I LOVE Vera Bradley handbags and accessories because I am obsessed with the gorgeous, floral prints. Until recently, Vera Bradley was only available online, in Vera Bradley stores, and in stores that carried Vera Bradley, but recently a few Vera Bradley Outlets have opened up and they are phenomenal. I've hit 3 of the 6 (and was within an hour drive of the Wrentham, MA outlet, but didn't make the detour), so I wanted to share some information about the outlets for our Vera Bradley lovers like myself.
1. The Vera Bradley outlets are nearly as pretty as the stores. They are neatly organized, with clean, white shelving (just like the displays in full priced stores).
2. Every item is discounted, but there are also occasional promotions, such as 20% off back to school items, or 20% off if you spend $75. There are no "bargain-basement" style deals that some may expect to find in outlets, but everything is priced less than original retail. Overall, prices tend to be in line with website sale prices.
3. Most items are from a few seasons ago - or more. You are not going to find the newest colors and patterns here, although I have found patterns from one season earlier than the newest season.
4. The staff are super friendly and helpful, and the shopping bags are nice (not junky paper bags like other stores give you).