Jess Kirby + Carina

Let us just say wow. We love the way Jessica Kirby styled her Creme Carlisle Carina Clutch (now say that three times fast ;) 

Her combination of earth tones and texture is a chic approach to neutrals and is perfect to transition from summer to fall. What's even better is this style is easy to create! Just think: a neutral shift dress or pant combination with your favorite black booties and Brahmin. Ta-dah, a winning look every time. In all seriousness we have been big fans of Jess for a long time and loved watching her succeed at doing what she most enjoys. Her self-driven entrepreneurial spirit ties in perfectly with our Lead On campaign. It takes true courage and passion to quit your 9-5 job and decide to pursue your dreams. As Jess says herself, "Find what you love and do that. You control your own destiny."

So very true. We hope you have a wonderful weekend and continue to Lead on!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

 

Posted on August 28, 2015 and filed under Lead On, Bloggers & Fashion.

Joan Martin Leads On

Passion, style, drive and perseverance, Brahmin founder and original handbag designer Joan Martin followed her dreams and together with her family and years of dedication accomplished her goal of creating beautiful handbags and accessories that enhance the lives of women everywhere.

Yesterday was Women's Equality Day, and what better way to honor the progress women have made than with a nod to our favorite Leading Lady.  Joan Martin ignored gender stereotypes and overcame obstacles to do what she loves. A perfectionist and always style savvy, Joan knew she could create handbags with functionality that women wanted. 

Joan exemplifies the characteristics of a leading lady, combining her style and unwavering substance to create incredible handbags. She continues to work with our design team  to help create the best products for our customers. Her favorite this fall? The Carina Shoulder Bag.

With standout details like a removable shoulder strap that effortlessly transitions to a clutch and enough interior capacity to hold all your essentials, it's no surprise that Joan adores the Carina. It's the perfect day to night companion and stands by her statement. "a handbag should be beautiful, comfortable, versatile and your best friend."

We hope you have learned a bit more about Joan. Here at Brahmin we are inspired by her each and every day and her story encourages us to stay true to our passions and what we believe in. Here's to all the leading ladies in our lives! 

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 27, 2015 and filed under Lead On.

Dillard's Week

Over the weekend our founder and Leading Lady Joan Martin was in Houston and Baton Rouge styling fans with handbags from our new Fall collection. 

First she appeared on Great Day Houston to highlight a few of her personal favorites (hereand then she visited Dillard's to celebrate Brahmin Week.

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During the event, shoppers received a custom bag fitting with Joan find the perfect handbag for their shape.

Joan also signed handbags for fans and helped select personalization items like leather roses and tassels.

Happy Tuesday everyone,
Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 25, 2015 and filed under Events.

New Brahmin Styles

With every season we introduce fresh styles and updates to a few of our favorites. Here are four new and noteworthy silhouettes we think you should know about:

The Cayson Shoulder Bag's adjustable strap makes this spacious shoulder bag comfortable and always ready to wear. A great go-to bag for everyday. 

We adore aubrey's angular design. The bag's boxy structure even allows it to stand on its own and creates plenty of space to accommodate all your essentials .

Our popular anytime mini gets a chic update. We've added light gold chain hardware to the shoulder strap to give this little lady a sophisticated look.  She's perfect for occasions and comes in our classic melbourne shades.

Our Debi Wallet has grown up. Meet the new Debra wallet, a wallet or wristlet with the same convenient functionality, but with a bit more space and the capacity to fit a larger phone (yes the iphone 6+ does fit.) The Debra can be worn on its own or as a wallet in your larger Tote. 

 

These are just a few of our new styles for Fall. To see even more on Brahmin.com click here.

Have a great weekend,

Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 15, 2015 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Fall's Backpack Picks

Backpacks are back this season and we happen to have three great styles that offer varying capacities but all deliver effortlessly cool functionality that leave your hands free and your essentials ready to go. Here's one (of many) reasons why we love each style:

With three compartments and wide comfortable straps, the Dartmouth Backpack is spacious and super chic. It's also available in a mix of colors.

An original Brahmin style, the Rosemary is light-weight and offers interior pockets and organizational features that come in handy when you're on the move.

We love Darcy's zipper detail and secure flap pocket. It's unique design looks luxe plus it features practical details like a back slide-in pocket made for your phone.

If you haven't already picked out a backpack for fall, we encourage you to try this timeless trend (backpacks seriously always seem to come back into style). Shop all of our backpacks here.

Have a great day!

Posted on August 10, 2015 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

The Florence Collection

Nylon meets our signature croco embossed melbourne leather in our new Florence Collection. These beautiful bags are light-weight and easy to care for (nylon is easier to wipe clean than most of our leather products) and they're great handbags to accompany you throughout your daily activities. They have all of Brahmin's interior organizational features and are always ready for you to grab and go to your next destination.

The Collection features classic black and new berry nylon, which is quickly becoming one of the most talked about shades for fall. The berry offers a bold pop of color and can be paired with so many other hues- it especially looks great with earth tones and neutrals. Both colors are trimmed in our chocolate whitney melbourne and come in a variety styles.

Check out the entire collection here. 

- Your friends at Brahmin

 

Posted on August 6, 2015 and filed under Legacy & Craftsmanship.

Thank You

We want to take a moment to thank each and every one of our amazing fans who participated in our #Summerinhand social media contest. We loved seeing your photos and viewing summer through your own special lens. From family vacations to your favorite Brahmin bag, we had so much fun looking through the photos that you shared with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Stay tuned, as we will announce one final contest winner later this week. 

Thanks again for sharing and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 4, 2015 .

A True Brahmin Legacy

Brahmin has long been recognized for its beautiful Black Tuscan Collection. A signature combination of smooth black leather and croco embossed whitney melbourne, that has been a style staple since Joan Martin originally had the idea to design a black and brown handbag that can be worn with everything (no need to switch back and forth between colors when you have one amazing handbag!)

Joan first created Black Tuscan when her husband Bill suggested rather than discarding smaller pieces of leather that were not large enough for an entire handbag, she should find a way to make something new with the extra pieces. Soon after, Joan created the first Black Tuscan collection, using the extra pieces for the croco trim.

Joan and Bill's team effort resulted in one of Brahmin's top selling collections for years to come. Today, our design team has taken this customer favorite and added a third texture to the trim, our smooth papaya vachetta leather. Not only did we add a third texture, but our new Tuscan Tri-Texture collection comes in a large assortment of our most loved styles as well as new silhouettes for the Fall season!

Shop a true Brahmin Legacy. Check out our new Tuscan Tri Texture collection here. And if you're in Houston or Baton Rouge mark your calendars! Joan Martin will be making a special appearance at your local Dillard's Department Store to personally introduce our new Tuscan Tri-Texture collection.

Friday 8/21 at the Woodlands in Houston, TX from 11am- 2pm

Saturday 8/22 in Baton Rouge, LA 11am- 2pm

Hope to see you there.

Posted on July 31, 2015 and filed under Legacy & Craftsmanship, Lead On.

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.