Jul 16, 2013

My New Phillip Lim Pashili Medium Satchel

Have you ever set your eye on something that you can't stop thinking about?

I have my eye set on the 3.1 Phillip Lim pashli satchel for a long time. Think probably over a year. This year they came out with a medium sized satchel which I thought would fit me better so I took the plunge.


3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel in taupe (buy here)


As I mentioned earlier, I have my eye set on this bag for a while. They come out with different colors each season. I have been browsing on all the major U.S. department store websites but they rarely go on sale. 

Then I came about this website: ForwardForward.com by Elyse Walker.  After doing some research, learnt that this is an indeed legitimate website and this was run previously under Revolve Clothing which I have heard of before. 


The delivery time is pretty fast, considering it is shipped from L.A. Only took 4 business days to arrive at my doorstep.


All the brass/gold hardware is wrapped carefully to avoid scratches and the bag comes in its 3.1 Phillip Lim dust bag.


The signature look of this satchel is its front double zippers but when zipped down, makes the bag wider and also gives a more casual look. In this picture, I put the top cover inside the bag for another look.


There is a zippered compartment with the 3.1 Phillip Lim logo embossed on the leather. The lining is a satin/silk material. Very spacious and functional.


There is a little leather wrap-around to keep the handles together so it will keep its shape when standing up.


J. Crew Stitchwork Stripe Top (here)
old Levi jean capri
watch by Urban Peaches Boutique

To me, the medium-sized is just right for me. They have a regular/large size and a mini one. The large is too big for me for every day use and the mini pashli is just too small. I am used to carrying a lot of "junk" inside my purse and this is just the perfect size.


I was debating on whether to get this in the classic black with gold hardware or this taupe. I am so glad I picked the taupe color. It matches with everything practically and I know I can wear it all year round.


Another feature which sold me this bag is it comes with a shoulder strap. I believe the previous season's bags did not have that. Even though this size bag is not very heavy, it is always handy to have that option to wear it on your shoulder when your arm is getting tired.


Can also be worn as a cross-body bag.

Yes, I know, I am hard-selling this gorgeous bag. But you know when you have wanted something so bad for so long and when it arrives, it is everything and more than you have expected, you would be super-excited.


What pushed me to buy this bag now is that ForwardForward.com has a promo. You get 15% off your first purchase when you purchase from their in-app(you need either your iphone or ipad to install the app). The website has a great variety of designer items and I am very impressed with their customer service and for sure I would recommend this and will do more purchases definitely. 














20 comments:

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    1. thank you :) I'm so happy I finally get it.

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  2. Gawd, this bag is GORGEOUS! *___*

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  3. lOVE,LOVE YOUR BAG!!!!

    I have looked ate the pashli before too,but i thought it was to big.
    The size you got is perfect and i love the crossbody option.
    Thanks for the review!

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    1. thank you :) I think the medium size fits me the best as I don't need a big bag for work.

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  4. It's an amazing bag. I have the large one in black for work and ever since I got the black one I've been searching for other colors. I plan on getting a medium one in a different color.

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    1. I think they just come out with their fall collection and some new prints and colors are amazing. Did you get yours at Holt Renfrew?

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  5. ohh nice! I've been eyeing the mulberry alexa though it's extremely hyped up... and still havent gotten to purchasing it yet because of the $$$$$

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    1. I love bags from Mulberry. Such cute and classic designs. Hope you will get yours soon :)

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  6. I just bought a bag! I was thinking of sharing it on my blog as well. It's my first purse so pretty exciting :) It's the blue explorer crossbody from Fossil! This one looks great on you, very classy!

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    1. thank you! Looking forward to seeing your new bag in your blog :)

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  7. Ooh, pretty bag! I didn't know the Pashli came in a medium size - that looks just about right!

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    1. I believe the medium size just came out this spring. I think it is a much more functional size for every day use.

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  8. I can see why you fell in love with it, and why you waited so long to buy. Hefty price tag, but it is sooo pretty. If you love it, I say it's worth it!

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    1. even though it is not super expensive, I like to think hard before I make a purchase like this. I'm happy I finally got it and it's worth the wait :)

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  9. Cute bag, I like the structure and the design.

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    1. I like bigger bag and this is just the right size for me :)

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  10. 800.00? Are you kidding me?

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  11. This is random, I like this bag a lot but before buying it, I wish to know if it is heavy when it's empty (a lot of designer bags are heavy and not practical for use). I'll be happy to hear your opinion :)

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