We hope you are ready for Purses with a Purpose, a signature Shelter House event! Purses with a Purpose returns for the 12th year and will be held at the Maxine Orange Art & Design Gallery (21A Eglin Pkwy NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548) October 20-22, 2022. Over the past decade, Purses with a Purpose 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, wallets, and accessories up for sale or auction. Gently used handbags will be available for immediate purchase during shopping hours, while the new and upscale brand handbags will be auctioned off through virtual bidding from Monday, October 16 through the close of the VIP event on Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 pm CST.
This year’s event kicks off with the Purses with a Purpose VIP event on Thursday, October 20th at the Maxine Orange Studio Gallery located in Fort Walton Beach. Attendees will enjoy bottomless beverages, light bites, entertainment and live access to the silent auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets can purchased in advance for $50. This event will sell out, as space is limited!
Purses with a Purpose reopens to general admission on Friday, October 21st from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Handbags and Happy Hour. Tickets are $20 and guests will enjoy cocktails, light bites and entertainment as they shop a selection of handbags and accessories.
The event will reopen on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with deep discounts on remaining merchandise. Complimentary mimosas and muffins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and admission is free to all shoppers on Saturday.
Since its inception, Purses with a Purpose has raised more than $120,000 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, as well as numerous auction items from our generous community supporters. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelter House at 850-243-1201 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org