Awards and Recognition
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Designer Bags named the Vera Bradley "Change it up" Diaper bag as one of its Top 10 Best Designer Diaper Bags of 2017.
Vera Bradley took home the Supplier of the Century Award at the 66th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards. The Retail Excellence Awards were introduced in 1951 by Gifts & Decorative Accessories and are presented annually in connection with the summer NY NOW market. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Gifts & Decorative Accessories, which is why this year's event was dubbed the "Century Awards."
Vera Bradley was named as one of Indiana's "Top Public Companies" by the Indiana Business Journal.
Melisa Flickinger, Senior Visual Design Manager, was acknowledged by design:retail magazine as one of this year's "40 Under 40," recognizing her work contributions and placing her among a fantastic group of industry peers shaping the future of retail design.
At The Leadership Excellence & Development Forum hosted by HR.com in Nashville, Tennessee, Vera Bradley was recognized 10th in the Winner Circle out of 150+ submissions in the Corporate Division for Best Use of Traditional Classroom Learning for our proprietary "Leaders by Design" program.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation announced that, with the help of dozens of retailers and nonprofits, it is launching a program called RISE Up. "RISE" is an acronym for "Retail Industry Skills & Education," and the RISE Up program is a groundbreaking new training and credentialing initiative designed by the retail industry to help people - regardless of education, background, economic means or age - acquire the skills they need to secure jobs in retail and advance into promising careers. Vera Bradley is a proud supporter of the RISE Up initiative.
Vera Bradley was named to the "Top 100" 2016 Accessories Brands & Players List by Accessories Magazine.
Vera Bradley was voted 1st runner-up as Vendor of the Year by retailers in Gift Beat Magazine, recognized for its customer service and name-brand recognition. "It's still my No. 1 line...and brings many customers in my store," noted one Florida retailer. "Great customer service, great products!"
When Oprah revealed her Favorite Things of 2016 -- the Vera Bradley Gallatin Sidesaddle Crossbody was on the list! Oprah noted, "These perfectly sized, smooth leather cross-bodies have a hidden surprise: They're lined with one of Vera Bradley's upbeat signature prints."
The Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly announced the winners of its annual Business Excellence Awards, and Vera Bradley was recognized for "Best Business Blog" and "Best Use of Pinterest."
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