Tod\'s Happy Shopping PiccolaOne of my most memorable teachers in life was from high school. Mrs. Campbell to be exact. She was in love with Henry David Thoreau and was always repeating his famous, “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand. . . .” My teacher could not pound that thought into our head enough. To this day, I remember nearly every quote and teaching of Thoreau. Sometimes we all look for simplicity in life; whether it is in general or in a handbag. That is where the Tod’s Happy Shopping Piccola grabs my attention. This bag is simply made and simply beautiful. There is nothing as simple as a black leather bag. While this bag may look simple, it is intricately made of black Nappa leather- which of course is very supple and soft, and trimmed in smooth leather. The brushed gold toned metal hardware is of course not too flashy, but just right for this bag. The front pocket does catch your attention, with its little lock and key, but still keeps the theme of minimalism. The shoulder straps are made of smooth leather and divine stitching. When you take a peek inside you find textile lining with an interior zipper pocket. The exact measurements are: 16″ (including the side pouches) x 7.5″ x 5.5″ (at widest). Do what Thoreau and Mrs. Campbell pounded into my brain- be simplistic and purchase this bag for the not so simplistic price of $995 through eLuxury.

*The whole simplistic approach was a try at making you not think about spending nearly a grand. Ha. I know, I know, ‘nice try!’

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