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Giveaway: TOTES! by Choke Shirt Company (UPDATED WITH WINNER!)

Aug 14, 2013

Like super soft graphic tees?


Like tote bags with extinct animals using antique Walkmans?

I'm not sure...

Like companies that advertise they enjoy mid-afternoon frozen treats?

Okay, I'm in.

Choke Shirt Company ( specializes in those yummy soft tees that I, personally, can't get enough of (and yet I still hold onto the old, thick cotton t-shirts from all the jobs I held in high school. HELP ME I DON'T WANT TO BECOME A HOARDER!). And now they're making totes that are just as comfy as a tote can be, I suppose.

Each tote, and t-shirt, for that matter, is hand-screenprinted in their Seattle shop. The totes are based on their most popular tees:

  1. Fahantay features and elephant made up of lots of tiny elephants.

  2. Anchor is a handrawn anchor and has red interior for that total nautical feel.

  3. Extinct is a dodo bird listening to a Walkman. (Now you get what I was talking about.)
To celebrate the launch of the new product line, Choke is offering Cupcakes & Shoes readers a $5 off promo code: CUPCAKES. The code is good from August 14th-28th. The totes are only $22, so $5 off makes for an even better deal.

So what's the giveaway, you ask? Well, it's not a tote, BUT it's a double promo, $10 off your order. And you won't find that deal anywhere but here, because I worked that out just for my lovely readers. (I probably need to work on my negotiation skills, but STILL y'all. I'm not even eligible for the $10 off promo.) Here's how to win:
  1. Comment on this post about which tote you want and why.
  2. Get a second entry by tweeting a link to this post. Make sure to cc @CupcakesDC and @ChokeShirtCo.
  3. Entries must be made by August 21, 2013.
  4. I'll use a random generator to pick the winner, which will be announced August 22, 2013 on this post as an update.

Also, if you'd like to get me the Fahantay tote, I'll give you a third entry. *winkie winkie*


And the winner, chosen by a random generator, is...


Email me at cupcakesandshoes [at] for details on your special promo code. Thanks for entering!


  1. While I love the Army, I'm aching for a Navy anchor tote! Very patriotic - perfect for a DC girl on the go.

    MEP - I'll get you an elephant and we can take our totes out for a girls day. Catch up soon?!

  2. I love the Fahantay print tote! It would be perfect to put little baby things in come January!! Soft is always best for babies, right?

  3. I love the Fahantay tote! It would be perfect for toting baby supplies come January. Babies love soft stuff and so do I!

  4. I like the Anchor one, it's cute for the summer!

  5. I adore the anchor tote - it would be the perfect tote for the summer into fall transition time.

  6. Extinct - I like this one b/c my daughter gets really excited about birds and it's one of the only words she can say right now.

  7. Love the Extinct dodo tote! As a kid, I once played a Dodo in skit competition :)

  8. Fahantay would be the perfect baby bag! (Plus, who doesn't love elephants?!)