FALLing for: Nordstrom Anniversary Styles

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially back — in our feeds, in our emails, and in our malls — to gently remind us that although it still feels like high summer, fall (and more importantly, fall fashion) isn't far off.

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styling the Nadia Satchel in Morel.

We know — it's a bummer to even *think* about summer coming to a close, but if there were a lesser-of-all-evils way to do it, it'd definitely include chic new handbags at bargain prices. So, in celebration of the sale that helps ease our transition into the new season, we've rounded up our favorite looks showcasing one of our exclusive Nordstrom Anniversary styles, the Nadia Satchel. Scroll through to see this must-have neutral style in action, and snag one (or any of our exclusive pieces) while they're on discount. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale ends 8/5.

Posted on August 1, 2018 .

Now Trending: Smooth Moves Into Fall

With August just around the corner, the buzz around fall fashion is slowly starting to gather steam. And while we're certainly not ready to pack away our colorful beach totes and summer crossbodies just yet, we'd be lying if we said we weren't excited to revel in all the juicy new trends headed our way, too. A quick favorite, being, the revival of vintage-inspired designs featured in our favorite transitional texture of the season: smooth, earthy brown Cognac Topsail.

Back in both fan-favorite and fresh-to-the-scene styles, our Cognac Topsail collection has a little something for everyone. Below, get a peek at our must-have picks for fall...

 
 Fan-favorite Raelynn was quick to impress when she first debuted—and we have a feeling this time around will be no different.

Fan-favorite Raelynn was quick to impress when she first debuted—and we have a feeling this time around will be no different.

 The It-Bag of the season featured in fall's must-have texture... A match made in heaven.

The It-Bag of the season featured in fall's must-have texture... A match made in heaven.

 Our signature Lane crossbody looks brand-new rendered in rich Italian leather.

Our signature Lane crossbody looks brand-new rendered in rich Italian leather.

 A fresh new style for fall, the structured Medium Francine means business in smooth Cognac Topsail.

A fresh new style for fall, the structured Medium Francine means business in smooth Cognac Topsail.

Posted on July 26, 2018 .

Travel Style: How To Pack Like A Fashion Insider

When it comes to packing, few have fine-tuned the art as well as goop Fashion Director and frequent-flyer, Ali Pew. From jet-setting around the globe and back for work to squeezing in getaways during precious moments of PTO, she’s earned her stripes (or rather, passport stamps) through practice. 

Between opting for a spacious carry-on bag like the Duxbury Weekender (or, its brand-new, slightly smaller sister, the Duxbury Carryall) to mastering the technique of packing light, she’s sharing her nuggets of hard-earned travel wisdom, right in time for your next summer getaway. Just press play.

Shop Travel Essentials:

The Duxbury Weekender in Black Melbourne, $495.

  The Duxbury Carryall  in Washed Indigo, $425.

The Duxbury Carryall in Washed Indigo, $425.

  The Heritage Luggage Tag  in Black Melbourne, $48.

The Heritage Luggage Tag in Black Melbourne, $48.

  The Skyler Wristlet  in Washed Indigo, $155.  xo,

The Skyler Wristlet in Washed Indigo, $155.

xo,

Posted on June 13, 2018 .

The Brahmin Tour: Mingling In Memphis

There’s something about summer that stirs up our sense of wanderlust. Long, sunny days followed by balmy nights feel like the perfect opportunity to dust off our travel essentials and get to exploring. Which is why this year, we decided to hit the road and bring the best of Brahmin to you with the first-ever #BrahminTour. Yep, you read right. 

In celebration of our brand-new Saddle Creek store — and to kick off our ongoing summer road trip in style — we took to the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll to get our festival on at the Beale Street Music Festival. There, we took in the scenes, posed for polaroids, and sipped on pink lemonade — all while hanging out with our fave concert-goers (yes, you). 

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The party didn’t end there, though. We teamed up with our friends at Thrillist at local Memphis mainstay The Second Line to co-host a special food-and-fun-filled evening with our favorite local blogger pals. From sipping on specialty cocktails to sharing an up-close peek at our exclusive Saddle Creek collection, it was a night to remember.

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Sound like your kind of summer plans? Check in here to see where we’re headed next (we’ll give you a hint: it’s on the West Coast!) and be sure to follow along with the adventures via Instagram stories. 

xo,

Posted on May 23, 2018 .

Summer Trend: Sea And Be Seen

While there are more than a few reasons to love summer (prolonged days, balmy nights, sandal weather... seriously, we could go on for days) the biggest perk in our book is being able to relax and unwind on a trip to the beach.

Which is why it’s only natural that our favorite past-time would help inform our newest seasonal color collection: saturated, multi-dimensional Turquoise Melbourne. Reminiscent of smooth blue-green waves rolling into shore and lazy days spent baking under the sun, one glance will transport you to the tropical island of your dreams… if only for a quick second.

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So, whether you’re headed on your next getaway (or are just desperately in need of one), let this bold hue help get you in the vacation mindset. Now all that’s left to do: Bring on the piña coladas.

Shop: Medium Julian in Turquoise

xo

Posted on May 11, 2018 .

Happy Lunar New Year!

Today marks the start of the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year. The holiday is China’s largest (1.4 billion people in China are expected to ring in the New Year today), but countries all over Asia and the rest of the world mark the beginning of the lunar zodiac cycle with festivals, feasts, and parades.

At Brahmin, we’ll be observing the holiday by carrying our favorite moon-shaped silhouettes: the circular Lane crossbody,

 The Lane Crossbody in Coconut Melbourne

The Lane Crossbody in Coconut Melbourne

and the crescent shaped Sandrine clutch, which is roomy enough to hold your essentials and chic enough to wear on your wrist.

 The Sandrine Clutch in Serendipity Melbourne

The Sandrine Clutch in Serendipity Melbourne

 

These bestsellers are the season’s must-have looks. They transition seamlessly from day to night—and simply eclipse all others. Not a bad way to start 2018. 

Happy New Year!

xo

 

Posted on February 16, 2018 .

Spring Trend: Saturated Color

Don’t get us wrong, we love the occasional springtime cliché: breezy florals (“florals for spring? Groundbreaking...”), delicate pastels, a hint of lace or well-placed ruffle. But we also love an original approach to the season, which is why we’re so excited for this new and unexpected trend.

Saturated colors—bright, bold, dimensional, gemlike—breathe fresh life into traditional springtime palettes. “They have a modern and energetic feel,” says Brahmin designer, Natalie Volk. To achieve maximum depth and vibrancy, Brahmin's artisans apply multiple layers of color to every handbag. The result is a dimensional look with a “bold and optimistic vibe,” says our design team.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Here’s our newest saturated shade: Sapphire Melbourne. The deep cobalt hue has built-in versatility. It looks cool with denim, polished with tailored looks, and chic with flirty springtime dresses.

Color us happy.

xo

Posted on February 12, 2018 .

Wear Red, For The Best Reason.

Not sure about you, but we love seeing red.

Today is National Wear Red Day, the annual event dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular disease—the number one killer of women.

First started in 2003 through the joint efforts of the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Wear Red Day is now in its 15th year.

And when it came to getting involved, Brahmin didn’t miss a beat.

We’ve launched an exclusive AHA collection, featuring some of our favorite styles and accessories in heart-inspired hues such as Marquis pink and Carnation red (is your pulse racing already?)

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For every product sold from the Brahmin AHA collection from February 1,2018-February 28, 2018, Brahmin will donate 10% of the purchase price to the AHA’s Life Is Why We Give campaign.

So slip into something red, proudly wear your heart on your sleeve (or, your bag), and let’s change the world—one heart at a time. 

xo

Posted on February 1, 2018 .

You're Invited: Shop & Spread the Love

Follow your hearts—straight to our Newport boutique on Saturday, February 3rd from 11am to 3pm. That’s where we’ll be hosting an in-store event to help benefit the American Heart Association’s Life is Why We Give campaign.

Sip cocktails while you shop, and enjoy special savings when you donate $5 to AHA (see an associate for details). And just to sweeten the deal, we'll be treating anyone who spends $200 or more to an exclusive gift, and handing a chic accessory to the first 10 guests who walk through the door (all the more reason to arrive in a heartbeat).

Visit our Facebook Event page for more details, and RSVP here

Let's shop--and make a difference--together. 

xo 

Posted on January 30, 2018 .