4.18.2006

Vera Bradley Should go the Way of my Dead Dog



Seriously. I'm sick of seeing them. This is worse than having a Louis Vuitton bag.

79 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ew, ugly.
funny though, i haven't even seen one yet. i had to google it to see what the rest looked like. i guess i should consider myself lucky.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont really like that one, but i think there are a lot of really cute veras...

however, you're right about them being everywhere, which is annoying, but i can't help but love them

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Claire said...

We would need some sort of heinous-bag-exorcist to rid my school of Vera Bradley. It's unfortunate though, because the prints are from the Provencal, southern France style, but when taken way out of context and exploited like they are, they kind of make me nauseous.

9:16 PM  
Blogger PiQueen said...

I must say that I totally agree with you. So many people at my school are "sporting" them and it is just awful. What do people think when they shop???

10:05 PM  
Blogger EmoEmolay said...

Thank you! I never understood what people saw in these bags!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Cigamybab said...

WaZz Up pU zZaW

8:06 AM  
Anonymous angelgal121@hotmail.com said...

Kinda Late But....
I just decided to read all my magazines this weekend and I saw your article in Elle Girl really cool...Keep on goin!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soo right, soo right.
every girl at school has one. maybe they should go shopping for originality?

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Lo said...

hey, i really LOVE your blog, but this post I am NOT feeling.
I like Vera Bradley for tote bags and/or duffel bags not as handbags. Wouldn't you rather have a bright paisley totebag than a blandy old navy blue thing to carry your gym stuff?

4:44 PM  
Anonymous haley said...

you're dead on! i've never understood these they're so old lady!

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness I am not the only one that thinks they are butt-ugly.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Isabel said...

I have noo idea who Vera Bradey is. Perhaps I should be grateful?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Geisha said...

I ummmm don't think that theyr'e that bad...Is that wrong??hahahaha
BUT ur blog is cool
Props 2 ya

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have never heard of her before or even seen her! i live in canada, is that why or am i just lost? hahah.
oh well, i'm kind of glad i've never seen them, they're awful!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Leith said...

It's not hard to find tote bags that aren't ugly. There is no excuse for Vera Bradley.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the handbags are a bit annoying, but the duffels are pretty hott.

xoxo Allie

6:52 PM  
Blogger michi said...

i have to agree with you on that one, grandmas were sporting vera bradley totes before everybody else. btw, awesome blog.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thought of vera bradley makes me want to toss my cookies. By tomorrow they will be selling knock offs in the center court of the mall with the "Louis Vuitton" bags and all the other "designer" handbags. They look like something my grandma would use to make dollies or something of that matter. Vera Bradley has ruined paisley for all of mankind.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mind these bags at all for my mother and my grandmother, who each have a large collection of them, but when I see people that have them because they think they're "in" it makes me gag.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I so agree. I always see people in Manhattan with them, i dont get wats so great with them. In my opinion: Keep those bags on the farm.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Baby said...

hey Ive never seen one of those bags maybe because I live in Mexico haha I saw u in Elle girl
MMM but what if u really like the louis vouitton bags? I mean its stupid wearing something because its desginer stuff but if u really like it
cmonnnnnnnnnnnn
Its dumb wearing something because everyones sporting it but its dumber stop wearing something that u really like because everyones is also wearing it

12:36 PM  
Blogger lovely m said...

oh yes i have seen these around, but not at school.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yuck. not cute.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love your blog! keep it uppp!

-chloe <3

6:49 PM  
Blogger jayna && eva said...

wowwww. i couldn't agree with you more.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous nicole said...

seriously here. 2 words. Personal tastes. Different people like different things. Apparently, 99% of people here hate Vera Bradley. But what about the people who like the bags? What if they have them because they *gasp* like them and not just because everyone else has one. Personally, I don't have one, and I see no huge loss in not having one. But if people like them, let them like them. I mean, people rag on me for liking Britney Spears...oooo...I've liked her since I was like, 7.So really, all depends on your personal taste in things. I think your blog has become a place for you to bitch about fashion. Personal thought about it. Don't care if anyoen disagrees, don't care if anyone gets pissed off. Because I know people feel the same.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Olimpia said...

I really don't like it.
It's too simple...and...ugly

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Geisha said...

Hi Leith my name is Geisha i have a new blog that i consider pretty cool if you like it please add me to your links it is spoonsforksandfashion.blogspot.com
Thanks,
Geisha

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Riley said...

Girls all over my school have been selling their souls to the devil and trading in their backpacks for these, and.. yeah, I don't even want to talk about it.

2:40 PM  
Blogger SvdW said...

everyone has them at my school.
it makes me want to burn my school down.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Thaaaank you... I thought I was the only one who loathed them!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous BRENNANNNNANANANAN YOUR FAVORITE =) said...

dearest Leith,
I do love this blog.
Without it, I might die.
I do hate those bags as well.
And LV ones too. Except, if you remember,
Brianna (in our math class) had that blue one
at the beginning of the year? it was slighlty large,
and had white LVs all over it.
I think that's the only one I could put up with.
I don't like the labels.

ANYWAYS. I missed this site horribly.

<3

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

umm

i have that purse in a smaller version

and i think it`s cute

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously here. 2 words. Personal tastes. Different people like different things. Apparently, 99% of people here hate Vera Bradley. But what about the people who like the bags? What if they have them because they *gasp* like them and not just because everyone else has one. Personally, I don't have one, and I see no huge loss in not having one. But if people like them, let them like them. I mean, people rag on me for liking Britney Spears...oooo...I've liked her since I was like, 7.So really, all depends on your personal taste in things. I think your blog has become a place for you to bitch about fashion. Personal thought about it. Don't care if anyoen disagrees, don't care if anyone gets pissed off. Because I know people feel the same.




and i agree,
why dont you give people tips instead of talking about how ugly things are that people might like?

9:17 PM  
Blogger michi said...

Nicole's argument is slightly fallacious. Actually very. Liking Britney Spears for too long of a time is no argument against what Leith has the right to put on her blog. By the way, I think Vera Bradley bags are in very bad taste. I know this may sound slightly hypocritical, but lets not try to bitch on Leith's blog. She has the right to put whatever she wants on it, and if you just can't stand it, keep it to yourself.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Mariiie said...

Ive never seen them (maybe because I live in Canada...) but they dont look all that great, they look OK-ish. I would buy one if it was cheap.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Alex!!! said...

"so.
basically I would LOVE it if you gave your complete oppinion of leggings....
should they be dead by now?
and how else to wear them (without looking...silly) besides a mini jean skirt? because I personally am sick of it.
please? :D

Okay, I'll admit it. I did the legging thing before it really hit off. But now that everyone wears them it really kind of annoys me and I do not think they should be worn outside of dance class."


speaking from another fashion fans point of view, maybe it's just me, but maybe you're cutting leggings just a little too close. i'v been seeing leggings with EVERYTHING, just as pants, as capris, under long t-shirts with wide belts, still under skirts and skirts, under shorts, just about it all. and you're completely right when you say it's pretty much overused and abused nor is it exactly new and fresh anymore but the more i see people wearing them in different ways it makes me love them all over again.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Dinah said...

I could never understand why so many women got these bags. While I was in a airport a few weeks ago I saw a store with all of these types of bags and it was creepy.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous nicole said...

oh i know it's leith's (i really dont care if I spelt your name right or wrong) blog and she can bitch about the air being to dry for all I care, I'm just saying MY opinon about her blog. I liked it at first and then WHAM! It went 'oh this is shit, you look like an idiot if you wear this' and on and on and on. I don't care if you think I'm being stupid or that I should go talk about leith somewhere else. I have My option, you have yours. All is good.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous PiCKlES RUlE. said...

ehh. they're okay. i'd rather have one than a lv though.

8:53 PM  
Blogger FaShiOnSHOTtoHeLL said...

SHOOT ME IF I EVER OWN ONE OF THESE BAGS............i love your site by the way

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know how to not be anonymous, but since I don't I guess I have to be.

The poster above is a major pig, pedophile freak. Someone ought to report him. I just clicked through 2 his blog and was grossed out by that freak.

My Dad is a policeman and I am going 2 tell him about this one. Yuck, Yuck, Yuck

12:29 AM  
Blogger lyrical lie said...

Actually, I wouldn't mind the pink and green paisely wallet, I saw that in a store, that was cute, but as a bag, they're just fugly.

They remind me of my evil AP English teacher that I had in high school, she was the first person that I saw carrying one.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Blage said...

Those lilli pulitzer reversable wooden handled things are worse...way worse.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I said the exact same thing to my cousin while we were on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina, but I had a change of heart when I saw the exact bag in the picture at Carolina Girl. I love the colors.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

i go to a private school and they are everywhere aaah save me please

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen. i see those every time i turn around.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's wrong with louis's bags?

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Nadia said...

ugh i hate these bags, everytime i see one i think of old ladys

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You dishonor your dead dog, Madam.

I say good day to you!

5:50 PM  
Blogger um... said...

I work in a fabric and quilting goods store, and many of the customers (about 85%) own these bags or something similar, due to its being reminiscent of their favorite hobby - quilting. I absolutely hate them. I am glad someone else agrees with me.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, GOD, agreed. My grandmother has had one for ages, and it looks sweet on her because she is wearing it tastefully with a cropped black Chanel blazer and tortoise shell combs. And plus she is like eighty and not in ninth grade.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatevz, yo. theyre hella cute

9:51 PM  
Anonymous KRiSTOPHER DUKES said...

Amen.

The least someone could do when rocking an ugly, generic bag is make sure it's made of glammy dead animal and costs more than their rent - think a python Spy bag.

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont care what you people say i think that they are cute just because you dont like them dosent give you the right to crtisize the bags

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG. these bags are so frikking cute. i have the whole collection. how about you look at some of the newer patterns like hope toile and java blue. they are actually cute! well its not like this website is gonna stop people from buying them so SUCKITUP*

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhm, yeah so many girls at my school have this bag and i'm only in middle school. Some are cute like java blue, but basically,I'm sick of them. Will someone hurry up and come out with a new one for all girls with different styles? Maybe, I'll do it myself. We need to star a new trend.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So funny...I live in San Francisco and traveled home to Jax, Florida twice in the past four months with lay-overs in Dallas both times. The first trip was in December, and when I touched down in Dallas, I thought "Hmmmmm...why are some of these young girls wearing granny knitting bags...as shoulder bags?" They were/are definitely NOT the norm in SF, and I promptly forgot about them once I got home. During my second trip (two weeks ago), the bags...and their rip-offs...were EVERYWHERE...Dallas, Jax, the flight home to SF...EVERYwhere...including the airport gift shops. It was a paisley explosion!

I hope these disappear quickly...just Fugly. Thankfully, I don't see them that often in the city, but I can commiserate with those of you that are bombarded on a daily basis. Just try not to look directly at the bags (I have a theory that there may be some sort of evil-paisley hypnosis going on). This to shall pass, like the crocs before them. ;)

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i happen to come upon this page and own way more than the average person when it comes to purses and vera bradley. i believe in a few years there will be uglier colors to change people's minds about buying them. this specific color looks very old granny-ish, and i dont like it. but some other newer colors are very cute.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think some of the bags are ugly, but some of thr patterns, like peacock are great, they are really retro and funky looking if you war them with an "in" outfit.Please do not wear these with other patterns.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I wonder what the average IQ is of people who own one of these hideous garbage bags.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Birdie said...

I wonder what the average IQ is of someone who owns one of these hideous garbage bags.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND THE COMPANY "VERA BRADLEY" LIES TO THE PUBLIC---LABELS SAY" MADE IN CHINA" NOT THE MADE IN FT WAYNE INDIANA THAT THEY USED TO BE MADE AND HOPE YOU STILL THINK THEY ARE MADE THERE-- THEY ARE DESIGNED BY TWO 70 YEAR OLD WOMEN WHOSE PICTURES ARE AIR BRUSHED IN THE WEB SITE.. OH THEY KNOW TREND AND STYLE!!!????? MAYBE A KNITTING BAG WOULD BE A GOOD ONE TO COME OUT WITH AS THE FAD WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATION WILL SOON BE OVER AND GRANDMA CAN GO BACK TO WEARING THEIR POT HOLDERS.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never understand why Vera Bradley bags are so popular, with all those untasteful patterns and over-bright colors, I would lose my own identity if I carried one of those, especially they are everywhere. I have been carrying my artists designed funtote everyday for the last six months, and Cosmopolitan magazine just had them on April issue. Cheers!
funtote.com

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you don't like vera bradley and you are looking for a travel bag line with a similar concept, cinda b bags are much more fashionable! i've used these for years and LOVE them! they are super durable and machine washable!

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can have your own opinion... Some people like them, some don't; you don't have to go crazy about it. I like them, but some of the patterns are a little ew. I own two Vera Bradley bags(both made in USA not China; have no clue where people got that from.) and I adore them! They are sturdy and they have some cute patterns. Yes, they are everywhere and half of the people carry them only because everyone else is. But there are people who actually buy the bags becasue they LIKE THEM. I don't see what's wrong with them, then again it's my opinion.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can not stand these bags. It's not so much because they are ugly, like others have said, but there is another reason. I'm 39 years old and these bags represent the high school days when everyone had to be trendy. How I hated that! So here I am, 39 years old, and all of the sudden house wives at my church in their 40's and 50's are going gaga over VB bags. It makes me cringe because of the way the act. It's become trendy and a status thing among young girls and women. I just refuse to be a part of that nonsense.

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love vera bradley! are you one of those people who hates conformaty just so they can say they do and get attention???

7:20 PM  
Anonymous shelley said...

omg - I totally agree! VB bags are just awful. All the middle & high school girls at my church started carrying them. And now their mom's & little sisters are carrying them too. Quilted, flowery bags are taking over the world. And they are way overpriced. There is NO WAY I would fork over that kinda money for a quilted cotton handbag. Not to mention that you are limited in what you wear b/c the colors & designs of VB do not lend themselves to go with very many outfit. They are so casual, you can't even take your VB handbag from day to evening. I mean, imagine that blue/lime floral quilted number with your little black dress & heels?? I personally would rather invest in a high quality handbag like coach, d&b or LV.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Virtual Memory Archive said...

I have always wondered what is UP with these butt-ugly bags. I can't believe high school students like them! I'm in my mid-40s and they look fugly and old-ladyish even to my old lady eyes. Bleah!!! They look like diaper bags or knitting bags or just some kind of crappy thing -- not like a high-end handbag. I totally do not get their appeal, not at all. When I was in high school, the Aigner "bar bag" was the rage, and I never thought that thing was particularly pretty -- but IMHO Aigner's got the Veras beat by a mile!

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my grandma created vera bradley so stop saying these things about them.

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate these. Every girl in my school has them, and use them for pencil cases. The one i especially hate is Pinwheel Pink!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fabrics are awful! Has anyone ever heard of 1154 LILL Studio? They have bag styles similiar to Vera Bradley, but have a ton of fabrics to choose from! No more paisley! :)

3:56 PM  
Anonymous vera bradley outlet said...

I find the bags pretty cool, only really if you pcik one up cheaply at the annual sale

5:28 PM  
Blogger alphachild said...

Horrid. ButtUgly and awful purses. My mother age 79), sister in law (50)
and niece (25) all like them.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked at that god awful company for a short time. The design leaders and owner (there are 3 of them) call themselves the Holy Trinity because they think they are better than God. The owners are grandmothers hence the granny bag quilted look. They think they are better than everyone even though they live in the back woods of Fort Wayne Indiana. People wearing Vera Bradley, it screams "I know nothing about fashion." these bags have no connection to the true fashion industry. Who shops for fashion at a Hallmark store or drug store anyways???

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think these handbags are frumpy and old looking. Don't insult today's grandmothers either. I'm a grandmother and I buy Coach and Poppy Coach among others!! Young and hip is "in", even for us older ladies.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 55 and carry Vera Bradley bags because I like them. I don't give a rat's arse if I'm the only one or one of thousands that love them. All that matters is what I think. I don't really care who else likes them or doesn't! I just love purses and yes, I have other bags; Coach, Michael Kors, D&B, to name a few.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lieth, you are a stupid, fucking ass bitch for thinling vera bradley is eww!!!! here in brenham, grannies dont use them!!!!!! young peole use them and all the cool kids go stir crazy over them!!! if u asked my granny, shed say, "i dont use that young stuff. its pretty, though" i hate you, lieth. i hope you die in pain.

10:02 PM  

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