If you’re anything like the average Charlotte woman, you have at least one item from Vera Bradley (I have too many to count from a make-up case, wallets, clutches, and a sunglass holder to the Petite Villager in three different patterns). And if you really love you some Vera, then listen up—on August 30th through September 1st at the Merchandise Mart there will be Charlotte’s first Vera Bradley outlet sale. The sale offers up to 75 percent off a variety of Vera goodies plus the admission is free. And if you’re really obsessed with Vera, check out this travel deal, which has you meeting the preppy company’s co-founder Patricia Miller plus you get early-bird access to the sale (for more info. go to this site for more details).