As much as I love a good basic bag, it’s the weird stuff that really gets my blood pumping. Transparency, nontraditional materials, crazy patterns, bold colors, embellishment of almost any kind – sign me up. Naturally, I love the Roy Lichtenstein-inspired 3.1 Phillip Lim Pop Art Bags. Split into two collections within the collection, Bang and The Breakup, the bags feature the bold colors and comic book-style graphics that are typical of Lichtenstein’s world-famous work.

Bags like these target a tiny portion of the buying population, but having already been carried by models and fashion industry heavyweights, the collection is sure to reach its intended audience. Lim has a knack for designing pieces that may not make sense to the general public but cause uncontrollable lust in the fashion-obsessed, and it seems like these bags are just the latest proof. Check out more of the piece after the jump, or shop the 3.1 Phillip Lim The Breakup Pouch, above, for $375 via Net-a-Porter.

3.1 Phillip Lim Bang Mini Shoulder Bag, $450 via Net-a-Porter

3.1 Phillip Lim The Breakup Shoulder Bag, $695 via Net-a-Porter

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  • Alexandra Davidoff

    The mini shoulder bag is cute. Great price point too, especially for something that sure to become a collector’s item in the future. 

  • Angelessya

    I love pop art!… and this bags ae really cute!

  • LaurenDB

    Love this bag! Liking the smaller one the best though!
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  • bryologue

    The Lim Bang is nice looking!

  • Karin bag4bag

    I know this type of retro pop culture becomes a tad tired if worn all the time, but I LOVE it !
    When fashion or accessories embrace an era of art or represent a popular culture, you can love it  for two reasons.  If I know what it represents it gives me a buzz, if I don’t then I like to find out more about it.   Really liking the Phillip Lim The Breakup Shoulder Bag.    

  • A Few Goody Gumdrops

    Very cool collaboration between the designer and one of the best modern artists of all time. If you can’t afford a Lichtenstein which are now off the charts you can at least buy a piece of “purse-art” from two of the best! Get out your latest modern art book….you will how ultra cool Lichtenstein is!

  • 19yearslater

    Adorable! I don’t know if I’d carry one but I love that they exist.