Anyone who travels often enough for work knows there’s a few common speed bumps that come with the territory. From figuring out how to look professional (but still comfy enough to hail a cab, drag a suitcase, and stand in security lines) to finding a functional tote that can store it all, work travel can often feel mega-intimidating. Which is why, we decided to help give you a head start (and a few tried-and-true tips we’ve learned) with our newest Travel Dilemmas, Solved video. Just press play, and remember: You don’t have to be the boss to travel like one.
Mother’s Day is a special time to celebrate the selfless, powerful women who bring color to our worlds. From moms and mom-figures to sisters and BFFs, each of these women play leading roles in shaping who we are and how we walk through life — which is why this year, we’re widening the lens of how we look at the holiday to recognize all of them. (Plus, we all have that one friend-group Mom who deserves a little extra recognition.)
In the spirit of celebrating these diverse relationships and the women we admire most, we curated a fun gift guide to capture the ultimate picks for the various moms, mom-figures, and honorary moms in our lives. Because what better way to say “Thank you for all that you do” than with personalized picks made to fit into their busy worlds? And, let’s be honest… a new handbag beats flowers any day of the week.
At Brahmin, we believe in traveling often and traveling well. We also know that with every trip comes a few common dilemmas: What to pack. How to look professional for a work trip. How to squeeze every last thing into a carryon… You get the gist.
Since it’s almost that time of year (the season of long weekends and PTO aplenty), we made it our mission to work through the trickiest travel dilemmas with a fun three-part video series: Travel Dilemmas, Solved. First on the agenda? Throwing practicality to the wind and embracing your inner overpacker. Because when you can’t pick just one Evie, you might as well pack them all. At least, that’s our take.
A few weeks ago, we took the Brahmin Tour to Austin to co-host goop’s g.Talk series for a special career-focused panel. The live discussion featured seasoned boss ladies Elise Loehnen, goop’s Chief Content Officer, and Lauren McGoodwin, the CEO-and-founder of Career Contessa. Between networking, specialty sips, and customized Voyage Luggage Tags, McGoodwin and Loehnen took center stage to offer up sage professional advice — from the importance of finding a mentor to having a functional bag that keeps you organized all day. Below, browse a few favorite moments from the empowering evening, and shop goop’s must-have picks from our spring collection here.
Career Contessa CEO-and-Founder Lauren McGoodwin (left) speaks with goop Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen (right).
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There’s something about spring that inspires us to reach outside of our comfort zones and approach dressing with a more fun, colorful approach. Where we might usually opt for neutral shades or everyday textures, we find ourselves reaching for styles with a bit more oomph. Think: fashion forward materials like intricately woven leathers on top of cool canvas, or well-placed pops of straw with colorful leather trim. Ready to shake things up this season, too? You’re in the right place. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite on-trend textures from the spring 2019 collection to help get your most creative ensembles started.
If you’ve been following us for a while on social media, you’ll know last year we launched the #BrahminTour in an effort to bring the best of Brahmin to your neck of the woods. We traveled the country near and far — from the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll to the Carolinas to back home in New England — seeing so many of you along the way. This year, we brought the tour back on the road, starting with one of our favorite charming spots: Charleston, South Carolina.
In celebration of the launch of our trunk show at The Skinny Dip, we hosted a few of our favorite local bloggers — from Kristin Chambless to Julia Engel to Megan Pinckney — to preview our spring line before its public debut this weekend. With specialty sips, cute photo moments, and must-have bags around every corner, the night was one to remember. The best part? Our trunk show collection is now fully available to shop at The Skinny Dip, Charleston today through Sunday, 3/10. Swing by to say hi and leave with a new handbag (or two — who’s counting?). Can’t make it? Stay up to date here with dates and locations of our upcoming stops.
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It’s not every day you see a print that literally makes you stop and smile — but that’s exactly what happened the first time our design team gave us a glimpse of spring’s new Multi Pompano collection. The cheeky embossed print feels like sweet treat and a tropical escape all wrapped into one, and in a mix of styles, there’s no reason not wear it morning, noon, and night. After all, a pineapple handbag a day keeps the blues away, right?
So, you (finally) booked a vacation. Let us first say, congrats! Now that you have the logistics planned, it’s time get started on the really hard part: figuring out what to pack. If you’re anything like us (we have a sneaking suspicion you are) narrowing down which of your handbags will get you the most mileage — while still feeling fun and fresh — isn’t easy.
Before you go and toss in the proverbial towel, our destination-inspired spring collection is here to lend a hand with some stylish new options. Below, get to know the colorful crossbodies, spacious straw totes, and even a croc-shaped luggage tag that will making vacation packing (and dressing) a total breeze.
Follow your hearts… straight to your local Brahmin boutique tomorrow, February 9th! All day long, we’ll be hosting a special event in support of 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. Plus, just because we heart you, enjoy complimentary gift with a qualifying purchase of $250 or more, while supplies last.
Can’t make it? Not FOMO necessary. You can still get in on the giving by making a purchase (with a purpose) from our AHA Petunia Melbourne line, with 10% of each qualifying purchase benefitting the Life Is Why We Give campaign.
Brahmin is a proud Life is Why We Give supporter. For every Petunia Melbourne product sold from the Brahmin AHA collection from January 29, 2019- February 28, 2019, Brahmin will donate 10% of the purchase price to the AHA’s Life Is Why We Give campaign.
February is usually around the time of year when we start that feel the mid-winter slump set in. Spring is (vaguely) on the horizon, but the weather doesn’t seem to know it yet, trapping us in a perpetual daydream-y haze of beach days and far-off destinations.
If an impromptu vacation quite isn’t in the cards for you, we have the next best thing: Ivory Copa Cabana. Spring’s fresh take on the cult-favorite print feels like a tropical escape all by itself — meaning you can save yourself some PTO days and take a virtual vacation this very minute. Our advice? Sit back, envision your favorite spot in the sand, and browse the full envy-inducing collection right here. No planning, passport, or packing necessary.