What’s holding your wallet? ~ don’t miss the Great Pasadena Purse Swap


If you’re a fashion diva like me, you’ll want to make plans to attend this fun event. And when you’re there, take time to visit the museum’s exhibit where you can see photos of me with my favorite purse!

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

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