Thu 05.19

My Tod’s Special Edition Bags

Not all brands can be everything to everyone (no one is perfect, after all) but there are a special few who rarely fail me– one of them being Tod’s. Every season, I buy a Tod’s bag or two and use them to death (I am hard on my things but Tod’s bags take the beating […]

Thu 03.24

Tod’s Dots Shopping Medium Tote: The Tod’s Advantage

I’ll be the first to admit this is simple and borderline boring, but I’m going to make a strong case for it. A simple tote is unapologetically elegant. Think of the iconic Chanel tote. Unlike many designers, Tod’s is known for endurance and simplicity, bags of quality that can be used forever with minimal styles […]

Fri 03.11

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 […]

Sat 03.05

Snob Bag of the Week Mar 4th 2011

You’ve read our opinions on the above bags, now we want to know what you think of the bags we feature here weekly. Don’t be shy, vote on your favorite snob bag of the week! Please leave a comment and tell us why you loved the bag you voted on. We will post a new […]

Thu 03.03

Tod’s Fall 2011: The Coat with the Most

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Derek Lam gets girls like me. Girls who admire the sophistication of uptown style yet love the coolness of the downtown rebel. It’s a balance many designers aim to strike, though one at which few succeed. This Tod’s coat is the perfect synthesis: pure, edgy, luxe. […]

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, […]