I’ve obsessed over the magenta purple Helmut python bag that Gwyneth Paltrow‘s been showing off all over town for months now but was not able to locate it for myself. Why, you ask? Because Tod’s felt it was too expensive for the American market (we are in a serious economic crisis afterall) and Gwyn got the only one in the US! So unfair right? Luckily, I found something even better– the Tod’s hobo in purple python! It’s a big slouchy fabulous bag with the most functional and aesthetically pleasing outer pocket I have ever seen on a bag. Most outer pockets stick out like sore thumbs and have annoying flaps but Derek Lam designed this one to function like a pocket on a pair of trousers (I just love that word “trousers”– it rolls off the tongue so chicly, though I don’t love wearing them). It’s so easy to slip your hand in and pull out anything you want discreetly (lipgloss, cell, you phone number for hot guy at bar!?). It’s quite large at 35cm but it slouches and appears smaller when carried on the shoulder. I traveled with it to LA (we’re attending the Tod’s Beverly Hills party with Derek Lam later today) and have been stopped constantly by fellow bag snobs who just wanted to touch it. It’s super lightweight with a silk lining and has 3 large pockets for blackberries/iphones/and whatever gadgets you fancy. Tod’s Handbags also available online here.
See the side pocket? You zip it up and nothing falls out and can discreetly pull out your lipgloss to apply or you cell for fast and easy access.
Simple back side with lush python skin and no hardware to distract from the beauty of the bag.
There is a little bit of hardware here to hold the strap that supports the bottom of the bag. The handle is also a Tod’s classic that Derek pulled out of archives.
The bottom of the bag has the wraparound effect but its functionality is to keep the bag in its shape so it never becomes shapeless.
Huge interior pockets, Derek knows that a girl needs her gadgets to get through her day! Are you not in love with this bag? It’s my “snob” bag of the season!!!