NEW: Southcoast

We are thrilled to say that after much anticipation, our new Southcoast collection will be available to purchase on May 23rd! We’re ready to skip right over the weekend and jump to Monday… the handbags you have been swooning over can finally be yours. (There is a buzz here in the office, and we have a long wish list ourselves.) Finished in our softest leathers ever, this luxe collection is made up of cool, understated styles you will want to wear everywhere. 

Throughout the collection, you will find the same quality and functionality that Brahmin is known for, but with a carefree, cool vibe. The leathers are super-soft and beg to be touched…and they will only get better with wear. As the leathers break in, they develop a natural patina creating the ultimate everyday, laid-back look. New hardware unique to the collection is the finishing touch to an all-over nod to chic minimalism.  

Whether you prefer smooth or croco-embossed leather in tan or black, we guarantee there is a style that will speak to you. We love a bag that works for our lifestyle, and this effortlessly chic look translates wherever you may be...from the downtown mold to the carefree vibe of the coast. Which style is on your wish list for Monday morning? Be sure to set your alarms and shop here…  

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 20, 2016 .

Meagan's Moda x Pink Madera

What could be more dreamy than a day spent exploring Rome? A day in Rome wearing beautiful blush tones head-to-toe and a stunning snakeskin clutch, of course. We love blogger Meagan Brandon’s style, and she is giving us major travel envy with these breathtaking photos.

Meagan is an American blogger who moved to Rome with her husband and can often be seen exploring Italy carrying her favorite Brahmin handbags. In today’s post, she is carrying the Lily Clutch in Pink Madera, a sleek style in a feminine, snakeskin print. If you are blushing over this pale pink python like we are, check out the full collection of handbags and accessories here.  

Be sure to follow her blog Meagan’s Moda for your daily dose of style and all things Italia!

PS – have you seen our brand new website? Explore our new look and latest features, and let us know what you think below!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 18, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Summer in Motion

Feel the sultry heat of the sun and of the season's hottest styles. We invite you to sneak a peek behind the scenes at our summer photo shoot in the video below. Enjoy!

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 16, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Bold in Black & White

Black and white is a color combination that we will forever love. Always chic and in style, black and white makes a bold statement in a way that color just cannot achieve. (Don’t get us wrong…we love our color, too. Don’t make us choose!)

Last week, we shared some of the inspiration behind some of our summer styles, and today we are showing you how some of the black and white looks came to life.  

Graphic prints and stripes: White Valle

Floral textures: Silver Diamondback

Floral applique: White Encelia

Shop our full black and white selection here. Do you prefer feminine florals or graphic geometric prints? Share below!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 12, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Derby Day

With the Kentucky Derby this past weekend, we are still in a hat frenzy. After all, the derby is really all about the hat, right? We may be a little biased, but we would argue that after the hat, it’s all about the handbag!

We are rounding up some of our favorite hats seen at Churchill Downs on Saturday and pairing them with the perfect Brahmin handbags. Without further ado, we present the best and biggest of 2016:

Curious about the history behind the hats? As officially explained by the derby:

“The long-established fashion was started with Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr.'s vision for the Derby as an event that the high-class would attend, similar to European-style racing events, which mandated full morning dress for men and women. For the first running of the Kentucky Derby, he used high-class women to recruit his target clientele to attend the race. The event quickly became just as much about the fashion as the racing. Going to a horse racing event became an opportunity to show off the latest in spring fashion and women were known to coordinate their hats, dresses, bags, shoes, and even parasols.

The extravagant hats that have become associated with the Kentucky Derby did not really come around until the 1960s, when social fashion norms loosened up and the presence of television gave women a reason to stand out. The hats became larger, brighter, and more extravagant.”

Do you have a favorite look?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 9, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Summer Style with Mara

You have seen the striking images from our summer catalog, and today we are letting you behind the scenes of our summer photo shoot with one of our favorite fashion bloggers, Mara Ferreira of M Loves M. Palm Springs provided the perfect backdrop for the bold and sultry collection, and as a California girl and Brahmin fan, Mara was thrilled to join the fun.

Mara is touching the Elisa Hobo in Dark Rum Sol and Medium Asher Tote in Ink Tri-Texture

We snapped a few behind-the-scenes photos of Mara and her favorite styles, and we also sat to chat about the trends inspiring her for summer, what she is most excited to carry from our newest collection, and more.

Brahmin: What is the biggest fashion style/trend you love for summer?

Mara: I love the all-white trend! It’s so fresh and pretty, especially during a heatwave!

B: Have any Brahmin handbags form our summer collection caught your eye? Which is your favorite?

M: I love the Sonny crossbody from the new Southcoast collection.

(Stay tuned…the collection launches mid-May!) 

Shop all Sonny crossbody bags

B: What three handbags are your summer essentials?

M: A beach tote, crossbody bag, and clutch.  

B: With Mother’s Day right around the corner, what is the best advice your mother gave you?

M: Be real and be yourself.

Shown: Large Duxbury Satchel in Grey Sierra

Wishing all the mothers a very happy Mother’s Day weekend!!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 6, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Summer Debut

Chances are, you have already received your Brahmin summer catalog in the mail and have dog-eared a page or two (or five) marking your favorite styles. If the beautiful pages of our summer catalog have not graced your mailbox, fear not: we can help. First, you can sign up to receive our catalogs in the mail here. Second, you can scroll through our online catalog here and shop straight from the images. (Helloooo, instant gratification.)  

Here is a sneak peek of some of what you will find…

Click here to see the rest, and be sure to share your favorites with us below!

Also, don't forget Mother's Day is May 8th...treat your mom to something she will love here

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 2, 2016 .

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner (May 8th…mark your calendars this moment), and we have gifts that are sure to make your mom smile. For every style and every budget, here are a few of our favorite handbags and accessories your mother is guaranteed to love.

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Shop our full selection of Mother’s Day gifts, and treat yourself while you’re at it. How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? We’d love to hear about your special traditions in the comments below!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 29, 2016 .

Summer Inspiration

Our summer collection has made its initial debut, and we could not be more thrilled to share it with you. We start talking about summer long before the collection graces the shelves of our stores or pages of our website, so it is always a thrill to see the vision come to fruition. It is so exciting to watch the collection transform from the inspiration stage to the final product, and today we are drawing the curtain a bit and letting you in on the fun. Read on to see some of the trends, places, and things that were inspiring our design team for summer.  

This season, we headed South of the Border and took inspiration from earth’s elements, spicy colors, and reptile motifs to create a vibe that is undeniably hot. Think: desert scapes, graphic extremes, warm hues, and fierce snakeskin. Some of the trends you will notice:

Stone neutrals: neutral colors rich with textures of the most natural elements.

Desert heat: fiery reds reminiscent of sizzling sands.

Marbled:  opalescent colors that shimmer in a marbled pattern.

Blue hues: blue is big this season, in rich tones and denim-faded variations.

Anaconda: snakeskin makes a fierce statement from accessories to head-to-toe runway looks.

Black and white: always on trend, graphic black and white makes a bold statement. Floral applique adds a feminine edge.

For more behind the scenes inspiration, be sure to check out our Pinterest board. What are your favorite trends of the season, and what are you most excited to sport come summer?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 26, 2016 .

Mother's Day with Taylor Morgan

Taylor carries the Mini Arno in Cascade Majestic, Maddy carries the Anytime Mini in Creamsicle Melbourne

Taylor carries the Mini Arno in Cascade Majestic, Maddy carries the Anytime Mini in Creamsicle Melbourne

Fashion blogger Taylor Morgan of Little Blonde Book knows a thing or two about celebrating Mother’s Day in style. This mother of two (a toddler daughter and newborn son) is also a full-time fashion blogger, and she balances motherhood with a fashionable lifestyle in stride. Today she is letting us in on a special day with her daughter Maddy and their mother-daughter Brahmin handbags…both in punchy hues perfect for spring and summer.

Read on for Taylor’s take on the perfect day, her style secrets, her favorite handbag, and more.

Brahmin: Mother’s Day is an entire day dedicated to YOU. Describe your perfect day.

Taylor: A perfect Mother’s day for me would be waking up to my family and breakfast in bed (my favorite!) followed by an entire day spent at the beach.

B: Share with us one of your favorite activities to do with your family. (Laughable moments, family traditions…we want to know!)

T: Living in Florida, we love spending time outdoors and Maddy has her mother’s love of fresh air. She would be outside from morning to night if she could!

B: What is the most valuable advice your mother passed on to you?

T: My mother instilled in me the importance of family. Family is everything and always will be.

B: Did your mother share any style secrets that you continue to follow today?

T: My mother’s simplistic style is true elegance to me. I always stick with classics, especially a classic handbag!   

B: What is your favorite style of handbag for everyday?

T: I love a crossbody or anything with a longer strap that I can easily throw over my shoulder. I need free hands and plenty of room for baby necessities!

B: What style advice would you give to other mothers today?

T: Always stay true to who you are. I know it can be hard sometimes, but always let your personal style shine through. Just because you become a mother doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish!

Thank you for sharing your special day with us, Taylor, and we wish all of the mothers a very happy Mother’s Day! We hope your day is filled with all of your favorite things. What does the perfect day look like to you, and which Brahmin is on your wishlist?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 21, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.