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Wrapping Up Summer '18: Brahmin x Newport Polo

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With the arrival of Labor Day Weekend at our doorstep, we can't help but look back at all the fun we had this summer. Between roadtripping around the country to bring the best of Brahmin to you — from Memphis to San Francisco to our neighboring coastal New England city, Newport R.I. — we've been busy bees. But before the sunshine season (unofficially) ends, we thought it'd only be fit to pop up one last time at our favorite summer destination, Newport Polo.

From sipping on our signature Brahmin Spritz (available for purchase at the Twisted Pony bar), to snapping polaroids with the cutest polo props, to yes, getting our shop on with our favorite summer styles and fall arrivals, there'll be plenty of fun for everyone. We should also mention, you'll have the chance to win our fall It-Bag, the Mini Priscilla, for FREE. Sound like your kind of Saturday? Come root for the home team vs. England — and help us wrap up summer '18 in style — at the Polo Fields, starting at 2 p.m. until the end of the match. 

Can't make it? No FOMO necessary. Follow along on Instagram stories and with our hashtag, #BrahminTour, for highlights in real time — and stay tuned to see where we're headed next on the Brahmin Tour!



Posted on August 31, 2018 and filed under Events.

You're Invited: Celebrate In Store

December is one long month of holiday parties. Or, one long month of deciding which holiday parties you’re going to RSVP ‘yes’ to.

Well, this one’s a no-brainer.


Our boutiques are hosting a can’t-miss holiday event on Saturday, December 9th from 11am to 3pm. We’re treating our guests (that’s you) to bubbly cocktails, little bites, and special savings on some of our favorite looks of the season.

Better yet? We’ll wrap every present you purchase in our signature gift box and bow. Seriously, when was the last time a holiday party made life easier?


Score a special gift with purchase when you spend $250 or more. And the first ten guests at the door earn an extra surprise (#Itpaystobepunctual #NewYeargoals).

So mark your calendar and RSVP here. We’ve got some partying (and some shopping) to do.

Happy Merry! Xo

Take Note: Our envelope clutches are sold exclusively at Brahmin boutiques. Don’t forget to pick one up!

Take Note: Our envelope clutches are sold exclusively at Brahmin boutiques. Don’t forget to pick one up!

Posted on December 7, 2017 and filed under Events.

Brahmin at the InStyle Awards


Pardon us while we shake the glitter from our hair—and handbags.


Brahmin walked the red carpet on Monday night as an official sponsor of the third annual InStyle Awards, held in Los Angeles. The A-list event, hosted by InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown, honors the celebrities and artists who inspire trends and define major moments in fashion. Hollywood elites such as Zendaya, Selena Gomez, Faith Hill, and Cate Blanchett—who took home the Style Icon Award—gathered for an intimate (read: exclusive) dinner at the Getty Center to celebrate the occasion, and Brahmin was right there in the middle of the buzzy, glitzy action. (Check out our handbag display below!)

Our top highlights included watching Petra Flannery nab Stylist of the Year, the coveted title sponsored by yours truly.


To put our own special mark on the evening (well, besides our logo on the step-and-repeat), we invited some of our favorite influencers to join us. Fashion writer and blogger Louise Roe of Front Roe positively glowed in Victoria Beckham—plus adorable baby bump.  Brittany Xavier brought her usual dose of LA cool to the table, while Sydne Summer, Sheryl Luke, Michelle Tractenberg, and Sazan Hendrix of Sazan (also rocking a picture-perfect baby bump!) showed up carrying our brand new Sandrine clutch in colors and textures of their choosing.  

The Sandrine won’t be available until early 2018, but here are some images to inspire you (how gorgeous is that green??). Plus, more behind-the-scene peeks from our star-studded night!

Kiss-Kiss! (read: See You Soon!)

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

Cheers to 35 Years!

If you follow us on Instagram (and you totally should - click here), you may have seen photos from our 35th anniversary soiree in NYC last week. Together with host Louise Roe, we rolled out the leather carpet and celebrated in a sea of beautiful handbags. Guests were welcomed by walking through a hallway of hanging bags from our Fall collection towards a bar underneath a wave of illuminated paper bags. They were fully immersed into the design process, surrounded by sketches, leather accents, and finished styles. Take a peek below for a glimpse into all the decadent details.  

The atmosphere: our signature leathers everywhere! A large leather wall as a backdrop for photos, a lounge with leather pillows and rug, and handbags displayed in every direction. 

The activities: Guests struck a pose for the photo booth and created custom leather key chains for their bags. Dallas Shaw illustrated guests with their handbags, while Harley Viera-Newton spun party tunes.  

The guest list: founders Bill and Joan Martin, CEO Susan Thacker, Louise Roe, editors, influencers, and more

The menu: Brahmin-themed signature cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, finished with sweet treats

Thank you to everyone for giving us a reason to celebrate! Cheers to the next 35 years and beyond!

-Your friends at Brahmin 

Posted on August 14, 2017 and filed under Events.

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.

Fall In Newport

We recently hosted a few of our favorite bloggers, editors, and PR friends for a few days to show them Newport in all of its fall glory. We began their trip by welcoming them into our office for a factory tour – they were in awe of the transformation of a bag from sketch to paper model to finished handbag. Next, they were given a sneak peek of our Spring and Summer 17 collections (lucky ladies!), and their reaction mirrored that of our team…there are so many exciting styles, colors, and patterns coming!

After a day in the office, it was time to play. That evening, they were treated to an enchanting dinner under the twinkling lights of Newport Vineyards overlooking the grounds. Burlap runners, beautiful blooms in autumnal tones, and glowing candles created the perfect fall ambiance on a beautiful New England night. Our Winter collection was also on display, so there was plenty of eye candy in addition to delicious food and good company.

The following day, the team explored the charming streets of Newport for some window shopping and mansion touring. After lunch, it was time to set sail for a tour by sea of some of Newport’s most scenic spots with the foliage at its peak. The day wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to our Bannister’s Wharf boutique to see the current collection and do a little shopping. Dinner at one of our favorite neighborhood spots, the Clarke Cooke House, was the perfect ending to the day.

Photos via @livvylandblog, @walkinwonderland, @laurlaj, @meganbellbk, @reneeogaki, @cvazzana, @lindagauntco

Thank you to everyone who joined us – we loved showing you our world!  

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on November 1, 2016 and filed under Events, Bloggers & Fashion.

Our Fall Fashion Celebration

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Brahmin boutiques last week to celebrate fall fashion with us. We had a blast, and from the photos circulating on social media it seems like you did, too!  

The evening started with some excitement as the first 10 guests to arrive received special gifts. Guests were also excited to shop our new fine jewelry collection (debuting online soon!) and to personalize their purchases through our new Monogram Shop (shop now!). Sipping champagne and nibbling on light bites made shopping all the more fun...doesn't it always?! Finally, each store gave away one free handbag to a lucky lady who made a purchase of $250 or more during the event…were you the winner?   

If you were unable to attend, here is a glimpse through some of our favorite fan photos:

If you attended the event at one of our stores, did you spot yourself? Thank you for joining the fun!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 6, 2016 and filed under Events.

Southcoast Launch Party

Our new Southcoast collection has made its grand debut, and it has been making quite the splash in the blogosphere and social realm. We celebrated the launch of this highly anticipated collection last week with an exclusive preview party in LA with InStyle and some of our favorite fashion influencers and closest friends. Since our blog fans are our favorites too, we are letting you in on the fun and sharing an exclusive peek at the party of the season!

The space: Estrella

The hottest spot in LA at the moment, the rustic and trendy scenery provided the perfect backdrop for our cool, carefree collection.

The menu: Globally inspired modern cuisine

Local ingredients and globally infused dishes including lettuce wraps, zesty chicken, fresh and flavorful salads, and spicy panna cotta.

The setting: Laid-back luxe

Place settings were rich with lush leathers and beautiful blooms. Guests were treated to a Southcoast journal and napkin rings coordinated in the same soft, textured leather. Floral arrangements scattered the tables in soft whites.   

The drink: The Backyard Bungalow and Canyon Sunrise

The Backyard Bungalow

Gin, house made tonic, grapefruit, lemon peel, rosemary

Canyon Sunrise

Vodka, St. Germaine, lemon juice, sugar, champagne

The guest list: LA-based fashion insiders

LA’s hottest fashion bloggers including: Grasie Mercedes, Mara Ferreira, Sydne Summer, An Dyer, Taye Hansberry

Katherine McNamara, actress currently of the hit show Shadowhunters

Dana Avidan Cohn, InStyle Style Correspondent

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the launch of this exciting new collection, and thank you to all of you for sharing our enthusiasm! We love that you love the collection as much as we do!

To see more behind the scenes photos, explore #brahminoffduty on Instagram. And don't forget to check out our Southcoast collection if you haven't already...we would love to hear what you think! 

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on May 25, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes, Bloggers & Fashion, Events.

Brahmin opens in Charlotte

Last week we officially opened the doors of our new boutique in the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. We celebrated with an exciting Grand Opening event, welcoming the fun and fabulous Charlotte Community into a world of Brahmin.  Here are some highlights from the evening.

The boutique debuts Brahmin's first all-new store design, featuring contemporary displays and  textured details that pair perfectly with our exotic embossed leathers. The store has traits of a cozy living room, featuring comfortable chairs and a coffee table for guests to relax while they take a time out from shopping.

Another exciting element of the evening was meeting Kandi, aka Charlotte's biggest Brahmin fan and her wonderful mother. Kandi (pictured right) was the winner of our Facebook Contest where Charlotte's most enthusiastic Brahmin fan received a special shopping experience.


The night was so much fun.  As always, we loved meeting our guests and seeing all their beautiful Brahmin bags that they wore to the party! The night was co-hosted by two of Charlotte's most lovely fashion and lifestyle bloggers, Summer of Simple Stylings and Emily from Life with Emily. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Grand Opening, we hope you had fun and enjoyed our new store and new collections.

Have a great day!

- Your Friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 29, 2015 and filed under Events.

Dillard's Week

Over the weekend our founder and Leading Lady Joan Martin was in Houston and Baton Rouge styling fans with handbags from our new Fall collection. 

First she appeared on Great Day Houston to highlight a few of her personal favorites (hereand then she visited Dillard's to celebrate Brahmin Week.


During the event, shoppers received a custom bag fitting with Joan find the perfect handbag for their shape.

Joan also signed handbags for fans and helped select personalization items like leather roses and tassels.

Happy Tuesday everyone,
Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 25, 2015 and filed under Events.