Gypsy Rose Boutique display at the store's 3421 Bannerman Road location.

For the second year, the Women United Affinity Group of United Way of the Big Bend, is preparing to dazzle patrons during their spring fundraising event known as “Shop & Stroll.”  This event, formerly known as Dress Down & Dine, will take place in the Market District from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24.

Local businesses in Tallahassee will come together to offer special discounts and raffle items including a chance to win a gold & diamond necklace donated by Hearth & Soul.

Funds raised through ticket sales help to support the initiatives of Women United and United Way of the Big Bend in their mission to lift women and families out of poverty.

“Shop and Stroll is such a great event in that it truly is community supporting community.  We are raising money and awareness for United Way programs, while supporting so many fabulous local Market Street merchants and participating vendors from throughout our city,” said Angie Sipple, Chair of Women United.  

Women United Shop & Stroll event is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 24.

Tickets for the event may be purchased in advance at for $25 and include exclusive offers and an opportunity to win raffle items at participating retailers.  Tickets may be purchased the evening of the event at the registration table located in front of Skin Science (between Pink Narcissus & Jos. A. Bank) for $30.

 Additional information on special offers including the Spring Savings Box, Bling Ring, and VIP Package can be found on the website.