Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are taking the opportunity to express our thanks for each of you. This post is dedicated to all of our loyal customers, followers, and fans.  Thank you for sharing our love of exquisite handbags and accessories, appreciation for fine craftsmanship, and enthusiasm for the Brahmin brand. We are thankful for YOU!

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Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving filled with food, family, and friends!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on November 23, 2016 .

Get Gifting: Sai's Picks

You may remember Sai De Silva and her adorable daughter London Scout from our Mother’s Day feature. They are the NYC-based blogging duo behind Scout the City, and Sai is back to share her top gift picks for the holiday season.

Her first pick: our brand new Mini Sonny. Our Sonny crossbody has been a top seller, and you will love its mini counterpart (it can also be carried as a clutch!).

Crossbodies are a practical yet stylish gift for me as a mom on the go.
— Sai De Silva

Small gifts are perfect as stocking stuffers! Journals and mini wallets are just a few of the items that Sai cannot wait to give.

I love stocking stuffers! Filling the stocking with items such as metro cards, socks, journals, and mini wallets are great and my friends love it!
— Sai De Silva

Journals are items that can be used every day and become even more personal when monogrammed.

Journals are personal items that you can cherish for years to come.
— Sai De Silva

See our full gift guide here…what items will you be giving this season?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on November 15, 2016 and filed under Gift Guide, Bloggers & Fashion.

Get Gifting: Meagan's Picks

Gifting season is upon us, and it’s time to start checking off your list. We teamed up with a few of our favorite stylemakers to curate the ultimate gift guide, and today you will see a familiar face from both our catalog, blog, and social channels: Meagan Brandon of Meagan’s Moda. Read on for the items topping Meagan’s list this season to get and to give. 

We love personalized presents, and our monogram shop arrived just in time for the holidays! Meagan agrees that a monogrammed handbag or journal makes the perfect gift.

I cannot wait to surprise my family and friends with a monogrammed Brahmin handbag. It doesn’t get much more personal than a gift made especially for them!
— Meagan Brandon

This time of year, everything seems to sparkle a little bit brighter, and we love to incorporate a little shimmer into our accessories. Our collection of festive embellishments is perfect for every soiree on your social calendar.

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to get a little festive! I love to add a touch of metallic gold or silver to my outfits.
— Meagan Brandon
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Shop the full gift guide here. Which items are perfect for everyone on your list?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on November 14, 2016 and filed under Gift Guide, Bloggers & Fashion.

Style Spotted

One of our favorite things is to see how our customers put their own person style spin on their Brahmins. We are always inspired by each individual style and how one bag can be worn in such different ways from one person to another. For this very reason, we are always excited to see bloggers carrying our bags and sharing their personal styling. Depending on how it’s worn, one bag can seamlessly transition from day to night, from city to suburbs.

Here are some of our favorite looks that have been spotted lately:

Photos via: The Twin Crowd, Meagan's Moda, Livvy Land, Sydne Style, Walk in Wonderland, Prosecco and Plaid

Shop the styles shown: Sonny, Priscilla, Delaney, Blair, Brinley, Gloria 

Which is your favorite look for fall? Share how you style your Brahmin by tagging @brahmin in your photos with #BrahminRequired!   

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on November 11, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

5 Bags Every Woman Should Own

As handbag connoisseurs admittedly obsessed with every style, we cannot help but click when we see an article titled 5 Bags Every Woman Should Own. The Zoe Report named their top 5 required styles, and we agree that these are definite wardrobe essentials. Read on for the 5 styles that made the list and our picks for each.

SHOULDER BAG

Whatever style or size best suits you, shoulder bags are easy to grab before running out the door. Another great perk? Their day-to-night transitioning power.

SATCHEL

A medium-sized, top-handle carryall is a staple for working women—carry your daily essentials with ease in a structured shape that adds polish to any look.

CLUTCH

Have a chic clutch on standby for evenings when all you need to carry with you is your phone, wallet, keys, and lipstick. A clutch adds elegance to your evening looks that a larger bag simply cannot accomplish.

WEEKENDER

What’s better than a spontaneous weekend getaway? Be ready for quick getaways or business trips with a sleek, sturdy weekender bag on hand.

TOTE

When you need something larger than a satchel, a tote is roomy enough to store whatever you may need whether you are running to the office, gym, or anywhere in between. A bit of color or texture goes a long way for a sleek result.

What style can you not live without?  

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on November 8, 2016 .

Southcoast For Winter

Have you loved the debut of our Winter collection as much as us? Get ready Southcoast fans, there is a whole new collection of Southcoast bags and accessories for the new season with your name all over them. Here is a quick peek of some of favorite styles as seen at our Winter photo shoot to get you excited: 

We are most excited to introduce a few new collections to you: Rose Gold Wilmington, Dusk Charleston, Ginger Charleston, and Taupe Savannah.

Our Smoke Wilmington collection was a huge hit for Fall, and we have a feeling you will love our latest rendition in a taupe nubuck suede with rose gold tipping.

Our Charleston leathers are smooth and so soft they beg to be touched, and the cool, dusty blue hue of Dusk and soft tone of Ginger has us oohing and aahing. If you have already added the tan or black to your wardrobe (or even if you haven’t yet), it’s time to add these beautiful hues to your collection.

Finally, if you cannot get enough of our croco-embossed leathers, Taupe Savannah was made for you. In a rich tone perfect for cooler temperatures, it will be the bag you reach for over and over again.  

Shop all of our newest Southcoast styles here. Which is your favorite?

#Brahminoffduty

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on November 4, 2016 .

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.

Winter in Motion

Our Winter collection has made its first debut, and we are so excited about the newest styles, leathers, and hues. Black Carlisle is one of our collections topping our wish lists this year, and we have a feeling after seeing it in motion it will be at the top of your list too.

Press play to watch the video below at our Winter photo shoot.  

See what we mean? With exotic textures in bold black and white, this collection will coordinate with nearly everything in your closet and add that pop you are looking for to top your winter coat. A definite must have!  

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 28, 2016 .

Style Seen: The Priscilla

The Priscilla is one of our favorite new styles that we introduced for fall, and stylemakers seem to agree. We have spotted this statement style all over the blogosphere lately, and we cannot get enough of this silhouette in so many different textures and hues. Here is a little style inspiration to start off your week: 

Featured: Sheryl Luke @walkinwonderland, Meagan Brandon @meagansmoda, Olivia Watson @livvylandblog, Sunita V @sunitav_

For more style inspiration, be sure to follow @brahmin on Instagram and #BrahminRequired. We guarantee you’ll agree that Brahmin is a required piece of your wardrobe this season and all year long.    

See the styles they are carrying below, and shop all Priscilla styles here:

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 25, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Winter 2016 First Look

After all this talk of winter, we are excited to invite you to be the first to preview our Winter 2016 collection! The full collection will make its debut online tomorrow, but for now you can shop what are sure to be two of our best-selling textures.  

Season after season, Carlisle is quick to sell out as a customer favorite. Carlisle is getting a bold update in black and white for the winter season, and we think this pairing is perfection. Dress it up, dress it down, and wear it with nearly anything in your closet…you cannot go wrong with this statement bag of the season.  

Pecan is a forever favorite of Brahmin fans…prepare to see Pecan as you never have before. Its latest rendition is accented by three rich textures, and the result is stunning.

See both complete collections here. Which styles do you have your eye on for this winter season? Share below!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 20, 2016 .