The Italian luxury shoes and leather goods brand Tod’s has refurbished its Mumbai boutique at the Palladium Mall. The 90 sqm new concept boutique, showcasing contemporary Italian style, opened on April 16, 2015. It showcases a dialogue between the past and the present, in line with the values of the Brand which has a strong history of traditional Italian craftsmanship, fine leather and workmanship, according to the overriding principle of “handmade”.
The store has two windows, one dedicated to the women’s collection and the other to men’s. The design is distinctive, which is adopted for all new Tod’s Boutiques worldwide. The new concept is defined by high quality materials, luxury, understated elegance and functionality.- natural black marble for the floors, harmony of the saddle stitched boiseries, black leather sofas, consoles and select furniture.
All Tod’s products are meticulously constructed by hand, by highly specialized artisans in Italy. This strategy has proven to be one of the company’s greatest strengths. The most important aspect of Tod’s shoes and bags is the unique process of manufacturing and design, which is similar to procedures used by ancient saddle makers. Extreme attention is paid to the sewing of each piece and the cutting of the leather, as each accessory is pieced together. All Tod’s products are entirely Made in Italy.
Founded as a small shoe factory in Casette D’Ete (Fermo), in the centre of Italy, at the beginning of the last century, Tod’s Group was developed in the 1940’s by Dorino Della Valle, father of Diego Della Valle, the current President and CEO. Tod’s first received worldwide recognition with the creation of its “Gommino” in the late 1970’s. The driving loafer, identified by 133 pebbles, is the brainchild of the current President and CEO. In 1997 the introduction of the handbag collection catapulted the brand as a top luxury accessories brand in the world. Tod’s products are coveted by International and Bollywood stars such us Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Diane Kruger, Cate Blanchett, Kate Middleton, Freida Pinto, Deepika Padukone…