Tom Ford Hidden TF Shoulder Bag

As an accessories brand, Tom Ford is still trying to get its sea legs. The line of bags and shoes is successful, but Ford has yet to have the kind of breakthrough, blockbuster hit that would send the business into the stratosphere. Handbag design is notoriously difficult to master for brands that have always been known, first and foremost, for other things (just ask Christian Louboutin), and now Ford appears to be looking for his signature, both literally and figuratively.

These bags, which are part of Fall 2014, mark Ford’s first true foray into logos and branded hardware. On the two shoulder bags, the large, gold “TF” is advertised as “hidden,” which appears to mean that the leather flap covers it if the wearer prefers. What’s unclear from the available photos, though, is if the bag’s structure also allows the monogram to be visible while carried, similar to the scheme that Louis Vuitton worked out for the Capucines.

It’s not a subtle treatment, even if it is usually covered, but Ford’s not known for his subtlety. The velvet evening bag which is included with the line features the designer’s initials spelled out in crystals, which are not designed to be hidden. Something makes me think most buyers won’t hide the TF hardware, either, if that’s an option.


Tom Ford Hidden TF Shoulder Bag
$1,990 via Neiman Marcus

Tom Ford Hidden TF Shoulder Bag

Tom Ford Hidden TF Lizard Shoulder Bag
$3,970 via Neiman Marcus

Tom Ford Hidden TF Lizard Shoulder Bag

Tom Ford TF Velvet Chain Crossbody Bag
$1,190 via Neiman Marcus

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  • Sandy

    The bag is certainly not inspiring me to add it to my fall wish list….I think I will pass.

  • bir

    i think the TF Works as the magnet and closes the bag the H/W will flash when in use still its not the most succesful bag and the small evening looks …… well dated.

  • c.Miller

    boring

    • SophiaHollandrom

      Josiah . although Jacqueline `s stori is surprising,
      last week I bought themselves a Chrysler from having made $5060 thiss month
      and-in excess of, 10/k last-month . it’s realy the easiest-work I have ever
      done . I started this 4 months ago and pretty much straight away was bringin in
      at least $78 per-hour . why not look here C­a­s­h­d­u­t­i­e­s­.­C­O­M­

    • rosalynrhamilton

      Josiah . although Jacqueline `s stori is surprising,
      last week I bought themselves a Chrysler from having made $5060 thiss month
      and-in excess of, 10/k last-month . it’s realy the easiest-work I have ever done
      . I started this 4 months ago and pretty much straight away was bringin in at
      least $78 per-hour . why not look here C­a­s­h­f­i­g­.­C­O­M­

  • dela

    The turnlock was starting to becoming the brand’s identifiable signature. I prefer that to the initials.

  • Cbl

    Fugly.

  • Lori

    Did Mr. Ford not get the message that nobody wants logo’s any longer (IMHO)? And these bags looks cheaply made….by machine. And at those prices…sheesh. This batch is a big swing and a miss for me.

  • Marnie

    The logo is a bit much.

  • Silversun

    Do not want! :-/

  • LOLA

    I think those bags will be forgotten soon. The brand have so many good bags: The Natalia, The Charlotte, The Jennifer & The Alix. They don’t need more. The latest doctor bag with the big lock and this bags are boring/Not coherent/ugly.

    The Fall 2014 RTW collection was a different direction for the brand: less exclusive, more practical and less baroque. i look forward for the spring 2015 collection.

    I love Tom Ford (since the gucci/ysl days) but i’ll only buy the shoes from the fall 2014.

  • Vbogaert

    Too expensive for what u get.

  • Babs

    Um, no. This is not good.

  • Ahhhsoneo

    these initials are ugly. these bags are ugly. what the eff where they thinking? FUGLY.

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