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Everything You Need to Know About the Duffel Collection

Posted by Adele Poudrier on

If you asked any of us to choose one bag that embodies everything we love most about Vera Bradley, we would likely choose the duffel. Our Large Travel Duffel is a longtime fan-favorite style for its timeless silhouette, spacious interior and almost-magical ability to fit everything you need each trip. We know you use your duffel for more than just vacation. You’ve relied on this trusty travel bag for years for quick day trips and gym sessions.

Since you don’t pack the same for every trip you go on, your travel bag shouldn’t be the same either. Our design team has been diligently working to create two smaller versions of this iconic travel bag, in addition to making an exciting update! We sat down with Assistant Designer, Emmy, to learn more about the new Small, Medium and Large Travel Duffels.



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meet the duffels

“We still have those long straps that are great for your over the shoulder needs, but now we have the crossbody strap, too!”


Small Travel Duffel

starting at $70

offered in: Signature Cotton and Performance Twill 

carry-on compliant

pairs well with: Medium Cosmetic


“We wanted to develop a small size that’s great for the gym or on-the-go to work that still has those key features like the side pockets and mesh interior pockets, so it’s really great for your daily needs.”

Shop the small duffel


medium travel duffel

starting at $85

offered in: Signature Cotton and Performance Twill 

pairs well with: Mini Cosmetic and Zip-In Collection 

“The Medium Duffel is one of my favorite sizes for quick overnight trips. It’s very roomy and spacious for all of the outfits that you need to take on your weekend trips.”

Shop the medium duffel

Large Travel Duffel

starting at $100

offered in: Signature Cotton, Performance Twill, ReActive, Microfiber, Packable, Corduroy, Denim and Fan Shop 

pairs well with: Hanging Organizer, Ditty Bag and Packing Cubes


“The Large Duffel is the silhouette that we all know and love. It’s been around for decades, but we wanted to give it some more va-va-voom for you to take home this fall. It now has the detachable crossbody strap which is great for heavy loads and it gives you a little bit more comfort on your shoulder.”


Shop the large duffel