Brahmin handbags are known for our luxurious leathers and exotic embossing, and are designed right here in the US (specifically Massachusetts).
They are all individually handcrafted, and are made with luxury leathers sourced from Italy and around the globe.
Their signature look is croc-embossed leathers in striking shades, along with fierce yet charming embossed textures from snakeskin through to lizard.
What’s more, they’re an environmentally conscious brand that’s always striving to reduce their environmental impact (you’ll find more information about this on the manufacturer’s website).
If you ask me, vintage or not, Brahmin handbags look good in any decade! In this article, I’m going to share with you my shortlist of my top 15 favorite Brahmin handbags.
Don’t worry - I’m not going to make you wait any longer - here goes!
15 Best Brahmin Vintage Handbags
I’ve divided the list into two sections, small handbags and large to medium ones.
Best Small Brahmin Vintage Handbags
OUR TOP PICK
This Brahmin crossbody bag looks super cute with modest size, and convenient crossbody strap.
It’s perfect for anyone who only wants to carry around the essentials - it will fit your wallet, your keys, your phone, and even some make up, too.
There are additional pockets as well as the main zippered compartment, and a handy adjustable strap.
I love the pecan version of this bag the best - it really accentuates the Brahmin signature croc embossing. It’s also available in black as well.
The Brahmin Melbourne Daisy clutch is one of Brahmin’s most raved about handbags. It may be small, but on the flip side it’s also one of their more affordable offerings.
Expertly handcrafted in luxury leather and their trademark croc-embossing, this bag fits everything you need when you leave the house.
And if your hands are full carrying other things, that’s not a problem - this clutch bag comes with a handy removable wristlet strap.
There’s also a zip pocket on the inside, which is perfect for stashing valuables out of sight.
This crossbody bag is just gorgeous. It’s perfect for stashing your essential items, and is convenient to carry.
It’s modest in size, features an adjustable strap, and features that wonderful Brahmin croc-embossed luxury leather.
It’s available in 4 different colors, including classic Black, my beloved Pecan, a stunning Heartbreaker red, and a stunning Sangria.
It comes with a handy key clip, and features a handy back slide in pocket, an interior organizer pocket, and an additional zipped pocket in the lining.
Whereas many Brahmin backs are often quite dark, or feature very bold colors, this one is different.
It has a lovely mother-of-pearl look, giving a wonderful gray, white and shiny aesthetic, along with hints of blue and green. It’s perfect for pairing with lighter, smart outfits.
It’s lightweight at just 1.4 pounds, and it comes complete with a removable shoulder strap, and it also features a zip top closure, and an interior zipper pocket, to help keep your various items organized.
Best Medium/Large Brahmin Vintage Handbags
Now, this is one of the smartest, sleekest Brahmin handbags out there.
It features Brahmin’s signature croc-embossed leathers, and it’s in a classic structured shape, complete with a metal foot base, along with clean lines and a shiny, polished finish.
The zipper closure for the main compartment is perfect for keeping items dry on rainy days, and there’s also an interior zip pocket, and a handy slip pocket for easy access to your smartphone.
There are dual handles, and also a removable crossbody strap for easier carrying.
If it’s a large handbag that you’re looking for, then check out this carryall.
It’s one of their more spacious models, measuring 15.2 by 13.3 by 6.9 inches, but is also relatively lightweight, 3.2 pounds, considering the luxury grade leather and footed bottom.
Every inch of the bag features Brahim’s signature croc-embossing, and it’s available in two color options, namely black, or my personal favorite, pecan.
There’s plenty of space, a handy slide in pocket at the back, a removable shoulder strap, and several zippered interior pockets.
This is quite possibly the most convenient Brahin bag out there - it’s spacious without being too big, big enough to accommodate a lot more than wallet, phone and keys.
You can easily get a Kindle or paperback inside.
You wear it on your shoulder for easy carrying, thanks to the adjustable shoulder strap.
And while the black one may just coordinate with the most outfits, the pecan one is stunning, and the shapeshifter color option is just out of this world, perfect for adding a little kitsch!
If you love the brahmin’s signature high-texture embossing, but you want to go for something with a splash of color, then you need to click the link provided and check out what they have.
They still have the traditional black and pecan, but there are a staggering 14 other color options besides, including several multi-color options.
I honestly can’t pick a favorite - I love the pink feline one, just as much as I love the green viper one. So fierce!
Here we have another amazing vintage Brahmin handbag worthy of a spot on my shortlist.
It has the trademark croc-embossing that Brahmin is known for, and it's spacious enough to fit a book and everything else you need. It has a zip top closure, and a fully lined interior.
There are multiple interior pockets to keep your items organized, a handy key clip, an adjustable crossbody strap, and an exterior slip pocket at the back that’s just perfect for stashing a smartphone.
This chic lightweight shoulder bag is so stylish. It has a very spacious size, big enough to carry all your favorite items.
It features that classic croc-embossing and luxury leather that we love on Brahmin handbags, complete with a matching removable shoulder strap.
It has a flat bottom, which is perfect for setting it down and scouring for items.
It’s available in a choice of 6 different colors, namely black, pecan, dusty (hi-vis) orange, tarttan animal, peacock (teal), and a beautiful multi-color design called flourish.
I just love this bag, it has such a stylish, classic, vintage look, thanks to the structured style.
The luxury leather material has that amazing croc-embossed texture that we love. It has a protective metal foot base, but is surprisingly lightweight at just 1 pound, 12 ounces.
It has dual carry handles, and can easily be carried over the shoulder. There’s a handy slide-in pocket at the back, an interior zip pocket, and another two interior organizer pockets besides.
If you love Brahmin’s pecan croc-embossing as much as I do, then you have to check out the Melbourne Stacy. It’s spacious enough to fit a tablet, hair brush etc.
It has a structured shape, complete with dual rolled handles, the Brahmin logos clearly visible, and a convenient removable crossbody strap for switching to easy hands-free carrying, that you can adjust as required.
Special features include a 2-way zip top closure, double kangaroo pockets, a back slide-in pocket, an interior zip pocket and pen loops.
If you want your designer, handcrafted, vintage Brahmin to really stand out, then this may be exactly what you're looking for.
The luxury leather is dyed an amazing arctic blue color, which really helps to highlight the famous Brahmin croc-embossing.
It’s a nice size, with plenty of room to accommodate your favorite items, with two organizer pockets, an interior zip pocket, and a handy key clip, to easily get to your keys when you get home.
Did you know that Brahmin has a stunning bucket bag in their line up? So, if you want to go really vintage, then the Melbourne Marlowe is what you need, with its super cute drawstring closure.
Its features include an adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying, a handy key clip to get to your keys with ease.
There are several interior pockets, including a zippered one, and a handy pen loop as well.
And now to go out with a bang - this striking, vintage Brahmin bucket handbag is designed to stand out.
It has stunning snake skin texture embossing, combined with graduating tones of pink from neon through to very dark purple.
What’s more, it comes complete with a key clip, a magnetic slide in pocket at the back, a handy pen pocket, and two other interior pockets besides.
And there’s also a stylish turn-lock closure for security.
I bet you feel spoilt for choice after browsing through all these amazing Brahmin handbags.
Feel free to scroll through as many times as you like - these are premium leather handbags with a premium price, so you’ve got to be sure you choose one that goes with plenty of outfits, so you can get your money’s worth from it!
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