I don’t think that I will ever forget the first time that I saw a Vera Bradley bag, well more like 100 Vera Bradley bags. I was July 2004 and I went with Beth & Jennie to the Tri Delta convention in San Antonio, Texas. Girls from all over the country were at the conference and some were carrying these bright, colorful, cotton bags. None of us had ever seen them before. They were NOT Beth and Jenny’s style. We had to figure out what they were, so Jenny finally walked to up a lady and said, “We love your bag! What kind of bag is it?” The woman looked at us like we were crazy. How could we possibly not know what kind of bag it was?! She told us it was a Vera Bradley. Our response was probably something along the lines of Vera, what? Little did I know that soon I wouldn’t be able to get enough of these bags!
Looking back I remember most of the bags were pink and if I had been paying attention I probably would have realized that everyone was carrying bags in Pink Pansy. The pansy is our sorority flower so it was the perfect pattern to carry at convention. Pink Pansy was sold from January 2003 to January 2005.