Vera Bradley's designer purses, wallets, backpacks, accessories and more are fashionable and functional. Their attention to detail paired with their dedication to quality continues to make them a favorite choice. New patterns are introduced throughout the year, year after year, so the fun never has to end!
Vera Bradley FAQ
Q. Who created Vera Bradley?
A. Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller founded Vera Bradley in 1982 in response to the absence of beautiful luggage in airports. They created their own line of beautiful handbags, luggage, and more, naming the brand after Barbara’s mother, Vera Bradley.
Q. What is distinct about Vera Bradley bags?
A. In addition to featuring high-quality fabrics and versatile designs, every Vera Bradley handbag or accessory features one of the distinct, signature patterns that Vera Bradley is known for. Multiple new patterns are introduced every year, breathing new life into classic designs. In addition, Vera Bradley strives to uphold their values of empathy, kindness, ingenuity, tenacity, thoughtfulness, and optimism in everything they do.
Q. Why choose Vera Bradley?
A. Vera Bradley features many different collections of handbags, shoulder bags, crossbody bags, luggage, and other accessories that every woman needs. Whether she’s a child or an adult, a student or a businesswoman, Vera Bradley has something to fit everyone’s needs and tastes thanks to versatile designs and a massive portfolio of signature patterns.
Q. What Vera Bradley patterns are retired?
A. Each year, Vera Bradley retires a handful of patterns to make way for new, exciting styles. This also makes each and every one just a little more special for those who have these favorite patterns. Though the entire collection of retired patterns since 1985 is too long to list, some recently retired patterns are Rain Forest, Havana Hothouse, Evening Sky Preppy Poly, Kiev Paisley, and Scottie Dogs.
Q. Are Vera Bradley bags machine washable?
A. Most Vera Bradley bags and accessories are machine washable. Typically, machine wash cold on gentle cycle with non-chlorine bleach as needed, and then line dry. Some items may differ in their care requirements, so refer to each individual product’s care instructions (found on the tag). Spot cleaning with water and mild soap is also an option.
Q. How do you hand-wash Vera Bradley bags?
A. Though most Vera Bradley bags can be machine washed, sometimes hand-washing a particular spot is preferable. Brush off any loose dust or debris around the area to be cleaned. A small amount of mild dish soap or laundry detergent may be scrubbed into the spot using hands or a soft brush and then removed with cold water. Be sure to remove all soapy residue. Air dry afterwards.
Q. What types of Vera Bradley wallets and totes are available?
A. Vera Bradley boasts a wide variety of popular tote bags and wallets, all featuring their signature patterns that get updated every year. RFID wallets are becoming more and more popular as security grows ever more important, while the classic Vera Tote continues to be a popular choice for its versatile size and user-friendly design. Different styles feature unique placement and amounts of pockets and embellishments, so pick the best bag for the each individual’s needs.
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