Go Green in Style with Vera Bradley!

I am always on the lookout for ways to green up my life but what I really love is when I find a way to look great while doing it! An organic burlap sack might be an eco-friendly way to carry my groceries home from the farmer’s market but it isn’t very attractive!  I have always loved the selection of patterns available at Vera Bradley and I was thrilled when they recently sent me a few of their items to try out!  I am sure you have heard of Vera Bradley but if you haven’t, here is some information about them from their website:

Guided by our founders, Patricia R. Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley has earned a reputation as a leader in the gift industry. Creating stylish quilted cotton luggage, handbags and accessories, the company combines smart product designs with distinctive and colorful fabrics and trims.

I absolutely love the selection of patterns and colors available at Vera Bradley.  They offer a number of products, including handbags, travel items, stationery, eyewear and accessories and their colors and styles change every season. So, how can Vera Bradley help you live a greener life?  I received the Lunch Date in Camellia (shown above) to try out and it is a beautiful way to bring your lunch with you instead of eating out (SO unhealthy!) or carrying around a very ugly looking lunchbox! This bag is roomy with an interior liner that is BPA free and easy to wipe clean.  It is large enough to fit most frozen entrees and features two large slip pockets on the inside (perfect for ice packs).  I love that it has an ID window on the front!  If you want to send this to school with your middle schooler or high school aged girl you can put their name in it in case it gets lost! I thought the bag was very roomy and it holds a good sized lunch.

I also received the shopper tote in the Viva la Vera pattern.  I am so excited for the farmers markets to start up again this summer and these Vera Bradley bags will be perfect for carrying my produce in style!  This bag features a silk screened design. It is sturdy, foldable and reusable and includes a  hanging slip pocket inside to hold a grocery list. This is the perfect bag to help you reduce your paper and plastic bag waste when you shop. It measures 15″ x 15¼” x 5¾” so there is plenty of room inside to hold all your stuff in style!

The last item I received was the Large Folio in Island Blooms. This is perfect for a busy mom that is always on the go like I am! It has five divided pockets to hold an assortment of important documents.  Clear tabs with perforated labels mark each compartment to help keep your paperwork straight. There is a magnetic snap closure to keeps it closed.  I have put everything from my iPad to my grocery list and coupons in this handy portfolio.  You could also put in your to do list, a list of important dates (like those birthdays I am always forgetting!) or a list of clothing items and sizes to look for on your next trip to the consignment sale! 

Overall, I have been very happy with all of the items I received to review from Vera Bradley!  I also love that they give back to the community through the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, which concentrates its efforts on supporting cutting-edge breast cancer research.

If you would like to learn more about Vera Bradley and check out their current designs and styles, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

My thanks to Vera Bradley for allowing me to review their products!

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received  product samples in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.


About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. Daisy TrendyMomReviews says:
    Super cute! LOVE these! Sending your post to my husband as a hint for mother's day!
  2. I love Vera Bradley! I love the idea of a Vera Shopping bag. Nothing like really shopping with style ;-)
  3. Closer to Lucy says:
    Ooohhh, very pretty! I love Vera Bradly.
  4. Heather Smith says:
    Very cute! One of my girlfriends is a VB aficionado, I haven't jumped on the bandwagon, but maybe next time she goes shopping...
  5. Super cute and I love it when you combine green with attractive.
  6. Vera Bradley makes such stylish products. They always look classy.

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