how to build your brahmin collection

how to build your brahmin collection

Do you know how many leather handbags you have in your collection? Check out these tips and considerations for building out your handbag collection. 

Here at Brahmin, we would never tell you to put a limitation on the number of handbags you own – the more, the merrier! But if you do collect handbags, we suggest that you have the right handbags for every occasion in your life, which is something we take into consideration with the leather handbags we expertly craft at Brahmin.   

Considerations For Completing Your Handbag Collection  

Having the right types of handbags to fit your daily, evening, and special occasion needs means having a varied collection of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. This will help you determine and catalog your handbags and purses every time you want to add a new one to your handbag closet.  

Handbag Styles  

One of the biggest deciding factors will be handbag style. Different style bags perform very different functions. If you’re searching a new quaint town for antique finds, a crossbody bag is ideal as it keeps your hands free. Working an office hybrid and need a bag roomy enough for your laptop, water bottle, and walking shoes? Then a tote or backpack are great options. A satchel in mini melbourne can be a chic option to dress up jeans and a blazer when you’re out for evening cocktails. And a special occasion deserves a sleek and chic clutch.  

Handbag Sizes  

Once you’ve picked your style of bag, you can decide on its size, which depends on how much you plan to carry. A medium-sized handbag like a satchel is a must in any handbag collection due to its versatility. It can take you through a full day of activities with enough room for all your basics, and it’s stylish enough to do double duty for evening dinner and drinks. When you only need your keys, cell phone, and wallet, a mini-crossbody is a perfect choice – and a great way to try a bold print in a small dose.  

Handbag Colors  

Speaking of prints, when it comes to handbag colors, the rainbow is just the beginning. Start with traditional shades: bags in black, navy blue, and pecan will always look polished and timeless. A bag in a bold hue, like metallic green or purple, can add a showstopping focal point to every outfit. Handbags in shades of red and blue are always popular no matter the season. Try trendy graphic prints to add interest to a simple dress. And remember that animal prints never go out of fashion.    

Handbag Materials  

Handbags are made from all types of textiles, but some handbag materials have a longer life than others. Leather is soft, supple, durable, and protective. Brahmin’s bags are made from 100 percent genuine leather, so they are quality investment pieces. A handbag designed with mixed materials, such as leather and denim, creates an arresting contrast.  

Tips For Storing Your Handbags  

Storing your handbags correctly will keep them in top condition. Make sure to empty your handbags at the end of the day. You can store your handbags upright to help them maintain their original shape, or you can hang them. You can also keep them in a dust bag, which is included with most Brahmin purse purchases. It protects your bag from sun exposure, excess moisture, grime, and dust.  

Whether you have five – or 50 – in your handbag collection, Brahmin has something for everyone. Shop our latest leather handbags, buzzworthy bags, and timeless classics to find the perfect fit.