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.

Save the Date: TENT SALE

Mark your calendars…the shopping event of the season is coming! We have released the dates of our much anticipated Tent Sale, and it is sure to be bigger and better than ever. We are offering a huge variety of handbags and accessories at amazing prices…we promise you will not want to miss these deals. Save 50-70% off regularly priced products, and the more you buy, the more you save.

The sale will take place Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th at our Fairhaven, MA outlet location. Many of our customers attend all three days, so it’s best to be safe and block off your entire weekend for a marathon shopping spree. Better safe than sorry, no?

If you do not live in the Fairhaven area, we are giving you plenty of warning to make any arrangements necessary. We think this is the perfect excuse for a girls’ getaway weekend, so grab your besties and get ready to shop.

Location: The corner of Bridge Street and Alden Road, directly next to the Brahmin Outlet located at 77 Alden Rd, Fairhaven, MA 02719.

Hours:

Friday 9:00am- 6:00pm

Satuday 9:00am- 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am- 5:00pm

RSVP here, and we will see you under the tent!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 19, 2016 and filed under Events.

Man Up

You probably know us as the source of your favorite handbags, wallets, and accessories. Men’s bags and accessories may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of Brahmin, but fear not: we have not overlooked the gentlemen. Did you know that we have designed a full collection of briefcases, backpacks, travel bags, and wallets just for him?

In soft smooth leather or our classic croco embossed leather, the collection is sleek, sophisticated, and masculine. Read on to see some of our best-selling styles for him.

New: the Kesington collection

Classic in Black Melbourne (Bonus: you can match your man when you travel together!)

Sleek in smooth brown and black leather: Brown Bedford and Black Oakland

Shop here and treat him to his own Brahmin bag or wallet today.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 14, 2016 .

Blogger Roundup

Brahmin has been buzzing in the blogosphere lately, and some of our favorite fashion bloggers have been spotted carrying our handbags this spring. Scroll below for some inspiration on how to wear white on white, blue stripes, fresh florals, and pops of pastels.

Did you also catch our Large Duxbury Satchel as styled by Mara on Lauren’s Conrad's top ten style tips for April? 

Mara looks lovely for spring in her airy shirt dress and white handbag. Some of Lauren’s other favorite trends for the season include blues, florals, and mixed prints…ours too! What is on your style radar for April? Which handbag are you currently carrying (or coveting)?     

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 11, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Citrus Hues

Bright neons are making a big comeback in the world of fashion. Initially on the spring runways and now seen on the racks, bright hues are adding a playful pop to wardrobes everywhere. In colors like keylime and creamsicle, our citrus inspired handbags are right on trend this season. Add one, two, or all three to your collection this spring for maximum impact. 

Keylime:

Creamsicle:

Vanilla Cream Citrus:

Whether you are partial to solids or prints (this fun citrus sliced applique takes print to a whole new level), we have fun options to perk up your spring wardrobe.

-Your friends at Brahmin  

Posted on April 7, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration, Bloggers & Fashion.

Beach Bound

If you live down south, you are lucky enough to already be enjoying warm, sunny days. If you are further north like us, the weather has not yet warmed sufficiently to be spending days at the beach. However, since the season is short, we New Englanders embrace each and every beach day we get. There is an excitement in the air with the promise of warm days to come, and we cannot wait to start stocking our closets with beach totes, sundresses, and new swimsuits to welcome the season in style. 

Our Becca Beach Tote will be your best friend for days spent between the sun and sand. This oversized tote has plenty of space for anything you may want to bring…beach towels, sunscreen, that novel you cannot put down, your most stylish sunglasses, a scarf, and more. Read on for our ultimate packing list for the perfect day spent by the shore:

Beach bag: Classic canvas that coordinates with everything trimmed in luxurious leather for a pop of color: choose Ink Skylark, Creamsicle Skylark, or Keylime Skylark.  

Sunglasses: When it comes to sunglasses, our mantra is the bigger the better. Look chic while shielding your eyes, and don’t forget the sunblock!

Reading material: Is there anything more relaxing than curling up with a good book or glossy magazine while the waves roll in? We say no.

Scarf: Our large scarves are oh-so versatile – wrap one around yourself to wear as a sarong over your swimsuit or wear over your shoulders when the sun goes in.

Beach Towel: Necessary for sunbathing and post-swim drying. Bonus points if your towel matches your beach tote!

Dreaming of warmer days...

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 4, 2016 .

It's BACK: Berry Opal Seville

It may be the first day of April, but this is not a joke…we repeat, not a joke. Berry Opal Seville is back!

This opalescent snakeskin leather was a customer favorite that sold out quickly in our top styles. We heard your requests, and our artisans got busy making three of your favorites here in our factory just for YOU. It’s your lucky day, because these statement-making styles are available to purchase for a limited time. Did we mention that our blog followers are the first to hear this exciting news?

Hurry and get yours (or all three) before they are gone again!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 1, 2016 .