History of the Brahmin bag
In 1882, Joan and Bill Martin started Brahmin Leather Works, which was a small business company in Massachusetts. The company started in their home where they had to create handbags that captured the imagination of high society women in Massachusetts. The term Brahmin originally comes from the caste system of India, where the elite class, the highest caste, were called Brahmins. The term also means scholar, and denotes one of the highest societies of the Indian caste system of the 19th century. In Boston, the members of the high society of those days who were of high level were called Boston Brahmins. The term was adopted by Bill Martin and has been around ever since.
Over the years, the Martins realized that the company would be much more than just a small bag shop in Boston. They soon began working with others to create a brand and the Brahmin name took off like a shooting star. The high quality of Brahmin bags together with their trendy designs are what made the company a symbol of fashion and the best craftsmanship. Made from Italian leather and polished to a unique shine, the handbags became very popular with the wealthy in the New England area very quickly.
Today, although operations are large-scale, only four Brahmin handbag retailers remain. All of these are in the New England area. The company is still family-owned, but has cooperated extensively with sales professionals across the country to promote its products. A recent big step for Brahmin was collaborating with Dillards to sell their bags. Now you can find Brahmin handbags at Dillards along with all your favorite high-end brands. The only difference is that their bags will be at a surprisingly low rate compared to other high-end brands.
There are literally hundreds of styles and colors of handbags to choose from. Brahmin has come up with a unique style of naming their wallets to categorize them for easy reference. They use girl names like Rosaline, Alyssa, and Dana, to name a few to differentiate the styles. You can find a variety of wrist purses, shoulder bags, business bags, and party handbags. The list is endless for what you can find. If you want to locate a specific color and style, you can easily do so by going to the Brahmin website, which is the official site of the famous bag.