The Tea Collection – Inspired by Culture – $100 Gift Card Giveaway

If you’ve ever had the privilege to have traveled around the globe you will have noticed that people the world over are very meticulous in how they dress in their culture.  They pull off just the right look where they live so that somehow they are not too formal or too casual, meaning that wherever they go, they are neither overdressed nor underdressed.

The Tea Collection clothing is not about flashy styles, it’s more about the overall look, fit, feel and quality of the garment.  Inspired by cultures around the world, with Tea you will find upscale baby clothes, children’s clothing and pieces for women.

The most recent collection by Tea is inspired by Catalonia, a region of Spain in the Mediterranean with the city of Barcelona at its hub.  Having just been in Barcelona last April, and walking ‘La Rambla’, it amazed me to see how spot on Tea was with the styles featured in this collection.  The colors and styles and design of the garments, capture the spirit of Barcelona and that region with authenticity.

I was able to receive a few pieces of Tea clothing to see/feel/wear first hand.  For myself I chose the Solid Palace Tee in Slate.  This shirt is casual wear with jeans, but at the same time, wear it with a pair of slacks and you have yourself a dressier look.  Add a scarf or a focal necklace and you achieve another look. 

The shirt is of the softest cotton and is quality made.  No stretching or misshaping took place while laundering.  It is a great piece of clothing that is certainly high end.  The sizes I find are true.  I’m wearing the X-Small.  I could possibly have gone one size up to account for shrinkage, but I wash my clothes in cold water and hang to dry so hedged my bets on the smallest size from their size chart, and it fits perfectly.  In my opinion that’s another sign of a quality piece of Women’s Clothing, that you can order the size you know you fit, and indeed it does fit!

European luxury for the little ones differentiates itself through the offering of graphics on tees that are appropriate for children but aren’t “childish”.  There is a strong emphasis on color in the Tea Collection garments, and most of the lines are mix and match, stretching your dollar just a bit further.  Prices are higher than department stores, but they are in step with the quality of the clothing.  (Their sale selections have many bargains though.)

Take for instance this outfit I got for my nephew from their Boy’s Clothing Collection. Inspired by the culture of Hungary, you’ll see the bold autumn orange is striking, and the large graphic design is rooted in the culture of the country, it would be liked by a young boy, but is still tasteful.

The pants have a reinforced knee, and the one thing I always look for…an adjustable waistband.  Hooray!


The only thing I would change on the clothing I received would be the tags in the shirts.  I’m more of a fan of the labels being ironed on or imprinted on the back of the shirts than having an actual tag, especially on the children’s clothing. 

Clothing from the Tea Collection seems to be a good investment, with classic styles, and worth the price paid in the long run. Their clothing can be purchased online at as well as at brick and mortar retailers all over the world.

One reader will win a $100 Gift Card to purchase some clothing from the Tea Collection!

To enter the giveaway visit Tea’s Online Store and tell me something you would purchase with the gift card if you are the lucky winner (besides the items mentioned in this post).  You can enter daily.  (When you have completed the mandatory entry once, each subsequent day, you can simply comment with “daily entry”).

Open to US Residents ages 18+, ends February 23, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  E-mail must be in comment or submitted when entering.  By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

“I wrote this post on behalf of Tea Collection and received a gift card to aid me in my review.”

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