In 1982 Kathryn’s sister Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, along with her friend Pat Miller, noticed a definite shortage of attractive luggage and purses for women. The company they started, Vera Bradley, was named after Barbara and Kathryn’s mother.
The motto of the company has been to be “A Girl’s Best Friend”. There is a wide variety of purses and accessories with functional features making Vera Bradley a favorite for so many loyal customers. The patterns and colors keep up with fashion trends while offering classic looks women love.