3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2014 Handbags

Sometimes fashion speaks to its customers on a metaphorical level, but for 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2014, the handbags literally have something to say. The handheld, paper bag-like purses are debossed with fashion-fave phrases like “totes” and “amaze,” as well as clutches that boast of the “cash” therein. (And let’s face it, “cash” is a favorite phrase among the luxury crowd as well, if maybe not a colloquialism.)

If you like your handbags a little less wordy, the collection also featured many a chain-handled, highly structured shoulder bag, very much in the vein of the Chanel Boy Bag, but slightly more minimal. Lim made his accessories name with the Pashli, a contemporary take on the incredibly popular Celine Luggage Tote shape, and with the Boy Bag’s ever-increasing favor among fashion’s tastemakers, it’s smart for the brand to provide a more attainably priced alternative that still has plenty of fashion cachet. Check out the full runway collection below.

[Images via Vogue.com]

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  • A

    Not strongly impressed, pashli’s were definitely in a different class.

  • S

    TOTES trying too hard, it could have been AMAZE if they removed those tacky bags. No CASH there way this year — saw what I did there?

  • Jeloi

    I like them, but wouldn’t want to carry the one with “cash” on it because I wouldn’t want a dent in my skull over it.

  • kindled

    The “TOTES” one makes me think of the Spring commercial, where James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell are like “TOTES MAGOTES.”

    That said, I would’ve been more amused by the words if they’d put “TOTES” on a tote bag, :)

    • kindled

      *Sprint, not Spring. My bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/petra.brankovska Petra B.

    Love the shoulder bags! The chain makes them so sophisticated.

  • Amy

    So your just not going to mention the fact that these chain bags look an awful lot like the SL Betty bag? Or is it just when Hedi Slimane produces a bag that you point out how similar it is to another bag ?

  • sy

    do you know when the chain bags will go on sale? I love that pistachio colour and would love to get my hands on one!

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