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Purses with a Purpose, a signature Shelter House event, returns to Grand Boulevard at Sandestin May 14-16, 2020. Now in its tenth year, 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. Handbags from designers including Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and more will be available for purchase.

Festivities kick off Thursday, May 14, and doors open first for VIP ticketholders at 5:00 p.m. where they will be greeted with champagne and have the opportunity to shop through the selection before doors open at 5:30 p.m. for general admission. Luxury and designer label bags will be available for bidding in the silent auction area, and the walls will feature hundreds of handbags for immediate purchase. Attendees will enjoy light bites along with wine and specialty cocktails by Timber Creek DistilleryB-Boy Productions will provide entertainment for this high energy shopping event and the evening will be captured in a fun photo booth. Several weeks before the event, five local ladies are named as this year’s “SpokesPursens” who promote the event and encourage their friends and families to donate to their online fundraising page. The night of the event, one of the ladies will be named “SpokesPursen of the Year” based on the amount of funds raised for Shelter House. Kahn's Furniture & Coastal Decor will be providing a special lounge area for shoppers to sit back and relax with their friends throughout the night.

General admission tickets are $20, and VIP tickets are $25 if purchased before May 14. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25 for general admission and $30 for VIP.

Purses with a Purpose reopens for bargain shopping on Friday, May 15 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with deep discounts on remaining merchandise, plus muffins, mimosas and free admission. Both Friday and Saturday are free to attend and open to the public.

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. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelter House at [email protected]

Venue Information

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
495 Grand Boulevard
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
(850) 837-3099
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Organizer Information

Shelter House, Inc.

16 Ferry Rd SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 243-1201

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