Power of the Purse + Preview of Bags!

Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse is a silent and live auction that features bags donated by businesses and individuals from around the Midlands. With food, wine, and even a martini luge, this is sure to be an exciting event, with all proceeds benefiting women and children. Anyone may attend and have the opportunity to bid on the fun and unique bags.

“We have purses from all over,” said Stephanie Parrish, Program Coordinator for Women in Philanthropy. “Even some that our members picked up from travels in different parts of the world. But our best sellers the truly unique ones, those that are one of a kind, as well as those by well-known or boutique designers.”

A popular local blogger, The Shop Tart posted a preview of some of the fabulous bags to expect at Power of the Purse!  Click {here} to see the slideshow.  Here are a few of the generous designers and companies that donated bags –

What’s Haute, Mahogany Communications, PurseN, Sevda London, PurseN, amykathryn, Mia Cotone, m.clifford Designs, Ecoist, Spartina 449, Ellen Allen Annapolis, Onna Ehrlich, Felix Rey, JALDA, Sequoia Paris, Post –, psnob, Imprematura, Resale-Riches, and many more!

Funds raised during the event will support various causes that help women and children in the Columbia area. Last year, Women in Philanthropy grants supported teen suicide prevention, reading programs in local schools, and a program to teach healthy habits to girls of single parents, among other efforts.

Admission to Power of the Purse is $40 per person. Online registration is closed, however, you can pay at the door!  See you there!


  1. Love love love all the bags! Gorgeous!

  2. YAY! Everything looks great for the event!


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