New Pattern Sneak Peek Summer 2018: Water Bouquet

We’re not trying to be dramatic, but we blinked and April was over! Between our 2018 Annual Outlet Sale and the arrival of new patterns and colors, the month flew by! With the arrival of May, we’re gearing up for the summer season that is just around the corner (let’s ignore the fact that it snowed just two weeks ago…). There are some big gift-giving occasions this month with Mother’s Day and graduation season and our newest pattern is releasing just in time!

the inspiration

Arriving online and in stores on Thursday, May 10, Water Bouquet is a pretty and romantic floral. Inspired by interior design elements and traditional bouquets, Water Bouquet features delicate bouquets of roses tossed on a light blue background. The very first Vera Bradley patterns’ colors were chosen based on the colors of a bouquet, making Water Bouquet a special nod to that heritage.

Available in our Iconic, Signature, and Carson Collections, there is a Water Bouquet style to fit any personality and lifestyle. If you love the soft color palette of our newest pattern, you’ll love its coordinating print, Water Geo. Offered in Lighten Up styles, Water Geo looks beautiful paired with Water Bouquet and looks great with our solids, Denim Navy and the new Rose Gold Shimmer!


how to wear it

With a light blue background reminiscent of faded denim, Water Bouquet is the perfect pattern to pair with your favorite jeans or casual summer dress. We love the way this pattern pops against white, so you can keep it simple with a white dress, sandals and cute statement sunglasses. Whether you’re going to a graduation or have a family cookout Memorial Day weekend, you’ll look casual and breezy in this feminine combination.

Summer is a busy time and May is no exception. Between the family get-togethers and patio parties with friends, your schedule is full and your hands need to be free. Our Carson RFID Mini Crossbody is the perfect size to fit your phone, keys, lipstick and a small wallet.


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style your tech

Dress up your phone, tablet and desktop screen with our new pattern wallpapers.

See the inspiration in pictures by visiting our Water Bouquet board on Pinterest.

Shop the entire collection when it arrives,
online and in stores, on Thursday, May 10.


Leave a comment below or read what others wrote (8).

  1. Karen said on :

    Please bring back the Cargo Sling…

  2. Joyce said on :

    I love these wallpapers but the computer wallpaper download is for the April pattern, not Water Flowers, the May pattern. Please fix this, thank you so much!

  3. Cheryl Duchnowski said on :

    Although this may have been the first pattern chosen by the colors of a bouquet, it doesn’t look very modern, in my opinion. Too many flowers and it resembles the “superbloom”. It is all too similar. Now, the Rose Gold Shimmer is up to date and very classy and stylish but it is not offered in the Glenna Satchel. That style of purse is to me, an intermediate size of purse that fits almost for any occasion and yet is still stylish and over done! I hope your VB team will consider the Rose Gold Shimmer in the Glenna Satchel.

  4. L said on :

    Love the soft, feminine color pallette & vintage appearance of Water Bouquet. Has a “French county” look.

  5. Gloria said on :

    Will you be in fort wayne this year? Dates please?

  6. Alli said on :

    I used to love Vera purses. I haven’t bought one for several years because I haven’t liked any of the patterns. This pattern in particular is cute but when you look up close the flowers look digitalized and odd. I guess what I’m trying to say is I liked the old patterns, they had such charm. Not bring back old ones but make one with magic again.


  7. Linda said on :

    I love Water Bouquet! It is maybe one of my favorites. Can someone please tell me why there is no smaller backpack (Hadley etc.) in this pattern. I have a back problem and one of my main reasons for buying Vera Bradley is for the smaller backpack configuration. I keep looking for it!!!!!

    Thank you!!

  8. Melodie said on :

    This pattern idea is beautiful, but I feel like it was somewhat ruined with the streaky almost embroidered or rain-look. A solid pattern would have been much prettier.

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