Brahmin Fall 2015 Inspiration

As much as we adore the summer season, we have to admit we are always so excited for Fall and all the new trends and textures that come along with it. Whether you're heading back to school, returning to work, or are simply transitioning from the summer vacation mindset back into a routine, Fall always feels like a fresh start. 

Our Fall collection was inspired by exotic textures, empowering interior design elements and a rich color palette that makes a striking statement. Mixing luxe materials to create intricate layers of texture sets our Fall collection apart. There is such variety of designs- we can't wait for you to see.

The collection features a dynamic mix of our classic melbourne colors, new metallics, mixed media, monochromatics and gorgeous tri texture combinations. We've also introduced a handful of stunning new textures like our flat Lisbon Croc and snake-inspired embossed scales. 

It's never too early to start planning your fall wardrobe. We have brought back some of your past favorite Brahmin styles (like our much-loved Arden Satchel) and we've introduced exciting new styles, like our Cayson Shoulder Bag. Click here to check out our current new Fall Arrivals- and there will be plenty more to come. 

Posted on July 28, 2015 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Taking #Summerinhand

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It's hard to believe summer is flying by so fast. Where did July disappear to? We hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine and making the most of the season. From the looks of your pictures that you have shared with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, it appears everyone really is taking summer in hand. We love seeing all your adventures, family activities and glimpses of Brahmin summer style. Thank you for sharing! 

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It was hard to choose from all the great pictures, but here are a few #summerinhand entries we wanted to share! There is still plenty of time to post your own photos for a chance to win a Perri Crossbody bag. Just be sure to include the hashtag so we can see!

Happy Friday!

Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 17, 2015 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Sport II

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The Brahmin Vault is open once again and this time we have brought back a classic style designed by Joan Martin herself. Crafted for its functionality, the original Sport Crossbody was Brahmin's first utility bag, designed to make your life easier-  keeping you organized and your hands free. 

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Brahmin's design team has made a few updates to the original Sport (such as a convenient front pocket for your cell phone) creating a modern version appropriately named The Sport II. 

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The Sport II features many of Brahmin's quality details, including a hidden snap closure (not to worry! you don't have to unbuckle the bag each time you open it), as well as a spacious interior with multiple interior pockets. The Sport II's design reflects the timeless silhouette of a vintage canteen bag, a classic style that is always trending.

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The Vault Collection was produced entirely in Brahmin's Fairhaven, Massachusetts factory and is available in limited quantities for the month of July in Brahmin's signature Melbourne colors and smooth Black Tuscan. The Sport II can be purchased only on Brahmin.com and in Brahmin's Boutique store locations. So don't wait too long! The Sport II will be gone before you know it. 

Have a great day!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 7, 2015 and filed under Legacy & Craftsmanship.

Red, White and Blue

Sometimes it's just fun to get festive. With July 4th coming up we have been collecting style inspiration for ideas on how to pull off red, white and blue for the holiday weekend.

Naturally Grasie Mercedes pulled together a simple, yet amazing combination that says Happy Fourth of July without screaming too loud. Her striped skirt is the perfect color combination and we love how it's off set by her casual gray tank.

Lastly, her Brahmin Cobalt Coeur Bryant Clutch ties the look together. The embossed cobalt blue suede is finished with metallic flex, so the bag has a unique sparkle to it. Both our Cobalt Coeur Collection and new Red Santa Clara bags are  all you need to master the ultimate patriotic style.  You can even wear something as simple as a white tee and denim shorts paired with one of these bags. 

Have a wonderful day!
 

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on June 23, 2015 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Summer Favorites

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It's here! Today is the first official day of summer which means you have the greatest number of daylight hours to go out and show off your summer Brahmin bag! In honor of everyone's most anticipated season, we picked five of our favorite styles that complement every summer look. 

1) The new Dartmouth Backpack takes this classic style to a new level.

2) Our popular Duxbury Satchel in one of summer's hottest shades.

3) The lady-like Faye Satchel in Summer Tortoise.

4.) The Maxine drawstring bucket bag, a great silhouette for the season.

5) The surprisingly spacious Lenox Clutch for effortless day to night style 

If you haven't already found your go-to bag for the season, we hope our selections have helped! 

Have a great weekend everyone.

- Your Friends at Brahmin

 

Posted on June 20, 2015 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Looks We Love

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This week's Look We Love is brought to you by the ever-energetic Hallie Wilson of the NYC  Based fashion and lifestyle blog Corals + Cognacs. (We say ever-energetic because she happens to have a full time job, maintains a blog and impressive social media following and is a Soul Cycle instructor!) Despite her busy schedule, Hallie had time to style our Perri Crossbody bag and enjoy a day in the city. We love how she removed the strap and is carrying the bag as a clutch! It's a great accessory that pulls together her entire look. A perfect contrast to the light blush-tones of her jacket, shorts and top. Thanks for sharing your post Hallie!

To shop all of our Perri Crossbody bags click here.

Have a fabulous Day!

Posted on June 17, 2015 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Brahmin For Him

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With Father's Day a little more than a week away we wanted to share a few gift ideas from Brahmin and the very talented Tim Melideo who we collaborated with to show some of our favorite products from Brahmin's Men's Collection. 

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Some Brahmin Gift Tips...

For the Dad who carries a lot- our Lyle Tote is a spacious north-south tote that can be worn over the shoulder or carried by hand.  

For the Dad who likes to keep essentials secured and organized- our signature pecan melbourne wrapped phone case will keep his cell looking great, while his credit card and wallet essentials stay in order with our Charlie Card Case and Billfold Wallet.

And lastly, for the traveling Dad- our Max Travel Kit is perfect for day to day and overnight adventures.

 To see more from our Men's Collection click here. 

Have a great weekend!

Posted on June 12, 2015 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

The Balsa Collection

Inspiration can be found in so many ways. Often times when you least expect it. These are typically the best moments that result in true creativity and an amazing result! Our Balsa Collection is a perfect example. Inspired by the iconic Woodie car, the Brahmin design team fell in love with the laid-back California beach vibes that the wood paneling symbolized. They knew it would make for a special summer Brahmin bag.

The collection is crafted with hand finished embossed leather made to resemble wood grain and paired with a rich brown vachetta leather. It's such a stunning combination that can be worn with so many shades! It complements neutrals and bright colors, and looks great with patterns and prints.  The texture is an alternative to straw bags, raffia, and other light-weight summer leathers. The bags are so unique and have been a big hit around the Brahmin Offices. We hope you love them as much as we do!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on June 11, 2015 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Take Summer in Hand

Summer is the season for spontaneity. It's time to grab your favorite bag and go. Whether you head to the beach or hit the road for an exciting weekend getaway, it's time to take advantage of the sunshine and laid back energy of the season we wait for all year.

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We want to see all the places you take your Brahmin, or where your Brahmin takes you! Here's what to do:

1. Take a photo of something you love about summer. It can be your favorite summer style, a special place you visit, or a picture of your most loved Brahmin! 

2. Post your photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Summerinhand. 

3. By posting your photo and using the hashtag, you are automatically entered to win a new Summer Brahmin bag! We will be selecting winners every two weeks and contacting them via social media.

We've already begun to see some amazing pictures from our Brahmin friends! Thank you to Michelle, Kendall, Cahleigh, Jessica, Meagan, and Jessie for sharing your #Summerinhand moments!

Looking forward to seeing your pictures!

PS-We may even feature your photo on our website, in our #Summerinhand gallery!

Posted on June 3, 2015 and filed under Behind the Scenes.