July Instagram Round-Up

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Well, what do you know?! Today is the last day of July. Once again we are shocked at how fast summer is going- but definitely trying our best to make the most of it! Here's a recap of our favorite Instagram pictures from July! There were so many great photos posted, it was tough to choose! Thanks to everyone who has shared their beautiful Brahmin bags with the Instagram world over this past month. We love seeing your photos!

Have a great rest of your day!!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

P.S. Thank you to @kaygee417, @rwethereyetmom, @meagansmoda, @tiffanyjazelle, @Jessicarosevl, @tayehansberry, @jessannkirby and @jacquelynmakeda for the great pics!

Posted on July 31, 2014 and filed under Trend Alert.

Looks We Love

Happy Hump Day everyone! We wanted to share our love for four amazing ladies; some longtime Brahmin friends and some new faces that we can't wait for you to meet! Each week we're going to highlight "Looks We Love" featuring fashionistas who post their Brahmin bags on their blogs or instagram accounts. Each Wednesday we will select a few of our faves and share them with you.  

Here it goes...

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Grasie looks amazing in this thin-striped fitted dress. We love the unexpected cutout in the back! Plus, her Brahmin Atelier red Hingham clutch gives the style the perfect pop of color. 

Left: Meet Meagan. We routinely check her blog, Meagan's Moda,  to see what she's wearing (always classy with a laid-back casual twist.)We love her patterned blue maxi dress with our Duxbury Clutch. 

Right: Meet Megan Elliott. Her blog, Lush to Blush is always filled with great style inspiration and she looks so effortlessly cool with our All Day Convertible in smooth natural nepal.

And lastly, we all fell in love with Sydne's ultra chic black-and-white-with-a-side-of-mint look. Adding a bold color (or a sweet pastel) to a black and white ensemble is easy and always looks amazing. Her Mini Arno in mint la scala is perfect! (Sold Out but available in these colors.)

 

We hope you enjoy our first "Looks We Love" post! Check back in a week to see our latest favorite looks. 

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 30, 2014 and filed under Looks We Love.

Turkish Blue

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For a while now we've really been diggin' blue hues, favoring both solid pops and blue patterns that effortlessly tie together any outfit. Here's a quick recap of our blue obsession:

It started with Blue Delft in early 2014, a patterned blue, perfect for mixing and matching with prints and solids. Then we introduced Enamel, a bright robin's egg blue that helped transition us into spring. Next we moved onto Electric Blue Normandy for a bolder blue in ostrich embossed leather. And now, (drum roll please!) we bring you our latest: Turkish Blue, a deep nearly-navy shade that can be worn right now and throughout fall. This must-have essential color can be paired with everything.  Treat it as a neutral and forget what you've heard about mixing blue and black. We promise you it can be done! (remember our Pinterest Board?) 

To see our entire Turkish Blue Collection click here. 

Happy Tuesday everyone!

-Your Friends at Brahmin

 

 

Posted on July 29, 2014 and filed under Fashion, Trend Alert.

Brahmin in the Hamptons

If you follow us on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed that we took a little weekend field trip to the beautiful town of Southampton for the Third Annual St. Barths Hampton's Gala event hosted by St. Barth Hamptons, Social Life Magazine and the lovely Brooke Shields. 

We were in fabulous company, along side Escada, Alex and Ani, Cezanne Hair and more wonderful brands who came together along with over 500 guests to celebrate a summer evening in the Hamptons. 

Check out some of the pictures from the event!

 

Guests stopped by the Brahmin table throughout the night to show us their Brahmin bag and to share their positive feelings towards the brand. As always we were happy to meet so many enthusiastic customers who all had nothing but nice things to say! 

Such a fun night! 

Posted on July 25, 2014 and filed under Events.

Travel Tips Brahmin Style

Whether you're naturally an over packer or have mastered the "less is more" packing tactics (we're so envious of you light-packers), our new Duxbury Weekender was created for every breed of adventurer. Stay a step ahead; be prepared for each spontaneous getaway with this grab and go bag. Its incredibly spacious, comfortable (with removable shoulder strap and oversized top handles), plus its luxe look will definitely turn heads wherever you go. 

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Save valuable space by packing only one handbag. That's right, we're talking a single bag that can be worn in three ways (seriously, don't bother packing that extra bag that you won't end up using.) The Duxbury Foldover's versatile shape takes you from day to night: unfold during the day for a roomy satchel, or keep your hands free and wear as a crossbody, or remove the strap and wear as a foldover clutch- the perfect finishing touch for your evening outfit. 

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The convenience of a wristlet when traveling is often times a necessity. For those of us who favor a minimalist style (especially when we're kicking back, relaxing on vacation) the duxbury clutch is the way to go. This piece is perfect for multiple reasons: (1) its sleek shape makes it easy for you to carry in your larger travel bag (2) think exploration. When you're out and about, a wristlet is perfect for carrying essentials while not weighing you down (3) an instant clutch. Remove the strap and carry on its own. 

 

So there you have it, our traveling tips to help you pack practical and ensure you always look chic and feel your best (because that is important everywhere you go!) 

Bon Voyage!

-Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 25, 2014 and filed under Fashion.

A Day With Brahmin

Remember when we hosted three incredible fashion bloggers at the Brahmin headquarters for a behind the scenes look at our design team, factory, and Fall 2014 collection? Well if you need a quick refresher, here is our original post and if you still want to learn more- check out Grace's, Sydne's and Jess' individual recaps. 

We can't say enough how priveleged we are to have had the opportunity to spend the day with three of the most genuine, smart and talented ladies in the industry! Check out highlights from "A Day with Brahmin" to get an inside look of the tour.

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In the factory: Jessica Kirby shows off the Brahmin Medallion moments before it is attached to a bag. 

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In the Design Department: The bloggers take a photo after wrapping themselves in new fall textures and furs. 

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In the Show Room: Following our fall collection presentation, the bloggers were presented with their finished cuff bracelet.

For even more on the blogger Factory tour and to shop the ladies' fall picks, visit our website

Happy Thursday!

-Your Friends at Brahmin

Trend Alert! This Bag is ALL THE BUZZ

The Duxbury Foldover is our newest trend-worthy bag. From city streets to rural chic, this versatile piece fits into everyone's lifestyle. Its sleek shape is unique in that you can wear it three different ways: as a clutch, crossbody bag and as a satchel.

Check out how Bloggers Grace Atwood and Jess Kirby wear their Duxbury Foldover.

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"Love folding it up to wear as a clutch"

Blogger Grace Atwood of Stripes and Sequins
Photography by Lydia Hudgens

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"It's one of those perfect fits everything, looks good with every outfit kind of bag."

Blogger Jess Kirby of Prosecco and Plaid

No matter what the day (or night) brings, the Duxbury Foldover is the perfect piece to complete any outfit. Shop the Duxbury Foldover in all your favorite Brahmin colors here.

Have a great day!
-Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 7, 2014 and filed under Trend Alert.

Red, White and Blue Americana

This year we're embracing everything Americana. We've gathered a few of our Pinterest 4th of July faves that have us super excited for the upcoming weekend!

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Vintage Red, White and Blue Americana

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Independence Day fun with red, white and blue sparklers and colorful holiday cakes!

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We've even spotted one of our favorite blogger's sporting her best red, white and blue ensemble. Jess Kirby of Prosecco and Plaid pairs our Ophelia Shoulder Bag in White Tahiti with a vintage red checked midi skirt and a navy crop top.

Happy 4th of July 
- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 4, 2014 and filed under Trend Alert.

Brahmin Vault is here!

Today is the day! At 12PM EST we are launching a new vault highlighting one of our many timeless Brahmin styles... drum roll please! We have brought back the Rosemary backpack in four eye-catching color combinations. We're super excited for Rosemary's return because frankly, we love backpacks (especially when they feel a touch more feminine than sporty!) Although backpacks may not be ideal for a formal dinner or fancy occasion, a backpack can be worn practically everywhere else. It's a fresh way to easily look chic while having both hands free. The ultimate grab and go accessory.

Get the inside scoop! Here are a few fun facts about the Rosemary Backpack:

The bag was originally designed eleven years ago as part of Brahmin's first tri-color croco collection.

 Joan and Bill Martin's (Brahmin's co-founders) daughter Sandy first designed the Rosemary.

"The objective was to make a zipped backpack that was functional, feminine and fashionable, that could showcase our unique beautiful leather combinations and have a simple elegance about it without all kinds of zippers and pockets." - Sandy Martin

The Rosemary was (and still is) a unique spin on the traditional backpack. With features like adjustable collar-button straps, a sleek structure and an adorable top handle, the Rosemary stands apart from most backpacks.

To see all of the Rosemary styles in the Vault click here. Remember, our vault collections are made in limited quantities entirely at our Fairhaven, Massachusetts factory and are only available for purchase on Brahmin.com and in our boutique stores until July 31st. So don't wait! Place your order today to ensure you receive your favorite color combination. 

 

 

Posted on July 1, 2014 and filed under Events, News, Fashion.