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.