Women everywhere — suburbanites, style magnates, and sorority girls alike — absolutely worship all things Vera Bradley. Best known for quilted bags in bright, whimsical patterns, Vera Bradley designs are both fun and functional. Whether you’ve been collecting Vera Bradley for decades or are a newbie to the brand, today is the day to treat yourself to a new item from the collection.

Today only, Vera Bradley is having an online Secret Sale  with select styles and colors up to 60% off. Be sure to check out the adorable Side by Side Tote (on the second page, for me) available in 19 different patterns for just $34.99 (that’s 60% off the regular price of $65.00). This soft tote is a perfect casual purse as it has two easy-to-reach pockets on the outside (great for baby bottles or a cell phone) and a roomy interior held shut with a magnetic closure to keep your personal items secure. Shipping is free on all orders of $100 or more, otherwise it’s $8.00. Remember, act fast! The last day for this secret sale is February 8, 2012!