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.

June Instagram Round-Up

The summer months always seem to fly by faster than the rest, and this June was no exception. We had a very busy month at Brahmin; welcoming summer with new collections and bag styles (like our new woven leather collection and versatile All Day collection). We also had the pleasure of hosting three fabulous women for an exclusive tour of the Brahmin factory (See more here, here and here), and lastly we just wrapped a fun video with Vogue and our Brahmin tastemaker, the lovely Jessie Artigue. Those are just a few highlights from our June- hopefully you all had a wonderful month as well! 

Here's a few of our favorite Instagram pictures from the month. We felt these pics really captured an overall snapshot of Brahmin summer accessories. Thanks to everyone who posted their Brahmin pictures on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #Brahmin. As always- we love seeing all your amazing photos!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for your chance to be included in next months' Instagram Round-Up.

Have a great week!

 

- Your friends at Brahmin 

Posted on June 30, 2014 and filed under Trend Alert.

Mark Your Calendars...

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That's right! The vault is opening once again on July 1st, so save the date because you will not want to miss it! For anyone unfamiliar with our exclusive Vault Collection, here is what you need to know:

Brahmin Vault is a small collection that typically consists of one bag style that was well received when originally introduced to the Brahmin line. The bag is then re-created entirely in our Fairhaven, Massachusetts factory in a variety of current leathers. Think of it as our most popular timeless bags getting a modern day makeover. Creating a Vault collection is fun for everyone involved. Here at Brahmin we get to reminisce back to some of our past favorite bag styles, while our customers get to learn unique pieces of Brahmin history... or if they've been with us long enough- may actually remember when the bag style was first launched! (See the story behind our last vault here.)

Our Vault collections are made in limited quantities, so if you like what you see... act fast! Once a certain vault style sells out, it will not be made available again. Our Vault bags can only be purchased on our website or in one of our Brahmin boutique stores.

We're looking forward to July's Vault! What past Brahmin bags would you like to see return from the Vault? Comment below and let us know!

Have a great week!

-Your Friends at Brahmin 

 

 

Posted on June 23, 2014 and filed under News, Events.

Brahmin Factory Tour

We are so excited to announce that we have a special day planned at Brahmin Headquarters and cannot wait to share with you! Three amazingly talented women from three different parts of the country are traveling to spend a day inside the heart of our handbags; our corporate headquarters and factory located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where they will participate in an in-depth tour and get an exclusive first look at our Fall 2014 Collection! 

Name: Sydne Summer

Blog: Sydne Style

Location: Los Angeles, C.A.

Why We Love Her: Her cheerful demeanor and constant smile make her blog approachable, as though she's welcoming you into her amazing world of fashion. Sydne's keen sense of style and on-camera skills expresses a sense of confidence that inspires readers to push the wardrobe limits.

Name: Jessica Kirby

Blog: Prosseco & Plaid

Location: Newport, R.I.

Why We Love Her:  She is not afraid to take style risks and can make any article of clothing look amazing. Her mix of high to low fashion proves you don't always have to break the bank to look your best. Plus, her down to earth, laid-back personality makes you instant friends. 

Name: Grace Atwood

Blog: Stripes & Sequins

Location: New York City

Why We Love Her: We love a girl that's heading to the top through hard work and staying true to her passion. Not only is Grace's blog a hub of inspiration that includes awesome DIY projects and style advice; she balances Stripes & Sequins while working a full time job as Director of Social Media at BaubleBar. 

 

We can't wait to share pictures, tweets and live updates from the day! Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@brahmin) and on Twitter where you can join the conversation using the Hashtag #BrahminFactoryTour. We will be answering questions throughout the day so don't hesitate to tweet us!

- Your Friends at Brahmin 

 

 

 

Posted on June 17, 2014 and filed under Events, Fashion, Trend Alert.

All Day Collection

Our All Day Collection easily transitions you from day to night. We teamed up with Grasie Mercedes to show just how to navigate the day using the All Day Tote, Convertible and Clutch.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

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1. The All Day Tote has got you covered no matter where the day takes you. Its light weight and super spacious interior is perfect for carrying a laptop, tablet or files, and it comes equipped with multiple interior pockets to keep your essentials organized. 

"I love this tote because it's big enough to hold everything I need for a busy day. When I have to run from meetings to auditions, it can carry my makeup bag, head shots, hairbrush and more!"  - Grasie
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2. Lunch plans? Afternoon activities? Ditch the tote and use the All Day Convertible as a shoulder bag, crossbody or oversized clutch. 

"The convertible is the perfect all day bag for when you just need to carry the essentials. The crossbody strap leaves your hands free for errands and I love the floral print" - Grasie

3. Last but not least- the All Day Clutch. Use this accessory as a wallet or wristlet; whether you're running into the grocery store, or getting ready for a night on the town, this versatile piece is all you need.

"The clutch is a great wallet and all you need for a night out. It can hold a ton of credit cards, your ID and even lipstick and accessories. It's also great for throwing inside your convertible or tote so you never have to move your wallet contents around." - Grasie
Posted on June 17, 2014 and filed under Fashion.

Summer Neutrals

If you saw this week's email you may already be aware of our passion for neutrals. Rich earth tones and crisp whites are so simple, yet always chic and perfect for the hot summer sun. They pair so nicely with nearly everything and add instant polish when worn with other muted hues such as beige, soft pinks and brown.  

It seems that we're not the only ones embracing summer neutrals. Some of our favorite bloggers posted their neutral styles. Here's a recap of their looks. 

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Hallie Friedman of Sleepless In Sequins pairs our large duxbury satchel in macaroon vineyard with a sophisticated white dress.  Photo Credit Grant Friedman.

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Grasie Mercedes of Style Me Grasie wears her black croco embossed Amelia with a high waist white skirt and a soft pink shirt. 

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Sydne Summer of Sydne Style adds some edge, mixing animal prints and stripes with complementary neutral hues, featuring her Atelier Hingham Satchel. 

Lucky for us, (and you!) Brahmin has so many gorgeous neutral options to choose from. Whether you crave textured croco in pecan or black, or you're more of an animal print kind of gal, there's something for everyone. Shop our latest neutral bags here. 

Have a great day!

- Your Friends At Brahmin

Posted on June 3, 2014 and filed under Trend Alert.