If you are still on the prowl for the perfect fall/winter bag – and I know so many of us are – look no further. The Ava is it! Instant sleek, instant chic, and space to spare. Tod’s has taken a gentle touch to the two-tone idea, and it’s greatly appreciated. This is bi-colored with no hint of obnoxious color-blocking, and the result couldn’t be more refreshing. Those contrasting side panels and straps, a brown-taupe set on dark, neutral blackish-brown, initiate just enough interest to make it an exciting purchase, while retaining Tod’s famous understated appeal.
Pack this tote to your heart’s content – it is called a media bag, after all! – and don’t worry, the Ava can handle it. She’s made of Tod’s signature supple Italian calf leather and trimmed with immaculate hand-stitching. I can vouch for it: I have Tod’s bags from over 10 years ago with stitching as neat and tight as it was the day I bought them! Exclusively online at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,995.
Pair with: I don’t often reap inspiration from ads, but Tod’s has nailed the sense of sophisticated cool. Take a cue and tote this with a trench coat that’s neutral enough to put your own spin on. Like Derek Lam’s classic olive stretch-cotton trench. At Barneys New York for $1,590.