Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Brahmin Handbags

Brahmin Handbags at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

I have issues. I lust for handbags and shoes. The most recent objects of my obsessions- Brahmin handbags.  My first Brahmin bag was the medium Alden tote. That was the beginning of a love affair with a brand that makes classic handbags in America from top quality crocodile embossed leather with exquisite construction. Brahmin bags represent understated elegance.  They  give a quiet statement of high quality and good taste. The bags are not covered with G’s or LV’s or C’s that scream…..”look at me, I have a logo bag!”.

Twenty- five years ago I thought it was classy to carry a Gucci handbag. But,  I tired of the purse within a few months and decided it wasn’t worth paying the premium  to wear  somebody else’s initials emblazoned all over the bag.  I then graduated to Coach – back when Coach offered quality, tasteful leather handbags that were  guaranteed for life and not covered with C’s.

My qualifications for a perfect bag  - it must be well crafted, a classic design, durable, comfortable to carry, have useful interior compartments, be of natural materials,  look beautiful, be of a reasonable price, and offer a wide selection of colors. My favorite Brahmin bags are  red and lemon yellow.  They may be of classic design, but not shrinking violets.

The best places to buy the beautiful Brahmin bags: Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and eBay.  I’m addicted and must sheepishly admit I just ordered another at online from Nordstrom during the early access event for the Anniversary sale. I think I need a 12-step program for my addiction.  I do not need more handbags. I do not need another handbag

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