What Do You Think About Vera Bradley Bags?

Vera Bradley Little Mandy, $50.99 from Zappos

Head to your local suburban mall on any given day and there are a few things you’re guaranteed to see:
1) A sea of minivans
2) Kiosks selling cheap jewelry
3) Tons of Vera Bradley totes.

For those of you not acquainted with the Vera Bradley tote bags, they’re a line of tote bags made from quilted cotton cloth with bright graphic prints of varying styles. Sometimes the prints are very on-trend (like this one) and sometimes, they are, well, decidedly not.

However, there’s something kind of cute about the Vera Bradley bags in a “Hush Puppies hipster” sort of way and at around $60, the bags are “affordable luxury” (that is, if you include Vera Bradley in the luxury category. Yet, there’s something off about buying a handbag at your Hallmark store (where they’re usually sold).

So, What Do You Think About Vera Bradley Bags?


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Catherine Brock

As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

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I hate to be brutal, but I could never stand these bags – whenever I think of them, I think of the WORST of suburbia. Just because someone is a soccer mom or needing a “heavy duty mom” bag doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice fashion and good style for “frillyness”

Vera Bradley bags, these quilted , lively printed bags fabric bags are cute – for young women!
I think it ages the 50 and better, women terribly. Well, that's my opinion. What do you think?

I think they look like a sewing bag an elderly lady would carry. 

@Kara.. very stylish elderly lady???

They are hard core Grandma bags. My Mom (who is nearing 80) loves them but even SHE won’t buy one. 

I absolutely hate the look of them.  My mother has a growing collection (because apparently that’s what parents give their student’s teachers these days).  I hate to admit it but the large size tote is the perfect size for a weekend bag and it handles weight beautifully without really adding any.  My mother mocks me when I borrow it, as she should.  

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