Frankly, I do not understand the appeal of this brand. All I see is an extremely bright, busy, over priced, quilted bag. These bags do not have any special construction. Anyone with basic sewing skills could easy make something similar. The fabric reminds me of the clearance section at my local Joann craft store. And the colors on these bags are so bright that they clash with everything. I am well aware that they make plain black bags as well, but they are completely unenthralling.
On multiple occasion, I have been assured that I would like these bags if I found one in blue. I have been shown bags in every hue of blue and even the least boisterous bag could not sway my opinion. I simply do not like these bags. I have already warned most family and friends to not even think of buying one of these for me.
I do not understand why Vera Bradley owners attribute an air of entitlement to these bags. They are just atrociously bright, quilted fabric sewn in the shape of a bag. I am sorry, but Paisley print is not rare. And the designs were always the type that my mother would avoid when she was making a quilt or her scrub tops. (My mother was a nurse.) Besides that the bags are not even that rare. There are at least 3 stores that sell this brand within a 6 mile radius from my house.
I have to clarify that I do not have an issue with the quilted look of this brand. I love quilt texture items. Two years ago I wanted a quilt pattern white Hello Kitty planner. And more recently I have been yearning for a Liz Lisa quilted wallet. They are so dainty and feminine looking.
I know I will receive grief from some of my friends, but I needed to express myself fully. And I was glad to see that there is a facebook group of people that feel the same way.
image from: Vera Bradley