year end clearance

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.

Tods Marlene Smock Tracolla

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.

Marc Jacobs Collection Tie Blondie

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.

Kooba Ginger Bag with Braid

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.

 Emilio Pucci Hawa Print Large East West Bag

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 Girelli Metallic PochetteTod’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.

Tods Decoupage Shopping Media Bag

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.
Tods Coupe Pump

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 lamé 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.

Tods Girelli East/West Bag in White Leather

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.

P.S. The Girelli also comes in golden metallic (I’m so over metallic, though) and the funky zebra print. The white is still my undefeated champion.

Tods Bamboo Black Satin Mini Evening Barrel BagI’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.

Tods Girelli East West Zebra Print Pony Bag

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.

Tod\'s Carey Grande

Yes, I’ve talked about a bag quite similar to this before by Tod’s. But the shape and color of this beauty intrigues me. The Tod’s Carey Grande receives its beauty from the light blue opal textured leather. The tote has double top handles and perfectly comes together with a gathered top with a buckle accessory for closing. Simple elegance at its finest sums up this bag. There is also a signature Tod’s logo charm and an inside pocket with open panels. This bag’s dimensions are 9″H x 16″W x 4″D which places it in the category of not too big not to small- but just right. Buy it via Neiman Marcus for $1100.

Tods New Girelli East/West Bag

And you thought this day of shiny goods was done?! No way, I was just a little slow to get started. I am a huge huge fan of Tod’s. Way back when I remember thinking their bags were too simplistic and no one would know exactly what I was carrying. With quite a bit of time and a little more sophisticated view on fashion, I realize that is part of the appeal of Tod’s bags. I love them. The Tod’s New Girelli East/West Bag is a bag that will last through the ages. Many of us question if metallic bags will remain in style, and I can’t think that a bag like this will go out of style. Made with a golden metallic finish, this textured leather bag is stunningly simple and elegant. My favorite extra to this bag is the flap top closure which is innovatively closed on both sides of the bag by locking ball-snaps. Don’t ask if it would be a pain to get in or out of, because I don’t know- but if any one of you knows I would love to hear what you think! You can opt to carry the bag with the rolled leather handles or there is a detachable leather shoulder strap if you want the bag to hang lower. I love the option, because that way you can wear the bag wherever on your body that you want (hey, I won’t give you a hard time if you wear it on your head or strap it around your waist like a really really big fanny bag ;-) ). On the inside you will find textile lining and two open pockets and one zip pocket. While my budget can not afford this beauty at the time, I am going to try to let Vlad’s budget know just how much I love this bag (measurements are 17.25″ x 9″ x 6.5″). Can I welcome this beauty into my life Vlad?? Buy it (for me) via eLuxury for $1200.

Tod\'s Carey Sacca Grande ToteOk so some of us are not Gwen Stefani and cannot pull off wearing red lipstick. Flat out, as much as I’d love to pretend I can, I can’t pull it off. When red lipstick was made, it was not for me. But I am able to pull off some red accessories. Good thing I can because I have kind of fallen for a beautiful red bag (again let me tell myself I can just so I can pretend I will look good carrying this bag). The Tod’s Carey Sacca Grande Tote is a beautiful large size everyday tote made from exquisite grained Italian leather. The shape of the bag is a little bit structured with a nice amount of slouch which is so in style right now. Expect nothing short of extraordinary with the craftsmanship of this bag; between the fine topstitching and the leather belt around the top of the bag, it is the small things that add a divine touch to this bag. Inside you will find an interior magnetic snap closure and fine cotton twill with two additional patch pockets and a zipped leather pouch. I love how Tod’s bags don’t scream out the brand too much to any passerby. Outside you will find a Tod’s logo embossed on a leather patch on side. Like I mentioned earlier, this bag is big enough to be used as an everyday carryall: measuring approximately 15″ x 11″ x 5″. The bag is available in black also, but please be daring and go for the red if you want this bag. Available through eLuxury for $1,100 this bag is sure to make a statement with the lucky lady who carries it.

Tods Kate Easy Media Giorno

When featuring the Tod’s bag in Raising Helen, I realized that I have not spoken about Tod’s in a while. Shame on me. Tod’s is a timeless classic brand that’s simplicity makes it hard not to love. Said to be one of the new hit bags, the Tod’s Kate Easy Media Giorno is simple but elegant. For any of you ladies who are through with the signature phase in bags, this bag may perfectly meet your needs and wants. Made of cognac smooth leather and showing off double top handles, Tod’s has found the perfect way to implement shape, practicality, and style. There is a stylish exterior pocket which adds an extra dimensions and a zip top closure with a lock and key detail. While the outside is simple, it is simple enough to make your heart melt. The inside of the bag has a zippered pocket and open panels. Measuring 7″H X 12 1/2″W X 8″D, there is enough room for your goodies to all be carried in one bag. Watch out Paddington and all you other “it” bags, this Tod’s bag is going to try to take a stand. Although I am a little upset at the copy of lock and key from my beloved Paddy, but let’s just pretend it was not intentional. To grab the next style of bags that may make quite the splash in the fashion world, make your way over to Neiman Marcus and buy it for $1100.

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