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Save the Date for the 2013 Vera Bradley Outlet Sale!

As many Hoosiers know, Vera Bradley’s famous quilted luggage, handbags and accessories are made right here in Indiana! Every year they host a Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and it is definitely a must-do event!

Dates for the 2013 sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana have already been announced: April 10 through 14, 2013 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

It's the perfect Girlfriend Getaway!

This shopping phenomenon has become a hallmark event in Fort Wayne – bringing masses of quilted purse and handbag lovers to the Summit City. Fans have been known to travel from all corners of the U.S. to attend this event.

This annual outlet sale features Vera Bradley products, ranging from purses, handbags and wallets to accessories, such as pajama pants, eyeglass cases, laptop bags, stationary and more! Sales displays will showcase a variety of retired colors, styles and collections and all items are 40 to 60 percent off regular price.

In the past, the first three days of year’s sale feature exclusive ticket sessions with a $5 admittance fee.  Rules and guidelines for the 2013 sale have not yet been announced but can be expected to follow similar fashion.

Click here to view a video about the Vera Bradley Outlet sale if you can’t view the video above or if you’re reading this post on a mobile device.

Tickets are usually purchased via, an authorized Ticketmaster location, or for locals, directly at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, at 4000 Parnell Ave., on the north side of Fort Wayne.

Stay in the known by checking out the Visit the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale online. Throughout the year, stay up to date on the sale by following Vera Bradley on Twitter and by using the hashtag #vbos.

Vera Bradley is a Fort Wayne-based company, founded in 1982 by Patricia R. Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. The business started as a way to provide colorful luggage to women and has transformed into a nationally and internationally recognized manufacturer of colorful, stylish handbags and accessories.

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Written by : Previously a news reporter at daily newspapers in Indiana and Ohio, Holly Hammersmith now enjoys the lighter side of writing through freelance work. In her spare time, Holly can be found running or practicing yoga. She also enjoys visiting local coffee shops and day-tripping. Holly lives with her husband and half a dozen houseplants. Holly is also a regular contributor to the Visit Fort Wayne blog. Find her on Twitter @HFHammers and at