Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Don't miss the Great Pasadena Purse Swap

The Great Pasadena Purse Swap:
South Pasadena Designer Jeanie Joe
Featured in the "10-Minute Purse Challenge"

Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Dreaming of a new "clutch"? Don't want to spend much?

Here is the event for you. Whether you want a fun tote, a classy shoulder bag, or a practical pouch, you might score the purse of your dreams at this first-time "purse swap" at the Pasadena Museum of History.

Here is how it works: You bring in a purse, bag, or tote that no longer suits your style and exchange it for somebody else's once loved accessory. Local purse experts will rank your incoming bag for the "A," "B" or "C" table - so that all guests exchange items of similar quality/value. All bags must be empty, clean and in useable condition. Upon check-in you will receive a ticketed time to choose your swap.

The "swap room" is just part of the fun.

10-Minute Purse Challenge:
South Pasadena designer Jeanie Joe, of Mission Street's "Sew Joe Stitch Lounge," has thrown down the gauntlet, stating that she can make a tote from start to useable finish in just 10 minutes! Jeanie is bringing her sewing machine, we'll provide the stopwatch -- guests can watch, root for her, and even learn design tips and sewing techniques.

Information Stations will help you
· Learn how to tell a genuine purse from a knock-off,
· Get advice on how to fend off purse snatchers,
· See treasured finds from local purse collectors,
· Hear purse prose and poetry,
· Discover what that heavy satchel you are toting is doing to your back.

Light refreshments and viewing the 100+ purses in the Museum's exhibition The Purse and the Person, round out a complete afternoon of purse fun, facts, and trading.

Location: Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena (corner Orange Grove Blvd. and Walnut St.); free parking.
Tickets: The admission fee of $8.00 general; $5.00 for Museum members allows you to swap one purse. Guests can bring a maximum of three additional purses for swapping at a charge of $5 each.
Reservations: Please call 626-577-1660, ext. 10 for reservations
Information: www.pasadenahistory.org


Buttafly Jones said...

Hi Mickie, I stumbled upon this blog entry in my google search for purse swapping. I'm planning a swap party with my girlfriends and being that it's our first time I'm trying to figure out the best way to do the purse swap.

How did this event you posted work after a person was ticketed? Was a person allowed to shop from either A, B, or C table?? I'm concerned with women bringing in designer bags compared to women bringing in less costly bags.

Mickie said...

Hello Buttafly!

I'm not sure of all the ins and outs, but if you contact the Pasadena Museum of History, I'm sure someone there could help you. Visit www.pasadenahistory.org for more info.

Happy swapping,