Vera Bradley Special Collection: Courtney Silk Polka Dot Purses
Throughout the years Vera Bradley has had many special collections, one of my favorites is the Seaside collection...a red, white and blue canvas version of Pinwheel Pink. It is such a great summer print!
Today we are going to talk about the Courtney Collection. They are silk purses (one is a tote style and the other is a one strap shoulder bag) with polka dots. They came in three colors: Pineapple (yellow), Hibiscus (pink) and Caribbean (blue). The collection also included a small wallet that was striped, like the edge of the tote style purse. I am having a hard time finding the date, but I am thinking this was from the early 2000's. If someone knows the date, please leave a comment on this blog post.
One thing to mention about these special collections, is that Vera Bradley does not include them on their website on the retired colors page. With a little digging around on the internet you can usually figure out what you have.
I had a blog reader contact me about this special collection, because when she contacted Vera Bradley Customer Service she was told the bag was a fake! While it would certainly be easy for someone at Vera Bradley to not be aware of all the special collections from the past, I was surprised that they weren't able to find a supervisor or someone who knew that the bag was an actually Vera Bradley bag. It might be nice if the customer service center had some sort of resource for past collections to properly answer questions.
The blue purse below, is the photo submitted to me by the OhMyVera reader. I searched the internet and found the other two, to show you all the colors and both styles, along with the wallet.