Vera Bradley, the handbag and textile design brand best known for their bold textural prints, may not be the first name that pops into your head when you think of "hip boutique hotel". On top of that, you probably don't think of Fort Wayne, Indiana as the type of city a cutting edge project opens up in either. Yet, here we are.
The Bradley opened its doors this past July to widespread acclaim. The hotel features warm yet playful design, bold colors and, perhaps, a bit more of a subdued palette than you would expect from Vera Bradley.
Thanks to our friends and collaborators at Provenance Hotels and Ring on Hook, stock was tapped to create a custom uniform program for all customer-facing employees. This includes Front Desk and Valet, as well as the staff at both the ground floor restaurant, Arbor and the rooftop bar, Birdie's.
Due to the bold and eye catching designs of the lobby and restaurants, we collaborated with both Provenance (Front Desk) and ROH (F&B) to curate a uniform collection that is clean and classic, consisting primarily of blues (such as our stretch chambray and unstructured navy blazer) and whites (banded collar oxford, white technical polo), with some interesting color pops coming from our Engineer Stripe bib apron at Arbor and Gold Duck waist apron at Birdie's.
So, next time you find yourself in Fort Wayne, make sure you stop by the Bradley, and tell them Stock sent you.