Brahmin

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Brahmin believes that the handbag makes the outfit. Since 1982, they have been creating handbags and accessories that combine inspired functionality, quality materials, and standout style. Selecting luxe leathers and on-trend accents, their team designs 100% of the products in-house in Massachusetts. There is an attention to detail that cannot be missed, and it takes over two dozen artisans over 100 steps to make each handbag. The result is a modern collection showcasing their signature textures.

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Latest Brahmin Reviews

Melbourne Duxbury Satchel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Beautiful bag! The color of this bag is amazing. It goes with everything. The size is perfect: not too big but not too small. It has a zipper at the top to keep everything inside the purse. I get compliments on it all the time. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this bag again and plan to buy more bags from this brand.

on July 07, 2020

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Ballington Mini Priscilla Satchel

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

I own quite a few Brahmin bags and enjoy them for quality, style and durability BUT this time I came away feeling a though the bag had been hijacked by a knock-off operation somewhere. The colors look perfect online and in person BUT the texture of the material does NOT feel like leather at all! It feels like extremely stiff shiny coated plastic coating over the colors! No way I want this even though the colors were perfect for the shoes I sought to match. Zapping it back to Zappos!

on June 30, 2020

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Trance Duxbury Satchel

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Overall I think this is a beautiful handbag. It wasn't the right size for my needs (a little too big) but I love the color and design. I did notice a few flaws/scratches on the gold hardware however the bag was packed very well and in pretty good condition.

on June 20, 2020

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Melbourne Caroline Satchel

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars out of 5

Beware , this is a VERY LARGE purse. It does not match the website photo. However, then quality of the purse is really nice. (love Brahmin) ARGE purse . it does not match website picture .

on June 17, 2020

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Medium Misha Papaver Tote

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I actually use my Brahmin bags as laptop bags. I prefer folks think I like makeup too much instead of realizing I'm carrying $5k worth of electronics. This bag is perfect. The Medium Misha is a great size. I carry a 13" MBP, a makeup bag, a medium toolkit, cables, battery backup for the laptop, hairbrush, and other miscellaneous items, and they all fit in the Medium Misha. They actually fit better in the Medium Misha than in the Large Duxbury which has larger measurements, but the design of the Medium Misha gives more room. BTW, I use the matching Kayla bag as the toolkit holder, a Brahmin Daisy bag for the makeup kit, and the Brahmin Circle Coin Purse for the cables, and a small card wallet for my credit cards to give an idea of size. Oh, and the Circle Coin Purse is absolutely perfect for holding cables (and we all carry cables now) and not allowing them to be destroyed. The look of the Papaver is fantastic! it looks good and elegant while also looking a bit flirty and upbeat. it matches tons of stuff in my closet, too!

from Atlanta on June 17, 2020

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Harmonia Petra II Totes

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Beautiful, classy and the perfect roomy size! Love it

on May 17, 2020

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Melbourne Athena

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Between my daughter and I we probably have 10 of their bags they hold up extremely well, I've had some bags for 15 years and they look as good today as the day I bought them.. Classic never goes out of style this is an investment Handbag!! And the inside pocket holds a passport perfectly!!!?

from Chicago,Il on May 16, 2020

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Melbourne Small Mallory Satchel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Beautiful purse! Exactly what I expected from Brahmin. Great for the summer.

from Weston, MO on May 13, 2020

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Melbourne Kayla Bag

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Very high quality. Bought it for a wedding (as a guest). Large enough to hold what I wanted it for (iPhone, credit cards, cash, lipstick, lip liner & sun glasses). I purchased the “eden” color. It didn’t go well with the shoes & dress so I am returning it.

on May 12, 2020

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Marley

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Just what I was looking for perfect size for keys phone and small wallet

from Springfield on April 06, 2020

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Melbourne Ady Wallet

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

so pretty, love the delicate colors

from Virginia on March 30, 2020

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Roxanne Duxbury Satchel

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

What a fabulous bag. So different, beautiful and functional (but) not for me. I am seeing more and more handbag designers opting out of the security of a buckle to adjust the crossbody strap to this knob-that-inserts-into-hole-in-strap. Not secure at all. One tug on the strap and voila... unsecure. Speaking for me, I would pay the extra $$ for a buckle. I'm guessing next is velcro as is witnessed by the shoe industry. Are buckles really that expensive?! I'm sticking with Coach who still offers this option and still within my price point. Again, this bag is absolutely gorgeous and (in my opinion) was cheapened by this option.

from NJ on March 21, 2020

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Melbourne Medium Julian Tote

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Very stiff and scratchy. I don’t think it’s worth the price. I returned it.

from Atlanta on February 25, 2020

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Melbourne Large Duxbury Satchel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Looks and fits great. Love it

from Albany on February 20, 2020

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Katie

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This is an elegant purse. It is supple to the touch, slim, deep with plenty of room but not the bulk. Love it.

from Saratoga, CA on February 18, 2020

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Jane

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Initially ordered the Pecan and sent back, color not as pictured. Re-ordered the Latte, much nicer IMO. Too bad there aren't more colors though. Note, when I received the Latte it didn't have the thin film protector on the Brahmin name bar. Some light surface scratches were visible. I won't return because this is not my 1st Brahmin and I know the scuffs with appear anyhow with regular usage. But at this price point, the wallet should arrive flawless.

from NJ on February 07, 2020

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Melbourne Medium Asher Bag

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Brahmin has become one of my favorite handbags, so I set out in search of a different style and smaller than the one I currently own. The bag I purchased was beautifully crafted as expected, but the color and size did not work for me. Looking at colors online can be challenging. With regret, I had to return it, but I am determined to keep trying to get the right one. Brahmin has made me a loyal customer.

from Timonium on January 18, 2020

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Melbourne Large Caroline Satchel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

It is a beautiful purse, it was just too large. I am still looking for another one.

from Nederland on January 10, 2020

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Marley

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

The color was incredible and unique. There is no doubting that this is a high quality bag. Perfect size for a night out or just knocking about during the day!

from NUC on December 27, 2019

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Melbourne Blake Satchel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

It's a BEAUTIFUL bag, just a little bit larger than what I was looking for.

on December 23, 2019

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Melbourne Large Duxbury Satchel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This is a perfect bag to replace another bag that I've likely used for the better part of 10 years. It's large and light compared to some others. I see that the black (my purchase) is no longer listed on this page. I love the Aquarius color though. Hmmmm.. I'd buy that color. Anyhow, best birthday gift.

from SC on December 21, 2019

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Melbourne Ady Wallet

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Beautiful wallet and very functional. It is a great size for a smaller handbag, but still is organized and holds a lot. I have several Ady wallets, and enjoy them all. The Lava color is gorgeous!

on December 21, 2019

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Margo

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

The Pecan color is very rich and the bag is very well made. Features are very thoughtful. The size and shape is just right -- not too small, big, or heavy. Shortfalls concern very stiff leather. A bit more give in the leather would make for a bag with easier access. For example, big enough for gloves, the back slip pocket is too stiff for easy access. The lock style could, also, be improved.

on December 15, 2019

Melbourne Large Duxbury Satchel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Size as pictured. Style is attractive, gorgeous color, well-made.

from Chicago on December 06, 2019

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Lane

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

Beautiful only bag I bag but this was so small I scratched my knuckles when I opened it

from Lancaster on December 06, 2019

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