After I did my shopping in Venice, Vlad felt left out. I asked what he would like and he could not figure it out. He loves his LV bag and is not the type to switch it out. So he opted for shoes. Glorious shoes. We decided he needed laid back shoes that could be dressed up. We ended up at Tod’s. For the perfect loafer, go to Tod’s. For the perfect understated handbag, go to Tod’s. A new bag to the Tod’s family is the Tod’s Treccia Bag which is the hip little sister to the Tod’s family. Adding understated yet hip gold metal hardware and detailing, the Treccia shows off a youthful flair with the hardware and grained leather mixture. The rolled handles with braid detailing also add a beautiful addition. Tod’s is your go-to brand for luxury durable leather goods and a chic young addition fits in perfectly for the younger crowd and the young at heart. Buy through eLuxury for $1490.
All work and no play makes Jane a dull gal. Jane needs to play, but she also needs to put food on the table. This means Jane needs to work. So Jane is a dull girl, come to think of it. But on her way to work, why can’t Jane look like a chic business lady? She can! I’d pair a pencil skirt, button-up-blouse, nice pair of heels, and the Tod’s Novita D-Bag Piccola bag. Tod’s is infamous for bringing subtle designs with a huge elegant punch. This bag features woven canvas with blue grained leather and a polished finish trim. The shoulder straps sport a 6″ drop and the top is a frame top with silver metal twist lock closure. Dimensions are 13″x 10″x 5.25″. This bag would make Jane’s work day just a little brighter, adding a stunning touch. Jane should buy this via eLuxury for $1100.
PS Jane is a totally fictional character for my random story, but she works out well
Not to continue to bore you all with me and my moms bedding and house shopping, but it is consuming my life. My mom and I are on the hunt for all interior furniture and bedding, which is hard when you have our taste. Simplicity is what we are searching for, no royal flowers etc. Not that having ornate decorations is bad, it is just not us or the house design. This transfers into my handbag style. I always find the simple understated designs to catch my attention rather than ornate complex designs. The staple designer of understated beautifully handcrafted bags is Tods. Not always producing ‘it’ bags, Tods sticks to clean designs and very long lasting handbags. The new Tods Boomerang East/West Bag draws attention to the brass oversized logo ring while the soft grained leather body provides sophisticated elegance. Rings attach to the leather shoulder straps and a flap top tucks under the focal ring of the handbag. Available in either black or porcelain (off-white) for $1275 through eLuxury.
Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, and Drew Barrymore are toting around the fashionable athletic Tod’s Nylon Roxy Handbag. Pictured and identified from earlier today (I thought it might have taken you all a bit longer, but you truly are handbag addicts! :cool: ), Cameron Diaz has been sporting the messenger version of this spring/summer Tod’s bag. Tod’s is a brand that gets the job done. This nylon tote features three outside pockets, double leather shoulder straps (but there is also a messenger version, $725-775), and a zip top closure. Simplicity at its finest and priced affordably from Tod’s. Pre-order the Tod’s Roxy Shopping Tote Bag from Saks for $645 (either navy or ivory). Or inquiry further about this upcoming huge hit bag from Tod’s: 800-457-8637.
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Simplicity gets the job done when it comes to Tod’s. No need for extra bells, whistles, glitter, charms, or any other hoopla! Tod’s sticks to their original designs that revolve around practicality, lush materials, and simple easy-to-use designs. This is why for the most part you can not go wrong when you choose a Tod’s handbag. Supple Mediterranean blue grained leather offset with polished silver metal hardware and a slight gathered top make this beautiful Tod’s Miky Easy Media Handbag.
It must be because I am ready for a Blue Jean 30 cm Birkin with PH, but this color combination just makes me drool. The finishings are basic; including flat leather shoulder straps, a magnetic snap closure, and side exterior pockets with leather ties. The dimension is 16″ x 11.5″ x 3.5″, which is big but not overly huge. This handbag can easily be used by a wide age group range, even perfect for the younger gals out there because the shape is fun. Buy this beauty via eLuxury for $1295.
While it would rock my world if Louis Vuitton went on sale, this day may never happen and we will have to rely on eLuxury for other sale items. Looking for the perfect bag with some of your Holiday cash, then peruse eLuxury for great savings on designer handbags.
For basic black with quilted touch and winter suede and a twisted leather handle, check out the Tod’s Marlene Smock Tracolla. Marked down to $834 via eLuxury.
Bring the 80’s back with the Marc Jacobs Collection Tie Blondie. A hit or miss, this bag sports two oversized double-color ties with brass hardware. Rock on like Blondie did with your Blondie for $1,295.
The Kooba Ginger Bag with Braid is subtly shining with metallic gold leather and sports braided shoulder straps and belt, and finishes off with tassels. Bedazzle yourself for $537 through eLuxury.
Get ready for warm weather with a tropical touch on the Emilio Pucci Hawa Print Large East West Bag. Blue smooth leather trim and piping intermix with Hawa print which puts me in my happy place (Hawaii in March!). Great beach tote or everyday jean and tee bag via eLuxury for $333.
Tod’s beauty and class manifests in polished refinement and simple grandeur. The Tod’s Girelli Metallic Pochette stays true to the designers style featuring grained metallic leather. A huge perk to a pochette is a removable or concealable chain shoulder strap, which gives the carrier a choice to place the clutch in hand or carry it on the shoulder. Overall simple yet a tasteful addition of crystal-encrusted silver metal push-lock closures on either side. Another perk for a small bag is a magnetic closure, which of course, this Tod’s bag has. Measurements are 9″ x 5″ x 2″. With the holidays fast approaching, many parties will need evening bags that bring glam like this number. Tis’ the season to shine and be fashionable. Via eLuxury for $675.
I love when new catalogues come out. Thanks to eLuxury, our favorite advertising partners, there are a new set of bags for all of us to gawk over. I can’t help but love the preppy and stylish look of someone wearing matching shoes with their bag. I don’t find it overpowering at all, rather perfectly fitting. For today, Tod’s is going to fill my shoe and bag want and need. Starting off with the super sleek Tod’s Decoupage Shopping Media, you see perfectly lines and color combinations for a fun and powerful look. Designed from woven linen fabric with textured leather trim, this bag shows that contrasting textures and shapes can be harmonious. The front flap pocket is made from green sueded leather and closes with a golden button. The inside of the bag contains a center zip compartment and two open side compartments, along with a zip pocket, and textile lining. There is something so sleek and clean about this Tod’s bag (dimensions: 14.5″ x 7.25″ x 5″). I love the combination of green suede leather with linen. Perfect for spring, especially if you go all out and buy the matching pumps. Buy the bag via eLuxury for $845.
But like I said, today is geared for the shoe and bag combo. You see the bag, now I can’t let you pass up the opportunity to see this super preppy and ultra- chic pump. Did I mention that it matches and compliments the bag perfectly? The Tod’s Coupe Pump shows off a flirty open toe alongside a muted lamÃ© with smooth leather trim which is further accented by polished and gold metal studs. For a feminine touch, there are leather ties through two golden grommets along with “Driving sole” rubber dots detail at the back of the heel. Don’t think Tod’s will forget to leave your feet touching anything other than smooth leather lining and insoles! Finishing off this must have pump with 3.25″ stacked wood heel, Tod’s has lured me in quite nicely. Make this elegant pair of pumps a part of your collection through eLuxury for $375.
The good folks at eLuxury describe this bag as such:
Gorgeous grained leather is sculpted into a distinctive, elongated shape, creating a sublimely luxurious take on the east/west bag. The unique form highlights the suppleness of the leather and shows off the impeccable Tod’s craftsmanship while two polished silver metal knobs add original touches. With a fine leather interior.
Fine? Damn fine, to say the least. The New Tod’s Girelli East/West Bag in White Leather is the sexiest plain white bag I’ve seen in a long time. Perhaps only Valextra come close. The gorgeous, Italian made bag goes for 1,200 bucks, which isn’t that bag considering its size and total, undeniable sexiness.
I’m walking the line with this bag. I am having a very hard time deciding if I like the shape or not. Different, yes, but hot, I’m not sure. The Tod’s Bamboo Black Satin Mini Evening Barrel Bag is a baguette shaped bag made from shiny black satin and generously accented with Swarovski crystal details on the side buckles. Not that I don’t love Swarovski crystal or even black satin, but I just can’t tell if I like how it all comes together on this bag. Other features of the bag include chrome hardware, black fabric lining, and one inside compartment. The bags dimensions are H 2.76″, W 9.45″, and D 2.76″. I think I finally figured out why I am not completely keen on this bag… it reminds me of prom purses. Ha. Anyhow, let me know what you think. The Tods bag is available through Forzieri for $495.
While the Starlight (oh yea, the magical flying horse from Rainbow Bright) was my favorite horse, zebra’s were a close second. I suppose the zebra would actually be my first favorite seeing that Starlight is completely fictional and no matter how much I begged my dad I could never get my own Starlight. So moving on to my other favorite ‘horse’, the zebra, we have the Tod’s Girelli East/West Zebra-Print Pony Bag. I’ve always been a lover of Tod’s and the Girelli model is an alluring shape in my opinion (I have featured it before). Again, let’s all let out a sigh of relief, because this bag is not made of zebra hair, but calf hair (I am actually being quite sarcastic because I sure know that a bad can not be made from zebra/leopard/etc for obvious reasons). Immediately, the shape of this bag draws me in along with the innovative closing technique. To open and close this bag there are polished silver metal magnetic knob closures on each side. There are rolled leather shoulder straps with a 7″ drop or you could opt to use the longer shoulder strap (included!) with a 17.5″ drop. Options are always nice. Open up to find suede lining along with 2 patch pockets and one zip pocket. The dimensions of this black and white striped Tods bag are 16.5″ x 8.5″ x 6.25″. Buy this close cousin of Starlight through eLuxury for $1950.