(FOX Providence) - Fashion's Night Out is Thursday, September 8, and nothing says fall fashion quite like handbags.
You wear them on your wrist, over your shoulder, carry them on your arm. You take them to school or carry your groceries in them. For one local company, bags have much more than a practical use. They are a fashion statement.
What began in 1982 was a vision for a high-quality bag that even a Boston Brahmin, or worldly traveler, would aspire to. If something was said to be in the taste of a Brahmin , you knew it would be top notch.
The staff at Brahmin in Fairhaven, Massachusetts works hard to accessorize a person's look. With the latest equipment, and a personal touch, Brahmin bags will go from fabric to fashion in just a matter of hours, all created within their Fairhaven factory.
It's the combination of precision hand sewing and machinery that make bags like the new Fashion's Night Out totes, one-of-a-kind.
But, this isn't the first time that Brahmin has designed a bag for the event. Just last year, Vogue Magazine's fashion editor used one of Brahmin's briefcases as inspiration for the first Fashion's Night Out bag.
The Fashion's Night Out totes are made from top quality cloth, printed in Italy and come in three separate colors. They will be in New York and other retailers across the country.
Other trends Brahmin has this fall:
Trend:Lady-like and structured styles
Style: Olivia Rose
This style, which retails for $295, was just featured in the September issue of Vogue in cranberry. It also comes in black.
Style: Julia Rose
The bigger sister to Olivia Rose retails for $345. It has great structured lines and a clean-look. Very "Mad Men!"
Seen on The Rhode Show in black Safari. It's a classic handbag that retails for $395.
Trend: Exotic Skins
Style: Anywhere Convertible
The Anywhere Convertible is available in Natural Anaconda for $275.
The Molly bag retails for $245 and looks so chic in black leopard.
Style: Louise Rose
Louise Rose was seen on The Rhode Show in Natural Fur and retails for $395. It's such a show-stopper. It can keep you warm this season, too!
Style: Anywhere Tote
The Anywhere Tote retails for $265 and is a work-horse bag. You can wear it to work, on the weekend.. you name it… this bag works.
Style: The bigger Anywhere Weekender
This bag retails for $395 and is so uber-functional. You can fit your life in here but still look polished.
You can find these bags and more on the Brahmin website at Brahmin.com at the local Nordstrom or Macy's. Or if you want to scout out some deals, the Brahmin Factory Outlet is in Fairhaven, MA.