Discount Vera Bradley Bags

Vera Bradley is one of the most popular names in handbags and luggage and their designs have a distinctive look -- almost always bright and colorful prints, paisleys and florals. And while, Vera Bradley may not be quite as expensive as brands such as Coach or Burberry, nobody likes to pay retail prices. So if you're looking to find some discount Vera Bradley Bags, it pays to know where to look. Ebay!

Established in Fort Wayne, Indiana just about 20 years ago by Patricia Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the Vera Bradley company is named after Barbara's mother, after they noticed just how drab most luggage is while they were waiting for a flight in Atlanta. Nowadays, you'll find the colorful Vera Bradley purses, bags, and pet carriers hanging off many a celebrity's arm.

I'm featuring just a very small selection of discount Vera Bradley bags that are available , but you should know that there are dozens of different types of bags and probably hundreds of patterns and colors.

Quick Tip: If you fall in love with a particular pattern or color, you may want to consider picking up that pattern in a few different pieces if you prefer a coordinated look. Vera Bradley frequently retires colors and patterns and retired Vera Bradley bags tend not to be discounted at all. In fact, they frequently sell for above retail! So if you see something you really like, think about picking up the wallet or sunglass case that goes with it.

Vera Bradley Handbag
Vera Bradley Handbag

Vera Bradley Villager Tote

The Vera Bradley Villager Tote Bag is one of the more popular handbags made by VB. It's lightweight and roomy and could work as both a carry-on or a diaper bag as well.

The Villager also features lots of pockets to stash your stuff. On the front, there is one large pocket with a key clip. Two smaller pockets keep your cell phone, sunglasses and keys handy.The top zippers shut and inside you'll find six additional compartments.

Some of the new colors for Spring and Summer 2008 are rasberry fizz, pinwheel pink, yellowbird, daisy daisy and java blue.

If you're looking for retired colors, such as Capri Melon or Pink Elephants, then Ebay will probably be your best bet.

Vera Bradley Out to Lunch Tote

If you've decided to start packing a lunch for work every day, you can take some of that money you'll be saving and upgrade the plastic or paper bag to an adorable Vera Bradley Out to Lunch bag.

Out to Lunch is designed for carrying your food while still looking stylish. Lined with Plastic, it features an extra slip-in pocket for utensils, napkin, lunch money (or ice pack!). Top handle and Velcro® closure on the flap and it is fully washable.

Vera Bradley Mini Hipster

The Vera Bradley Mini Hipster makes a cute bag for going out on summer nights. It has a nice long strap so you can sling it diagonally across your body if you're going dancing and it is just big enough to carry your keys, credit cards, cash, sunglasses and lipstick.

Four interior slots keep credit cards at hand (and a zip-top closure keeps them secure). In back, one curved slip pocket for quick access. The full flap has a zippered front pocket and handy ID window underneath.

A Few Ebay Hints for Finding the Best Deals

If you're looking for some really spectacular deals on Ebay for any particular item, then it pays to purposely seek out misspelled auctions. Since Ebay's search function can't read minds, these deals are often overlooked by those of us who can spell!

These are the most common misspellings on Ebay for Vera Bradley:

vera bradle, vera bradly, vear bradley, vera bradely, vera braddley, ver bradley, vera braley, vera bardley, vera brdley

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What's Your Favorite Vera Bradley Bag or Color? 7 comments

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Isabella Snow 8 years ago

Ooh! I love that one in the main photo!! Love it!! That's my fave blue!


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embitca 8 years ago from Boston Author

I like that blue too. I think that's the Java Blue.


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evemurphy 8 years ago from Ottawa

those are awesome! The more pockets the better! :)


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

I have several of these bags - a large black and pink one that I use for weekend/overnight trips is my favorite. I think I may be taking a little trip over to eBay today... :-) Super Hub.


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Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

This is a lesson in how to create a focussed hub!


Toby 8 years ago

My favorite pattern is mod floral blue. I love the bucket tote and the Maggie.


Michele Owens 7 years ago

I love Vera Bradley!

My favorite patern right now is the Spring 2009 Patchwork tote.I just love the bright colors.

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