By Women FOR Women: Boerne Retailers' Style Show & Shopping Event Hits The Bevy, Sept 21st
Who: Our lovely Boerne retailers and YOU
What: The first-ever Boerne Retailers’ Style Show & Shopping Event benefiting the Kendall County Women’s Shelter
When: Saturday, September 21st from 6:00-9:00pm
Where: The Bevy Hotel Boerne (101 Herff Road)
Why: Shop, snack, sip, enjoy the show, and support a great cause in our community!
Tickets: $50 (Purchase HERE)
You know I’m a sucker for a good cause, right? And that I am all about shopping local and shopping small, when we can? Then you’ll understand how excited I was when I first heard about this new Boerne event! Naturally, I wanted all the details on the show, so I reached out to Ashley Ermis of Joli Boutique, who, along with Amy Bierstedt (of From Scratch Farm and Shutter-Happy Photography) and Emily Carvalho (of The Christmas Shoppe) is one of three key coordinators of the event. Here’s what she had to say about how it came to be:
“This all came about after Joli Boutique owner, Barbara Burger, and I were involved in an event in San Antonio that was just so impactful,” Ashley said. “We thought, why on Earth has Boerne not done something like this before? We have a group of retailers that are involved in so much and we wanted to find a way to bring it all under one roof while making a difference in our community.”
And so, the planning began and the Kendall County Women’s Shelter, which provides emergency shelter, counseling, life skills classes, legal advocacy, and food and nutrition services to our neighbors in need, seemed a logical choice as beneficiary for the evening.
“Our theme is ‘Community Supporting Community’: in order to have a thriving Main Street, it takes more than just open doors,” Ashley explained. “It takes residents shopping, businesses being charitable to community organizations, and community organizations, in turn, helping residents. It really needs to come full-circle and the women’s shelter is such a prominent, remarkable organization in Boerne; it was the perfect fit.”
So, what can we expect at the event? Cocktails and appetizers—for starters—then a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win fantastic prizes donated by area businesses. And, of course, pop-up shopping and the super fun Style Show featuring some of our favorite Boerne boutiques, to include:
The Christmas Shoppe
Daisy Pearl Boutique & Gifts
The Dienger Trading Co.
From Scratch Farm
Gallery 195 of Boerne
La Te Da
The Pearl Antler
Rustic Heart Resale & Vintage Treasures
Tootie Pie Co.
and Wheeler’s Western Outfitters & Boutique
“Our Master of Ceremonies for the style show will be none other than Boerne Mayor Tim Handren. And you’re only going to see real people on our runway—friends, family, and customers. We want to show our clothes how they truly are. We also want to continue with our ‘Community’ theme by having real members of our community run the show! It will be way more fun to see your own friends up there strutting their stuff anyway, right?”
And as if you need more convincing of just how amazing the night will be, there’s one more detail to discuss: FREE BABYSITTING.
That’s right. FREE BABYSITTING, y’all!
Thanks to the retailers’ partnership with The Bevy Hotel and Time Out Sitters, you can spend that babysitting money on your ticket…or a new dress (or two), rather than actually paying your sitter. Maybe that’s not a big deal to everyone, but for some of us, it’s everything.
“We want to make this as easy as possible. We want to make clear how much the Boerne retailers love this community and appreciate the support received from it. And for those who don't make it to Main Street all that often and maybe aren't familiar with our stores, this is a fantastic way to see what’s here and what we have to offer.”
Tickets for the Boerne Retailers’ Style Show & Shopping Event can be purchased HERE. A full list of sponsors is available on the website and any questions can be asked through the event’s official Facebook page. Now, grab your girls, AND GO!
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NOTE: All photos in this post are courtesy of the Boerne Retailers’ Style Show & Shopping Event, unless otherwise noted.