Vera Bradley Imperial Toile – Surprise, It’s Brown!

Have you seen the Vera Bradley Imperial Toile in person yet?  When pictures of this pattern first surfaced, I thought it was in shades of black and ivory.  I have talked to several others who thought the same thing too, many who were disappointed to learn that the toile pattern had no black at all, but rather dark brown.

I have to admit that I'm torn.  I really liked the idea of the black and ivory mix, just because it would look great with many of the fall and winter clothes I have in my closet.  However, pinks and browns are one of my favorite color combinations too, and this fabric's pink accents are definitely eye catching (and really cute too!).  

I also like that the designers at Vera Bradley are trying something new.  I have always loved looking at pictures of rooms decorated with toile fabrics.  It's something that I have even considered using to decorate my master bedroom.  However, I would have never thought of using it for fashion accessories.  It works, though, don't you think?

I think once I can get over my initial disappointment over the fact that this fabric is made with dark brown (and not black), a purse in the Vera Bradley Imperial Toile pattern will inevitably find its way into my wardrobe.

As always, I love to hear what everyone else thinks.  Were you disappointed in the colors, or do you think the dark chocolate color combination is perfect?  Weigh in by leaving a comment below...


  1. I also thought it was black at first…but I have to say, I may love it in brown more! I have yet to actually be in person with this pattern, but pink and brown! Yes, please! Why else would I love the Mod Floral Pink so much? =)

  2. Patricia Zabel says:


    the imperial toile is beautiful but would love it more in black and red.


  3. The Imperial Toile pattern brought me back to Vera Bradley. I have bought multiple bags in this pattern plus a few in Java Blue. I’m looking forward to the new spring patterns.

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