Refined, understated luxury, impeccable taste and enviable quality: these are the elements that have always distinguished Tod’s, and this is what has created the loyalty amongst the brand’s fans around the world.
The idea of the iconic shoe was born in the late 1970s. Inspired by his travels to the States, where he discovered a relaxed attitude to dress, Diego Della Valle realised that people needed a beautiful, well-made shoe that could be worn in a professional, elegant or casual environment. He developed a design concept and this evolved into the now internationally renowned Tod’s luxury moccasin, with its trademark 133 rubber pebbles on the sole. A new wardrobe “must have” was born. It was named the Gommino.
In 1997, Tod’s expanded its collection, introducing a classic, modern yet chic bag collection with the iconic D–Bag, which perfectly reflected the spirit, quality and design of the Tod’s shoe collection.
Each step in the construction of every individual piece in the Tod’s collection – shoe or bag – is a marvel of craftsmanship, from the cutting of the leather to the hand sewing of the parts, and it is this hand-made quality that contributes to the beauty and durability of the styles.
All Tod’s products are entirely Made in Italy. This strategy has proven to be one of the greatest strengths of the company: a peculiarity that distinguishes the brand and attracts customers who truly appreciate Italian craftsmanship.
The commitment to creating and developing true luxury products has brought a galaxy of stars to Tod’s. Women as diverse as Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Uma Thurman, Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway have chosen the brand for their wardrobes, not only for the red carpet but also for day-to-day use.
The philosophy behind the iconic shoes and bags is what drives Tod’s to ensure that every piece receives the same level of research in its development, and attention to detail in its manufacture. From its inception to the point at which a customer first wears it, each Tod’s product is created, produced and handled with care. Because when you have customers that love what you do, you need to consistently meet their expectations.
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