There is nothing like shopping at a Vera Bradley Signature Store! In July of 2008 I went to Hawaii for my friend Sophia’s wedding. I knew that there was a Vera Bradley signature store in Honolulu so I asked my friends if they would mind going there. My friends knew I loved Vera, so they were up for visiting the store. They didn’t know what they were in for, I didn’t either for that matter.
We walked in and the whole store in floor to ceiling Vera Bradley! I was so excited! I don’t know if my friends had ever seen me so excited before! They started asking questions about bags and I was rattling off answers as fast as I could. One of the employees came over to see if we had any questions. The funny part was that I was able to answer some of my friend’s questions better than she could. I knew that I wanted to buy a bag, because the sales tax is Hawaii is lower than in California and I love to save a buck. I picked out a Morgan in Raspberry Fizz. We probably looked at all the bags in the store. I was almost ready to check out when I spotted Raspberry pajama shorts on sale in Raspberry Fizz! I had to get them, they matched my bag!
Vera Bradley was giving out a gift with purchase! Yay! I got a mini traveler key chain in Raspberry Fizz. The woman at the store had so much fun with me and my friends that she gave them each a key chain too! So Amber, Alicia, Beth and Kristine all got a souvenir from their first Vera Bradley Signature store.
There was one more surprise. I had read online that the stores would once and a while give out water bottles with the print of current patterns on them. Well, I had just finished checking out and the woman at the store told us to hold on for a minute. When she returned she had 5 water bottle for us! They are just mini water bottles, but they are so fun. They deserve their own post, so be on the look out for that.
Shopping at a Vera Bradley Signature is one of my favorite things!