Tod’s Cartella Medium Top Handled Messenger Bag: The Love Affair Continues


Each season, like clockwork, Tod’s steals my heart. This time around, it’s Tod’s “Cartella” bag. Where to begin? A blend of styles (a hint of doctor bag, part ladylike purse), you can carry it top-handled or messenger-style, take your pick. A bag 13″ wide is the most flattering and often most stylish size for anyone – short, tall, young, mature. It just works. Structured to perfection: it sits so perkily (on protective metal feet) and hangs off the wrist or shoulder with ease, while the large outer flap pocket adds interest and functionality. Did I mention this is perfect for summer? The color brings to mind pink sandy beaches and scoops of buttery ice cream. You can color me smitten. This is a “need, want, must have” situation. At Saks Fifth Avenueicon for $1,845.

Pair with: Um, anything? But it would look (especially) lovely with 3.1 Philip Lim’s mouse-gray satin-twill blazer, double-breasted for a cool menswear look and in a color that brings out the “Cartella.” On Net-a-Porter for $675.

13 thoughts on “Tod’s Cartella Medium Top Handled Messenger Bag: The Love Affair Continues

  1. I adore Tod’s and this is so perfect for so many reasons!

  2. I completely agree about Tods. Swooning over this color

  3. Puss of Scandinavia on said:

    A lovely bag!

  4. Very nice bag !

  5. so perfect. nice bag for the weekend!

  6. Cool,Calm ,Collected, Perfect!

  7. Oh I had just decided to get a d bag, but this is truly lovely *sigh*

  8. Bag Snob Tina on said:

    This is so different from the D bag, I’m sure you can justify it ;) xoxo

  9. Cameron on said:

    Holy chic! Tod’s nails it again.

  10. Bag Snob Tina on said:

    I’m totes getting this for spring but just found out there is a blue one!

    Decisions … What do you snobs think? Xoxo

  11. Wow! The best bag I have seen from Tod’s in a while!

  12. I have this in Apricot color …it is deliciously beautiful!

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