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.

Raising Helen Tod\'s Bag

Sometimes timing is funny in life. I was recently watching Raising Helen, which I absolutely love, and then got an email from a frantic reader. Franticly in search of the bag Kate Hudson, Helen in the movie, was carrying. Oddly enough, I actually was paying attention to the beige beauty. Being the handbag connoisseur that I am, I had the gut feeling that the bag was a Tod’s bag from the beginning. I was even lucky enough to find a nice large picture, in which you can actually see that it is a Tod’s bag. But now Misty and I need your help- is anyone aware of the particular make of bag? Looks like a mostly suede bag with leather trim, nice size, and it is just gorgeous. I love it! The Tod’s website is still being put up, and I checked some other sites but did not happen to find a bag just like it. Let’s help Misty out with anything that we know! Did I mention Kate Hudson is absolutely gorgeous in the movie which makes me wish that much more that maybe I could carry that bag and be in her place :-)

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!’

Todâ��s Hampton Secchiello MediaIt’s football time again. For those of you who don’t understand the significance of college football to American men- don’t ever tell them that! Actually Vlad is not even American and he is glued to the TV yelling and screaming while I am here to bring you some posh bags. Oh yea- if anyone is rooting for anyone or you don’t know who to root for- how ’bout them Buckeyes! Me and Vlad are die hard Ohio State fans (and you should be too!)

Today I shall focus on Tod’s. Tod’s is quite the brand- it’s been around for a long time and brings timeless classic bags with each new season. The Tod’s Hampton Secchiello Media did not initially draw my attention, but I think it has a bit of potential. This shopper is made of black grained leather with tinted edges and brown saddle stitching. The handles offer versatility with the option of using the two topstitched leather handles or the removable, long braided rope shoulder strap. You can choose which way you want to carry the bag. The bag also has a leather belt closure with a brushed silver metal buckle and fine textile lining with an inside zipped pocket. This Tod’s bag sizes up at 10″ x 10.5″ x7″. If you want this classic bag, you can buy it on eLuxury for $945.

Heidi Klum and Rebecca Romijn

Some more fodder for the celebrity style section! Spotted at a soiree at designer Michael Kors’s Beverly Hills boutique on Thursday, Rebecca Romijn was caught sporting a Tod’s Happy Traccolina and putting a gentle grip on Heidi Klum‘s über pregger belly. Peek-a-boo, baby on the way. Only really a matter of days until the newborn will join Heidi’s daughter Leni (who’s 1). Grats to Heidi and Seal and all the best. :-D

Tods evening handbagAlthough I really like Tod’s new Scala Pochette Sera clutch for this fall season, I can’t help but picture it having only a very limited range of use. Granted, it is a very elegant evening clutch, but for some reason the clutch seems to require even more of an ambience that just any evening. I can picture it being worn during high class, high societal events, something along the lines of a presidential banquet or a get-together of upper scale business men who drag their wives along. eLuxury describes red carpet glamour, but I think it’s just more than that. I just can’t lose that feeling. Maybe I am just awfully off, I don’t know.

Anyhow, Tod’s crafted an exquisite evening clutch with luxe accents like golden scroll-shaped jewel clasp, astrakhan fur, and lush suede gussets. The Interior comes with a slot pocket and is lined in fine silk. The jewel clasp closure is engraved with Tod’s logo and protective golden feet support its stand. The 10″ x 4″ x 3″ evening clutch goes for $695 through eLuxury.

Tods handbagThe bag that carries the fancy name Tod’s Sacca Paris Piccola is Tod’s’ interpretation of modern Parisian style. Tod’s hereby combines perforated ginger leather and smooth ivory leather with casual grace. I really do like the contrasting shades and the well-rounded forms. In addition, ginger topstitching seamlessly blends the fine materials, while the chic bag is accented by polished silver metal hardware. A zip closure with a leather pull, ending in a signature silver metal oval with an enameled “T” form the bag’s closing mechanism, and a smooth ivory leather shoulder strap with a 6″ drop lets you hold on to your belongings tightly. Best part is, the bag is marked down 50% from $1,050 to $525. An absolute steal for a Tod’s bag of this caliber. Available through eLuxury, who also happen to have a whole range of designer apparel on sale. Just follow the yellow banner to the right below, and see what they carry in stock!

Tod\'s Charlotte Lavoro Grande$1,050 worth of scrumptious, mindblowing, icecap-melting, attractive, splendid, bombastic and spacious tote goodness. Made of beautifully grained leather exterior with elegant saddle-style topstitching, it comes with a double zipped closure. The fine canvas lining comes with a zipped pocket, and more hemispherical zipped pockets on either sides of the bag. Polished nickel hardware, rolled leather handles with horseshoe links and a long detachable shoulder strap top off this wonderful piece of chich handcraftsmanship. The Tod’s Charlotte Lavoro Grande Tote is available as of now through

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Tods Genuine Croc HandbagGrowing up in Florida I have seen my fare share of alligators. They even ate my next door neighbors dog, “Fluffy”. Kind of funny, not the death of a dog part, but the fact that a gator ate a dog named “Fluffy”. Anyhow, I never understood the big deal with gator or croc skin, only because whenever I saw a gator it was covered in algae and always so damned scary. But in the fashion world, croc and gator ski is a coveted good.

This is where Tod’s Genuine Crocodile Handbag makes it’s mark. Now there are some things I like about the bag, and some things that I do not like so much about the bag. First of all I love the shape. This bag is a functional satchel with inside zip closure. I also love the outside magnetic closure and the Tod’s logo on front. I bet you realize I am so skipping over the major part. But I just can not make myself like how it looks. It is true the bag is made of 100% genuine crocodile leather, but the look just isn’t me. What I can appreciate about it is the impeccable craftsmanship, but not the material so much itself. I enjoy croc skin on bags, but not the entire bag. Also too, I really believe I, Bloggin’ Queen Megs, could go to the outback,
wrestle and kill a croc, and make this bag for you for less than the *discounted* price of $2,999.99 from the original $8,500 at SmartBargains.