I’m Absolutely in Love with These 6 Travel Bags from Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley offers so much more than its signature paisley-print bags. These chic, ultra-functional bags are perfect for all types of travel.
Vera Bradley Weekender Travel Bag in Toasted Terracotta
Photo: Vera Bradley

Choosing a travel bag that’ll last for years is a big task. How do you know which one is the right one for you, or if it’s going to stand up to being tossed around on trips? That’s something you never have to worry about with Vera Bradley bags, because these quilted bags are high quality and can weather everything from weekend getaways to long flights with kids. They clean up well, easily hold both necessities and accessories, and—even though they’re often pricey—can be snatched up for less during sales.

I always look to Vera Bradley to find classic handbags, Vera Bradley purses, crossbody bags, totes, and signature Vera Bradley luggage, all available in a wide range of timeless patterns and solid colors. Vera Bradley products are typically available online at VeraBradley.com, which offers free shipping, and you can also find them in stores and at Vera Bradley outlets across the country.

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Choosing a Vera Bradley Travel Bag

These six travel bag styles from Vera Bradley are my personal favorites, offering both practicality and fun. There’s something here for everyone that’ll reflect your personal style and be entirely practical for travel.

1. Large Travel Duffel Bag

Vera Bradley Large Travel Duffel Bag (Photo: Vera Bradley)

The Large Travel Duffel Bag is an ultra-functional weekend bag. The quilted bag is made of water-repellent poly and features one large zip and three slip pockets. The interior of the bag has three mesh pockets, allowing for easy storage of small things like chapstick and a portable phone charger.

This bag has two small straps to carry by hand, plus a detachable shoulder strap so you can carry the large duffel as a crossbody bag or shoulder bag. This travel duffel comes in both bright and fun Vera Bradley prints and more subdued solids.

2. Small Travel Duffel Bag

Whether you’re just going somewhere overnight or looking for the perfect carry-on bag, the Vera Bradley Small Travel Duffel Bag is the ideal choice. The bag features one large compartment with three mesh slip pockets on the inside. The exterior has three additional slip pockets and a detachable shoulder strap.

3. Weekender Travel Bag

The Weekender Travel Bag is the perfect tote for a short getaway. Available in a variety of signature patterns as well as neutral colors, the bag has one large central compartment plus five mesh pockets on the inside, and several pockets for easy access to essentials on the outside. It features a removable strap.

4. Grand Weekender Travel Bag

Vera Bradley Grand Weekender Travel Bag (Photo: Vera Bradley)

The upgraded version of Vera Bradley’s Weekender Travel Bag, the Grand Weekender Travel Bag adds even more functionality, with a trolley sleeve that allows you to slip it over the top of a wheeled suitcase. Like the Weekender Travel Bag, it has five interior pockets and plenty of exterior pockets, and comes in a nice range of prints and plain colors.

5. XL Campus Backpack

Vera Bradley XL Campus Backpack (Photo: Vera Bradley)

Having a good travel backpack is essential. Whether you’re touring a theme park or racing through the airport, a backpack is an easy way to tote your necessities. If you’re looking for a travel backpack by Vera Bradley, check out the XL Campus Backpack, which is packed with pockets and compartments.

The exterior has two side slip pockets, a U-shaped front compartment, a front zip pocket, and hidden front and back zip pockets. The bag’s interior features multiple compartments including a laptop compartment, and the backpack has padded shoulder straps for a comfort boost.

6. Rolling Work Bag

Looking for a wheeled suitcase that’ll stand out amongst all the black and blue bags at baggage claim? Consider the Rolling Work Bag by Vera Bradley, which comes in floral prints (as well as plain black if that’s your style). This travel bag’s interior pockets include a laptop sleeve, mesh zip pocket, three mesh slip pockets, and adjustable compression straps for squeezing in as much as you can. It also has a lock and exterior zip pocket.

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Megan duBois
Megan duBois is a freelance writer who covers theme parks, cruising, food and drink, and family travel. Her work has appeared on Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Insider, Orbitz, FamilyVacationist, The Daily Meal, Family Vacation Critic, TravelPulse, and more. Megan has been quoted as an expert and thought leader on theme parks for Forbes and other outlets.