and shapes. He soon became known for his dramatic handbags and impeccable taste.

Koret traveled in many social circles that enabled him to do a lot of personal promotion. It allowed him to develop and maintain relationships with several celebrities that were devoted customers, such as Grace Kelly, Nancy Kissinger, Madeline Albright, and Claudette Colbert He also made several handbags for Jacqueline Kennedy while she in the White House. Cary Grant and Kirk Douglas wooed the women in their lives by purchasing handbags designed by Koret.

His handbags exuded femininity and elegance with traditional styling, exquisite details, and attention to quality and design.

On November 14th, 1965, Richard Koret, age 64, along with 7 others were tragically killed in a plane crash while flying from Palm Spings to Burbank, California. Malcolm Kingsberg, a life time friend, acquired the business until 1968 when Michael Gordon purchased the company. It was Michael who signed the license agreement in 1995 for Pierre Cardin. In 2009, Chateau International acquired the business. Today, the business remains to Richard Koret's philosophy and bring you a touch of the past with a modern twist in the form of two collections, Koret and Koret Luxe.

Not only the Let It Shine North/South Tote is gorgeously green, but it has a roomy interior that easily holds all of my essentials and more. It has two generously sized inside pockets and a back wall zip compartment, making it easier to find your top priority essentials. It also has an 18″ detachable shoulder strap, flexible round handle with faux tortoise inset, a luggage tag adorned with the Koret logo, detachable round mirror, and a push lock tab closure. The perforated green patent exterior and leopard print interior is wildly sophisticated with a hint of sassiness without the cattiness.

The tote is regularly $108, but you can get it on sale for $64. It's available in Grass Green, Melon, and White. The tote that I received, the Grass Green, is perfect for the upcoming fall season since jewel tone accessories are one of the top trends. Bold and saturated colors, such as emerald and sapphire, are perfect for complementing your outfits. It gives them a pop of color, making you stand out without causing you to blend in with the ho-hum fall colors.

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Disclosure: The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Prize: One winner will receive the Let It Shine North/South Tote (a $108 value) from Koret Handbags.

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The giveaway will conclude on September 10th.


Annie1 said...

I adore the Pure Ostrich Clutch in Red! Gorgeous!

Anne Taylor

8:20 PM
Anonymous said...

Kisslock COlorblock! SWOON :)

sahairah at gmail dot com

11:06 PM
carole said...

like this one
Kisslocked Classic Clutch with Detachable Shoulder

10:00 AM
Michelle Hudak said...

Love the Bamboozled Satchel

10:17 AM
SouthernBelle83 said...

love this one


12:40 PM
Celeste said...

I like the Pure Ostrich East/West Satchel


12:51 PM
lisagee1234 said...

lisa lo - RC Form


Floral Contrast East/West Tote

3:20 PM
PAIGE said...

I like the Snap it Up Satchel in black.

3:34 PM
Anonymous said...

the Bamboozled Satchel Helen Marie Jones hmjst1@gmail.com

5:04 PM
linett said...

Love the Snap It Up Satchel in black, thanks

6:56 PM
tawndam said...

Honestly... the Let it Shine totes... but the
Snap It Up Patent Leather E/W Double Handle Satchel is cute, too

7:03 PM
Hoa said...

I love the Turned Out Classic Top Handle Satchel.


7:48 PM
Brynn said...

I like the Turned Out Too Clutch With Chain

8:46 PM
Tara S. said...

I love the Kisslock Colorblock N/S Double Handle

9:17 PM
Denise said...

The Kisslock Colorblock Top Handle is cute!

12:55 AM
Wendy said...

I really like the Floral Contrast East/West Tote!

1:40 AM
deanna said...

fave: http://korethandbags.com/products/touch-of-color-classic-half-flap-shoulder/

2:32 AM
Elaine Bolduc said...

i like Kisslock Colorblock Top Handle purse

5:30 AM
Lulu said...

I love the Slithering Clutch:

7:35 AM
The Beauty Bug said...

The Richard Classic is my favorite

10:27 AM
Anonymous said...

Snake Charmer N/S Tote
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

1:49 PM
Sunnyvale said...

Boucle Olé East/West Tote

2:12 PM
Courtney B said...

i like the snake charmer tote

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

3:23 PM
Anonymous said...

Classic clutch

4:57 PM
ehhogan said...

I like the Snap It Up Satchel in papaya


5:30 PM
Bleu said...

I like the Bamboozled Satchel http://korethandbags.com/products/bamboo-top-handle-tooled-satchel/

6:25 PM
carol said...

Kisslocked Classic Clutch with Detachable Shoulder is a real nice bag

6:32 PM
Anonymous said...

Kisslock Colorblock, LOVE both of those :)
sahairah at gmail dot com

9:56 PM
Shahneela Shamim said...

i love the floral contrast bag..

10:33 PM
freddie said...

I like their Turned Out Classic Half Flap Classic. dwelchert@yahoo.com

9:21 AM
Debra Guillen said...

Stripe Sensation East/West Tote

9:45 AM
ellie said...

I like the Floral Contrast East/West Tote

1:39 PM
nightowl said...

I like the Kisslocked Shoulder bag.

8:23 AM
mogrill said...

The Snap it up satchel.
Thanks for the chance.

3:04 PM
Jean said...

I like the
Retro Metro Top Handle Satchel

4:45 AM
KrysR said...

The Red Snap it Up Satchel is a great bag! http://korethandbags.com/products/snap-it-up/

10:13 AM
dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

Kisslocked classic. Chic.

3:51 PM
kellyr78 said...

I like the Snap It Up Patent Leather E/W Double Handle Satchel


7:43 PM
Daisy said...

i like the http://korethandbags.com/products/boucle-ole-eastwest-tote-2/

11:56 AM
sweetsue said...

The Kisslock Colorblock N/S Double Handle is my favorite.
Susan Chester

11:13 PM
smilekisses said...

I love the Framed Python Classic.

1:16 AM
Kelly Blackwell said...

I love the turned out classic envelope clutch! http://korethandbags.com/products/turned-out-too-classic-envelope-clutch/


5:11 PM
vboackle said...

i like the strike it rich tote.

12:10 AM
Erika P. said...

I like the Slithering East/West Satchel.

8:40 PM
Helen said...

I like the Floral Contrast East/West Tote in melon

12:46 AM
Lalaine Salvador Photography said...

currently adoring the tote! :) such a nice bag!

1:47 AM
Ashley Morrissey said...

I love the Kisslock Colorblock Top Handle!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey

3:24 PM
Danielle B said...

My favorite bag is Framed Python Classic

8:27 PM
Robin Quick said...

My favorite is the Country Road Satchel in British Tan.

10:22 AM
ginny101 said...

my favorite is the pure Ostrich east/west satchel in red

12:45 PM
Marilena Kat said...

Kisslocked Classic Clutch with Detachable Shoulder

9:24 AM
Christina said...

Framed Python Classic E/W Top Handled Frame

6:19 PM
Randominities said...

Country Road satchel is my favorite.

8:09 PM
Anonymous said...

The Snap It Up Satchel is my favorite. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

10:09 PM
yellowlabs said...

I like the Triple Play Too Satchel

9:24 AM
calvad said...

My favorite is the snap It Up Satchel. calvad at aol dot com

9:39 AM
Christy Ann said...

I like the Pure Ostrich East/West Satchel!

11:06 AM
purango said...

The Snap It Up Satchel Patent Sandstone is my favorite.

1:13 PM
San Diego Momma said...

I LOVE love the Richard Classic Framed Clutch.

1:33 PM
kathy pease said...

I like the Floral Contrast East/West Tote

3:06 PM
Anonymous said...

I really like the Richard classic N/S single handled frame

3:17 PM
imaclutz89 said...

I love the Slithering Clutch!


3:55 PM
bbrittbrat1398 said...

The floral contrast east/west tote is super cute.

4:16 PM
cassandra said...

I like the kisslock colorblock.
fb: rab pom

4:24 PM
Sarah Yurga said...

Framed Python Classic N/S Top Handle Frame is my favorite

5:55 PM
Re said...

the envelope clutch

6:00 PM
hussagain said...


6:26 PM
sumn said...

I like the Framed Python Classic.

7:32 PM
Cza Callanta said...

i love the Snap It Up Satchel in black.

8:07 PM
Cza Callanta said...

you are so generous for having this. keep it up and thanks so much! :)

8:12 PM
daveshir2005 said...

I like the Boucle Olé East/West Tote

email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

9:07 PM
Breanne said...

Snap It Up Satchel

9:19 PM
Brutus Duffy said...

I love the black Snap it Up Satchel.

9:58 PM
Kristin said...

Floral Contrast East West Tote in Pink.

10:29 PM
eclairre said...

I like the Snap it Up Satchel in black.

11:18 PM
Mandy said...

I like the Floral Contrast East/West Satchel :)

11:26 AM
Anonymous said...

Absolutely love it! Def a great peice to add to a fall outfit!!

10:40 AM
Ashia said...

Oh would love this

9:16 PM

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