ABOUT OLD BAGS LUNCHEON®
Old Bags Luncheon® is celebrating its 20th year and continues to be the Center’s largest fundraiser. The luncheon is famous in Palm Beach because of its originality, elegance, and annual sell-out crowd. Our committee of 50+ women work tirelessly for months to sell tickets, gain sponsorships, and inspire their friends and favorite vendors to donate 275 authentic, new or gently-used handbags for our silent auction. The luncheon features a celebrity keynote speaker. Past speakers include Suzanne Somers (2018), Leigh Anne Tuohy, Carson Kressley, Debbie Reynolds, Darrell Hammond, Andy Cohen, Joan Collins, Regis Philbin, Andy Cohen, Joan Rivers, and George Hamilton.
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Where: The Breaker’s, Palm Beach
Ticket Price: $450
Reception & Silent Auction: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while shopping the silent auction tables displayed with designer bags, including donations by designers such as Chanel, Akris, Timmy Woods, and Daniella Ortiz. More than 300 bags are auctioned, plus a few exceptional other donations. Two items are raffled (typically a shoe shopping spree and a piece of jewelry). In addition, a handful of designers offer a selection of new merchandise and give a percentage of sales back to CFS.
Luncheon with Celebrity Speaker: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A beautiful lunch is served in one of The Breakers’ oceanfront ballroom. The celebrity speaker gives their presentation and the raffle winners are chosen.
VIP Meet & Greet with Celebrity: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Guests who have VIP tickets join the celebrity speaker for a Meet & Greet, including photo opportunity with the celebrity.
Each guest receives a gift bag with donated items. Most recently donations included an 8 oz. bag of gourmet cookies, samples of French-made facial creams, a piece of costume jewelry ($100 retail value), a salon gift card, a Palm Beach Illustrated issue, and a book authored by the celebrity speaker.
Guests are predominantly affluent women from central Palm Beach County. Annually the event sells out at 550 attendees before the invitations are even mailed.
We have two types of Old Bags Luncheon® sponsorships: In-Kind and Corporate/Patron. Please click the links below for a summary of the benefits associated with each. Some collateral and public relations benefits are subject to print deadlines. CFS strives to recognize our sponsors while meeting these deadlines. Invitations go into production 10 weeks before the event date. If a sponsor commits after a specific press release deadline, for example, CFS will not be able to fulfill that benefit.