Sometimes I doubt my obsession with all bags small and tiny will ever end, especially with more and more brands coming out with adorable mini-mes of their larger, more established siblings. Take the D-Cube Coin Bag, for example, a scaled-down miniature of the original D-Cube that’s a house icon in her own right. Available in 3 different colours and sized no larger than your iPhone5 (or even the iPhone4, for that matter), this bag (which comes with its own long sling) is exactly as the name suggests, great for loose change, a lipstick and a couple of credit cards, which is really all you need for a night out on the town anyway.
Priced at SGD1080 a pop, the Tod’s D-Cube Coin Bag ranks high in my own personal list of tiny bags as far as F/W14 is concerned. And if this is much too small for you,head over to Tod’s online where you’ll find a whole lot of D-Cube bags available, from those covered in precious mink fur (SGD2880 to SGD4150) to contrasting trims (SGD2280) and of course, those in regular leather (SGD1870).
And because there’s now more to Tod’s than just leather bags and shoes for both men and women, you should head down to Tod’s Paragon for a look at all the new season goodies that are also quite perfect for Christmas, from sunnies to scarves and SLGs, including flat clutches that come with removable slings to grained leather wallets and card cases no one will say no to.Designer Shoes
If you ever walked into Tod’s and left the boutique empty-handed because there just wasn’t a Gommino loafer in that exact combination you wanted, you can now rest easy and know that will never happen again with the introduction of the newTod’s Gommino Club service.
Step into any Tod’s boutique offering this customisation service now and you’ll be presented with a kit that contains leather swatches in different colours, examples of ‘Scooby Doo’ laces (that’s the corded leather detailing you see on the front of the shoe) and examples of hot-stamp styles that you can opt for further personalisation by way of including your initials, which all in all gives you up to 100,000 combinations, almost guaranteeing that no two pairs created from this process will be alike.
Made with the same care and workmanship as regular Gommino loafers, complete with all 133 rubber pebbles (or gommini) on the sole, each shoe requires up to 35 pieces of leather and 100 steps to put together, which also equates to about a month’s wait from the submission of your order. Along with shipping to its final destination, that will add another 15 to 30 days, which ultimately isn’t so bad if you plan ahead, especially since it would make such a unique gift.
Priced at SGD910 a pair, you can now pop into Tod’s Paragon or within Takashimaya Department Store to create a pair (or 3) that’s truly made-to-order in the colour combination that you love. Or click here to watch the short accompanying video.Other Brands
A huge wave of designer bags is approaching, and it’s best that you go with the flow on this one. Tod’s Wave Bag is another piece to look out for this season, because who doesn’t love a good, sturdy tote? The office diva would appreciate this design very much, because it packs in so much stuff!
The bag is made from hammered leather with alcantara lining. If you could just see the craftsmanship on this thing, you’d be blown-away for sure – some fine details, like the iconic rubber pebbles on the bottom and back pocket, are so cute to look at! Surprisingly, it all works: with the wide front leather band with snap fastening on the sides concealing a double side zipper, and its removable strap. Combine all of these wonderful features together, and voila! Here is the cosmopolitan choice – the Wave Bag.
Measuring 32cm x 27cm x 12cm, you can get your very own Wave Bag for $2165 USD or €1500 EUR, available via Tod’s e-store.Other Brands
Shiny patent leather is serious stuff, and with Tod’s Micro Flower Bag, you’re about to get one of the best arm candies out there. Guess who just got an upgrade? Tod’s, an Italian brand and a frontrunner in luxury goods, gives us more than we would ever bargain for. Viva, Italia!
Aside from the fancy exterior (which also comes in your ol’ trusty plain leather), this double-handled baby is also a winner in the details department – adorned with edgy hexagonal studs, branded metal details, a cutesy fringed luggage tag, and the house logo in metal lettering, the Micro Flower Bag is something to look out for. This bag also looks out for your convenience, with a detachable shoulder strap that gives you ease in carrying. It has magnetic fastening, an internal zip pocket, and concealed pockets with snap closure, to keep your valuables in check. Sophisticated, yet functional enough for everyday wear, what more can you ask for?
The Micro Flower measures 19 x 22 x 10 cm (H x W x D), and is priced at $1215 USD or €855 EUR, available via Tod’s online boutique, or MyTheresa.Other Brands
Tod's is a brand we all know, but its bags haven't been the center of much discussion among us (or among our readers) for a while. I've loved some of Tod's major shoe released, and the bags have always been very pretty, but there just hadn't been one that caught my attention until I saw the super fun Tod's Secchiello Bag.
The metal polka dots help this bag stand out, and the bucket bag trend is still super hot right now. Check out how my Tod's Secchiello Bag scores in our Purseonals ratings below!
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Among all of the bucket bags out there, this bag from Tod's manages to stand out. The bag is adorned with large polka dots in shiny metal, and in the month or so since I started carrying this bag, I've been complemented on it often. There are so many bucket bags on the market that a design needs interesting details to be appealing, and this Tod's bag has just that.
The color combo is beautiful: a creamy hue with just a touch of peach, alongside the golden metal dots. There are two long handles to carry the bag, and they sit on the sides in an interesting way. I love this bag because it feels different from any other that I own, which gives it a great aesthetic rating.
Tod's pays great attention to detail and this bag shows it; the ends of the drawstring have heavy cylindrical pulls, and the bag's base is diamond-shaped instead of a traditional, circular bucket. Also, each metal polka dot is so shiny that you can use it as a mirror--I may or may not have checked my smile in this bag on a number of occasions.
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When I reviewed my Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, I mentioned how hard it is to make a bucket bag functional. The reason this bag is more functional is the compact size.
On top of that, there's something a little different about the shape--the bottom of the bag is more of a diamond than circle. This makes the bag less of an endless pit, and I love that. When I reach inside, I can find what I am looking for rather easily, but a lot of that also has to do with the smaller size.
The inside of the bag is unlined, and there is no inside pocket. But with the dimensions being so compact, I can't really see a pocket being helpful in any way. One of my issues with the bag is the double loop shoulder straps. I love a nice, long strap, but the issue with these is sometimes they fall off my shoulder easily. If I place the bag on a table and go to pick it up, I often find the straps are a bit tangled.
But overall, this bag is easy to carry and use and easy to get in and out of. My biggest issue with the mini size is it doesn't fit my continental zip wallet, and I hate having to take my wallet contents out and put them in another card holder. I like a bag that is compact but can still fit my essentials, and I count my wallet in my essentials list.
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One of the first things I noticed about this bag is how incredibly soft and luxurious the leather is, both in feel and smell. I love touching the bag and feeling the durability of the leather. The inside is unlined, but I kind of like the look of an unlined bag, especially when the leather is nice.
When you hold this bag in your hands, the quality is easy to see. Each stitch is in place, the leather is the highest quality and the metal detailing holds in place well. I've slung this bag over my shoulder for weeks straight, thrown it on the back of my chair and tossed it to and fro in the car, and it has yet to show wear.
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Unfortunately, I can't seem to find this exact bag for sale right now; it was recently marked down and now appears to be sold out online. The original price was $1,765, which was then cut 40% off to $1,059. The $1,059 price tag is great for this bag, and it's hard for me to give a proper rating based on the actual price versus the sale price.
The original price was probably a bit high for the mini size; it would have been better suited for the medium size, which was originally $2,875. I kept in mind the fact that the bag is unlined and didn't feature additional interior aspects for the price tag. However, the quality of materials used and the metal detailing would bring up the price some.
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This bag is definitely not as classic as some other Tod's designs, but even with the adornments, it's not overly trendy. I like the sweet spot this bag occupies, with just enough personality to help it stand apart while not being too plain at the same time. The colors make it easy to carry for many seasons, and the style doesn't distract too much.
Of course our staying power category ends up ranking bags that are tried and true classics and the more straight forward designs higher. But I really like this bag and while I give it 3.5 stars here, it doesn't take away from the fact that this is a great bag. There are other versions of the Secchiello that don't have the metal additions which make the bag more classic, and those are readily available on Tod's now.
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This bag comes in right under 4 stars, at 3.9 stars out of 5. The bag is easy to wear, lightweight, well-made and stands apart from other bags. Your only issue right now is tracking this exact bag down if you are looking for it, but I am sure Tod's will have new bags coming soon and hopefully will add more bags to this family.
TOD’S 2013/14 Fall Winter women’s collection adhering to the brand DNA, the Italian style and the “Made in Italy” brand essence of the perfect present. The main product Sella season handbags series has a unique style carved details, profile concise yet elegant charm, distinctive interpretation of a “saddle style” only.
Women’s collection this season is a major highlight of the new Sella ladies handbags series, which epitomizes the TOD’S represent fine fine, understated luxury, elegance and superior quality.
Sella Ladies handbag series is inspired in dressage saddle. Make a selection of leather handbags are brought out every modern luxurious texture, while the crisp and smooth lines of the design but also adds a little brisk meaning, reminiscent of riding a horse mounted on a ridge above the fine saddle.
Inspiration from the equestrian connection is also reflected in the handle of the bag body with metal buckle, they like most of the copper ring connected to the reins and saddle. In addition, the mix of live package and tubular welt seams also create both aesthetic and practical design details.
Sella ladies handbags series consists of three sizes to choose from. Large handbags can be used for shopping bags; medium and small handbags profile shape is more tough.
This series of optional materials include: calfskin, python, crocodile skin, decorated with zebra and leopard pony mane; optional colors include brown, ocher, purple, warm yellow.