Thursday, July 15, 2010

Help me pick a pattern!

Ok, so not to offend anyone over here, but I'm not a huge Vera Bradley fan as far as an everyday purse is concerned. However, I do love her prints, and I think they're fun. I'm just wanting to get bags for travel, i.e. garment bag, duffle, weekender, etc. (not any time soon, I'm on a shopping hiatus bc of the wedding, but I do need a garment bag for a wedding I'm travelling to in a couple of months and might ask LC to get that for me for our anniversary)


These are the prints I've narrowed it down to. Which one is your favorite????


Very Berry Paisley


Make Me Blush


Sittin' in a tree


Mediterranean Blue


Pinwheel Pink


Peacock

I'm afraid the last two might be discontinued since there are not many items left to buy on VB in these, but I figure I could try ebay. Thoughts? Or if you know another brand of travel bags you like, please share!!!!

**all print pics from VB website

39 comments:

Charbelle said...

The last 2 are definitely discontinued (I used to work in a Hallmark store part time and I remember when the were discontinued) I'm with you it's not what I want for my everyday purse but I LOVE my luggage. I have the pink elephant pattern.
My suggestion would be either the first or the sitting in the tree, both because with traveling you want the pieces to hide dirt and you don't want to feel freaked out about it sitting on the ground. They are washable, which is fabulous but I still like to keep mine looking new as long as possible!!

Sara said...

I like the Mediterranean Blue or the Peacock. My pattern, Calypso, was recently retired and I'm trying to find things before they're all gone. If it is retired ebay is a great source for new VB bags.

Jess said...

OH! I also forgot the Peacock print! I actually own some in that pattern! LOVE it!

Jess said...

First have to tell you that I am the same way about Vera! I use to LOVE her purses BUT, now I only like the patterns and the accessory items. I DO have her luggage though and I LOVE it! I own the Mod Pink! And I will tell you her luggage holds up WELL! You're making the right decision! My mom and I both own several pieces of her luggage and so does my boyfriend's sister as well!


I love the Sitting in a Tree pattern OR the Med. Blue!

Margen said...

I am NOT a Bradley fan either- BUT I would either choose "Sittin in a tree" or "peacock"

Sarah said...

I just got a little keychain wallet thingy and it is the very berry....super cute!!

kristi said...

make me blush is my favorite!

Natasha said...

i have a weekend bag and garment bag and seriously use them anytime i travel for a weekend! they are wonderful and you can throw them in the washer, too!! i am thinking pinwheel pink all the way!

Beth's Blog said...

oh, I love Vera Bradley.
I have a hipster in sittin' in a tree, I love that pattern, however I am really wanting a duffel in Very Berry paisley!!! They are all so cute! Let us know what you choose :)

Brittney said...

I like the sitting in a tree print!

Ally said...

I like the Very Berry Paisley and Mediterranean Blue. I'm not a huge Vera Bradley fan either, although I do have a VB duffle bag. Usually use my XL Longchamp bag. It's classic and goes with everything

Molly said...

I am not a huge Vera Bradley fan either, but I love anything with pink and green, paisley or scrolls, so I appreciate her patterns. My favorite is the Pinwheel pink, I got a diaper bag brand new off of ebay for a friend, so you can definitely find them if you like the last two the best. What an exciting time! I just got done with all my wedding stuff, have fun and congratulations!!

Sonya said...

I have items in the paisley & sittin in a tree. The sittin in a tree is classic and the colors will go with other items, but the paisley is fun! I like the make me blush, but the part I like about it is the pink flowered lining! I think the outside is kind of old looking to me.

My luggage is all Vera and I love it! While I like her purses too, I originally started with just the luggage.

Sunshine and Summertime said...

I like the make me blush or the sittin in a tree! But I agree with Charbelle, you want something that will hide dirt! Good luck!

Whitney said...

blush!! so classic looking!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

I like Pinwheel Pink the best out of all of those, but I believe it's been discontinued for like 2 years now.

sloandefyinggravity said...

I like the Sittin in the Tree or Make Me Blush. Mostly because they don't really look like Vera Bradley. And I totally agree with you on the luggage but not everyday purse thing. Too Mom/Middle Schooler.

Practically Perfect... said...

Love the purple paisley and the bright Mediterranean blue! I used to have a few VB bags in undergrad, but I outgrew that phase. Then, people started buying them for me for shower gifts and I was like, "Now what?!" I had about 5 VB bags that I never used and ended up giving them away to my little sister :-)

Cary Dale Taylor said...

I'm not a Vera fan but I really like the make me blush.

A Preppy Princess said...

Like you, I'm not a huge Vera fan for everyday, but I have a few travel bags. My favorite is the weekender in Pinwheel Pink. I'm also a fan of Make Me Blush.

Paige said...

I can't even help you make a choice because I love them all! (and I'm possibly the most indecisive person alive ;)

but I couldn't agree more about not wanting Vera as an everyday bag. but I do have a couple of her totes that I use for carrying books around at school and I LOVE them.

YSP said...

I love the Pinwheel Pink pattern - I have it as a pencil case/makeup bag. I tagged you in an award on my blog!

xoxo,

Royar
{The Young Southern Prep}

Fried Pink Tomato said...

I have the Pinwheel Pink luggage set and I LOVE IT!! I get compliments all of the time. Vera luggage is the best. And I use my duffle on all of my weekend trips!

xo Queen Bee xo said...

Not like you'd know this.. but in a former life, before we met (college) I was The Vera Queen.. no I am not joking I had a robe and scepter and everything. (I still have it if you want to see it) My Vera collection is obscene. Although my obsession/need for Vera has relaxed significantly over the last several years, I would be more than willing to assist with this decision. My current favorite is Sitting in a tree I actually carry it every day these days (it's my diaper bag pattern)

To me you are hands down a VERY BERRY PAISLEY girl!

*IF you want to buy it and have it monogrammed for free and shipped to you- Let me know i gotta place that'll do it for ya! any pattern any bag*
xoxo

Elle said...

I totally agree with you. I adore Vera, but not for your daily handbag! I love my little weekender and it's perfect to tuck away in your suitcase for the trip home when you are loaded down with loot and need some extra space!! I love the Sittin in a Tree print but the Lilly Lover in me also loves the Pinwheel Pink! It's a tough choice. Geez, there's a lotta love in this comment! :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

The last two are disccontinued, so stay away from them.
Unless it's pink (duh) I usually stay away from the brighter patterns because I get tired of them quickly. So, I like the tan one (sitting in a tree), I think it's something that is versatile and not overwhelming.

Polish and Pearls said...

I love the make me blush print!!!

Politics and Pearls said...

I like sittin in a tree :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Love the first one!!!!! :)

Melissa Smith said...

Very Berry Paisley or Mediterranean Blue are definitely my favorites! However, I agree with you...not a big fan of using VB as a purse!

kLl said...

I like the paisley. If you're going to do it then go bold. And if you ever check it for a flight, you won't miss it on the luggage rack. My vera luggage is the orange sherbert (forever again discontinued) and the raspbery fizz.

DB said...

I agree with you on the not liking their purses thing. However, I have their wallets and stuff like that and I really like them.

Of those patterns, I like Sitting in a Tree the best.

Mrs. Smith said...

I agree... I'm not so big on the Vera Bradley purses, but her travel bags are cute. I prefer that second print (Make Me Blush). Very pretty and it doesn't scream Vera Bradley.

Maria Miranda said...

I loved your blog!
It seems so feminin!
Congratulations
Maria
http://linguajandemportugues.blogspot.com

mint juleps and magnolias said...

I adore my VB bags for short trips! They wash up so well, and pack so well in the trunk of the car!

I would most definitely go to a VB licensed store or call the company to double-check which have been discontinued. I picked out a line a few years ago, only to find it discontinued within six months. I was still able to find some pieces on eBay, but I didn't get everything I wanted...

prepfection said...

Pinwheel pink, unless it is in fact discontinued!

nccoolchik(Deborah) said...

I like the Mediterranean Blue... I think it would go really good with everything.

SBG said...

i agree. i always see vera in airports... for luggage its pretty but for purses ehh...

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Jenny said...

I love love love Vera! But I do know the last 2 are def discontinued. I like the paisley one-- will hide dirt well! Good Luck!

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