None of the luggage looks at all feminine. That was back in 1982. Patricia Polito Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, noticed this fact in an airport and did something about it. There are now more than 3,500 retailers of Vera Bradley's soft, brightly colored handbags. It offers handbags, luggage, stationery, sunglass cases, totes, accessories and much more. The Westfarms Mall shop has a friendly staff who will work with you to find your perfect item. <em>Gift Beat's Magazine</em> named Vera Bradley its 2009 Vender of the Year. It retires the old patterns and brings in new ones four times a year. It is located on the upper level of the mall, by Nordstrom.