Follow Us On

Sponsored Links







Advertise on DAM

VigLink badge


Go Back   DFW Area Moms > General Discussions > The Kitchen Table

Notices


Register to become a member. It's Free!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-26-2011 Tuesday, 10:35 PM
shelby's Avatar
shelby shelby is offline
Sounding Board
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: too far away...
Posts: 4,281
Vera Bradley knock-off?

Anyone know of a good VB knock-off? or a great bag seller on etsy, etc.?

I'm not really a purse girl per se but I looove tote type bags.
__________________

A8|N6|M4
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Register to become a member. It's Free!

  #2  
Old 07-26-2011 Tuesday, 10:43 PM
Katie1013 Katie1013 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 915
Stay far, far away from Janine King Designs. I used their bag for 45 days and it fell apart. I complained and they told me it was clearly my fault because I overstuffed it. It had a wallet, a diaper, a sippy and my cell phone. The straps frayed along the sides, not on the seam (where you would expect if the bag was overstuffed and stressed). I was truly disgusted.

I did buy a computer bag from http://www.etsy.com/shop/xcessrize and it is professionally made and came right on time. She has purses as well.

Not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but hope it helps!
__________________
Katie, Mom to
Gracie 10.13.05
Claire 12.29.08
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 07:47 AM
mbee85 mbee85 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: McKinney
Posts: 125
Keep an eye out on the Vera Bradley website. They have big sales pretty often on their patterns that are going to be discontinued. I have also found Vera Bradley randomly at TJ Maxx. I don't think you can beat the quality of a Vera Bradley, so it might be worth it to find something on sale
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 07:57 AM
SingingSLP SingingSLP is offline
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: W. Plano
Posts: 230
I can't be too much help on finding a VB knock-off, as I've been known as a "vera bradley purse whore". I love my Veras and get many of them on ebay or from their big sales in Ft. Wayne (helps that DH is from there). Check ebay and then subscribe to their website. You will get emails all the time advertising their great sales you can take advantage of. We just got a Vera outlet here in FL. I will miss it when I move into Plano next week!
__________________
Melody
mom to Lillian (7) and Carissa (5)
married to Josh (2003)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 11:08 AM
SomewhereInTX SomewhereInTX is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: McKinney
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by SingingSLP View Post
I can't be too much help on finding a VB knock-off, as I've been known as a "vera bradley purse whore". I love my Veras and get many of them on ebay or from their big sales in Ft. Wayne (helps that DH is from there). Check ebay and then subscribe to their website. You will get emails all the time advertising their great sales you can take advantage of. We just got a Vera outlet here in FL. I will miss it when I move into Plano next week!
You might not miss it TOO much - we have a VB outlet in San Marcos now (about three hours away); plus there are at least three VB stores near Plano, one as close as Allen. I love my Veras and I'm dying to go to the outlet sale in Ft. Wayne one year; I may end up going by myself next year that's how bad I want to go!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 12:30 PM
Agibbie Agibbie is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plano
Posts: 101
Vera Bradley also has a close out shop. Good luck. I'm picking one up from in the close out shop.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 04:12 PM
SingingSLP SingingSLP is offline
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: W. Plano
Posts: 230
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agibbie View Post
Vera Bradley also has a close out shop. Good luck. I'm picking one up from in the close out shop.
close out shop? online or an actual store? where is it?
__________________
Melody
mom to Lillian (7) and Carissa (5)
married to Josh (2003)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 08:16 PM
shelby's Avatar
shelby shelby is offline
Sounding Board
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: too far away...
Posts: 4,281
Yeah, I seem to be finding that there's just no comparison. Thanks everyone.
__________________

A8|N6|M4
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 08:16 PM
shelby's Avatar
shelby shelby is offline
Sounding Board
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: too far away...
Posts: 4,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by SingingSLP View Post
close out shop? online or an actual store? where is it?
oh, and
__________________

A8|N6|M4
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 09:26 PM
Agibbie Agibbie is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plano
Posts: 101
Actual stores. My mom has one near her house in PA. I need to look if there is one near here.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-27-2011 Wednesday, 10:16 PM
mom2-1xx1xy mom2-1xx1xy is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,255
I just bought my daughter's lunch box at VB at Stonebriar Mall tonight. They gave me a flyer about their sale for VB 100th b-day. It is August 11th. They have deals all day. The $52 tote is only $29 that day. From 3-6 all tote styles are $10 off and from 6- close you can take 20% off any one item. There were a few more accessories we wanted, but will wait until the 11th. DD's lunch box from last year made it through the whole year and it is machine washable.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-28-2011 Thursday, 03:45 PM
janiemerle's Avatar
janiemerle janiemerle is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: dallas/n. oak cliff
Posts: 2,456
I just saw this today: Vera Bradley Purse $9.99 today
__________________
janie
Balanced Oak Massage & Wellness

mama to
grace 12, cady 6
, and ada 3
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-28-2011 Thursday, 05:54 PM
Nic&Kenna'sMom Nic&Kenna'sMom is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Garland
Posts: 2,330
Quote:
Originally Posted by janiemerle View Post
I just saw this today: Vera Bradley Purse $9.99 today
Thanks! I just ordered 3. My mom has neck and back problems and loves Vera Bradley purses because they're lighter weight and don't put pressure on her shoulders. The shipping was still $8 for 3. Can't beat those prices!!
__________________
Melanie - Married to Greg (3/7/98), Lucky mom to Nicholas (3/21/01) and Makenna Brynn (9/9/05)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-28-2011 Thursday, 07:42 PM
kalvarado's Avatar
kalvarado kalvarado is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arlington
Posts: 4,840
Darn, all sold out
__________________
Kristin
mom to Gabriel (10), Nicholas (8),
and Sofia (12/17/13)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-28-2011 Thursday, 07:58 PM
shelby's Avatar
shelby shelby is offline
Sounding Board
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: too far away...
Posts: 4,281
No, they still have some left! Just go to the Vera Bradley site and search Olivia. Some patterns are sold out, but not all of them.

I lucked out and got the Get Carried Away bag I wanted in Hope Garden on sale for $66. Score!
__________________

A8|N6|M4
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8pl1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright DFW Area Moms 2002-2014