Meet Sheryl Luke

We are thrilled to announce a very exciting partnership for Fall with one of our favorite fashion bloggers: Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland. If you follow us on Instagram (and you should!), you may have already seen a few photos of Sheryl carrying our Fall styles.

Stay tuned because we have more to come, but today we are getting to know Sheryl a little better as she shows how to style one of her favorite Southcoast bags in two different ways. 

“I LOVE the Blair from the Southcoast collection. Everyone should have this bag in their closet”. - Sheryl, @walkinwonderland

Below Sheryl shows the versatility of the Blair, as it can be worn just as easily with sneakers or heels.

Denim on denim may be an intimidating trend for some, but Sheryl shows us how to effortlessly pull it off by pairing distressed jeans with a dark denim topper for contrast and dimension. Sneakers are super on-trend at the moment, and they dress down the look while adding a cool-girl edge. The Blair finishes the look with a carefree-chic flair.  

Fall days were made for cozy, chunky-knit sweaters and broken-in jeans.  The luxe leather of our Blair shoulder bag and a chic pair of heels elevate the look and add a sophisticated element.

“Fall is my favorite season. The colors and rich textures…it is my favorite to dress for.” - Sheryl, @walkinwonderland

How will you wear your Southcoast this Fall? Get your Blair here

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 29, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Talking Teal

Our newest Southcoast style is named the Blair, and it is perfection: with a cinched drawstring top and shoulder strap that hits at just the right spot, it is the bag you will reach for whenever you are on the go. Did we mention the soft, slouchy leather and that it is available in a brand new hue: Fall’s chicest teal?

You can be sure to see a lot more of this style on top fashion influencers on social media, but here is a sneak peek of how Grasie of Style Me Grasie and Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland styled their teal Blairs: proof that you don’t need to wait until Fall to start carrying this beauty. 

Have you added the Blair to your need list yet? Shop it here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 27, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

#BrahminRequired

There is something about Fall. A time to refresh your closet and start anew. We say the best way to breathe new life into your wardrobe is with a new handbag (or two, or three). This Fall, see why Brahmin is required no matter where the season may take you.

Throughout the entire Fall season, you are sure to see #BrahminRequired pop up in your social feeds. We will be showing you time and time again why Brahmin is your necessary companion for your every excursion.

Heading to work? We have the perfect tote that is professional and polished.

Brunching or shopping with your girlfriends? Bring along your Brahmin crossbody for a full day of hands-free fun.

Need to get decked out for date night? Don’t forget your Brahmin clutch that is sure to make a lasting impression.  

Join the fun and show us where you will be taking your Brahmin…be sure to tag @brahmin and use #BrahminRequired to share with us!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 22, 2016 .

Fall in Motion

If you love what you have seen of Fall so far, wait until you see one of our most stunning styles in motion. You have probably heard us sing Sonny’s praises, as saddle bags are the it style of the moment. Our Sonny has been dressed up for Fall, finished with hand-woven whipstitching and suede accents, and the result could not be more perfect.

Today, we are pulling the curtain back on our Fall collection just a bit more as we reveal a video from our Fall photo shoot.  See Sonny in motion below, and make it your own here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 21, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Fall 2016 Behind the Scenes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Fall here at Brahmin headquarters!  It may still be H-O-T outside, but inside the office we are surrounded by deep hues, rich textures, and elaborate details that beg for cooler days. With our Fall collection making its grand debut soon, today we are letting you into our design studio to see our inspiration this season and a behind-the-lens glimpse into our Fall photo shoot.

Our Fall collection was inspired by the convergence of classic England, where lush rustic countryside meets the weathered cobblestone streets of London. You are sure to see textures, hues, and embellishments reminiscent of the splendor of England in all of its grit and glamour.  

Artisan embellishment: Ornate embellishments inspired by architecture like artisanal embroidery, leather applique, and whipstitching create larger-than-life effects on traditional bags.

Weathered abrasion: Distressed effects and worn-in textures evoke the emotions of Fall and lend well to classic pieces full of character that only get better with age.

Denim blues: While denim is essentially seasonless, Fall is the ultimate time to don blues inspired by your favorite jeans.

Leopard print: Leopard has the unique ability to add an element of the wild while remaining chic and sophisticated. Mixed scale paneling is a fresh take on leopard print for Fall.

Color Palette: rustic neutrals, rich blues, and a pop of deep red comprise the color palette of the season. 

To shoot our Fall campaign, we took to the streets of New York. NYC served as the perfect backdrop, as city textures, architectural angles, and slick surfaces played off the embellishments, textures, and hues of the collection. Here is your exclusive glimpse into what is to come for Fall…

Are you as excited as we are?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Who What Wear

Brahmin has been making a splash on Who What Wear lately, both as seen on fashion bloggers at an event in LA and as recommended by editors as must styles.

Two bloggers were spotted carrying their Brahmin handbags from our new Southcoast collection at Street Style Cinema, Who What Wear’s summer outdoor movie series for L.A. fashion fans and cinephiles at The Grove. We love Grasie and Amelia’s off-duty looks at the event…don’t you? Get some summer style inspiration and see all of the looks from the summer series here.

Grasie's bag, Amelia's backpack

Our second appearance was in an article entitled 14 Secrets That Will Make Your Outfit Look Better Than Anyone Else…are you intrigued? Teaser alert: mixing neutrals is one secret and we agree – a beautiful neutral bag will always make an outfit look instantly better, and our Sonny is just the bag for the job.

Finally, you may recognize a certain bag in the article How I Landed My Dream In Fashion- And You Can Too...perfectly appropriate for 9-5 and to carry you through the weekend, the Sonny really is the bag that takes you anywhere and everywhere.

Wishing everyone a fashionable week!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 12, 2016 and filed under As Seen In, Bloggers & Fashion.

Blogger Spotlight: Meagan's Moda

If you follow us on Pinterest, you are sure to have seen blogger Meagan Brandon of Meagan’s Moda carrying our handbags. We love following Meagan on her Italian adventures (she currently lives in Rome!), and her Brahmin handbags always complete her chic looks.

Here’s a little Friday eye candy with some of her most recent looks…

Shop the styles she is carrying above:

Finley, Lily, ThelmaCarrie

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 8, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Trend Report: Backpacks

Summertime is in full swing: days are warmer, events shift outdoors, and everything gets a bit more relaxed. Our Gloria backpack is the perfect companion for all of your summer activities, as proven by some of our blogger friends. Jess Kirby of Prosecco and Plaid has been spotted with her backpack all over Newport and on her summer travels, and she always carries it with an air of effortless ease.

Get some serious style inspiration and wanderlust from Jess:

Shop the Gloria and begin your own backpacking adventure.

-Your friends at Brahmin

 

Posted on July 6, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Red, Chic, and Blue

July 4th weekend is approaching, and we are busy planning outfits for all of the events on our social calendar. Fireworks, picnics on the beach, backyard barbecues, and boat excursions… so many occasions demanding red, white, and blue ensemble!

One of our favorite (and easiest!) outfits is a little white dress paired with red and blue accessories. A handbag that pops in a patriotic hue is the perfect way to feel festive for any occasion. Here are some of our favorites:

Shop all red and blue handbags here.

If shopping is on your agenda this holiday weekend, be sure to pop into one of our Brahmin boutiques or outlet locations for star-spangled savings. See all locations here.

Happy birthday, America! Wishing each of you a very happy July 4th weekend!  

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Southcoast Style

The weekend is so close we can feel it, and we are easing into our summer weekend style with our favorite Southcoast bags in tow. (It seems like the entire blogosphere is joining us and doing the same!)

Here are some of our favorite recent shots seen on bloggers showcasing their laid back styles to get you in weekend mode. 

Shop the styles they are carrying here:

Wishing everyone a weekend filled with sand, sunshine, and your favorite summer activities. 

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on June 24, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.