Old Bags Luncheon Raises $395K

Homeward Bound’s luncheon attracts 500 guests

The Old Bags Luncheon that is a handbag shopping extravaganza attracted around 500 guests to the Arizona Biltmore on Nov. 13. Chaired by Michelle DeJean Schechner and Missy Turner, the event raised more than $395,000 for the families of Homeward Bound, helping them break the cycle of poverty.

During the social hour, guests had the opportunity to bid on hundreds of vintage and designer handbags as well as to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win luxury bags.

The luncheon, served under the tent on the Biltmore lawn, had as its theme “Lunch at Monet’s Table.” Tables by White House Design Studio reflected the lavenders and florals of Giverny. Many of the guests wore picture hats, also reflecting the garden theme.

Tim Braun, vice president and general manager of Neiman Marcus Scottsdale, was honored with the 2017 Luminary Award. For 10 years, Neiman Marcus has supported Homeward Bound and its mission to serve the needs of families going through challenges. Neiman Marcus presented a runway show featuring Talbot Runhof fashions at the luncheon.

Regina and Peter Bidstrup served as honorary chairs. The Bidstrups are among the founders of Homeward Bound.


Talbot Runhof fashions on the runway

Amanda Hayden, Clarissa Robinson, Molly Sodja, Denise Voss, Stefanie Lots, Tara Kohnke, Jennifer Wissinger, Lizzie Manji, Luisa Bakay and Fia Shennib

Becky Jackson with co-chairs Michelle Schechner and Missy Turner

Camerone McCulloch

Jill Riley and Donna Johnson

Mary Lou Barton

Patty Sapp and Roseann Dunteman

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