Indianapolis Airport Store Opens

Vera Bradley Opens Store at Indianapolis Airport

Vera Bradley Co-founder Patricia Miller to autograph cookbooks November 20th in store.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (November 19, 2008) – Vera Bradley Co-founder Patricia Miller will sign cookbooks at the opening of a new Vera Bradley store in Concourse A of the Indianapolis International Airport.

Vera Bradley Cookbook Signing with Patricia Miller
Indianapolis International Airport
Concourse A
November 20, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ticketed passengers only may pass beyond airport security checkpoints. Media are welcome; reporters and photographers must be escorted through security and while in concourse areas.

Vera Bradley, a leading designer of handbags, travel items, stationery and eyewear has more than 3700 retailers across the nation. The Indianapolis store concept is one of 22 branded stores that promotes consumer interaction in a fun environment featuring the entire range of Vera Bradley products. Vera Bradley at the Indianapolis International Airport is owned and operated by The Paradies Shops.

“The Paradies Shops is very excited to bring Indiana’ s very own Vera Bradley to Indianapolis International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO. “This inviting and beautifully-designed store showcases the unique brand of Vera Bradley and offers customers a compelling merchandise selection.”

In addition to its internationally recognized handbags, Vera Bradley at Indianapolis International Airport will carry a complete range of Vera Bradley products, including rolling luggage, tableware, stationery, rugs and men’ s ties.

About Vera Bradley: Vera Bradley handbags, travel items, stationery and eyewear have recently been seen on: Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, According to Jim, Samantha Who and in more than 20 feature-length films, as well as in celebrity gift lounges surrounding the 2008 Tony Awards, 2008 Daytime Emmys and 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Particia R. Miller founded the Fort Wayne based company in 1982. In addition to a distinctive collection of signature handbags, Vera Bradley designs stationery, rolling luggage, innovative limited edition lines, tableware, fine rugs and eyewear.

Vera Bradley Retail Store Locations: The Summit, Birmingham, Ala.; San Francisco Centre, San Francisco, Calif.; Santana Row, San Jose, Calif.; Park Meadows, Lone Tree, Colorado; The Falls, Miami, Fla; Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Deer Park Town Center, Deer Park, Ill.; Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, Ill.; Jefferson Pointe, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Town Center Plaza, Leawood, Kan.; The Natick Collection, Natick, Mass.; Somerset Collection North, Troy, Mich.; Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater, N.J.; Bayshore Town Center, Glendale, Wis.; The Shops of Saddle Creek, Germantown, Tenn., The Americana at Brand, Glendale, Calif.; Watters Creek, Allen, Texas; Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA.

About The Paradies Shops: Named Best Airport Retailer for the past 13 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News, The Paradies Shops was established in 1960. A family-owned business, The Paradies Shops operates over 500 stores in 65 airports across the United States and Canada. With extensive experience in operating both local and national brands, to include CNBC News, PGA TOUR Shops, Brooks Brothers, Brighton Collectibles, Harley-Davidson, and The New York Times Bookstores, The Paradies Shops maintains a substantial presence as one of the largest airport retailers. Additionally, The Paradies Shops operates several hotel properties and the retail program for the Georgia Aquarium, the world’ s largest aquarium, located in Atlanta. For more information, please visit www.theparadiesshops.com.

CONTACT:
Melissa Cordial
mcordial@verabradley.com
(260) 207-5176
(260) 437-7797

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