Tom Ford Medium Anaconda Natalia Bag

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

Tom Ford Large Petra Bag, $3450 via Neiman Marcus

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  • crazybaglady

    Nothing exciting from TF here IMO. I just don’t get the NM prices-

  • bryologue

    The Drawstring Top bucket bag seems a lot like the Noés, but the Large Petra looks promising. And only gold hardware for everything?

    • Amanda Mull

      Agree – the Petra is the most promising piece of the collection. The gold hardware doesn’t surprise me, though, Ford’s corporate branding includes a ton of gold – the makeup and fragrance packaging, for instance. It’s in their company palette.

      • bryologue

        Yes you are right, the Petra looks amazing. I just wonder how heavy those Natalias will be, the golden turnlocks are almost half of the surface area!

  • Amanda

    Love the Jennifer shoulder bag….. I love the clean and simple aesthetic.

  • Sandra

    To be honest,nothing here is really that wonderful. I am sure they are beautifully made and great materials. The smaller bags and much better than the large ones…the large bags are so boring.

  • Purseloco

    Large Petra bag, very nice.

  • MizzJ

    The Natalias are quite chic, particularly the snakeskin.

  • Bir

    Adore Tom he is the best icon to market his name that said the bags are not ground breaking on the other hand they are smart pieces since you can wear them for ever.

  • shinelybaby

    Nothing exciting from TF here IMO. I just don’t get the NM prices-The smaller bags and much better than the large ones…the large bags are so boring.
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  • nnenna1881

    i expected more….Tom Ford is so chic…i mean i’m obsessed with everything they make, perfumes, lipsticks…the works and with the bags i’m like huh? Not working for me

  • Tess Knows

    Not in love with anything here. I would carry the Petra but that’s really it:-(

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