You’d be wise to put your money towards a carefully handcrafted bag from Tod’s this season, especially if it is on sale! We LOVE Tod’s and have snatched up its fabulous bags for years, sale or no sale Tod’s bags are a good buy. Tod’s is one of the few design houses that still use highly skilled leather craftsman to handcraft its bags ( I have a well worn white Rodeo bag by Tod’s from 6 years ago that still looks new, not a stitch out of place! Unlike my Paddington, less than a year of use and the stitching is coming apart on the handle). With Diego and Andrea (the two brothers who propelled Tod’s to the top of Hollywood “it” girl lists) at the helm and in control, we are confident that they will never sell out. Derek Lam was hired earlier this year to create a line of clothing for this family owned design house and we can’t wait to try on the collection!
Don’t let the simple lines of this tote fool you, it was made with painstaking detail and attention to quality. Check out the hidden pocket under the tear drop shaped side flap! The soft metallic gold leather is a classic and will last you for years, think of it as the new beige. At 13″ wide, it is roomy but not overpoweringly big and the adjustable strap makes this either a great traveling tote or shoulder bag. 30% off at $799.
This is a gorgeous classic shoulder bag in dark brown leather. I love the clean lines of this bag, it just exudes understated elegance. $769 (discounted from $1100).