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Vera Bradley Summer Collection

by TerriAnn

I must be a late bloomer because I never really got into purses or bags very much. Once, my sister gave me a purse. I used it so much that my mom then bought me a new purse because she was tired of seeing the one I always used. Sad, I know.

Fast forward a couple of years and I am slowly trying to shape up my handbag collection. I am still much more interested in functionality than a designer brand name. That view is changing with the new lines from Vera Bradley.

I am really impressed with both my Miller Bag and Carry It All Wristlet. Both feature the new summer pattern, Viva la Vera. While I wouldn’t personally choose this particular design, it is very summer-y. That’s just side point though. The stitching seems really well done and seems like it could handle a lot of use. This is far superior to the many ‘dress for less’ bags I’ve bought in the past.

The Miller Bag is HUGE and I love all the pockets. The base is very sturdy so the bag won’t fall over when you put it down, no matter how much you put in there. The best part is that it can be zipped shut when you need it. I will definitely be using this on my next trip (which is coming up soon). With the extra fees for checked in luggage, I will be stuffing this carry-on full!

The wristlet was just what I needed. Sometimes I don’t feel like carrying my whole purse but just need my wallet and phone for a quick errand. This wristlet is perfect! It had enough room for the basic cards I need on a day-to-day basis and my iPhone fits securely in the back pocket, securely but a magnetic strap. This is also handy in changing purses because you can just toss those two necessities in. I use my wristlet every day!

Now you can have it all – a stylish yet useful accessory! Despite the name brand, the prices are fairly reasonable. Plus, there have been a lot of online deals which make these even more affordable. From bags to purses to umbrellas Vera Bradley is sure to have something that catches your eye!

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blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell May 3, 2011 - 10:29 am

I never thought about using a wristlet! I love that idea. I do have a Vera Bradley bag, and I LOVE it! I got it last summer!

Cookies & Clogs May 3, 2011 - 12:46 pm

I absolutely love it! I think VB has opened up a new world for me 🙂

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