There’s just something about leather that evokes class. No matter if you’re carrying it as a crossbody to the farmer’s market or a tote to work, it can add a sense of sophistication or professionalism to any outfit you’re wearing. However the way we approach leather, like most things here at Vera Bradley, is a little different from the rest.
While leather is often made in neutral shades, we still wanted our new Carryall Leather Collection to have our classic flair (even if it’s not made in one of our signature patterns). We sat down with Merchandise Manager, Kirsten, to get all the details on our latest leather line.
where it all began
As you may already know this isn’t our first leather collection. We’ve dabbled in quilted and non-quilted looks, different leather qualities and styles that range from formal enough for the office to casual enough for weekend errands. While reviewing different leather collections we’ve introduced since the fall of 2014, Kirsten and her team discovered that they wanted to continue with this high quality leather while adding details that feel even more like our quilted cotton styles.
Often, our past inspires our future. That’s why you will see a lot of similarities between our Carryall Collection and previous leather handbags we have made. This line is made from the same vegetable-tanned leather we’ve used before on our Gallatin styles. However, what was most important in this collection was bringing our heritage quilting details to our leather handbags. You will find our signature diamonds on every handbag in this collection. Kirsten then looked to some of your favorite silhouettes like the Hipster, Iconic Glenna Satchel and All in One Crossbody to see how we could bring these classic styles to our leather line.
While the Carryall Collection is inspired by our heritage, what’s new and exciting about this leather line is the price. Believe it or not, almost every single style in this collection retails for under $200. (Say what!?) It was important to Kirsten that we were able to provide the sleek and professional leather handbag any woman needs, at the price she wants.
You can shop the Carryall Collection in Storm Cloud gray, Classic Mocha brown, Cardinal Red and Black. And for those wanting a handbag just as extra as they are, hold out until 10/25 when select styles release with floral printed detail.
Catch all the inspiration behind this season’s “it” backpack, the Midtown Convertible Backpack here!