Lighten Up

Now that it is April there are three things we know for certain: 1. the days are getting longer (and we're so happy about it!) 2. the rain showers will bring beautiful May flowers and 3. it's time to wear more color! We were inspired by these sunny red carpet looks and decided our Lemonade Nepal leather is a great way to phase out winter's dark palette for something light and bright.

This sumptuous shade has been seen all over runways and spotted throughout award season, and is currently available in four of our most popular bag styles: the Trina Shoulder Bag, the Lexie Crossbody, the Harrison Carryall and the Harrison Hobo.

Trust us... this is a color you must try this spring! 

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 8, 2015 .

Looks We Love at Charleston Fashion Week

Last month Charleston, South Carolina celebrated their most stylish week, Baker Motor Company's Charleston Fashion Week. As we shivered from chilly temperatures in the Northeast, we found ourselves warming up by following the chic southern Style of the ladies and gentlemen who attend CFW.

Jessica Camerata of the Fashion and Lifestyle blog, My Style Vita, was seen carrying our Trina Shoulder Bag in macaroon raffia. She kept her look casual cool with an all denim ensemble, nude pumps and stunning arm candy.

We must say, we think Jessica's  Brahmin is the perfect finishing touch! The laid-back style of a drawstring or bucket bag pairs well with most anything- but especially looks great with a chambray shirt. Certainly a look we love! 

Happy Hump Day!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on April 1, 2015 .

Brahmin Outlet Opening!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new Outlet Store in West Palm Beach! 

Now Brahmin fans in Southeast Florida have a reason to celebrate! We've opened a new outlet store at the Palm Beach Outlets located at 1741 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. 

The store features a wide variety of quality handbags and accessories along with amazing value (seriously, products are marked up to 50% off!) There is something for everyone. If you are in the area you must stop by! 

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 11am-7pm. For more information on our outlet stores, directions and hours click here.

Have a great day!

- Your friends at Brahmin

 

Posted on March 26, 2015 .

Behind the Bag

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Do our Saint Tropez handbags look familiar? Perhaps you've seen the intricate woven detail before but can't quite put your finger on where you've seen it. Well we're here to help solve the mystery! Our Saint Tropez Collection was inspired by the classic French Bistro Chair. 

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We know these bags may not look like your typical Brahmin, but every so often our design team feels so strongly about a specific inspiration, they bring it to life. 

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While our design team was in France seeking inspiration, they were drawn to the charming sidewalk cafe chairs and their handwoven detail.

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Like Brahmin bags, many of these chairs are handcrafted by skilled artisans. From the chairs' hand formed frames to their woven patterns, the authentic Parisian craftsmanship inspired the detailed raffia pattern of our Saint Tropez Collection

We hope you enjoyed learning a bit about our design team's inspiration!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

 

Posted on March 20, 2015 and filed under Fashion.

Natalie Joos Style Maven

We've long had a style crush on the lovely Natalie Joos. This Belgium born beauty is not only a notable New York City Casting Director, but her Fashion sense is something we admire and envy. Whether she is mixing prints and patterns or styling denim in ways we never thought possible, she is not afraid to dress for herself and take unexpected style risks. Natalie is also known for wearing her Brahmin bags. Like everything else she touches, she always makes her Brahmins work seamlessly with her look. These are a few of our Favorite past and present Brahmin styles taken from Natalie's Blog and New York Fashion Week Street Style Photos. 

If there is ever a day that you need some style inspiration, we strongly recommend following Natalie's blog or Instagram account. 

Happy Sunday!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

 

 

 

Posted on March 15, 2015 .

Behind the Bag

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There's a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into creating Brahmin bags. For each new season, our design team spends time researching upcoming trends to gather inspiration for new collections. This spring the team was inspired by an American classic, denim. 

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Denim is an amazing material because it is so versatile. It can be worn in an array of colors spanning from washed out white to rich navy blues, and it can be worn in so many ways. If the pictures above aren't proof enough, think denim jackets, overalls, shorts, vests, button down shirts... the list goes on and on. What's more is it never seems to go out of style. Somehow it always makes its way back into the fashion spotlight. This spring, our Stonewash Melbourne, Stonewash Vineyard and Iris Nepal bags were all inspired from the Denim trend. And just like your favorite pair of jeans, the bags can be worn with so many things! 

If you haven't embraced this season's love for everything denim, we strongly suggest incorporating some pieces into your wardrobe! (You can always start with a Brahmin bag!)

Posted on March 11, 2015 and filed under Fashion.

International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day! Today we celebrate and show our appreciation for women all around the globe who have made the world a brighter place.

A look into a few of Brahmin's Leading Ladies. Joan Martin constructing an early Brahmin bag.

Joan's dream of creating beautiful handbags is a true example of hard work and determination and refusing to let gender stereotypes get in her way. 

Maria Wilczek has worked in Brahmin's Fairhaven, Massachusetts factory for over 25 years. She has mastered the art of cutting leather and has helped to produce thousands of Brahmin bags.

Thank you Joan, Maria and all of the talented and hard working women who have made their mark and paved the way for women's economic, political and social achievements. Today we celebrate you!

 

Posted on March 8, 2015 .

Brahmin at NYFW

We've rounded up a few of our favorite Brahmin looks spotted during February's New York Fashion Week . These lovely ladies took texture, prints and fashion to the next level and we love it! See for yourself.

Sydne Summer looks beautiful in blues, pictured with her Harrison Carryall in Opal Seville.

A sweet combination of baby blues and black. Sydne once again looks fabulous with our Mini Asher Tote.

Erica Lavelanet looks effortlessly cool carrying our Harrison Hobo. 

Have a great weekend!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on March 6, 2015 and filed under Looks We Love, Fashion, Events.

Brahmin Vault

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The Brahmin Vault is open once again! This time we've brought back the Laurette, a bag that was originally inspired by a clutch but with all the versatility of a Brahmin bag. Here are 3 reasons why we love Laurette:

1. Minimalist design with maximum wearability. Yes, the Laurette appears simple, but you can wear it as a crossbody bag, a long shoulder bag or double up the strap and wear as a short shoulder bag.

2. Think desk to dinner. The Laurette is small enough to carry in your work bag during the day, and ready to wear after the office to drinks or dinner. 

3. Surprisingly Spacious. Don't be deceived by her size! There is enough room to carry your wallet, phone, lipstick, keys and a few other small essentials. 

The Vault closes on March 31st and is only available in Brahmin Boutique Stores and on Brahmin.com. 

 

Posted on March 3, 2015 and filed under Events, Fashion, News.

Handwoven Luxe

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We've taken our hand craftsmanship to a new level (and we're really excited about it!) Our Nantucket Collection is entirely constructed out of handwoven leather to create an intricate basket weave pattern. The perfect texture that's lightweight and can easily go from spring to summer and even into fall!  All Brahmin bags are finished with incredible detailing, but we have to say that our Nantucket, ToteCarryall and Clutch are something special. Even the handles are woven. Our design and production team did not skip a beat when it came to creating a luxurious collection that makes every look appear effortless.  If you're in search of a new bag for spring, look no further!

Have a great weekend!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on February 28, 2015 and filed under Fashion.