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Tickets now on sale for Shelter House’s Purses with a Purpose Shelter House “bags” tenth year of Emerald Coast’s biggest shopping event

Purses with a Purpose, a signature Shelter House event, returns for the 10th-anniversary event to be held at Destin Commons, September 23-25, 2021. 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. Handbags from designers including Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach, and more will be available for purchase. Festivities kick off with a VIP event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, at the Destin Commons in the former Williams Sonoma storefront next to Steve Madden and Express. New to the event this year, shoppers that are unable to attend the event in person will have access to virtually bid on handbags in the silent auction.

Attendees at the in-person event will be able to shop through the luxury and designer label bags featured in the virtual silent auction, as well as the shelves filled with hundreds of handbags for immediate purchase. Shoppers will also enjoy light bites along with wine and specialty cocktails by Timber Creek Distillery. B-Boy Productions will provide entertainment for this high-energy shopping event and fun memories of the evening will be captured by Southern Fried Photo Booth.

VIP tickets are $25 if purchased before September 23 and or $30 if purchased at the door. Purses with a Purpose reopens for bargain shopping on Friday, September 24 from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 from 12:00 – 4:00 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.

For more information on the event or to purchase advance tickets for Thursday night, find the Purses with a Purpose event on Shelter House’s Facebook or visit and 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


About Shelter House: 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.

Tickets now on sale for Shelter House’s Purses with a Purpose Shelter House

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