On Sunday, April 26 the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host the wildly successful “Bags & Baubles” for its fifth consecutive year. Bags & Baubles is a fresh, fashion-focused silent auction that features a coveted array of handbags, jewelry and accessories. The exclusive event draws chic crowds from all over Southern California to a private Rancho Santa Fe estate for an afternoon of luxury and top-of-the-line shopping. Bags & Baubles has become the single largest fundraiser aimed at preventing the “economic euthanasia” of family pets in San Diego County.

Handbags - Stephanie Arberg Photography

FACE is now accepting donations of new and “gently loved” high-end handbags, jewelry and accessories for this year’s much anticipated Bags & Baubles. Donated items will be auctioned to help provide financial grants to local families who cannot afford the cost of care for their critically injured or sick pets.“Bags and Baubles provides the perfect opportunity to do a little spring cleaning while giving back to those in need in our community,” says FACE’s Executive Director, Brooke Haggerty.

Bags & Baubles has gained momentum with each season, thanks to an ever growing selection of on-trend fashion pieces and a glamorous mix-and-mingle atmosphere. FACE expects over 400 guests, with upward of 350 designer and vegan handbags available for purchase, along with fine wines, gourmet appetizers and estate tours available throughout the day. Registration opens in January and those interested in attending are encouraged to sign up quickly, as the event will sell out. There is a bag for every budget, and with a registration fee of just $10, the 5th annual Bags & Baubles should not be missed.

Judith Lieber Bag - Stephanie Arberg Photography

FACE is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, established in 2006. Those looking for information about sponsorships or making a tax-deductible donation to Bags & Baubles can contact FACE by calling 858-450-3223 or emailing events@face4pets.org.