Man has long held a fascination for aviation. From the first successful flight, by Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina to the space station and technical innovations in aerospace today, we perk up at the mention of those giant flying machines held aloft by seemingly nothing more than a wing and a prayer. In the early decades of the 20th century, air races were the rage and drew huge crowds who would jostle for position to catch a glimpse of their favorite aviator. Once Lindberg flew across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, the country went wild for the winged heroes and sheroes like Amelia Earhart. In the rural areas and outlaying farmlands, folks didn’t know what to make of the first airplanes. The noise of the engines buzzing by brought folks out of their houses, but they ran back inside when they got their first glimpse of the winged marvels. Many thought the world was ending.
After the second world war, commercial aviation really took off as one airline after another took to the sky’s in style. It’s hard to believe today, but people actually wore their best suits, ties and dresses to travel by plane. It was a time of high style and flair. The same kind of flair you’ll find in the innovative designs and stylish luggage pieces sold by the Vera Bradley company today. Since 1982 Vera Bradley has brought colorful, feminine designs to airport terminals and walkways as more and more women flocked to buy her posh pieces. Just as innovation drove the early hardware designs of the 20th Century aviation, Vera Bradley luggage created a paradigm shift away from the drab, boring, assembly line luggage that weighted down patrons who dragged or pulled them from one end of the terminal to another.
Today you can own a piece of Very Bradley luggage with the eye-catching design and pattern you desire. What’s more, you can search Groupon and find promo codes and discount deals to help you save money on your new luggage. With a Groupon in hand, you can save as much as 50% off on their most popular pieces, and have them in time for your next travel adventure. Most young people can’t think back to a time before luggage had wheels, and was sold in a very limited color pallet. Suffice it to say that having your choice of a backpack, diaper bag, rolling carry-on, cosmetic case and other accessories in the size and style you want is the best thing since in-flight movies.