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Purses With a Purpose at Grand Boulevard

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What: Purses With a Purpose at Grand Boulevard
When: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Grand Boulevard

The seventh annual Purses With a Purpose event returns to Grand Boulevard on March 24 and 25, 2017!  The sale and auction of new and gently used handbags is a signature event and fundraiser for Shelter House. Tickets are available for for VIP and general admission

Whether you favor a tote, satchel, clutch or hobo, you can find it at Purses with a Purpose. This signature Shelter House event has become a must-attend annual shopping experience for ladies across the Emerald Coast. Shoppers at Purses with a Purpose have the opportunity to select from hundreds of new and gently used purses up for sale or auction. Handbags from designers including Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and more will be available for purchase.

Friday, March 24 
VIP Party, Hors D'oeuvres, Wine, Auction & Fashion Show
This year’s event kicks off with an opening party on Friday, March 24 in the corner storefront next to Altar’d State at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Attendees will enjoy appetizers from Grimaldi’s, refreshments by Timber Creek Distillery in the lounge and wines donated by Mike and Valerie Thompson of Thompson 31Fifty Wines. B-Boy Productions will provide a DJ and photo booth. A purse fashion show featuring hair and makeup by Pin Up Girls Hair Studio will top off the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. for general admission. VIP tickets get you in at 5:30 p.m. for first pick of the purses and a specialty cocktail. General admission tickets are $15, and VIP tickets are $25 in advance. Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP.

Saturday, March 25
Mimosas & Muffins
10am - 2pm
Purses with a Purpose reopens on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with deep discounts on remaining merchandise, plus muffins, mimosas and free admission. 

Since its inception, Purses with a Purpose has raised more than $73,000 to support Shelter House’s critical services for domestic and sexual violence survivors. Shelter House accepts donations of new and gently used handbags throughout the year. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelter House at

Would you like to donate new or gently used handbags? Or maybe you or your business would like to sponsor? Contact Whitney at or call 850-974-2002.

Shelter House, Inc. is the state certified domestic and sexual violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties and offering emergency confidential shelter, crisis counseling, a 24-hour hotline, children’s programs, information and referrals, education, professional training, safety planning and prevention services to survivors of domestic violence and their children and sexual violence survivors. Help is available 24/7. If you feel that a family member or intimate partner is endangering your physical or emotional safety or if you know someone experiencing this in their home, call Shelter House’s domestic violence hotline at 1-800-44-ABUSE or 850-863-4777. If you or someone you know has survived a sexual assault, call Shelter House’s sexual assault helpline at 850-226-2027.



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