The must-have bag in our holiday gift guide is none other than the 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Satchel ($895). The satchel is so popular that when it launched in 2011, it sold out of stores in Soho and L.A. in just one week. Even Vogue editors who get their pick of designer accessories had difficulty snagging one. Who knew that was even possible?
Two years later, the satchel is still a favorite of celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Emma Roberts and Rachel Bilson, and bloggers including Susie Bubble. Everyone’s obsessed with its utilitarian design, inspired by vintage motorcycle bags which are more function than fashion. According to Lim, “It goes back to the lifestyle of the Phillip Lim girl – she is a working girl, she is real she wears things from day to night from day to day. For me it is really important for the bag to work for the wearer and not the other way round.” The Pashli is flanked with architectural zippered gussets, a buckle closure, a square body and multiple compartments. What’s not to love? Pick up one for the #1 girl on your list, and she’ll adore you forever.