I must have been living under a rock or something, because I didn't realize that 3.1 Phillip Lim was still making handbags. And I definitely didn't realize that the line had improved so much from it's early days, which were kind of a mess. A chance encounter in the ShopBop new arrivals section led me to a few choice finds, and I'm so glad I ran across this bag in particular because it's gorgeous.
The new 3.1 Phillip Lim Seymour Tote is a respectable 14" x 13" x 3" and crafted from rich beige leather that is, inexplicably, labeled as "Rose" colored. It's also available in the much more understandably named "Black".
What I love about this tote is that it has a ton of details -- zippers, pouches, pockets and even a detachable interior coin purse -- but it still looks simple, verging on minimalist. Perhaps it's the size of this bag that helps with the minimalism illusion. Whatever it is, I like it. In fact, I love this bag so much that I kind of want to hug it.
→ Buy the 3.1 Phillip Lim Seymour Tote, $725.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.