Wed 03.02

Tod’s Fall 2011 Bags: The Lady Goes Downtown

Tod’s is known for impeccable workmanship and quality leathers (hand stitched, suede driving loafers, anyone?), but I would never have called it cutting-edge or hip ten years ago. Enter American designer Derek Lam, named creative director in 2006, who single-handedly changed the landscape of the Italian luxury brand. He has merged Tod’s classic appeal with […]

Tue 01.25

Tod’s Men’s Fall 2011

The color palette for Tod’s fall men’s collection says it all: chocolate brown, warm honey, marble stone and earthy sand. Yes, it’s all about distinct yet classic bags, many in exotic skins like crocodile and python, that exude a richness that only Tod’s can create. A key piece is the transversal 24-hour bag, designed not […]

Thu 10.28

TOD’S D-Bag in Laminated Distressed Leather

The D Bag is my current Tod’s favorite but this is hands down the ultimate color and fabrication (other than the $22,500 matte croc of course). The leather is distressed then laminated and distressed again. You can’t see the details in this picture but in person you can see all the creases in the leather […]

Mon 09.27

Tod’s Spring 2011

First, some excellent news to share with Bag Snob followers: Derek Lam has renewed his contract with Tod’s and will remain creative director for two more years! He’s got a lot planned up his well rolled sleeves, so I eagerly anticipate more great news to come. Hooray! For the brand’s spring presentation over the weekend, […]

Fri 09.24

Tod’s x Teatro alla Scala Partnership

Tod’s has entered into a fabulous year-long collaboration with Teatro alla Scala, the home of opera and ballet in Italy, which was celebrated today with the unveiling of “An Italian Dream,” a film directed by Matthias Zentner. The short features 13 ballet dancers from La Scala performing in a piece choreographed by Gianluca Schiavoni. The […]

Fri 08.13

Tod’s Soft Miky Sacca Hobo

Owning a great Tod’s bag is like comfort food for the bag snobs. It always makes us feel better no matter our mood!  The Miky Sacca hobo bag does not look like much in photos but we carried it during the preview in Milan and trust me, it’s super cute on the shoulder not to […]

Thu 07.22

Victoria of Sweden Tod’s Ballerinas

Everyone has been talking about Princess Victoria of Sweden’s marriage to her trainer, Daniel Westling. But I’m more interested in her good taste in shoes! OK, I’m lying, of course I am intrigued by HRH marrying a commoner. But, he did help her through her eating disorder. She was seen wearing these Tod’s cutout ballerina […]

Thu 07.15

Tod’s Baloon Sacca Media Hobo

There is nothing more liberating than using a kick around, toss around bag that can go anywhere with you. To me, that’s what Tod’s is all about. She is my long time friend that I can be completely comfortable with. But of course, she also makes a pretty cute side kick =) The Baloon Sacca […]

Wed 05.05

Yellow Fever!

I’m sorry, is the title crass?  I just couldn’t resist…!  But don’t get your panties in a wad, I’m talking about the trend of yellow bags this season :)  This deliciously juicy shade is slowly making its way to my heart with its sunshine brightness.  I bet you didn’t know yellow was once a revered […]