Annapolis, Chicago, here we come!

It’s a big week for Vera Bradley Store openings, with two new locations welcoming customers this Friday, March 11.

Vera Bradley at Westfield Annapolis

Sometimes, a personal tie to an area results in a beautiful new Store. Vice President of Direct Sales David Thompson’s grandfather attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, before becoming a submarine commander in WWII. As a child, David and his family would visit the area, which left a lasting admiration for the city.

When planning for the year ahead, we knew we had a strong fan base around Annapolis, and as the opening draws near, we couldn’t be happier about this exciting location. While scouting Westfield Annapolis, we saw Vera Bradley bags everywhere, confirming that Maryland was ready for us!

Vera Bradley at Westfield Annapolis

With great neighbors like Pottery Barn and Sephora, this mall truly is an ideal shopping destination. We can’t wait for you to stop in and see our setup!

Vera Bradley at Westfield Annapolis
2367 Annapolis Mall Road • Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 224-3895

Vera Bradley at Water Tower Place

With Chicago just a hop, skip and a jump away from our home offices in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chicago holds a dear place in the Vera Bradley family. Starting Friday, there will be just one more thing for us to love about the city.

A prime presence on the Magnificent Mile has long been a dream of our Co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, so Water Tower Place was a hotspot on our list for 2011.

Water Tower PlaceImage via american-architecture.info

Our Store is within close proximity to American Girl; an added bonus for the mothers, daughters and grandmothers out to enjoy a lovely day of shopping and bonding. It’s the ultimate stop for a memorable girls’ day out.

Vera Bradley at Water Tower Place
835 North Michigan Avenue • Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-0443

Guess where we’re going?
We’re heading to the Windy City this Thursday to attend the VIP opening of the Water Tower Place Vera Bradley Store. Stop by later this week for behind-the-scenes pictures, stories and more!

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7 Responses to Annapolis, Chicago, here we come!

  1. Linda Kowal says:

    I wish I could be at Water Tower Place Opening Day. It’s work for me but Good Luck and I’ll see you there sometime soon!! How exciting, can’t wait to see the new store!!

  2. M says:

    Will there be any special promotions at these stores when they open?!

  3. paige says:

    thought this might be the best place to connect….
    i was just in seaside for the vera bradley half marathon. it was fantastic!!
    i loved seeing vera everywhere. i LOVED the vera tote i received & felt spoiled by all the goodies! from the cute water bottles to the little id cases.
    thank you thank you thank you!!

    we were also able to stay overnight at Inn by the Sea in the chickadee room!!
    it was gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!
    & i loved receiving another tote for staying there!!

    now back at home, i was just perusing the vera website. i’m a little giddy realizing i think i spoke to Barbara Bradley Baekgaard at the vera tent. oh goodness!! & i was too distracted to realize. i would have hugged her neck & told her all four of my girls , plus myself obviously are huge vera lovers!!

    i ran over yesterday to see the new store at phipps. wow!! just wow!!

    my latest post is titled for the love of vera!
    just wanted to say hello,
    can’t wait to run the vera half marathon again next year
    &
    i think i’ve rounded up many friends who want to also!!
    xo

  4. Mary says:

    Would love to see a Vera Bradley store somewhere in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

  5. I WISH I KNEW ABOUT THE PARTY IN SEASIDE? NEVER HEARD A WORD AND WATCH YOUR BLOG SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK..CANT WAIT FOR OUTLET IN ORLANDO…LIVE IN SOUTH FLORIDA ANY PLANS FOR AN OUTLET AT OUR FAMOUS SAWGRASS MALL OUTLET??PEOPLE COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD IT TAKES 3 DAYS TO WALK THRU IT MAYBE VERA BRADLEY WOULD CONSIDER IT FOR US DOWN SOUTH..THKS FOR ALL THE NEW STYLES PLEASE BRING MORE LIKE TODAYS RED SEASIDE IN MORE SOLID COLORS EASIER TOO CHOOSE,AS IT IS IT TAKES US HOURS TO CHOOSE A BAG..LOVE THEM ALL SO WE BUY MULTIPLES..KEEP ON BRINGING NEW ONES THANKYOU AGAIN

  6. Fran says:

    Congratulations on the launch of VB on the Mag Mile! I look forward to shopping there on my next weekend trip to the city. I am looking forward to the launch of VB at Old Orchard in Skokie as this location is close to my office. Deer Park and Oakbrook are both amazing stores with awesome sales associates– they truly care about their customers. I am blessed– Chicago will have 4 VB stores and along with the Aurora outlet!

  7. any idea when orlando outlet opens? i was told april 14th had reservations in hootel just cancelled them,so9 dissaopointed…want to be their for opoening day??????? anyone????

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