San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Enchanted Closet, Inc. is pleased to present the Enchanted Purse Exchange to raise funds to support the operation of the GIRL$ Program, a program defined as a Service-Learning Program and designed to increase the self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency of middle and high school girls, residing in metropolitan Atlanta.
The Enchanted Purse Exchange will provide an opportunity for attendees to freshen up their handbag game by exchanging purses they no longer carry. All purses entered into the exchange are expected to meet a certain standard of quality and should be in good condition; free from excessive markings, with functioning straps and closures. Purses will be tagged based on the estimated fair market value level and attendees can make a selection to exchange from purses at the same level of the purse they submitted. Attendees wishing to exchange at levels higher than that of the purse they submitted will be required to complete a value level upgrade.
There will be also be an “auction” of enchanted purses donated by various artisans and designers, an opportunity to network, enjoy good food and a chance to win special door prizes. This is a great opportunity to snag a great purse, save money and support the empowerment, and social and professional enhancement of the girls in metropolitan Atlanta. Free 3 hour parking is available in the parking deck located next to the restaurant. Your parking ticket must be validated by the restaurant.
If you would like to make donations of formal dresses, shoes, purses, and jewelry to the Enchanted Closet on August 23, you may do so. Donated items should be in condition. Donations forms will be available for tax documentation purposes. All donations to the Enchanted Closet are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
1. Is there a cut off time for items to be included in the exchanged?
All items must be checked-in no later than 30 minutes after the event start time. Once checked-in the items will be inventoried and placed on display within their appropriate value level.
2. How to I make an exchange bid?
Upon check in, each guest will be given an “Enchanted Exchange Card” (EEC) for the value level of their donated purse. The EEC will be used during the exchange process. Each purse will have an exchange bid sheet (EBS), with the first exchange listed as “free”. Each bid thereafter will increase in price (Bareness - $5, Duchess - $10, Princess - $15, Queen - $20). The event staff will manage the guest selection process by marking the numbered EBS for each purse at the display table; purses do not leave the display table.
3. Once the exchange begins will I be able to exchange again?
Once the exchange opens, you will be able to exchange as many times has you would like until the exchange is announced “closed”. The first exchange is free and each exchange thereafter will increase in price based upon the value level (Bareness - $5, Duchess - $10, Princess - $15, Queen - $20).
4. Is there a cut off time for the "free" first exchange?
Once a purse has been selected by a guest, the “free” exchange is valid. Once the purse is selected a second time, the “free” exchange expires, and the price increase begins.
5. If I don’t get the bag I want can I exchange again?
To ensure that you snag the bag you want, you may enter as many exchange bids as you would like until the exchange is announced closed.
6. How do I know the exchange has ended?
Once the exchange is announced “closed”, no additional exchange bids will be accepted. The EEC will be collected and matched with the EBS. The guest with the highest exchange bid will be named as the new owner, proceed to check out, and take home their newly exchanged purse.
7. What if I change my mind about my 1st selection and want to make a different selection?
You may change your mind as many times as you would like as long has the exchange is open. If you change your mind about your selection, you must have the event staff cancel your prior exchange bid from the EBS and have your EEC updated.
8. How do you determine the new owner when multiple guests want the same purse?
All guests will have the opportunity to place exchange bids to ensure the desired bag is claimed. The guest with the highest exchange bid will check out and take home their newly exchanged purse.
9. How do I exchange on a purse in higher value level that I just can’t live without?
No worries, you can purchase a value level upgrade to snag that “to die for” purse. Once all items have been placed on display, there will be a 15 minute preview period in which guest will be able to preview the bags on display. Guest will have 10 minutes to purchase a value level upgrade for an additional $20 per level.
When & Where
Enchanted Closet, Inc.
A 501 c(3) nonprofit service organization benefiting the girls of metropolitan Atlanta.