4 Tips for Hosting the Best Tailgate Ever

There are so many things to love about college, but perhaps the best part is tailgating! When football season rolls around, every weekend you get decked out from head to toe in your favorite school colors, spend time with your closest friends and cheer on…

Get Game Day-Ready with Our New Pattern: Bandana Paisley

At last, the fall semester is officially in full swing! While this means the start of pop quizzes and 8 am classes, it also marks new beginnings, reunions with friends and A LOT of tailgates! No matter if you’re going back to campus as a…

5 Ways to Beat the Homesick Blues at College

  Your first month as a college student can be a whirlwind.  Between moving into a new home, making friends and preparing for those first exams around the corner, you’ve barely had a moment to sit down! While the world around you is moving at…

Our Favorite School-Ready Teacher Bags — and the Teachers Who Love Them

Hey teacher, in case you haven’t heard, we think you’re a total superhero. You spend over half of the year with our children, helping them to learn, grow and be better humans. Being a teacher can certainly be exhausting, taking up much of a your…

Meet the Iconic Small Duffel: The Bag That Can Do It All

Ah, the duffel — the Vera Bradley travel bag that started it all. For over thirty years, this signature style has been a staple in so many closets, brought out for every weekend trip. There are so many things to love about our duffel bags:…

Noteworthy New Arrivals to Shop This August

August has officially arrived, and there is a lot to be excited about this month! With our new arrivals dropping this week and the upcoming school year and fall season ahead, we’re filled with excitement and optimism. Whether you’re prepping for heading back to school…

The Ultimate Lunch Bag Comparison Guide

Now that August has arrived, our back-to-school fever is in full force! Over the last few weeks, we’ve been sharing tips and guides to help you find everything you need to go back to school in style. Next up — our lunch bag comparison guide!…

Fall 2019 Sweepstakes: Win a Back-to-School Prize Pack

Whether you’re about to head back to campus or your school days are long behind you, there is something about the fall that always gets us in that back-to-school mindset! With August around the corner, you’re ready to hit reset and welcome in the optimism…

We Need Your Help Designing Our Next Backpack

You have always been our greatest source of inspiration. Each season, when we go to concept new styles and features, your wants and needs are always at the forefront. Although we just released our full backpack collection for this school year, we’re already thinking ahead…

5 Tips to Get You Ready for Dorm Life

After a summer of graduation parties, orientation visits and registering for classes, finally packing up for college could not be more exciting. Before heading off to campus, it’s helpful to know a few tips on what to bring along and how to make your space…