6.27.2012

Handbag Wars: 3.1 Phillip Lim vs. Alexander Wang











3.1 Phillip Lim "Pashli" satchel available here and here ; Alexander Wang "Emile" tote available here and here

Some people save for exotic vacations, but me, I save for fashion. A new bag has been on my list for months and I have finally narrowed my choices to two: 3.1 Phillip Lim's Pashli satchel and Alexander Wang's Emile tote. Considering they both retail for under $1000 I think I'm being relatively frugal - or so I will tell my boyfriend if he ever finds the receipt;) Both designers make some of the most downtown chic clothes on the market and both handbags have been coveted by celebrities, models and blogger "it girls"I'm veering towards Mr. Wang's new suede and croc embossed Emile, BUT there is something about the jade green leather on the Pashli that is calling my name. 


So...what's a girl to do? The Pashli or the Emile, which one is your favorite? 

65 comments:

  1. Haha, girl I totally get it! I personally would prefer the Philip Lim, but I want to see pics of which ever you get!

    x carlina
    allergictovanilla.com
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  2. I'm totally with you about handbags! And don't worry...my husband is now numb to the fact that I spend insane amounts on shoes and handbags! haha

    ok so That green is so pretty!!! And either way you go on this one, you will win..they are both so cool and def. downtown chic. The Wang has the shoulder strap which is beneficial bc sometimes I get tired of a purse just hanging on my forearm. Keep us updated!! xox

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  3. I absolutely love both handbags! And I would say that if you're going for more of a classic but funky twist go with the Phillip Lim, but if you're going for more casual edginess go with the Wang! I personally would gravitate towards the Alexander Wang because it's more my style!! I hope I helped :)

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  4. the Pashli is really speaking to my heart... I am instantly obsessed. So chic!

    www.LeopardAndLavender.com

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  5. I would go for the 3.1 Phillip Lim's Pashli satchel ... it reminds me of Celine but still it is unique!
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  6. I prefer the Philip Lim one!
    XOXO
    Ylenia
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  7. They are both so fabulous but I think I would pick the Wang !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  8. BOTH!! Do you have to choose? :)
    Either one is a winner!
    www.thegirlon23rd.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the Alexander Wang

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  10. I personally adore the Philip Lim bag but mainly because of the color and the fact that I prefer angular bags to round ones. But ultimately, it's your call! Either one is super cute!

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  11. the philip lim whithout doubt(:

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  12. I think I like the Pashli. It's almost making me forget about a Celine bag I'm lowkey coveting.

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  13. Alexander Wang- no question!!! :)

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  14. Awe man, this is not fair!!! The Pashli is a totally rad color, but does it have a shoulder strap of any kind? For me, if i can get my arm through to rest it on my shoulder then I am happy, but when it's limited to just a hand carry bag I get a little crazy sometimes! Either one you can't lose, as long as it's comfy, cause they are both fab!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  15. This is a tough one...they are both amazing bags!! I personally like the styling of the Phillip Lim one better & that color is to die for! I am a sucker for satchels.:) Keep us posted on which one you decide on.
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  17. I would kill for the Phillip Lim!!

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  18. The Pashli its killer; leather with the gold accents and zippers and that emerald green: divine!
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is a tough call, but I would choose the Pashli. I just love the structured look of it, and the side zips are such a unique detail that aren't like to come around again too soon :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  20. Most definatly the Emile!!!!!! LOVE that bag!!!

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  21. same her, I save for fashion too. I have the 3.1 Phillip Lim satchel ( in navy blue) and Selvia has the Alexander Wang. Either one, will be the good buy. My opinion is if you like classic then the Phillip lim , A.W more trendy & edgy.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  22. I really couldn´t chose between the two but for now I am so in love with the Phillip Lim bag! :) xo, Alma
    ps. thanks for the follow...I´´m following you right back! ;)
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  23. I like your blog!
    http://mesmemos.tumblr.com/

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  24. ain't easy to choose... let it be pashli :)

    and thanks for stopping by, happy to follow you back!

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  25. Oh, I love both bags! They're stunning!!:D

    Stop by some time:D

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  26. I would go for the Alexander Wang!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I love the Phillip Lim one!
    new follower on bloglovin and GFC! Would you follow me back???
    Laura
    www.iaiaecris.com

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  28. I like your blog!

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  29. The Philip Lim one, definetly!!!

    http://thesedaysfashion.blogspot.com

    kisses, Delia

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  30. The Alexander Wang one is absolutely fantastic
    -Doris

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  31. The Pashli is definitely my favourite.. especially in taupe! :)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  32. I LOVE The Pashli!!!!! it is beautiful and that green is so unique in color!

    xx

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  33. I love them both but I'd go for the Philip Lim one!
    My favorite of all times so far is the Alexander Wang Rocco, so I'm saving up for that one :) <3

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  34. I love them both too but I am very drawn to the Pashli one! But you will be the one carrying it so you must LOVE it! Great choices!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  35. Definitely the Pashli!

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  36. I like the structure of the Pashli best. Jealous!
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  37. Def Wang, I don't really like Pashli that much, it's a bit too structured for me. But both are still beautiful, such statement bags! x

    www.fashionistasdiary.com

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  38. I love the Pashli as its more structured and I prefer that in a handbag!
    Can't wait to see what you choose.

    xxxox
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  39. Yeah, I can't make up my mind.

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  40. A very hard choice. Must I pick one? I lean towards structured stuff, so I guess Philip Lim is my choice.
    Cheap Makeup Reviews
    Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle

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  41. I vote for the Pashli -- so pretty!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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    I enjoyed browsing in your blog, it's amazing.
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    xoxo

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  43. Philip Lim, its on my wish list too!

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  44. Love the Emile bag! I completely agree with saving for great bags! I do the same thing! New follower of your blog :)

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  45. get the Phillip Lim! such a great bag and good structure! Its timeless!


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  46. PASHLI ALL THE WAY!!!!

    xo Rachel

    www.glamhampton.com

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  47. ahaha nice sweety,i love all of them! would you like to follow each other? pls visit my blog and i followed back!

    kissy♥precious

    http://preciouslovestyle.blogspot.com/

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  48. Definitely the Alexander Wang bag...love it! And kudos to you for being able to save up like that!

    bigdreamsandexpensivetaste.blogspot.com

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  49. I am so in love with the bag!!! The philipp lim is my favorite! Perfect color too!

    Vicky

    LAST DAY TO WIN A CANON IXUS 125

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  50. The Philipp Lim is gorgeous, but I do have a soft spot for Alexander Wang too.. Its a tough choice!

    Xx
    www.estellelamode.com

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  51. I'me in love with Plilipp Lim bag <3
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  52. The Alexander Wang Emile tote, definitely!
    Kisses
    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

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  53. Nice post! If you have a minute, please check out my log and follow me if you liked it. I'll appreciate it so much! Thanks!

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  54. I've been coveting the Pashli for awhile - that would be my choice - but both are lovely. xA

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  55. I vote Philip Lim.

    http://fashionananthropologicalpointofview.blogspot.ca/

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  56. It's a very difficult decision to make but I vote for Philip Lim; it is just absolutely gorgeous.

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam

    http://classypam.blogspot.com

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  57. i love Philip Lim!

    www.beckspick.com

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  58. I love Phillip Lim but in this "challenge" I prefer Alexander Wang Emilie :)
    BTW your blog is fantastic!
    Xxx from Italy

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  59. I do love them both :) great post honey!
    would you mind to follow each other?
    xx shey
    http://thelittlebearcub.blogspot.com/

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  60. oooh I am loving the alexander wang bag!! love your blog!

    xx
    kat
    www.withlovefromkat.com

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  61. I opted for the pashli (pre-order on Moda Operandi made it a little easier to stomach bc you only have to pay half up front haha), but I don't think you can go wrong with either.

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  62. This is SUCH a tough one - and though I adore the look of the pashli, the Alexander Wang might be just a little bit more function because of the longer strap ...
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  63. This purse is really nice, it looks really professional, has a nice color and delivery was quite fast. I really like this handbag because it really stands out.

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Chelsea