I promised I would provide another update about the 2011 Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, and I’m finally now doing it! First of all, if you have not read my post from earlier today, check it out because it has the price list for many of the items at the sale.
Some have commented that the prices seem a little high compared to prior years, and for the most part, I have to agree. Looking at the price list from last year, it seems that many of the signature handbag styles were priced $5 to $10 higher this year, although a few styles were about the same. The Reversible Totes were my favorite bargain today, at just $25.99 this year (compared to $35.00 in 2010). Prices on the wallets, stationary, and accessories were comparable to last year.
As far as patterns, I think this year had the greatest variety I have ever seen at the outlet sale! I saw Java Blue, Sittin’ in a Tree, Paprika, Loves Me, Blue Rhapsody, Carnaby, Purple Punch, Calypso, Twirly Birds Navy, Twirly Birds Pink, Bali Blue, Bali Gold, and Imperial Toile. For newer patterns (which usually sell out quickly), I saw Night & Day, Slate Blooms, Very Berry Paisley, Baroque, and Folkloric. There were also some older patterns too (probably left over from last year’s outlet sale), including Puccini, Pirouette, and Frankly Scarlet. I’m sure I left some out too!
In addition to the signature patterns, there were tables full of the specialty collections – microfiber, nylon, frill. There was tons of stationary this year too – pencils and pens, notebooks and journals, binders and binder clips, bulletin boards, gift wrap, shopping and gift bags. They also had rolling luggage, something I have not seen in prior years. However, it was a little expensive yet (at least for those of us on a budget!). There were several tables filled with wallets, cosmetic cases, hanging organizers, curling iron covers, tech cases, and more. I think I could babble on like this forever, so instead, I will post a few pictures from today. Enjoy!
Well, that’s all I have for right now. I also have a few items that I picked up at the sale today that I plan to give away here on my blog – make sure you check back in! Also, if you feel like chatting about your time at the 2011 Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, leave your comment below. I will be checking in off an on to chat and answer any questions that I can.