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Vera Bradley

Chicago Area's Best Selection of Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley collection of quilted cotton handbags, luggage, and accessories is so popular with Little Traveler customers, we've given it its own dedicated space. Look for it outside the Atrium Café at the center of our store. The scenery changes with the seasons as the collection introduces new fabrics and styles.

Meet Vera's new lightweight totes and backpacks. They make it easy to keep up with your busy lifestyle. New solid fabrics are made to pair beautifully with colorful patterns.


The idea for the company first sparked in March of 1982. Longtime friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller took a vacation together and noticed that the luggage throughout the airport had a distinctly masculine look. They got the idea to create a line of durable luggage and travel bags with a feminine flare. Look around the airport next time you're there and you'll see that the idea was a success—Vera Bradley fabrics are everywhere! Vera Bradley handbags, duffels, backpacks, and totes are beautiful, functional, long-lasting and versatile all at the same time. New collections are added every season to keep up with women’s changing needs. Techno-friendly is the collection's new middle name.

Who is Vera Bradley?

Veronica Bradley is the mother of Vera Bradley co-founder Barbara Baekgaard. She was born on August 9, 1909, and was chosen by Elizabeth Arden herself to model in the 30s. Vera’s blend of grace and classic style with a fun loving zest for life was what Barbara and Patricia hoped to capture in their line of luggage and bags for women, so that's why they chose to name their company after Veronica. The company's namesake even worked as a sales representative for the Vera Bradley company until she died in the early 1990s.

See the many looks of this iconic collection at our Pinterest board.


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