Monday, September 16, 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

I've definitely been slacking off when it comes to blogging, but I am definitely getting back into the game.  And with that I decided to start off with a post about the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target line, which was released on September 15th (yesterday) morning.

I'll start off with my experience that morning as I prepared myself for an early morning and a big crowd.  I woke up at 6am and found myself online making a few handbag purchases before hitting up the actual store.  I was surprised that the server wasn't crashing since a few of the products were already made available online (I guess not everyone is a morning person).  I was quite happy with the selection that was made available online, it made it quite convenient for me.  I was able to purchase everything I wanted from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Collection on, everything except for the Mini Satchel.

The 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Mini Satchel was definitely the most coveted handbag from the entire collection since it was one of the few products in the center of their ad for the collection.  Target had not made this item available for online purchase, so I knew I had to brace myself for a trip to Target.

Because this collection was so well advertised, and anyone into the fashion industry dreams of owning Phillip Lim products, I knew there was going to be a large crowd to overcome once I arrived at Target.  Luckily, I arrived at my nearest Target 10 minutes before they had planned on opening and found myself maybe the 25th or so person in line.  As they opened there doors the crowd literally rushed up the stairs and headed for the huge signs pointing toward the collection.  There were people grabbing hangers off the racks left and right (not even checking for appropriate sizes) and just a sea of red shopping carts all along the aisle.

Because I only had my eyes on one product, I just calmly made my way toward the handbags and snatched up the Mini Satchel in a dark taupe color.  Of course I wanted the bag in black, but because it was all sold out I thought taupe would be a great option for the Fall season.

I was quite impressed with the quality of the handbags that were made available for the collection.  The 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Satchel was priced at a reasonable $34.99.  The mini satchel is small, but definitely makes as big of an impact as a statement bag.  It's structure is beautifully designed with the zipper accents (bringing a little edge to a formal looking bag), and the deep bag does hold quite a lot for being a mini.  I am in love with the quality of the faux leather, and the added top handles and removable straps are just two of the best features.

For being the more affordable collection from such a high end designer, Phillip Lim lived up to the quality of his work with the attention of detail put into every design.

I am definitely excited to have one of his pieces in my handbag collection, and cannot wait until I receive the rest of my order from the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection.



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