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Old 02-14-2013, 03:19 PM
Location: Northern NH
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Not a vera Bradley fan either. I told the saleswoman that i didnt care fore Vera Bradley and she seemed happy to admit she wasn't either.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:20 PM
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I like the happy designs and colors of Vera Bradley but just cant picture myself wearing it - a little too cutesy for me and the price for a fabric bag feels silly to me.

As for designer handbags I prefer old school Coach back when it was made in the USA - great leather - I also own some more expensive designer bags but in logo free leather - if you have one and see the workmanship you will see why people love them so much. I love great leather. But if a logo bag makes a women feel good - more power to her - its her money.

And anyone over 20 should not have "Juicy" written on their butt - no matter how good your body is - you are too old for it - and I agree VS used to have beautiful underwear but now it is just cheap looking.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:19 PM
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Well, neither is the infamous Louis Vuittion logo ones that everyone carries (it's coated canvas) and that costs what close to $1000?

Don't buy anything from their outlet stores. It's noticeably crappier than their regular stuff. Crappy fabric; crappy stitching. But the outlet store seems to be busy every time I go past one.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:01 PM
Location: A place that's too cold
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Originally Posted by Sally_Sparrow View Post
What I don't get is paying to advertise for free for a company. If I were ever inclined to spend $2000 on a bag, it would be because I personally LOVED the look, the quality was exceptional, the bag was versatile, and classic. The logo-splashed stuff seems, TO ME, to be about status and just status.
Bingo. Maybe a small logo somewhere, but when it's got "C" every which direction, or LV a jillion times, I just don't get it. I find it ugly, pretentious, and can't help thinking "SUCKER" when I see someone carrying them. Sorry, to each his own, but that's what goes through my mind.

I'm with those who can't stand Vera Bradley or Uggs. Also not a fan of the "gladiator" type of shoes/sandals, or the worst fashion trend ever (that just won't go away!!!)----DROOPY DRAWERS!!! I have seen guys wear pants with the waistband literally, completely below their buttocks!! Like, around the top of their thighs.

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:37 AM
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Saw a Vera Bradley presentation on QVC today. UGH. You should hear how they're praising the bags. You'd think they were talking about a bag by Coach, Chanel, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Celine or Hermes, or Goyard. Some of the statements just sound silly. And if I hear the phrase "on trend" one. more. time. Vera Bradley -- 'on trend' -- REALLY?!

I need to get a schtick like that -- a quilted bag that will fray, get dirty and look beat up as hell -- for that kind of money?
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:14 AM
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I am no fan of Vera Bradley bags at any price point, but I will say this about them -- they're durable. My aunt gave me a set of VB bags for my wedding shower years ago. The set has a garment bag, a large weekender tote and a smaller tote. The garment bag doesn't get used because we have better ones that hold more, but those large and small totes are perfect for weekend trips, plane carry-ons, whatever else. The large tote has especially seen a lot of wear and abuse, and four years later, it still looks absolutely brand-new. The straps are secure, the pattern hasn't faded and doesn't look dingy -- it's kind of amazing.

I still wouldn't buy them myself, but I fully intend on using the set gifted to me until they unravel. Which, if I have any indication so far, should be around the time my future grandchildren consider moving to the retirement home.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:25 AM
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I think with buying some brand name you buy a life style. If my shirt say PRADA, it mean Iím into something.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:45 AM
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I'm not really into the Vera Bradley stuff, my mom is though. To me it screams "soccer mom".

I do, however, wear quite a bit of the VS Pink line and I'm 38. I like it because its fun and functional (especially the yoga pants) and fits my lifestyle.
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Old Today, 09:45 AM
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I started this thread years ago, and am bumping this up because I was thinking about this again today. (saw a presentation on a home shopping channel)

Maybe it's the patterns. Because Lord knows the styles of the bags are nothing special.

I got bags that in my opinion look enough like -- or just like VB at AC Moore.
Overnight duffle bag -- 10.00. Now THAT is my price point.

That VB has a niche I'kk say that for it.

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