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Handbags & Gladrags

So I got an invite to this event a few weeks ago and unfortunately the combination of working all weekend & my car being bolloxed means I won't be able to make it (we'll ignore the fact that I have zero money till payday lol)
It looks like a great day though and for a great cause so for anyone looking a day out near the North Coast check out the spiel below!

"Organised by the women of Causeway Coast Vineyard (CCV)(www.causewaycoastvineyard.com), Handbags and Gladrags is the 21st century’s answer to the humble jumble sale. It’s a chic ‘pop-up’ twist on a charity shop, where fashion-lovers can buy pre-loved, nearly new and vintage items of donated clothing in a luxurious temporary setting awash with indulgences including pampering treatments and delicious food and drink, with all profits going to charity.

Now in its fourth year, Handbags and Gladrags takes place on Friday 10th February 2012 (5-7pm and 8-10pm) and Saturday 11th February 2012 (10-12pm, 1-3pm, 4-6pm, 7-9pm) at Coleraine’s new not-for-profit lifestyle boutique, Hope and Gloria (24 Railway Road, Coleraine). The last Handbags and Gladrags event raised over £4,500 for charity and was attended by more than 850 people.

Handbags and Gladrags spokeswoman Tori Sheppard said: “Every year we think we’ll never improve on the last event but this looks set to be the biggest and best Handbags and Gladrags event yet, with no less than six different shopping sessions to choose from. So much is included in the price of your ticket: bag yourself some beautiful bargains, try out a whole new look on a shoestring, indulge in some pampering (from nails and facials to hair consultations and massage) and enjoy delicious food and drink, with the added bonus of knowing the money raised is all going towards compassion projects both at home and abroad...it's good all the way around!"

Handbags and Gladrags is a women-only event, but boys and girls under eight years old can attend for free. Tickets cost £5 and are available online from www.hopeandgloria.org and at CCV’s Sunday services at 27 Queen’s Street, Coleraine (the old Dunnes stores building)"

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