Inside Stitch

The official Vera Bradley blog

Pink with a Purpose

Rosy, powder or bright as can be, pink is the official color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our Product Development team shared how they style this shade of hope throughout the week on Instagram.
Vera Bradley Pink with a Purpose

PICTURED: Little Hipster in Pink Swirls | Soft Frame Case in Petite Pink | Your Turn Smartphone Wristlet in Pink Swirls | Envelope in Fuchsia | Soft Fringe Scarf in Pink Swirls | Satchel in Fuchsia | Triple Zip Hipster in Pink Swirls | Slim and Trim Hipster in Petite Pink

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Leather: Putting it all together

Whether you like a little Leather, or a lot, there’s a place for these pieces among the Signature and microfiber styles you’ve come to count as staples. Gather inspiration from these groupings, or pull your favorites together and play around to find the ideal combination.
Vera Bradley Leather

PICTURED: 1. Your Turn Smartphone Wristlet, Quilted Amy Backpack and Soft Fringe Scarf | 2. Zip ID Case and Quilted Sydney Crossbody | 3. Quilted Audrey Wallet, Vera and Little Hipster

Shop all Leather and Faux Leather

Polish off the look with Pink Swirls

Polish off the look with Pink Swirls
Our talented Product Development Design Assistant, Van, is back on the blog sharing a Pink Swirls-inspired polish plan for a cute look tied to an important cause. Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a manicure made to spread October’s message of hope.

Polish off the look with Pink Swirls

Van’s advice:

SUPPLIES: You can use the thin brush provided with nail art-specific polishes or a small paintbrush.

PREPARE: Before you apply your base coat, buffer your nails and then clean with alcohol or water (not soap).

WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES: If you take a wrong stroke with the dark polish, simply go over it with white or pink.

PATIENCE: After you complete the black outline, wait at least 15 minutes before applying top coat. And remember to be patient with yourself … this is art after all.

Passports and Pink Swirls

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014
Every year, on the first Friday of October, The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer hosts Tickled Pink, a gathering of girlfriends in support of breast cancer research.

Guests had their model moment on the pink carpet before entering our headquarters, adorned with a rosy palette of tissue pom-poms and oversized Pink Swirls posies. The ladies were invited to indulge in delicious drinks and decadent fare from local vendors, while acquiring stamps in their Pink Passport for participating in activities like a hands-on scarf-tying tutorial, tarot card reading and a spinning wheel of surprises. All this fun against the live jazz-fusion stylings of the Alicia Pyle Quartet.

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

But the highlight of this evening, as it is every year, was the moment the more than 450 guests, 60 survivors and team members from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, looked on as Executive Director Catherine Hill revealed a check for $3.2 million, the amount the Foundation raised for the cause this year.

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Vera Bradley Tickled Pink 2014

Many sincere thanks to all of the volunteers, sponsors and guests who made Tickled Pink 2014 an evening to remember.

Love is In The Details

This week, we’re exploring the very special features that elevate a style’s status from simply fashionable to favorite. Here are some of the traits our team members adore …

Triple Zip Hipster

Triple Zip Hipster

I am always on the go, so Crossbody styles are my only mode of purse transport. I love the Triple Zip Hipster! The two front zipper pockets keep my pens and pencils, phone, keys and gum quickly at hand.
-Emily S., Sales Consultant

Quilted Sophie Wristlet

Quilted Sophie Wristlet

I love the functionality and look of the Quilted Sophie Wristlet. The two zipper compartments are perfect to keep my phone in one area and my lip gloss in a different section. The two tones (I have the Black and Taupe) give it a sophisticated look, especially with the gold zippers.
-Jenna J., Financial Analyst

Quilted Sydney Crossbody

Quilted Sydney Crossbody

I love the hidden magnetic closures in the Quilted Sydney Crossbody. The pocket on the outside holds my phone perfectly, making it easy to grab when it’s ringing. Plus, I know it’s secure because the magnets are so strong.
-Allison W., Email Designer

Quilted Emma Satchel

Quilted Emma Satchel

I love my Quilted Emma Satchel! The 5 1/2 “ handle drop is ideal for wearing this handbag at my elbow. For those times where I need both arms (mostly when shopping), I can easily pull the adjustable strap out and wear it as a crossbody or shoulder bag.
-Ali M., Sales Communication Specialist

The Leather Collection

The Leather Collection

One of my favorite details about the Leather line is the quilting. I think it sets us apart and is a nice segue from our quilted cotton.
-Julie R., Accounts Receivable Representative

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#togetherinstyle in NYC

Vera Bradley #TOGETHERINSTYLE IN NYCThis past week, we officially raised our glasses to toast Vera Bradley’s first foray into leather with an intimate gathering of media and fashion influencers, held at our Co-founder, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard’s New York City apartment. Her co-host Zanna Roberts Rassi is an E! News Correspondent, Senior Fashion Editor for Marie Claire USA, Fashion Contributor for NBC’s Today Show and guest judge on Project Runway.

Other guests included:

Barbara counts seeing the Leather collection come to fruition as one of the most rewarding experiences of her 32 years in the business. “I am so proud of our entire team. It was so much fun putting this collection together and seeing the excitement it has created,” she said.  “This event was full of energy and positivity. I wish you all could have been there! Again, a huge thank you to everyone!”

A very special thank you to:

Vera Bradley #TOGETHERINSTYLE IN NYC

Vera Bradley #TOGETHERINSTYLE IN NYC

Vera Bradley #TOGETHERINSTYLE IN NYC

Vera Bradley #TOGETHERINSTYLE IN NYC