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about the creator
The couture house Tod's was founded in 1978 by Diego Della Valle in Casette d'Ete in Italy. After his childhood in his father's shoemaker workshop, he discovers the "driving shoes" in Manhattan during a trip to the United States. At that time, the shoe was imported from Portugal. Its main characteristic? Pebbled soles, which will also become the signature of his Gommino loafers, which are still bestsellers of the Italian brand. Even today, the brand's quality standards for their handcrafted shoes demand the use of only the finest leathers. Its famous loafers come in a variety of colours and materials, such as suede or smooth leathers, and are either embellished with pompoms or with the famous double-T-buckle. Since then, the family business spread out, creating the brands Hogan and Fay in the 80's. Tod's also manufactures feminine and masculine accessories, such as handbags, belts or wallets, and even a prêt-à-porter collection. Bongénie Grieder is proud to present the best of the Italian-made chic collections for men and women, discover all of Tod's sandals, loafers, bags and jackets in our online selection or in store.