When I first came to Fort Wayne, I have to admit that I wasn’t the biggest Vera Bradley fan. But ever so slowly, the brightly colored and patterned quilted bags started popping up everywhere and my feelings changed. Since the company if head quartered here, it only makes sense that the locals love the brand and seemingly everyone has one. Soon enough, I was coveting a new summer purse. The one I had my eye on was the Hope Garden Maggie Bag. I have to admit that what sealed the deal on me wanting a Vera Bradley bag was after I stopped into one of their stores here to buy my friend Abby a birthday gift. With all the patterns and colors you could imagine in a variety of items ranging from stationery to travel accessories, surely there is something to suit everyone.