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Friday Faves: Bloggers

It’s finally Friday, our favorite day of the week! To celebrate, we’re kicking off a new Inside Stitch feature called “Friday Faves” where we’ll share some of our favorite finds from around the web each week.

For our inaugural post, we’re featuring some of the bloggers who have particularly inspired us with their ability to accessorize this week. Happy browsing and be sure to check back next Friday for more fun!

Friday Faves | Instagram | Pictured: Natalie Satchel in Cheetah

Friday Faves | Instagram | Pictured: Calf Hair Wristlet

Friday Faves | Instagram | Pictured: Natalie Satchel in Black Calf Hair

Friday Faves | Instagram | Pictured: Bowler Satchel in Ikat Spots

The Ultimate Giveaway: Win the Window Sweepstakes

Win the Window

If you’ve ever spent time in New York City around the holidays, then you’re probably familiar with larger-than-life window displays. While ours may be a little different from what you’d see in the Big Apple, it’s definitely going to be a great photo op (hint, hint).

Our “Win the Window” sweepstakes kicks off November 5, and the giveaways are what Vera Bradley fans’ dreams are made of. Two very lucky grand-prize winners will take home every product featured in the main window of our Vera Bradley stores (no, we’re not kidding!), and 20 first-prize winners will also receive a pretty present.

To enter, all you have to do is visit your local store, snap a selfie in front of the store window and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #winthevbwindow during the applicable sweepstakes entry period. Don’t forget to tag @verabradley so we can view your photo! All winners will be randomly selected. See official rules and details.

December 3 – 16:
Customer Favorite Gifts Giveaway

Vera Bradley Win the Window

One grand-prize winner will receive:
Large Duffel Travel Bag
Weekender Travel Bag
Throw Blanket
Miller Bag 2.0
Campus Backpack
All in One Crossbody
Smartphone Wristlet
Turn Lock Wallet
Large Blush & Brush Makeup Case
Lunch Bunch Bag
Triple Zip Hipster Crossbody
Double Zip Mailbag Crossbody

10 first-prize winners will receive:
Miller Bag 2.0

Let the fun begin! Find a store near you.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or restricted. Offered at participating Vera Bradley Retail Stores within the 50 U.S., to individuals 13 or older. Begins on or about 11/5/15 and ends on 12/16/15. Entry Periods: Alpine Floral Sweeps: 11/5 – 11/18/15. Customer Favorites Sweeps: 12/3 – 12/16/15. Limit 1 entry per person/per sweepstakes, regardless of entry method used. To enter without using a mobile device, complete entry form in Store and provide to a Store associate. Messaging & data rates apply to internet access via mobile devices. Other charges may apply; check your mobile plan for rates/details. By entering, you grant Sponsor a license in/to your entry and all content. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received per sweepstakes. For prize details and limitations, please see complete Official Rules, available in Store and at

Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram.

Define the Design: Micro-Stud Leather

Vera Bradley Micro-Stud CollectionSoft black leather and mini metal accents meet in our new Micro-Stud Leather styles. The edgiest additions to our Winter collection, these beautifully embellished pieces are a romantic take on the ongoing stud trend. Featuring hints of glint in a quilted pattern, our Micro-Stud Leather looks can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for the modern-day Renaissance woman. Trend & Materials Associate Rachel has the scoop on these ornate new arrivals.

Vera Bradley Micro-Stud Collection

“We were inspired by Medieval historical romance and intricate two-tone designs. We wanted to do a small intricate design using micro studs and sampled this a couple of different ways: one with the upcoming Concerto pattern large in the center, and the other with micro studs making up the wave quilt.” — Rachel

Winning Qualities:
“The quilted motif is in the shape of our quilt on leather, a Vera Bradley trademark. The studs give it an edgy and modern look, refreshing it for today.” — Rachel

“We have loved the studs trend that has been going on for so long, but wanted to bring it into a realm that worked for us. The studs feel strong, almost like an ornate armor, but contrast with our soft leather, which is still feminine.” — Rachel

Luxury, romantic, ornate

Vera Bradley Micro-Stud Collection

Shop Micro-Stud Leather online and in Stores

Polish off the Look with Katalina Pink

Polish off the look: Katalina Pink
Vera Bradley Design Associate Van is back with a beautiful custom nail-art design in honor of a cause close to our hearts. Inspired by Katalina Pink, our 2015 pattern dedicated to creating breast cancer awareness, this nail look features pretty pink and glitter accents over a midnight blue backdrop. Read on for finger-tips on how to achieve this fun, feminine mani modeled by our friend and breast cancer survivor Melissa.

Polish off the look: Katalina Pink

1. File and buff nails  |  2. Wash hands  |  3. Apply base coat  |  4. Apply two coats of navy ground color  |  5. Use thin brush to paint design  |  6. Let dry for five minutes  |  7. Apply topcoat  |  8. Let dry for 10 – 15 minutes  |  Enjoy!

Shop Katalina Pink online and in stores

Define the Design: Atlanta Showroom

We love to travel and our most recent showroom design demonstrates our jet-setting passion. Our Visual Merchandising team modeled this display after the heart of our brand with an airplane theme.

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

Define the design: Atlanta Showroom

“With the re-launch of the Miller 2.0, we needed to announce its presence back in our assortment. This new revised Miller bag is the perfect travel companion as it fits in the carry-on storage in all flights.  We set up an airplane with everything from cocktail napkins to a beverage cart.  We also used a Vera Bradley branded Carry-On Compliance stand and sent out boarding passes as invites for special events.”

“Carry-on luggage is a hot item in today’s world. No one wants to wait for their checked baggage if they don’t have to, so the Miller 2.0 is the perfect piece for travel. It’s small enough to carry on, but large enough to hold a weekend’s worth of clothing.”

“This design is modern with subtle and soft hues, which allows the colorful product to pop off the fixtures. The neutral tones within the walls, flooring, and fixtures allow guests to focus on the product and embrace the beautiful, rich colors of our patterns.”

Pretty in Pink: What to Wear

It’s the last week of October and as Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we’re dressing in shades of pink to show our support for the cause. Donning bright bags and blush booties, we’re prepared with outfits planned for every occasion.

Office Attire

Carry Pink

[Get the look: Amanda Readers | Small Ella Tote in Rouge | Trifold Wallet in Katalina Pink Diamonds | Colorful Magnetic Bracelet | Pearl Dainty Bracelet]

Travel Light

Carry Pink

[Get the look: Weekender in Katalina Pink | Throw Blanket in Katalina Pink Diamonds | Clear Stud Earrings]

Shop pink styles online and in stores

Survivor Style Stories

Survivor StoriesOur friends and breast cancer survivors inspire us every day, but this week, they shared pictures on Instagram that were particularly uplifting. Their radiant smiles and rosy outlooks on life were contagious as they modeled Vera Bradley products in the official color of our cause and gave us a glimpse into their stories.

Survivor Stories

Melissa Irk | Survivor for 7 years

Tech Backpack in Katalina Pink

“I still remember my first Vera Bradley backpack when I was 13. Now I have a son and daughter of my own.”

Survivor Stories

Mary Ellen | Survivor for 10 months

Quilted Emma Satchel in Sycamore Blush

“I love to ski, golf and just be active. I played golf in the very first Vera Bradley Classic 20 years ago.”

Survivor Stories

Donna Sloss | Survivor for Four months

Bowled Over Satchel in Wildwood Rouge, Soft Fringe Scarf in Katalina Pink

“The Vera Bradley Foundation did a lot for me when I discovered I had breast cancer. They encouraged me to get a second opinion, which made a big difference in my treatment. Always get a second opinion.”

Survivor Stories

Tammy Kruger | Survivor for 10 years

Trimmed Vera Tote in Katalina Pink Diamonds, Silk Chiffon Scarf

“I’ve been volunteering for the Vera Bradley Foundation for years. Some of my favorite patterns date back to 2004, but I do love the leather trim on this bag.”

Did You Know: Employees Share the Passion

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end and we appreciate all of the support that you have given this month and in the past for the Vera Bradley Foundation. This week on the blog, you’ve seen how the Foundation, volunteers, customers and team of researchers each make a difference with their contributions to the cause. Vera Bradley employees are the final piece in the patchwork, and share the passion of finding an end to breast cancer.


Employees share the passion

Employees share the passion

Employees share the passion

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Welcome to Our Winter Wonderland

Vera Bradley Winter 2015Fall is in full force, Jack Frost is nipping at our noses and stores are starting to look like Santa’s workshop. At Vera Bradley, visions of our newest patterns and styles are dancing in our heads, and we’re so excited to share them with you! Romantic Rosewood and Nordic-inspired Alpine Floral have arrived just in time to make it onto your holiday wish list.

Dress your tech.
Cover your mobile device or desktop screen in our wonderful Winter colors.

Alpine Floral

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

Alpine Check

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile


Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile


Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

Now, you can shop the cozy shades of Rosewood, the preppy-eclectic prints
of Alpine Floral and their coordinating solid colors.