I am proclaiming this new “Helmut” tote from Tod’s to be the perfect tote. If you are looking for longevity, chic without being trendy and ultimately functional there is nothing more snob worthy than a Tod’s, this Tod’s in particular. When choosing THE bag, your one and only, there are a lot to consider. First think about your needs and lifestyle because this will determine the size and features you’ll require, like adequate pockets, interior organization, shoulder length, closure and material. And let’s face it girls, size does matter! If you choose one that is too small for your needs or too big and cumbersome, you will end up shelving it and having to buy another. I always test out a new bag by emptying my bag’s contents into it make sure everything fits where it should with room to spare for a cardigan or scarf! This bag has it all!! It comes in 3 sizes, in a variety of colors (in addition to the colors you see here, there is chocolate, shell, teal, magenta and army green) and in either leather or python. It has more organization than my entire life put together; outer pockets aside, the interior has 2 compartments with specific pockets for gadgets, makeup and everything else. The zipper closure opens all the way to the bottom so you get full view and full access. The shoulder straps are the perfect length and width to stay on, even with a coat on. What more can I say? Oh yes, the price of course. The larger tote is 17″ x 14″ for $1765, the smaller is $1595. The python is the smallest at 14″ x8.5″ and is $2525, which is incredibly well priced for a python! That small size also comes in leather for $1495. Call Carla at the Beverly Hills Tod’s boutique at 310-285-0591 to purchase. A note on the name of this bag, there was a Helmut last season that looks nothing like this bag but for some reason, this is also called the Helmut.