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Getting cute with carry-ons

GETTING CUTE WITH CARRY-ONS
Packing for a flight is stressful enough without worrying about which bag to bring. We love these carry-on compliant options that prove air travel can be convenient and colorful.

Traditional …

Vera Bradley Travel Bags

Pictured: 1. Large Duffel in Moon Blooms | 2. Weekender in Pink Swirls | 3. Grand Cargo Bag in Ziggy Zinnia | 4. Grand Traveler in Classic Black

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Totes …

Vera Bradley Travel Totes

Pictured: 1. Get Carried Away Tote in Flower Shower | 2. Tablet Tote in Moon Blooms | 3. Vera in Classic Black | 4. Travel Tote in Ink Blue

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What You’re Using …

Triple Zip Hipster

Triple Zip Hipster

I love the small slip pocket on the back. I used it recently when traveling and slipped my hotel key card in there for easy access.
-MamaSew, TX

Trimmed Vera

Vera Bradley Trimmed Vera

Lots of roomy organizers (larger one even holds my iPad Mini in its case). Just love this tote and it will be my go-to for travel.
-Lcjn, MI

Day Tote

Vera Bradley Day Tote

The straps stay on my shoulder and the look is much classier. It holds plenty without looking like luggage.
-Travelingbabs, NY

Smartphone Wristlet 2.0

Smartphone Wristlet 2.0

I have been using the smartphone for travel, as it has: Less card slots, ease to insert and remove phone, clear viewing ID.
-LisaN, NC

Fit for fall’s festivals

From a jovial neighborhood Oktoberfest, to a fruitful harvest celebration, fall festivals will soon be consuming your cool-weather weekends. Whether plucking pumpkins or indulging in apple dumplings and hayrides, we suggest taking our accommodating Trapeze Tote along to carry all of your outdoor essentials.

Fit for fall’s festivals

1 | Trapeze Tote
2 | Soft Fringe Scarf
3 | Tablet Case with Stand
4 | Umbrella
5 | On a Roll Case
6 | Your Turn Smartphone Wristlet
7 | In a Snap Card Case
8 | Soft Frame Case for iPhone 5
9 | Throw Blanket

Best of Fall

As we migrate into the colorful days of autumn, we take a look at a few favorites from the latest Fall colors and styles, chosen by Veronique, Vice President of Product Design, and Liz, Trend Reporter.

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Fall Preview

Fall Fashion

In 9 more days, we’ll be releasing two new colors for Fall: Moon Blooms and Ink Blue. As part of our Fall campaign, we wanted to embrace the season’s earthy, neutral tones and celebrate the details of our Signature style. These two hues express this exactly. Fall Fashion: Preview Here’s a sneak peek of what’s ahead …

Shop these new colors in select styles when they arrive online and in stores Thursday, August 28, and be sure to stop by the blog all week for more on the inspiration behind the new colors.

Julie carries …

With back to school on the horizon, we asked our Digital Merchandising Intern, Julie, to share what she plans to bring on campus.

Julie carries ...

MY NAME IS …

Julie

MY ROLE At VERA BRADLEY IS …

Digital Merchandising Intern

I ATTEND AND STUDY …

Miami University and I study marketing and interactive media studies.

MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT SCHOOL ARE …

Planning my own schedule and taking classes that interest me. Also, using my meal plan for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and Farmer’s School of Business’s famous salads for lunch. I also loved being able to find “my people”–those who share the same similar sense of humor, values and life goals.

WHEN I HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL, I CARRY …

Trimmed Vera in Pink Swirls. It adds a pop of color to my typically navy, white and gray wardrobe palette.

A FEATURE YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS STYLE IS …

The pockets are great for storing and organizing pens, sunglasses, and keys! Each has their own compartment, so they never get buried in the bottom of the bag.

IF YOU LOOKED INSIDE, YOU’D FIND …

My 2015 Student Agenda, which is vital to my organization, my cellphone in its Whimsy Hybrid Hardshell Case, Macbook for notes in class, monogrammed Colorblock Cosmetic (great for carrying a compact, lip balm and a few vitamins), and Campus Double ID.

IF I COULD DESCRIBE MY BACK-TO-SCHOOL STYLE IN THREE WORDS, THEY WOULD BE …

Preppy-Boho, Elegant, Sleek

AFTER SCHOOL, I PLAN TO …

Pursue a career in e-commerce. I would love to work for a fashion company or an e-commerce consulting business, either someplace warm or in the NYC metropolitan area.

Functional features: The Backpack

The backpack is one of the most important styles to have when planning to head back to school. When it comes to comparing styles to find your perfect fit, we’ve got your back.

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Here are 8 key features our backpacks have to offer:

Vera Bradley Campus Backpack

1 | If you love music, you’ll love this exclusive feature of the Campus Backpack. There is an easy-to-access headphone port so you can always be in tune.

Vera Bradley Lighten Up Large Backpack

2 | You might get caught walking to class in the rain. The water-resistant fabric on the Lighten Up Backpack will keep your belongings dry.

Vera Bradley Canvas Backpack

3 | Never misplace your backpack again! The Canvas Backpack can be personalized with your name or monogram.

Vera Bradley Tech Backpack

4 | Protecting your laptop is very important. The Tech Backpack has an easy-to-access padded laptop compartment. Stay scratch free!

Vera Bradley Tech Backpack

5 | Staying hydrated is a must. The side pockets on the Tech Backpack are a perfect fit for a water bottle.

Vera Bradley Lighten Up Large Backpack

6 | Lots of room! The Lighten Up Large Backpack has more than enough space for all your books, binders, folders and more.

Vera Bradley Campus Backpack

7 | Comfort, of course, is key. The Campus Backpack has adjustable, padded straps (and back) for extra comfort when crossing campus.

Vera Bradley Ultimate Backpack

8 | A place for everything. The Ultimate Backpack has extra organization for pens, ID, keys and more with inside and outside zip compartments.

Now that you know 8 key functional features our backpacks have to offer, it’s time to find the style that fits you!

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