Summer Style With Livvy Land

It is officially summer, also known as Southcoast season around here. We think summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax, and our weekend wear has a sneaky way of creeping into our weekday wardrobes.

Today we’re sharing a little style inspiration from one of our closest blogger friends, Olivia of Livvy Land. She has Southcoast style down to a tee, and we want to live in her casual-cool world. Here she shows us how to wear two of summer’s must-have styles: a drawstring crossbody with a boho vibe and a backpack with effortless ease.

Our Isabelle Crossbody and an off-the-shoulder top are a match made in heaven:  

The Josie Backpack and statement earrings are all you need to jazz up jeans and a white top. 

Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to shop the full Southcoast collection.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on June 23, 2017 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

In Your Words

You may have already heard, but we’re celebrating a big birthday. Brahmin turns 35 this year, and we are taking this opportunity to look back on our story and celebrate what we have become today.

We are also celebrating our customers, because we couldn’t have done it without each of you. What is it that you love about Brahmin? A few of our customers chime in below…

Brahmin has such a unique style from other designers. It is well made and feels as if it was special order made just for you.
— Trussville, AL
When I look at my Brahmin collection, it feels more like collecting art!
— Crestwood, KY
Women feel empowered when they carry a Brahmin.
— Lee's Summit, MO

Whenever I take one of my Brahmins with me, it never fails: I receive more compliments than you can imagine. It makes me feel like a million dollars!
— Riverside, CA
The first time I laid eyes on a Brahmin I knew it would be my bag of choice for life. 
— Monroe, NC
These are standout items that require no special logo or initials to make a statement.
— Galt, CA
There is something about Brahmin Bags that is addictive...I bought my first one several years ago and I can’t stop.
— Skiatook, OK

Thank you so much for your support. We love designing handbags that make you feel so special!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on June 1, 2017 .

Ready, Set, SUMMER

The warm weather has finally arrived, and we are so excited to kick off summer. So excited, in fact, that we couldn't wait and threw a rooftop party with InStyle in New York City on May 17th to welcome the season a little early. 

Today we're sharing a glimpse into the event: the decor, the menu, the guests, and of course the bags! Summer, we are so ready for you. 

The tablescape was a festive red, white, and blue theme, and guests were treated to a monogrammed journal and 35th anniversary tassel

Mingling and chatting handbags with InStyle and some of our NYC blogger friends. 

Did we mention that our Americana-inspired collection is just perfect for all your summer occasions? (And July 4th if you like to plan ahead!)

Delicious bites, signature cocktails, and a mini cupcake display complete with sparklers ended the night in style.  

Which bag is your favorite for all of your summer festivities? Happy summer! 

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 26, 2017 and filed under Events.

Brahmin Welcomes Meagan's Moda

It's no secret that Meagan Brandon of the fashion blog Meagan's Moda is one of our blogger besties. She is often seen with a Brahmin on her arm, and she even appeared in our Winter catalog this past year. Between living in Italy and Jordan, we were thrilled to host her here at Brahmin headquarters while she was in the states. 

We loved giving Meagan a tour of our world, from our Newport boutique to our factory and ending the day over endless wine and delicious Italian dining. Here is a glimpse into her day with Brahmin.

Visiting our design studio to see the design process, learn a little of the inspiration behind the collections, and sneaking a peek of what is to come. 

Visiting our design studio to see the design process, learn a little of the inspiration behind the collections, and sneaking a peek of what is to come. 

Selecting the leather to design her custom envelope clutch. (So many choices, how's a girl to choose?!)

Selecting the leather to design her custom envelope clutch. (So many choices, how's a girl to choose?!)

Getting in on the action: cutting the leather in our factory. 

Visiting the art department and chatting editorial inspiration. 

Visiting the art department and chatting editorial inspiration. 

Having a little fun in the photo studio with her new envelope clutch. (You can never go wrong with black!) 

Thank you so much for coming to visit us, Meagan! We loved having you!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 23, 2017 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion, Behind the Scenes.

Fan Appreciation

It’s no secret that we love our fans, and we love seeing how many of you truly love our products. Today we’d like to take a moment to share some fun photos of YOU…because where would we be without you?

Wishing a very happy birthday to this loyal Brahmin fan!
We are drooling over this beautiful Brahmin cake… (Could we please have a slice?!)
We love seeing your Brahmin accompany you on vacation. From London to Ireland and tropical destinations across the globe, you know how to travel in style!

Share your Brahmin moments with us on Instagram by tagging @brahmin – we love to see how you carry our handbags. #BrahminRequired

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 10, 2017 .

Inspired By: Marble

It's always fun to get a glimpse into the minds of the design team and learn a little about the inspiration behind a season or collection. 

For Summer, you may have noticed a bit of a trend...

Natural elements like marble were floating around the design office as they dreamed of our Summer collection. As you can see, these marbled motifs were the inspiration behind the patterns and colorations of our Topaz and White Tortoise prints. The variations in hues and asymmetrical prints play beautifully with the textures of our leathers, creating a collection of handbags that are a true work of art.   

Shop the full collections and add a little marble to your closet here

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 4, 2017 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day less than two weeks away, we have Mom on our minds. Making reservations for brunch, planning a special surprise or two, and of course shopping for the perfect gift. We know how special the moms in your lives are to you, so we have curated the ultimate collection of gifts that will show her just how much you care.

Whatever her style and whatever your budget, we have a gift sure to make her smile.

Head-turning textures:

Classic with a twist:

Little luxuries:

Shop the full gift shop here, and share a special memory with your mother in the comments below!

-Your friends at Brahmin  

 

Posted on May 2, 2017 and filed under Gift Guide.

Celebrating Mother's Day With Livvy Land

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we have Mom on our minds. We have been busy curating the perfect assortment of gifts your mother will be sure to love, and our friend Olivia of Livvy Land has a few favorites of her own.   

See her gift picks below and our full gift shop here.

Danielle, Skyler, Duxbury

We can't think of a better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with matching mother/daughter Brahmins. Also, could Olivia and her mother be any cuter?

What items are on your Mother's Day list? 

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 27, 2017 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Summer 17 Inspiration

Our Summer collection has made its initial debut (if you haven’t yet, go check it out immediately!), and today we are letting you in on a little of what inspired the styles you see. This season, our design team took inspiration from the streets of Havana…spicy flavors, vibrant colors, and lively music that create a feeling of fun perfect for the hot weather. Here are some of the colors, textures, and prints you can look forward to seeing:  

Intrigued? Click here to see the first hints of summer…

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 25, 2017 and filed under Behind the Scenes.