It happens every season. There’s always that one designer item that becomes a “must-have.” We hate using the word but that is literally the best way to describe it. You see a street style shot of a really pretty chick (probably a model) wearing the 3.1 Phillip Lim I Heart Nueva York Tee, or you spot Diane Kruger in Miu Miu‘s glitter booties and you think to yourself, “I HAVE to have these!” Even if it will cost you an arm and a leg–which isn’t out of the question when it comes to designer items.
This year, we predict that industry favorite Phillip Lim will own this area with his embossed handbags. You got a peak at them earlier this year during NYFW, but now, they’re finally available to buy. Praise Andre Leon Talley! Our favorite of the bunch is the Totes/Amaze Cutout-Handle Tote ($1,110). Other standouts include the Name Drop Backpack ($1,200) and Cash Only Small East/West Clutch ($595). Clearly, Lim knows his clientele. We’re sure fashion insiders will be “literally dying” over these bags with their favorite phrases. Shop ’em all in the slideshow.
[Photo: Phil Oh]