Actresses Isla Fisher and Reese Witherspoon have one, as do the fashion-forward girls on Pretty Little Liars, Desperate Housewives, and 27 Dresses. Four years ago, more than 40,000 women from across the nation traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana for the annual Outlet Sale. And a special pattern for breast cancer awareness has raised over $2 million to date.
We’re talking about Vera Bradley handbags, beach bags, and accessories, and now you can shop like the celebrities—while supporting a great company—at Vera Bradley at Mall of America, open on level two. In addition to a distinctive collection of signature handbags, Vera Bradley designs paper and gifts, rolling luggage, innovative limited edition products, and eyewear. (Visit verabradley.com for more information.)
We love that the idea for this successful company began in 1982 when Patricia Miller and Barbara Bradley were awaiting a flight and noticed a lack of feminine carry-on luggage. Why does it seem like the best ideas often come to life in airports? Leave a comment below about your own ideas for making travel more fun, less complicated, or more efficient and you’ll be registered to win your very own Vera Bradley East-West tote bag and coordinating wallet—in a cute Happy Snails fall pattern—valued at $52.
Contest closes on Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. Winner will be notified through email.