Oh, Tom Ford. The irrepressible, perfectly stubbled, always-tuxedo’d fashion icon debuted his eponymous line several seasons ago to much fanfare and even greater secrecy, and slowly, ever so slowly, the collection has started to leak out to more and more traditional retail channels. What we care about, of course, are the bags, and they’ve finally found their way to an online retailer for both our critical scrutiny and convenient shopping pleasure. There are few better ways to start a Friday morning.
It would be a little bit better if the designs themselves were more exciting, though. From someone like Tom Ford, I expected incredibly chic, anything-but-basic basics with exquisite details that would really set the collection apart. The bags are basic alright, but they don’t feel particularly distinctive; the company is missing an opportunity to make a very important branding statement that it has executed more effectively in its beauty and fragrance lines. As expected, the prices are high – think Bottega Veneta, if not a bit higher. Check out the high points of the collection after the jump or shop the full assortment via NeimanMarcus.com.
Tom Ford Large Petra Bag, $3450 via Neiman Marcus