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You're a Very Vera Visitor!

You live your life fashion-forward and you're the glue that holds your friends together. You know the latest trends, but you also know where to find the best deals. A mix of affordable fun, fashion, and a brunch or two with the girls is your ideal weekend getaway.

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Very Vera Weekend

Vera Bradley fans and deal hunters won’t want to miss the opportunity to bag a bargain with a getaway to Fort Wayne during the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale.


Noon: Start your getaway with the main event – the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale where you’ll find up to 70% off retail prices of Vera Bradley handbags, purses, totes, and more. The sale runs May 1-5 and the first three days (Wednesday - Friday) offer ticketed session times. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance as some sessions do sell out.

Night: End your evening with a cocktail at Birdie’s – the rooftop restaurant at The Bradley before heading downstairs to dinner at the Arbor. For the ultimate Vera
Bradley experience, book your stay and rest easy at The Bradley, which was designed by Vera Bradley’s co-founder, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard.


Morning: Savor the delights of a late morning breakfast at GK Cafe & Provisions, offering handmade pastries like their fan-favorite Cinny Rolls, before strolling through the galleries at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and its new wing dedicated entirely to glass sculpture. If time allows, we also recommend browsing some downtown boutiques like The Find and Fancy & Staple. And don't miss Jefferson Pointe, an open-air shopping and entertainment center – home to a Vera Bradley retail location!

Noon: Before joining a tour of DeBrand Fine Chocolate’s production facility, grab lunch at BakerStreet for fine dining and great service at this Fort Wayne favorite steakhouse.

Night: For an evening of fun, kick up your heels with live music (find a performance on our Calendar of Events online) or grab tickets for a show at the Embassy Theatre. Before or after the show, enjoy dinner at The Oyster Bar for fresh seafood in a historic setting, or Catablu Grille for artistically prepared modern, fresh, casual fare.


Morning: If you’re still itching to get one more item from the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale, be sure to stop by on Saturday to continue your shopping (Saturday and Sunday of the sale offer free admission). And before you head out, commemorate your fun with a selfie tour of Fort Wayne’s Public Art Trail.

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