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If you're not familiar with family-owned, Massachusetts-based handbag company Brahmin, you'll likely be soon. Last night, the brand rented out the entirety of sceney eatery Bagatelle for a dinner to introduce their new line Atelier to the West Coast press.
The evening began with cocktails and plenty of time to fondle each bag, then a sit-down dinner. Afterward, Brahmin's CEO spoke about the inspiration for Atelier, which struck on a company trip to Paris where the creative team found a street vendor selling vintage ads from couture houses like Chanel. They bought them up and, taken by the designs, decided to produce a collection that was a bit more high-end and fashion-focused than Brahmin's typical offerings while still remaining timeless (the company offers a two-year guarantee on all its products, and will refurbish worn styles).
The night came to a close with a champagne toast accompanied by Bagatelle staffers carrying sparklers, and for dessert, a clutch was doled out to each attendee. The Atelier line, compromised of structured styles including top-handle bags and satchels, will launch online exclusively on March 16th and will be priced from $345 to $795 per piece.
· Brahmin [Official Site]