Pursapalooza goes virtual!

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

Champagne Presale ticket can be purchased 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 and a glass of complimentary Heron Hill wine along with chocolates from Sweet Expressions.  Tickets will be sold online only and are limited to 50.  Purchase tickets here.

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 a 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


Thank you to our event sponsors!  The Friends of Wood Library, Canandaigua Air Center, UR Thompson Health, Canandaigua Insurance Agency, Peter Blackwood Photography, The Medicine Shoppe, Arby’s, and Sandy Reed.

Gift certificates are provided by Canandaigua Auto Wash, Canandaigua BID, Cindy Lord Hair, Family Hair, Flavors, Granger Homestead, Icon Salon, Macri’s Deli, Michelle’s Salon, Rochester Air Center, Thai by Night, Total Knockout Salon & Spa, and Tune Yoga.

Proceeds from this event support Wood Library’s life-enriching adult services and programs.