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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

3:1 Phillip Lim for Target Mini Satchel

So way back in September, Target released their latest designer collaboration, this time teaming up with handbag extraordinaire Phillip Lim. With bags remnant of the iconic Pashli Satchel, and a line of items adorning fabulous prints (leopard print scarfs anyone?!) its hardly suprising that the collection flew off the shelves within minutes, as fashionistas flocked together and braced the chaotic battlefield (oh how dramatic) as a means to getting a piece of 3:1 Phillip Lim for Target goodness. That morning photos emerged on Instagram, of triumphant ladies with there new pieces, and eBay went wild.

obviously living within the UK, theres no access to the likes of Target (yet I still managed to get sucked into the hype), so I took to eBay to see if I could get a hold of the sought after Taupe Mini Satchel at a reasonable price. Luckily I hit gold (iv'e become a keen eBay bidder over the past few months, oops) and picked up this little beauty for a bargain £35 (it retailed at around $30), the day of release. Sadly I have been awaiting this beauty's arrival since the 15th like a crazed woman (what can I say, im a handbag obsessive). I practically pounced on my boyfriend saturday night when he told me that the package had arrived whilst I was in work (I have issues I know). Unveiling my latest addition, I have to admit that I was a little taken aback by its size (I suppose its named 'mini' for a reason), however I am smitten nonetheless. 

Like I mentioned before the design of the bag is very much remnant of the Pashli Satchel, and somewhat similar in style to the iconic Celine bag. The Mini Satchel is small and compact, yet perfect for everyday essentials. It has two sturdy handles, and adjustable straps, making a versatile piece perfect for the Autumn/Winter months. Lets face it, the bag is definitely aesthetically pleasing, but its the little details finishing touches that makes it so special. 

So you may be wondering whether its worth the price (and the hype for that matter)?! I would definitely say yes. However that being said, IT IS NOT worth the ridiculous prices people are paying for it on eBay. These collections are meant to give everyone the chance to own an affordable piece, created by they're favorite designers, without having to break the bank. 
Did you fall for the 3:1 Phillip Lim for Target hype?! If so what did you pick up?!

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  1. I've never seen this before but I love it. The colour is really nice and I like the little compartment at the front :)

    1. its the perfect shade for A/W.. its lovely isn't it!! its the little details like the front compartment that won me over ;) xx

  2. Ohh it's gorgeous, I love the size of it!

    Jennie xo |

    1. its super cute isn't it :) .. hopefully it will prevent me from carrying so much around with me ;) haha xx

  3. Lovely bag :)