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Who would have imagined that over 25 years ago a friendship and simple idea would grow to be the company Vera Bradley is today? So many things have worked in our favor. Having a great idea at the right time. Having a good name — after Barbara Bradley Baekgaard’s mother. And having so many friends who helped launch what has become an American dream.
The Vera Bradley story is a testimony to the American Dream: While on vacation in March of 1982, Patricia Miller and Barbara were awaiting a flight in Atlanta when they noticed a definite lack of feminine-looking luggage. The longtime friends wasted no time in correcting this situation. Within weeks, these dynamic women had created a company, named after Barbara’s mother, capable of marketing and manufacturing their cleverly designed products. The demand for these unique handbags and luggage items has grown and so has Vera Bradley, which is now nationally and internationally recognized.
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These beautiful area rugs from Vera Bradley are for both indoors and outside in covered areas!
Classic Vera Bradley designs are available in clever hand-tufted wool hook area rugs. Vibrant and beautiful rugs for today’s colorful décor!