Handbag Alert! – Phillip Lim for Target


One of my more popular blog posts was the one that I did on how many handbags you own. http://urbandarling.com/handbags-whats-your-number/ There are lots of different numbers out there. Handbags are my weakness as opposed to shoes for a lot of people. After this blog post, my number is going up. (Again!) I just recently found out that Phillip Lim is doing an amazing (and affordable) handbag line for Target which is launching on Sept 15th. Sign me up!

Phillip Lim has been one of the most watched and coveted designers in recent years. He was recently named accessories designer of the year for 2013 by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). The handbags in his main collection run between $550 and $1000. His Target collection will run from $35 to $55.  My new husband is jumping for joy right now.

This collection is perfect for almost anyone. There are totes, satchels, oversized travel bags, and messenger bags. What I liked about this line is the simple but modern feel of the bags. The collection has your classic colors of black, brown, and grey. There are also bags in a gorgeous cobalt blue (a big color for fall), one in a bright yellow, and one in a fun animal print. There is something for everyone here. When looking at the photos of the bags, I was instantly reminded of one of his must-have bags from his main collection, the Pashli Satchel.  Satchels are going to be everywhere this fall season. I personally love the Mini Satchel in yellow.  I think this bag would add some excitement to my standard mom uniform of a white t-shirt, skinny jeans, and flats.  So why not grab the look of the season at a fraction of the price?

So here’s the question, is your handbag number going up with this collection? Let me know your thoughts.  You just might catch me hanging out bright and early at Target on the 15th.


 All photos courtesy of GLAM Media

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Written by Kathrine Eldridge