My love and admiration for this company started when I was in college. My first semester, I noticed several girls carrying duffels in the pattern Elizabeth (this print came out in Spring 1997), and they were embroidered. I love anything embroidered with my name! I had no idea where these girls got these bags, but I knew I had to have one. Well, I was a college student on a tight budget, so I could only wish for one for Christmas. Well, I finally received my first Vera, a small duffel in Chelsea Green, for Christmas in 2006. And, the rest is history…
I love Vera Bradley because the fabric is awesome. I usually wait to purchase items until they go on sale or off ebay, but the quality is top notch. They are washable and hold up very well. I broke down and purchased one of their beach towels this summer, and I was not disappointed. The fabric is very plush and washes very well with no fading. They even carry flip flops, office supplies, and clothing accessories now. Their patterns are now more modern looking and truly GIRLY, which I love!!!
Some of my favorite styles:
My favorite pattern to date: