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Get Styled By Louise Roe

There is no doubt that Louise Roe knows style. (In case you missed her introduction, read more about her here.) Today, we are dishing spring trends, sharing styling tips, and learning a few of her tricks when putting together an outfit. Press play below to hear it straight from Louise:

As you can see, Louise is all all about the accessories, and we couldn't agree more. Start with a special statement piece -our Spring collection has so many to choose from- and build the rest of your look from there. With details like whipstitching, tassels, and textures, allow your handbag to speak for itself. Get inside Louise's head as she styled three very different looks and shop her picks below:  

I always begin with the accessories. This warm tan hobo bag gave me retro vibes, and my friend had recently designed a burnt orange paisley maxi. It was perfect! The yellow shades made the whole thing playful and very ‘70’s.
— Louise Roe
I wanted to vary my look, as modern women play a ton of different roles in their lives! So this was far more slick and tailored. I like a monochrome look too, it’s an easy way to make a statement.
— Louise Roe
This look is the most relaxed. Off the shoulder is a great way to show a little skin, without being too revealing. I love the idea of wearing this head to toe on a summer trip, sightseeing around Italy!
— Louise Roe

Inspired? Although we love a go-to signature style, we also think it's so much fun to vary our looks from day to day based on how we feel and where we are going. How will you style your Brahmin this season? Shop all of Louise's picks from our Spring collection here

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on March 6, 2017 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

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.

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.

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.

Behind Brinley

One of our favorite styles for Fall is most definitely the Brinley. With its on-trend top handle and structured silhouette, it is simultaneously classic and of-the-moment. We chatted with our design team about their inspiration behind the bag and are letting you in on a few of their secrets:

Brinley is our answer to the leading trend of the top handle lady bag. The structured flap lends a refined look, while the crossbody function makes it easy to wear. The gold hardware adds a fresh twist to the classic silhouette, with its oversized rings, grommets, and turn lock closure. Not forgetting functionality, we included our signature inside organization along with a roomy back slide in pocket perfect for quick access.

Blogger Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland styled the Brinley in Forest Melbourne, and we love her neutral-hued fall look. Isn't Forest the perfect autumn shade? 

Shop Brinley here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 10, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration, Bloggers & Fashion.

NYFW SS 17

Ready for the shows with  @sydnesummer

Ready for the shows with @sydnesummer

The most fashionable week in NYC has come to a close, and we are still reeling over our favorite looks for this coming spring that walked the runway. With trends like seaside stripes, vibrant yellows, cinched waists, and off the shoulder silhouettes and cutouts, can we confess that we are already looking forward to spring?

We also couldn’t help but notice the many Brahmin handbags spotted on the streets. Industry insiders running from show to show confirmed what we already knew to be true: NYFW requires Brahmin by your side.  Here are a few of some of our favorite looks:

Photos by: @sydnesummer, @browneyedtoast, @dylanasuarez

Shop these styles to add them to your fall arsenal:

Carina, Gloria, Sonny

Which styles are on your must-list for the season?

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on September 21, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

NYFW

New York Fashion Week has officially begun, and we could not be more excited to see the collections and trends that will debut on the runway. There is a buzz in the air in New York as fashion takes over the city and inspiration awaits on every corner.   

During this week, the streets get a little more fashionable as editors, designers, celebrities, fashion bloggers, and industry leaders run from show to show. We are huge fans of street style and will be closely watching the looks that walk the streets. Keep an eye out for some of our top Fall handbags as they are sure to be styled to perfection.  

To get you excited, here is a glimpse into NYFWs of the past and some of our favorite looks as seen on top fashion influencers carrying their Brahmins. (Proof that your Brahmin is required for any fashion week event. #BrahminRequired)

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on September 8, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Blogger Spotlight on the Priscilla

We pulled back the curtain and shared the design inspiration for the Priscilla last week, and today you will see this satchel in action as styled by Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland. It’s no secret that we love Sheryl’s style, and we she nailed effortlessly chic yet again. Casual in distressed jeans and a grey tee, she elevated the look with refined finishes: a classic black blazer, sleek white pumps, and in our humble opinion, an outfit-making handbag.

The Priscilla in Natural Leighton has an angular edge, and two exotic textures combine to create just the right amount of structure and shine. Sheryl proves that this handbag can be dressed up or down, and it will be the hero of your fall wardrobe.

Shop the Priscilla in Natural Leighton before it’s gone!   

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on September 6, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.