The Matador Luggage need your unwanted handbags

BY JESICA SLABBERT - AUGUST 14, 2016

Since August is Women's Month, a Port Elizabeth-based shopping brand, The Matador Luggage, are encouraging the public to pop into any of their stores, either in Greenacres or at Walmer Park shopping centres, and leave any unwanted handbags for their social awareness campaign.

There will be a labelled suitcase for the drop-offs in the stores.

At the end of August, The Matador will then fill the handbags with toiletries for ladies and donate them to local NGO, Love Story, for distribution at City Feed, a soup kitchen that takes place every week night next to the City Hall.

According to Kurt Van Vollenhoven at The Matador Luggage, the campaign originated with their brand wanting to give back to the community in the form of a social awareness campaign, where they chose to focus on celebrating women because they make up most of their cliental, and in celebration of Women’s month.

“We believe this campaign will be successful since PE people are extremely generous and many women have handbags they don't use anymore. Why not donate them to someone, who something small like that can make a world of difference?” said Van Vollenhoven.

“There is something dignified and uniquely feminine about a handbag, so even just a handbag with some nice things inside can help restore so much dignity to women in need.”

The Matador Luggage are suppliers of handbags, briefcases, wallets and  purses.