SoleMates Shoe Store Set to Bring 56 Fashion Vendors to Gonzales with First Annual Pop-Up Shop and Fashion Show

SoleMates Shoe Store will host its First Annual Pop-Up Shop and Fashion Show Saturday, April 7, at noon in the Lamar Dixon Expo Center of Gonzales, LA. The pop-up shop will be from noon to 5 p.m., and the fashion show will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Although presale ticket sales ended earlier this week, admission will be $15 at the door with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit The Women of Domestic Violence Foundation, an affiliate of The Butterfly Society founded in Baton Rouge. Well-known personality LaTangela Fay will be hosting and music artist Denisia will be performing while DJ Child Support controls the turntables.
There will be 56 fashion vendors catering to everyone’s stylistic needs along with 7 food vendors and a concession stand for those seeking refreshments. Giveaways will take place throughout the fashion show, and, while only cash will be taken for admission at the door, designers may be able to take major credit and debit cards.
In addition to giving consumers a place to find fierce fashion and benefiting a great cause, one of the main reasons owner Brelle Ford decided to create the fashion event was because she wanted to inspire others, especially small business entrepreneurs, to step out on the faith that God has given them. This event may be the first of its kind, but it will not be the last because Ford hopes to host this annual event for years to come. To get more details on this event and keep up with future events hosted by SoleMates Shoe Store, you can follow the business’s Facebook page, or its Instagram page @solematesshoes , as well as owner Brelle Ford @iambrelleford. Exclusive – Yung Nahledge Clothing Interview with Tubbi of the Nerdy Bird Site (Video)

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