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Celebrating its fifth year, Wood Library’s Pursapalooza will feature a curated collection of high-end designer purses and totes that will be available for sale in an online store from November 14-21, 2020.

As in past years, donations of new and gently used purses and totes will be made by community members.  The 2020 collection will include these brands:  Coach, Michael Kors, Tori Burch, Dooney and Bourke, Mary Frances, Brahmin, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, among others.

A Champagne Presale ticket will be offered for $30.00.  In addition to exclusive early access to the online store starting at 4:00PM on Saturday, November 14, Champagne ticket-holders will receive a bottle of champagne or wine along with some sweets.  Tickets will be sold online only and are limited to 50.  Purchase tickets here starting October 1.

The public sale will start on Sunday, November 15, and run to 5:00PM on Saturday, November 21, or until the merchandise is sold out, whichever comes first.  No tickets are necessary for the public sale.

In addition to the spectacular collection of designer purses and totes, you can purchase raffle tickets ($5 each) for a chance to win one of several new designer purses paired with gift certificates from area businesses.  Raffle tickets can be purchased in the online store.

Mystery jewelry bags can be purchased for $10.  Each mystery bag contains at least 2 pieces of jewelry – a combination of either earrings, a necklace, a bracelet or a pin. All bags are valued at more than $10 (a few way more)!  Some may include sterling silver or other gems!  These make great holiday gifts.

All sales are final.  No returns will be accepted.

Purchased merchandise will be available for pick-up at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, on Sunday, November 22, from 1:00-4:00PM.  You must show proof of purchase.

We have planned an exciting array of free virtual programs which will take place in early November:

  • An exploration of the history of fashion
  • Mother-daughter makeover challenge
  • Make and take craft
  • Make-up tutorial
  • Purse Bingo

We are accepting donations of new and gently-used purses and totes by these designers:  Brahmin, Tori Burch, Chanel, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Mary Frances, Gucci, Michael Kors, Patricia Nash, Kate Spade, and Louis Vuitton.  Donated purses and totes must be clean, empty, and have no broken or missing parts.

Donations will be accepted by appointment only on these dates:

Saturday, October 3 10am to 12pm

Monday, October 5 2pm to 4pm

Wednesday, October 7 6pm to 8pm

Thursday, October 8 2pm to 4pm

Thursday, October 15 6pm to 8pm

Sunday, October 18 1pm to 3pm

Contact Wood Library during regular business hours to schedule your appointment:  585.394.1381.

We cannot accept jewelry or off-brand purses this year.