Okay, my very 1st thought when I looked at this bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim F/W 2011 collection was: "wow Boston's twin!".
And many people did assume so, far before I did. It must be the unique shark-effect feature that resembles those of Céline's. If you take a glance on it, you'll get that kinda impression also of this bag.
However, after quite sometime, it offers a different feel from Céline's luggage totes. This bag is more like "a school/work-bag meets edgy" kinda bag (like Mulberry Alexa, Proenza Schouler PS1, and Balenciaga Motorcycle).
What I love the most bout this bag is the zipper accent for the gussets. Zip up: you get the formal look. Zip down: voila you get the edgy and more space to put your abundant stuffs in. 2 looks in 1 bag!
As explained by Lim in stylebubble: "It stemmed from the idea of motorcycle bags, every detail has a function and it is ultimately a pragmatic bag. 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."
It was great how Phillip Lim took the standout essence of the current IT bag and translated it into a whole different new bag, which actually does not feel that different (and is in a reasonable price range).
And just like other IT bag, this bag is also sold out, and unfortunately for its tempting jade green and navy blue colors. They are available for pre-order tho' *yay!*
*2 looks above are by stylebubble* ♥