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IN THE BAG

Shopping column: Vera Bradley to debut Disney patterns

Mickey and Minnie will appear on several products this fall.

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 12:01 am

Vera Bradley has moved into the realm of Disney.

Two new Disney-inspired patterns will be released this fall, sold at Disneyland in California and at Walt Disney World in Florida. In the future, they will be sold at the Disney Parks online store.

A pattern with a black background featuring Mickey and Minnie and a paisley print will be called “Midnight with Mickey.” The pair also appears on a pattern with a bright pink background called “Just Mousing Around.” The patterns will be seen on duffel bags, totes, cosmetic bags and more.

See them online here: http://tinyurl.com/acbmd2y.

•In other Vera Bradley news, on Thursday the company is coming out with a line of baby products. You can get a sneak peek at the new line on Vera Bradley's Pinterest site at http://pinterest.com/verabradley/we-re-expecting. You'll see tiny shoes, onesies, bibs, blankets, socks, stuffed animals, alphabet blocks and more.

Expanded hours

The Monogram Shoppe and more ... in Covington Plaza at 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd. is expanding its hours and now will be open noon-4 p.m. Sundays.

Goodwill fundraiser

During March, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana will sell pink paper flip-flops at the company's nine stores for $1. For every donation a customer makes, he or she will receive a coupon for $1 off a $5 purchase in April. The proceeds support programs for people with disabilities and employment barriers.

Know of a store opening, closing or remodeling? Find a good deal? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email clarson@news-sentinel.com or write to: In the Bag, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801. To read other columns, go to www.news-sentinel.com/section/LARSON.