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Friday, April 17, 2009

3.1 Phillip Lim Cavanaugh Doctor Bag

What would possess a designer to take a perfectly chic and timeless silhouette like that of the doctor bag and do this to it? Seriously, why do it? The only answer I can come up with is that someone on Phillip Lim's creative team (hopefully not the designer himself) thought the Cavanaugh Doctor Bag was fabulous and gave the go-ahead to manufacture it. I've got news for everyone that works for 3.1 Phillip Lim, this bag ain't pretty. It's downright laughable. The leather fringe tassels with silver polished bead detailing remind me of the ponytails I used to sport in elementary school. This isn't necessarily the image I want popping into my head when shopping for a handbag. Don't think that the funny tassels are the only thing wrong with this design. Oh no, there's more.

The large 17 x 13 x 9 size would make this a great day bag, but the designers forgot to include a convenient detachable shoulder strap. Lugging around such a large bag when it's filled up and heavy is not an option in my book. The top handles only offer a 5' drop which my chubby arms could never manage. Then there's the tonal leather band along the rear exterior of the bag. It doesn't wrap around the bag, it's just kinda there, on the back, for no apparent reason. Ugh! Aside from the fetching cobalt blue color and retro framed top, there's nothing that could persuade me to buy the 'Cavanaugh'. I could go on, but I think everyone gets the point. The 3.1 Phillip Lim Cavanaugh Doctor Bag is a joke and certainly not worth its' $825 price tag.

3.1 Phillip Lim Cavanaugh Doctor Bag available via eLUXURY


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