In 1882, Joan and Bill Martin founded Brahmin Leather Works, a small entrepreneurial company in Massachusetts. The company started at home where it was to create handbags that would captivate the imagination of Massachusetts high society women. The term Brahmin comes at the origin of the caste system of India, where the elite, the highest caste, called Brahman. The term also means a scholar and refers to one of the highest societies in the Indian caste system of the 1800s. In Boston, high-level socialites called Brahmins of Boston. The term has been adopted by Bill Martin and has remained stuck since.
Over the years, the Martins realized that society would be much more than just Boston's handbag shop. They soon began working with others to create a brand name and the Brahmin name took flight like a shooting star. The high quality Brahmin bags combined with their fashionable designs make the company a symbol of fashion and the best know-how. Made from Italian leather and polished with a unique sheen, the bags quickly became popular with wealthy New Englanders.
Today, while operations are large, there are only four retailers of Brahmin handbags left. All are located in the New England region. The company still belongs a lot to the family, but has largely cooperated with sales professionals from all over the country to promote their products. Brahmin has recently taken a big step by collaborating with Dillards to sell their handbags. You can now find Brahmin handbags in Dillards with all your favorite high-end brands. The only difference is that their handbags will be at a surprisingly low rate compared to other high-end brands.
You can choose from hundreds of styles and colors of handbags. Brahmin has developed a unique style of naming their handbags to categorize them for easy reference. They use girls' names like Rosaline, Alyssa and Dana, to name a few to differentiate styles. You can find a variety of handbags for wristbands, shoulder bags, business bags and 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 logging into the Brahmin website, the official website of the famous handbag.