Images via Style.com

If you follow me on Twitter (and you totally should, I’m only annoying about 40% of the time, which is not the majority), you might have seen me get a little squeal-y and excited over 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Spring 2012 handbags. There’s good reason for that: this minimal, modern, not-astronomically priced collection is easily my favorite of the upcoming season so far. I haven’t seen everything yet, but it’s going to be hard to beat these pieces for things that I would actually buy and carry.

Why? Because they’re basically perfect. These extremely clean, well-edited designs showcase the gorgeous leather with which they were all made, and nearly every piece comes in a host of neutrals, plus blue and yellow. When a bag is this spare, it becomes nearly impossible to disguise flaws in quality or construction, and as far as I can tell, these bags have none. The best part, of course, is that 3.1 Phillip Lim bags generally cost less than a thousand dollars; I defy you to find anything as beautifully rendered at the same price point. Suddenly, I can’t wait for spring to get here. Check out more of the collection after the jump.

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  • LeaD

    Love the line! Please post when these are available for purchase – definitely going on my list!!

  • Seejayluvsbags

    I like the blk/wht one.

  • louch

    Where do you buy these bags??? They are awesome!

    • This is the Spring 2012 collection, so they’ll probably start popping up on most major department store websites for pre-order around the first of the year. Neiman Marcus, ShopBop and Net-a-Porter all carry the brand.

  • Dana

    where can i find these bags??? they are pretty impeccable

  • Bernice Boyer

    I love the smooth lines and the colors.

  • Janinevs

    Gorgeous! Thanks for reporting. I would never know about any bags if not for you guys.

  • J Umm

    not what i was expecting… kind of a bit margiela-esque
    STYLE DECORUM

  • Kat

    I am loving the shade of yellow that they use.

    My favorites are #10 and the beautiful, tan #17. I just worry about the skinny long straps. They might be a pain to use.

    http://dontaskmetosmile.wordpress.com

  • gpc

    LOVE – can’t wait to see them IRL!

  • rose60610

    Nice collection.

  • Jackie

    I am predicting that this will be a new cult fave.

    I love almost every single one. I hope they’re affordable for me! I want one of these babies in a solid! Unless it a smaller bag like 23 which I would easily take as is. 20 is fun due to the fringe detail but the straps, like a many others, look super long… hope they can be shortened enough to fit shorty like me. Ooooh how exciting!!! When will they be for sale?!

  • bisbee

    Just beautiful…I’ll have to keep these in mind!

  • cakegirl

    I absolutely love these. I keep leaving this page open on my computer in case Santa happens to look at it!

  • Maryam in Marrakech

    Oh my goodness, I absolutely want one of these esp if your pricing is right! I am just slightly worried that I will forget and then they will be sold out. eeek! I wish there was some way to pre-order and pay now with shipping after the 1st.

  • Bella

    I’m in love! So classy and sleek!

  • Shirley J

    love the mustard and royal blue color!!!

  • Alice

    omg do we have a price on these yet? Especially the main pic bag – so gorgeous and chic!