Inside Stitch

The official Vera Bradley blog

Destination Diaries. Holly

Our Public Relations Product Placement Representative, Holly, recently ventured to the Windy City on official blogger business. She graciously offered to journal her journey and share her getaway style.

Travel Diaries: Holly W.

Packing up her Lighten Up Wheeled Carry On …

Travel Diaries: Holly W.

[Pictured: Umbrella in Pixie Confetti | Quilted Emma Satchel in White | Quilted Mia Satchel in White | Novelty Hybrid Phone Case in Pixie Blooms | Big Tote in Confetti Stripe | Lighten Up Wheeled Carry On in Pixie Confetti]

Shop the styles Holly carried in Chicago, online and in stores.

Ladies lunching

Tuesday was for luck and gathering, and in the spirit of the holiday, we co-hosted a St. Patrick’s Day brunch with our Brand Ambassador, Olympic Gold Medalist Meryl Davis. Twelve of The Windy City’s finest bloggers came to the Allium in the Four Season’s Resort in Chicago to chat with our beautiful Brand Ambassador about all things Leather and fashion and, as expected, the afternoon was a treat for all in attendance.

Handbags, flowers, candles, coffee & new friends thank goodness I’m Irish #luckoftheirish #VeraBradley

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So much fun at the @verabradley #StPatricksDay brunch. So nice meeting you @meryledavis!

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beautiful breakfast w/ @meryledavis & @verabradley | she’s so inspiring & this clutch is the business!

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@meryledavis + @verabradley + @alliumchicago + blogger babes = the best Tuesday morning

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Wear. What. How. [Cooler Tote]

Cooler ToteOne of our favorite styles, the Cooler Tote, returns with the Summer collection, triggering a company-wide cheer. The chilling functionality and fabulous convenience are reason enough the run out and get yours today. The color is an added bonus.

Here are just a few places we carry our Cooler Totes.

Beach

Snacks, beverages and sunscreen. This trio transports beautifully in our insulated tote and tops the list of essentials when relaxing near the surf.

Zoo

Keep the kids fueled, safe and in good spirits with chilled drinks, something to munch on and plenty of sun protection.

Music Festival

Summer days are meant for frosty beverages, fabulous company and a personal anthem.

Shop the Cooler Tote online and in stores

Define the Design: Marrakesh Showroom

Each season, we introduce our specialty retail partners to the latest collection at each of our five showrooms across the United States. This year, our Visual Merchandising team modeled the display after one of our favorite new patterns, Marrakesh.

Marrakesh Showroom

We asked Visual Merchandising Project Manager Janelle to share more about what defined this design.

Inspiration.
The bold design elements of Marrakesh. We wanted to inspire the viewer and take them to a Moroccan city.

Trends.
The look plays into the spring trends by featuring the dark and light hues, pops of golden-orange and geometric motifs. This Moroccan vibe is popping up everywhere; clothing, beauty products and now, handbags!

Adjectives.
Vibrant, welcoming and so cozy. The bright walls with dark wood benches, various textiles, and dim lighting produced an ambience of warmth and created an unspoken invitation to the viewer.

Get the look …

Infuse your home décor with a Marrakesh flair using these accents.

Marrakesh Showroom

[Pictured: Moroccan Punched Lanterns | Coffee Table | Garden Seat | Floral Mirror | Knit Pouf
Étagère | Monte Mirrors | Paros Trays]

Carry styles in Marrakesh, available online and in stores

Stand in the Sun

A much-needed wave of fresh air arrives today by way of Marrakesh and Pixie Blooms. Explore and shop our latest collection and embrace every opportunity to Be Your Own Beautiful.

MarrakeshPixie Blooms

Available now, online and in stores

Dress your tech.
Cover your mobile device or desktop in wonderful Summer colors.

Marrakesh Desktop Download

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

Pixie Blooms Desktop Download

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

Palm Fronds Desktop Download

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

Don’t forget to share a snapshot of your brand-new styles with #verabradley on Instagram!

Guest Dressed. transitional pieces.

The seasons are changing at long last, and that calls for great pieces to carry us from overcast haze to sunshiny days. Kelly Larkin from the blog Kelly in the City styled a look to take us right into spring.

Kelly in the City | Vera Bradley

“Now that the snow is finally melting and the temperatures are rising, I’m all about brightening my outfits with crisp, white bags. My favorite prints this season are Lucky You and Lucky Stripe and I can’t get over how much they complement each other. From the Umbrella and Wallet to the Scarf and Journal, my look feels completely tied together!”

Kelly in the City | Vera Bradley

Kelly in the City | Vera Bradley

Kelly in the City | Vera Bradley

While the Quilted Amy Backpack is great for warmer days, it also works perfectly for chillier days during the transitional period between winter and spring. (The “winter white” look really took off this year!) I love that the bag is roomy yet stylish, and that it allows me to be hands-free when I’m on the go and running around the city.

Kelly in the City | Vera Bradley

Button-downs and popovers are a transitional staple for me. They provide that extra bit of warmth when I want more than anything to break out my skirts, and they go with nearly everything. They’re also easily dressed up or down depending on what accessories you pair with them. I chose the Handbag Charm Bracelet in Lucky You – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – and the Embellished Scarf in Lucky Stripe to add a bit of color to my basic look. How cute are those pom-poms?!

Kelly in the City | Vera Bradley

Kelly in the City | Vera Bradley

Outlet Sale: Make it an adventure

Keep your getaway with the girls going long after your shopping session ends. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite areas, eateries and shops so you can make the most of your trip.

VBOS Travel Guide

NORTH SIDE

WHERE TO EAT:

Black Canyon Restaurant [$$]
1509 W. Dupont Rd
260.203.5900
blackcanyonrestaurant.com

Banh Mi Barista [$]
5320 Coldwater Rd.
260.387.7222
bmb-1.com

Hideout 125 Restaurant and Lounge [$$]
10350 Coldwater Rd.
260.206.6192
hideout125.com

Salsa Grille [$]
7755 Coldwater Rd.
260.755.6905
salsagrille.com

What to drink:

Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard
185 Co Rd. 68
260.637.2980
countryheritagewinery.com

What to do:

Crazy Pinz
1414 Northland Blvd.
260.490.2695
crazypinz.com

Sky Zone
401 Fernhill Ave.
260.483.5867
skyzone.com/fortwayne/

VBOS Travel Guide

DOWNTOWN

Where to eat:

Bravas Burgers [$]
3412 Fairfield Ave.
260.745.7002
bravasdogs.com

Bourbon Street Hideaway Restaurant [$$]
(Thursday – Saturday, dinner only)
135 W. Columbia St.
bourbonstreethideaway.com

Fortezza Coffee [$]
819 S. Calhoun St.
260.203.4103
facebook.com/fortezzacoffee

Henry’s Restaurant [$$]
536 W. Main St
260.426.0531

Pembroke Bakery & Café [$]
300 E. Main St.
260.247.7220
pembrokebakeryandcafe.com

Wine Down Tastings & Tapas [$]
301 W. Jefferson Blvd.
facebook.com/winedownfw

What to drink:

Beet Street Juicery
534 W. Berry
260.255.4144
beetstreetjuicery.com

Rudy’s
409 West Brackenridge St.
260.451.0115
rudysshop.com

Summit City Brewerks
1501 East Berry St.
260.420.0222
summitcitybrewerks.com

What to do:

Creative Women of the World
125 W. Wayne St.
260.267.9048
gocwow.org

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main St.
260.422.6467
fwmoa.org

VBOS Travel Guide

SOUTH SIDE

What to eat:

Rise’n Roll Bakery and Deli
5129 Illinois Rd.
260.436.5695
risenroll.com

Salsa Grille and Salud! Tapas N Tequila
(Coventry)
5735 Falls Dr.
260.209.5049
salsagrille.com

What to drink:

Mocha Lounge
6312 Covington Rd.
260.434.1999
facebook.com/mocha.lounge

Two EE’s Winery
6808 US-24
260.672.2000
twoees.com

VBOS Travel Guide

ROANOKE

Where to eat:

Grandma Sue’s Pies and More
212 N. Main St.
260.445.6081
grandmasuespies.com

Joseph Decuis [$$] (dinner) and
Joseph Decuis Emporium [$] (lunch)
191 N. Main St.
260.672.1715
josephdecuis.com

Moose & Mollie’s
171 E. 2nd St.
260.676.2435
facebook.com/mooseandmolliesroanoke

Rolling Pin Bakehouse (Roanoke)
14401 Winters Rd.
260.918.3376

What to do:

Drive by our headquarters!
Vera Bradley Designs
12420 Stonebridge Rd

Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe
126 West Second St.
260.676.2149
facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Friends-Quilt-Shoppe

The North End
196 N. Main St.
260.676.2582
thenorthendboutique.com

Paper Moon
188 E. 2nd St.
260.676.2020
facebook.com/papermoonroanoke

The Trove
270 N. Main St.
260.672.0878
thetrovestore.com

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