I have never been known to jump on the Target collaborations with Designers. Mostly because I like to sleep and don’t want to wake up extra early to battle lines. I had seen the buzz around the latest collaboration through Twitter and a friend told me that the bag I had commented on was from the same designer (and she said it was a huge splurge and I should definitely not do that). So when Target had posted a photo on Instagram with the bags, I was really excited to see the price & maybe purchase one.
On Sunday, when it launched, I was up feeding Luke around 5:30 am. I went into my Target App, while cozy, and added 2 bags to my cart and checked out. Oh and I also posted on Instagram…
I posted “Thank you, @Target app, for satisfying my shopping addiction while cozy in bed nursing my baby 🙂 Can’t wait to check them out! #philliplimfortarget”
And check out the comment back FROM Target “It’s always a win when both Mom and baby get what they want” – totally cool.
So I waited anxiously for the bags and they FINALLY arrived monday night, during dinner. I opened them up as soon as I was done and asked Jon which he liked better. Well, his first comment was the top carry-all satchel reminded him of a football because of the color, the shape, and the stitching on the front. Awesome. He liked the taupe one because he says it’s a big smaller, and doesn’t look like a piece of luggage.
Interwebz, I turn to you – I need help. I like both bags. I don’t know which I love. I don’t know which to keep. And before you say you’ll take the other – it’s already been promised to my friend, Desiree. I told her I’d add that in this post 🙂 Sooo, which do you think?
I had high hopes for the carry-all satchel but it does seem really large. The tote one seems too weird to use as a crossbody. I don’t know if my MK hampton is too similar in shape. I don’t know what I want. Do I keep searching for a bag? Sell both these off? What say you?
** Oh and I should add what I think about the bags – I know these are not leather, but I must say the faux leather quality is pretty good. I don’t know how they would appear side by side with a Phillip Lim original in leather, but I think, overall, these are pretty great! The taupe is very structured while the carry-all is more relaxed with the softness of the faux leather.