You hear it right, thanks to our curteous sponsor Qara Argentina, we're running a new, exciting handbag giveaway contest with prizes worth nearly a thousand bucks! Don't know about Qara? Let'em introduce themselves: What's special about Argentinian leather compared to Italian leathers? Sounds pretty amazing to me! We are proud to have Qara Argentina on board to send three amazing and unique bags to three of our lucky members! The Contest TGIF - Thank God It's Friday! This Friday could not have come quickly enough. Work and responsibilities have been piling up all week, late nights have been wearing me down, it's all out of control! I know you feel me on this. How about we make your work day a little easier and hook you up with a new New York bag to take to your dreaded 9-5 job? I bet you don't disagree. Tell us why your job sucks and you deserve a new bag! The contest rules have never been easier. One submission per member until next Friday, July 28th 2006, 11:59pm EST. Post your submission in this thread, Megs and I will decide on the three poorest, most pitiful and deserving souls. The winners will get to choose among the following three gems: Large Qara Mia Tote Lightweight, durable and impossibly comfortable, this tote is the perfect everyday carry-all. How big is it? It can carry a laptop, today's lunch, yesterday's dinner, a large dog and maybe a small gaucho. And it will still look great. Interior zipper pocket and cell compartment. Snap closure. 19½"H x 17½"W x 2"D Retail: $205 (link) Qara Messenger Bag Designed for everyday use. Features handmade bronze hardware. One exterior lined pocket. Interior iPod pocket, BlackBerry pocket, four pen loops, keychain holder and detachable leather keychain included. Adjustable strap with buckle. Flap lined with Napa suede. Magnetic snap closure. Customizable lining. 11¾"H x 13¼"Wx 5"D Retail: $285 (link) Qara Horsehair Tote Convenient carry-all. Interior cell phone holder, four pen loops, organizational pocket and keychain holder. Detachable leather keychain included. Interior zip-close pocket, zipper-pull with handmade alpaca nail-head hardware, black canvas lining with brown leather detailing. 14"H x 12"W x 6D Retail: $420 (link) Good luck to everyone - now go ahead and vent! Many thanks again to Qara for making this contest possible!