I already showed you a sneak peek of my new Tod's D-Styling Bauletto Mini. Now, it is time to show you the details so you will know how to spot a fake Tod's D Bag from an original.
|unboxing of Tod's D-Styling Bauletto|
It's been almost a week now since I bought this bag. So far, I don't have any major complaints. I like the color and the overall look. I particularly love the quality of the leather, it is so soft to touch. The bag smells really nice too.
|embossed Tod's logo found on both sides of the paper bag|
|Tod's logo found on the ribbon (right side up)|
If it's the wrong side up, the orange (TOD'S) will be brown and brown (background) will be orange.
|Tod's gift box|
|printed at the bottom of the box-MADE IN ITALY (all caps)|
We brought two luggage with us and this box fits perfectly in the smaller one. I placed several shirts and pants inside the box so it will not be crushed.
|Tod's logo on the dust bag|
Tod's dust bag is 100% COTONE MADE IN ITALY
|bag in a plastic bag|
|peek-a-boo... here she is!|
Tod's shiny hardware engraved with its logo
I used the inside of the dust bag to clean the hardware before taking this photo.
|2 screws at the back; found inside the bag|
However, at the back of the engraved turn lock, there is no visible screw found inside the bag.
Precious Tod's engraved MADE IN ITALY turn lock
|D-ring to hook adjustable body bag strap|
There are 2 D-rings, one on each side to connect the shoulder/body bag strap.
|pouch for shoulder strap|
Only the front of the pouch has the logo of Tod's- it is printed and not embossed.
|belt like body bag strap|
|Tod's engraved on the buckle|
Unlike the strap of Eva clutch, Tod's strap is adjustable so I can personalize it to fit my small frame.
|Tod's bag strap lock with screw and engraving|
|Tod's leather zipper pull with round hardware|
The same hardware and embossing is found when you flip the other side of the zipper pull.
|screw on one side of the zipper pull|
|Tod's orange bag tag|
|close-up Tod's bag tag|
|Tod's D-Styling mini opens up like this|
Most of the time, I forget to close my bag's zipper. The bag does not open up wide so I guess that's okay. At times, when my bag is full of knickknacks, I find it hard to reach inside. You have to open the turn lock to fully access the bag. But once inside, the bag is roomy. It can fit a camera, cellular phone, Fino wallet, 2 card cases, 2 sets of keys and a travel size lotion.
|one of the four bottom feet|
|screws on bottom feet are visible inside the bag|
pocket found inside of the bag
The zipper pull hardware has TOD's engraved on both sides.
|MADE IN ITALY, TOD'S logo and GENUINE LEATHER embossed in silver lettering|
Lampo zipper is used for the inside pocket of the bag.
|same kind of lining was used for the inside pocket and the inside of the bag|
|I found this leather tag sewn in the inside pocket|
|care card-Italian on left; English on right|
I always say this time and again, buy directly from the boutique and not from resellers. Not only for your peace of mind but because it's your hard earned money that's going to waste if you bought a fake. Lastly, Tod's bag is made skillfully by hand that's why it's quite expensive.
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Longchamp bags are from France but some bags are already made in China like this one.To see and compare an original from a fake, visit my other post.