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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

PURSEuasion is heating up...

The word is spreading! People are readying their paddles for our 4th annual PURSEuasion designer bag auction + luncheon.

Last year's bidding was fierce and this year's crop of bags promises to incite the same level of competition. Here's a peek at what you'll see at the auction:

Prada - East West Handbag - Value $2260
Deep brown leather, this structured handbag goes from the office to an evening out, with gold accents and snap closure. The perfect departure from the everyday black purse. Crafted from calfskin and featuring a rich red lambskin lining, double top handles and a detachable shoulder strap.

Versace - Barocco Medusa Handbag - Value $1145
This Versace pattern tote adds the perfect punch to any outfit with its striking pink details. Large enough to be used as a weekender, or perfect for carrying every day essentials. Double top handles and clasp enclosure with the classic Versace Medusa print.

Tiffany - Channing Bag - Value $1300 Exclusively available only at PURSEuasion, the Channing bag in natural grain Italian leather with palladium-plated solid brass hardware will be not be available in Canada until Fall 2011. The Channing bag boasts Tiffany Blue® leather lining with two small interior pockets, a zipper compartment and a key ring. Fold-over front flap with turn-lock closure in the signature Tiffany Blue® enamel.

Chanel - Caviar Clutch - Value $1900
A timeless clutch for all occasions, the traditional style of the caviar clutch is instantly recognizable in any colour. This clutch is shaped by a frame closure, with a silvertone CC forming the top clasp. The traditional Chanel beige compliments any outfit for an evening out.

Blumarine - Suede Bag with Rings - Value $895
From the Blumarine Spring/Summer 2011 collection comes this soft deep brown calf leather purse with rings. Removable shoulder strap easily transforms the bag from day to evening. Inside zip pocket and magnetic front closure. Handcrafted in Italy.

Balenciaga - Giant Hip Silver - Value $795
This gorgeous lavender is a must have from Balenciaga’s summer 2011 collection. Crafted from soft vintage lambskin and palladium plated metal hardware, a top zip closure, hand stitched handles and front zip pocket complete this piece. Bonus leather framed hand mirror compliments the fine textile lining and interior zip pocket.

Ports 1961 - Oversize Clutch - Value $590
Crafted from lambs leather and genuine German felt, this statement clutch is sure to draw attention. Magnetic closures and hidden zippers give this bag a unique look.

Plus many more from Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Stuart Weitzman, John Fluevog, Obakki and others!

Join in the bidding action on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. Champagne: 11:30am Luncheon + designer bag auction: noon - 2:00pm Dress: Urban Chic

Tickets are $250 per person (with a tax receipt of $125). Contact Colette Lynch at 604-683-2871 for tickets!

Proceeds to benefit Vancouver Opera's acclaimed education and community programs

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