small town spoils – bagging a 3.1 phillip lim for target bag


When Target announced the launch date of the 3.1 Phillip Lim collaboration, I circled it in red in my brain calendar; I’ve been on a hunt for a great taupe carryall for fall and the satchels in the collection fit the bill (and my budget). Squeeze in a trip to Tar-jhay on Sunday, I told myself.

Then Sunday came and went in a blink, as Sundays do best.

I made a quick pitstop this morning between errands and deliveries. Lucky for me, there were plenty of bags left — one of the perks of living in a town that’s “big enough” for the stores to stock a decent selection, but “small enough” that most people neither know nor care that that these babies are selling like hotcakes all over the country. 

For a hot second, I thought about running back in the store and buying them all up to list on eBay. Then I thought, “who the heck do you think you are?” and went back to work.

With a fabulous new bag…

And maybe a wallet and cross-body. ;-)

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Medium Satchel in Taupe

Nine West hat | F21 favorite v-neck tee | 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Medium Satchel in Taupe | Daniel Wellington watch

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  1. What a bautiful bag !! You’re so lucky ;)
    Manon from France :)

    Posted 10.3.13 Reply
  2. Beautiful bag!

    Posted 10.2.13 Reply
  3. I love your bag so much!

    Posted 9.29.13 Reply
  4. Glad you were able to snag one of the bags! I went to my Target right at 8 am and they were gone in less than an hour!

    Posted 9.22.13 Reply
    • sweetuphoria wrote:

      they have a bunch on ebay for not too expensive! :)

      Posted 10.10.13 Reply
  5. WOW :D
    Please visit and rate me :)

    Posted 9.21.13 Reply
  6. Oh I love that taupe tote! Come check out my haul
    and how I styled some of my finds –

    Posted 9.19.13 Reply
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    Posted 9.18.13 Reply
  8. Ashley wrote:

    I got that same one except in black! Featuring it on my blog today:)

    Posted 9.18.13 Reply
  9. That satchel is fantastic! A must to add to my collection.

    Posted 9.17.13 Reply
  10. love how you were able to score a few goodies! the tote looks awesome on you and i definitely want that crossbody ;)

    The Fancy Pants Report

    Posted 9.17.13 Reply
  11. Angie wrote:

    I LOVE that bag!! I’m such a bag whore and I’m thinking of running to Target at Posner Park…right…NOW!!!

    Posted 9.17.13 Reply
    • They still had several styles left yesterday, Angie! You can check the website to see what’s still available in-store, but I think you’d be safe just taking a trip and seeing what’s there. I also bought the top handle crossbody in black.

      Posted 9.17.13 Reply
  12. Melina wrote:

    You know, I hadn’t really paid much attention to this recent collaboration, but gosh I wish I had because that bag is really perfect!

    Posted 9.16.13 Reply
    • To be honest, I usually don’t pay much attention to the designer collaborations myself. But the bags in this collection were definitely worth the trip!

      Posted 9.17.13 Reply
  13. Love the hat! I got a similar one from J.Crew and they can make an outfit seem summery!

    Posted 9.16.13 Reply
    • Thank you! I’m looking for some fall/winter hats for the upcoming season. I’d never been much of a hat person, but for the last 6 months or so I feel like I wear one every day!

      Posted 9.17.13 Reply