Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Vera Bradley Pattern Survey: Possible Spring/Summer 2014?

I have never been lucky enough to receive a Vera Bradley pattern survey, but a wonderful Instagramer Crissytina20 was kind enough to share these photos, and to give us permission to post them here for everyone to see!!

So what does everyone think?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hmm...Vera Bradley Winter 2013 Announcement?

So I got an email from a reader today, and there was some very confusing and interesting information in it.  This small paragraph will start a cyber storm, lol.  You read it, and tell me what you think it means.

So are what we thought was the 2nd batch of Fall colors really going to be Winter 2013?  Are there going to be multiple releases for Winter this year?  What is going on??  I get from this paragraph that Olivia Pink, Bittersweet and La Neon Rose will be Winter 2013.  What about you guys?

Looks like the canvas Boxy Tote is coming back in the signature colors.  I've heard La Neon Rose will be a limited release which is a shame because I absolutely love it.

Sound off below ladies!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Retirement Talk: Sale Starts May 23

So when I was shopping at my favorite Vera Bradley store the other day, I asked what would be included in their famous Summer sale coming up.  This is everything they told me, so there's no way this information could be wrong, unless Vera makes a last minute decision, which they are known to do, example Doodle Daisy's retirement.

Colors Being Retired

Paisley Meets Plaid
This color barely made it a year.  I think they were hoping for Very Berry Paisley success, but this one just didn't fit the bill.

Portobello Road
I actually own a few things in this color, but with the speed they're retiring things now, it's no surprise this one is hitting the road.

Lime's Up
I love this pattern, so I'm going to take full advantage of this sale and stock up for myself and Christmas gifts.

Summer Cottage

Just mentioning this color being retired starts a fight no matter where I go, lol.  It is very beloved, but it's time for new and exciting things.  There's speculation that this retirement could be limited, since La Neon Rose will be a limited release.

Styles Being Retired

Campus Tote
This bag has been on the retirement list the past 2 sales, so I'll believe it when I see it.

Lunch Break
There's always a lunch bag that's retired right before back to school time.  I've always wanted this style, I just can't justify this purchase, the coolers are much more useful.

Laptop Portfolio 
I've never once seen someone purchase this.  They'll probably come out with something else for the laptops this fall.

Super Smart Wristlet
Much like the hipsters, there are so many wristlets Vera offers right now, so I guess they decided they needed to retire the least successful one.

I know a few people in particular that will be sad by this retirement, but hey, grab it on sale. ;-) I personally, have never found much use for this bag, just a tad too small for me.

This is a great bag, and it will be sad to see it go.

I've look at his bag before and it does not seem functional to me one bit.  I've also never seen anyone buy this bag.

Quick Swipe ID
While it was a great idea, most people need room for more than one card.

Cosmetic Trio
We weren't sure this was going to be released in the Summer 2013 colors, so it's no surprise it won't be available for Fall.

UPDATE: So it seems, the rumors are true...Provencal is getting axed!!  Baroque will be around a little while longer.  Thanks for everyone updating me, I'm sorry I was so defensive, but I wanted to be sure to have the correct information, and my stores were telling me what they knew, which was Baroque was being retired.  They were updated over the past few days, so I have to go off of what they give me.  Thanks to you all for your support, and for continuing to read!!  Love you guys!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Vera Bradley Fall 2013: Possible New Styles?

These pics were sent in from a lovely reader, they were taken from the survey sent out a few weeks ago.  I hope someday Vera sends me a survey, lol, I would love to give my input.

This looks like a cross between a mailbag and a backpack.  Anyone know what this is called?  Maybe the two way backpack? 

Same backpack shown in the Classic Black

This is a backpack from Vera's new "Puffy" line.  That's not what it's called, but that's what I call it, lol.  I believe there will be a few other items, like a tote and makeup bag.  I'm not a fan, but we'll have to see it in person.

Look like Vera is coming out with their own version of the iPad Smart Cover.  I've never seen this print before, any ideas as to what it is?

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale 2013 Price List

One day I hope to attend the annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, but until then, I have a blast hearing about everyone else's experience with the sale.  Ladies travel from all over the country to attend the festivities.  For those of us who do not get to attend, here's a peek at the price list, just so we can see what we are missing.

The map of the tables

Pretty good prices, huh?

Is anyone going to the sale? I'd love to hear from you!!