Luxury Italian shoe and handbag brand Tod's is opening its first location in South America.

The new Tod's flagship store at JK Iguatemi in São Paulo, Brazil will offer the brand's classic European collections for men and women - as well as pieces designed specifically for the Brazilian market.

The Brazilian store launch coincides with the announcement of the brand's new creative director, Alessandra Facchinetti, who will be responsible for its women's wear division.