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Italian artisan puts his stamp on Tod's glittery grand opening party in The Galleria

Italian artisan puts his stamp on Tod's glittery grand opening party

Tod's grand opening Fifi Phi and Michelle Liu
Fifi Phi, Michele Liu. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Becca Cason Thrash
Becca Cason Thrash. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Raul Sanchez, Kristen Raines, Daniel Jacobs
Raul Sanchez, Kristen Raines, Daniel Jacobs. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's artisan at work at store grand opening
Tod's artisan at work monogramming shoes. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Alejandro Nebrada, Andrea Chiappe
Alejandro Nebrada, Andrea Chiappe. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Amy Purvis, Bradley Houston, Kimball Tyson
Kimball Tyson, Bradley Houston, Amy Purvis. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Jessica Phifer Minette Robinson
Jessica Phifer, Minette Robinson. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Kirk Kveton, Thy Mai, Adam Rayo
Kirk Kveton, Thy Mai, Adam Rayo. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Thomas Nguyen
Thomas Nguyen. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening
Guests look on as Tod's artisan monograms shoes. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Connie Lai, Emily Hang
Connie Lai, Emily Hang. Photo by Quy Tran
Tod's grand opening Fifi Phi and Michelle Liu
Tod's grand opening Becca Cason Thrash
Tod's grand opening Raul Sanchez, Kristen Raines, Daniel Jacobs
Tod's artisan at work at store grand opening
Tod's grand opening Alejandro Nebrada, Andrea Chiappe
Tod's grand opening Amy Purvis, Bradley Houston, Kimball Tyson
Tod's grand opening Jessica Phifer Minette Robinson
Tod's grand opening Kirk Kveton, Thy Mai, Adam Rayo
Tod's grand opening Thomas Nguyen
Tod's grand opening
Tod's grand opening Connie Lai, Emily Hang

What: Tod's Grand Opening.

Where: Tod's boutique in The Galleria.

The 411: Fans of the luxury Italian brand celebrated the new Houston store, admiring the fine leather goods and colorful shoes for women and men in the glittering 2,000-square-foot space. The new Wave handbag collection, designed by Tod's creative director Alessandra Facchinetti, drew a ton of lustful admiration.

Guests sipped on prosecco and sampled hors d'ouevres from A Fare Extraordinaire and watched as an artisan flown in from Italy monogrammed the iconic Tod's Gommino loafers for customers throughout the evening. A portion of sales benefited the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Who: Becca Cason Thrash, who was toting the Tod's Cape handbag, Amy Purvis, Fifi Phi, Minette Robinson, Jessica Phifer, Bradley Houston, Kimball Tyson, Crystal Yang, Michelle Liu, Raul Sanchez, Crystal Raines, Daniel Jacobs and Thomas Nguyen.