The Recessionista Reviews Phillip Lim for Target, It’s Good

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Various pieces of the Phillip Lim 3.1 Target Collection (photo: M.Hall)

It’s taken me a while to write up this review because I was busy staying up late shopping online and then shopping my local Target store early this morning.  Both online an in-store there was a mad rush to get this collection, especially the bags.  Online almost everything is sold out.  In-store, at least at my local Target, there is still plenty of stock on shelves.  At our store, the employees were re-stocking all morning and bring more out, except for the handbags.  So if you still want Phillip Lim for Target, check our local store before you go shopping on eBay.  As I write this, there are now over 6,000 Lim for Target items on eBay.  If consumers don’t pay the mark-up, these will be returned to Target.   So you may have a chance to get those when they are returned.  Following are my top picks based on quality and price, plus a special giveaway for my readers, so read on!

Target's Lim 3.1 Lookbook

Garments from Target’s Lim 3.1 Lookbook

First of all, as we saw at the press  preview, this was a better Target designer collaboration that we have seen since the sell-out Missoni collection.    A lot of the clothing was surprisingly well done (especially the women’s tuxedo jacket)  and the PVC, Pleather/ Polyurethane versions of the Phillip Lim 3.1 top -selling designer handbags were faithfully reproduced.  In this collection, there are 29 exclusives, so I didn’t get to see everything in my store, but if you have the chance to shop this collection, look for these items.  Sizing for this collection is Misses not Juniors, so things don’t run small as they did for Prabal Gurung for Target or Richard Chai for Target.  The fabrics are also better blends than  typical Target garments and faithful reproductions of Lim’s designs.  These are The Recessionista’s  top picks from this collection:  

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Tuxedo Jacket- Navy for $59.99 this jacket is frankly amazing quality for Target.  It’s fully lined with great finishing and black piping for trim on the faux pockets.   The lapel is unique and distinctive, with a blue collar lapel at the top, and then lapels in contrasting black.  It’s a longer length to cover the hips, and has side vents and tailored darts in the back, giving a great fit.   If you see this at your store, be sure to try it on.   No one will ever know this came from Target….it’s that good.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target  Sparkle Peplum Tank -Black for $39.99– this is more of a vest with a high collar than a “tank.” It zips up with a hidden placket in the front hiding the zip and has plenty of stretch in it.  I paired it with the tuxedo jacket, and I think it makes a great looking holiday party look or top for a special night out.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Shirt Dress -Floral Print-  $39.99– This item is more tunic than dress (in my opinion) because of the high cut slits on the sides that expose the top of the leg.  Many women I was with trying it on at Target where uncomfortable with the slit. I plan to wear the dress with tights or leggings to overcome the problem.  To me, it’s a great tunic top almost like an updated Nehru jacket.  The print is gorgeous and a distinctive Phillip Lim item.  I also like the floral print peplum top for $39.99 (same fit as the sparkle peplum top) and the long sleeve blouse with floral print for $29.99.  This is just a gorgeous, very feminine print that you can wear year round.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Pullover -Navy/Green— $34.99. This is the best of the sweaters in the collection because of it’s clean lines.  The other sweaters (Sparkle sweater cable knit, is too bulky.) Some of the ladies I was shopping with today thought it was the best piece in the collection.  You need to try this one, because it’s a sleeper on the rack.  Only when you try it on will you see how well done it is.   The sweater’s front panel is a fine point knit that is very slimming. The sleeves are green chiffon rayon.   Just check the puckering around the armholes on this one, some of them didn’t have enough ease around the sleeves.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Bags priced from $34.99 to $54.99.  The bags are remarkable.  Simply the best Target has done since the 2008 Anya Hindmarch Target collection.  My favorites are the tote bags with the Gussets (I bought the purple online.)  The carryall totes are very good looking too, but were a bit too big for my tastes.  I also like the medium satchels, they are a great size to carry a lot of stuff without being over powering and the colors like Taupe, Black and Purple are great for Fall.  I hope Target restocks these some more consumers have the chance to own a good Phillip Lim bag for under $55.00.  The travel bag is also fantastic, a great size for airline travel and can fit easily in an over head compartment.  It’s priced at $59.99.  There was an insane crush for these bags at 8 am this morning at my Target.  It was very difficult to get a Lim bag in store today.  These were the only items I really show people pushing and shoving for and exhibiting bad behavior.

Other items of note:

The evening dresses are pretty , but not the best fabric, they are 100% polyester to keep the prices low.  The Sparkles dresses were pretty but they have pockets at the hip which add width, but you can always take the pockets out.   The Sequin dress is striking, but wasn’t my taste.  I think you have to be tall and lean to carry it off.  My Target didn’t have the faux leather shift dresses so no comment on those, they look good online.

The leather jacket seemed over priced, it ran small and was sized to be form fitting and the leather seemed thin to me.

The tops are pretty ( tank tops and sparkle tanks) I just didn’t think there were special enough to invest in when I was buying the handbags.

The trench coat was good looking, but a bit bulky, so it won’t work for everyone.  I liked the details on the coat though and the contrasting lining.

Lim Target Handbag

Our special giveaway: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Top Handle Crossbody Bag in Black.

Now , onto the special giveaway I promised you.  I am offering my readers the chance to enter to win a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Top Handle Crossbody Bag in Black.  This is a really handsome bag and I know one of you will love it.  To enter, you have to leave a comment to tell me your favorite item in the  3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection and follow The Recessionista on our various social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+.)   There will be one lucky winner and the contest will run for 2 weeks.  Use the widget below to enter by logging in with your email address or Facebook log-in.  Contest is open until Sept. 29th at 11:59 pm EST.   Open only to US Residents.  This contest is not sponsored by Target and the handbag was purchased by me for this giveaway.  Target has not provided any samples to The Recessionista.

Note: This giveaway has ended.  Congrats to our winner, one of my favorite Target shoppers Staci Abney!  Thanks to all who entered, there will be more giveaways soon and more chances to win!

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  1. Kari

    September 16, 2013 at 4:55 am

    I waited almost 2 hours in line there had to be at least 35 people in front of me. By the time I got inside ALL the bags were gone. People walked out with bag because they sell them to make profit. Which make it difficult for us girls who can afford the marge up. I really I win this!! I’ll be so happy.

  2. Tina

    September 16, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Michelle Ky

    September 16, 2013 at 5:19 am

    My favorite item at first glance is the floral shirt dress.

  4. Jessica

    September 16, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I love the mini satchels and the medium crossbody satchels! 🙂 So adorable and would love one for the fall!

  5. Cha

    September 16, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Favorite item is the mini satchel in black, but wish I got it in mustard, too

  6. Shannon Moody

    September 16, 2013 at 5:52 am

    When I go, I hope to get a bag and won of the Pow sweaters!

  7. Jane

    September 16, 2013 at 5:53 am

    My favorite is the mini-satchel, which I tried to order. Too bad was glitchy when the Lim collection went live…by the time the website worked for me, all the mini satchels were sold out. 🙁

  8. Francesca Valentino

    September 16, 2013 at 5:57 am

    No bags for me (they were all sold out online and in store) but my favorite item has to be the floral dress! 🙂 The print is amazing and the fabrication was well done! Not the best, but it is not thin! I also liked that the sleeves were long and not cap-sleeves. So excited for this dress to arrive!!! 🙂

  9. Gracie @ThoseThingsI

    September 16, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I wanted to get the Navy Sequin dress but it was sold out in my size online, same with the purple bag you got. Congratulations!

  10. Julie Y.

    September 16, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I’m looking for a versatile dress.

  11. Nicole O.

    September 16, 2013 at 6:29 am

    –––––––––––– I was hoping to get one of the Top Handle Crossbody Bags , but everybody else grabbed them before me. I wound up purchasing 2 Mini Satchels in Black & Gold.

  12. Petunia

    September 16, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I was hoping to see the yellow crossbody bag. It looks fabulous online. I was also interested in the brown medium satchel. I don’t own a basic brown or any brown handbags.
    The black crossbody looks perfect for everyday. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  13. Miriya

    September 16, 2013 at 8:18 am

    My favorite item from this collection is the yellow mini satchel…so adorable!

  14. ellen

    September 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

    This collection is awesome! I wasn’t able to get the bag I really wanted since it sold out so quickly, so here’s hoping for the best! 🙂

  15. ellen ross

    September 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I need some work slacks and some skinny jeans!

  16. Deirdre

    September 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I am loving that leopard print dress — wish I had snagged it!

  17. Lee

    September 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I love the navy dress with the faux-leather detail, but the bags look amazing. Too bad it’s all sold out online and the closet target in an hour away!

  18. Linda

    September 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I love the taupe cross body bag! I was lucky enough to snag the last one.

  19. Sam

    September 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Love all of the crossbody bags and the dresses!

  20. Gina

    September 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    my favorite is actually the giveaway bag! was on my list and disappeared from my cart, so I’d love to win! thanks for the chance.

    • Gina

      September 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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      • Mary Hall

        September 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

        Hi Gina, not sure why the Share icons don’t work for you.
        I see the icons, and then when you hit share a Box Appears and you can just chosen the social community you want to share on.

        However, you can simply take the link and post it to your Facebook page or Google+ or another community you like, as you did, and get an entry for that.
        Thanks for reading & entering. Appreciate it!

  21. Stacie

    September 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I went to this store at like 1030-11 and they still had a lot of everything. I like your pics though and the review!! I got the navy sequin dress and the floral print dress.

  22. Janelle

    September 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    The bags. Oh the bags. And I didn’t get a crossbody but really wanted one!

  23. kathryn young

    September 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Love the bags!

  24. Shantel

    September 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    My favorite piece is the skirt, the fit is very flattering and can be dressed up or down!

  25. Angel

    September 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    My favorite item in the Phillip Lim Target Collection is the floral print shift dress.

  26. Jenni

    September 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I got the mini-satchel in black and taupe. I wanted the purple tote, but it was sold out.

  27. Lindsay

    September 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I went at 8 AM on Sunday and most of the bags were already gone. The bag you’re giving away was the one I really wanted!

  28. Caroline

    September 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I had to get up for work at 5am so I was one of the lucky online shoppers who had my pick of the clothing I was able to pick up the black faux leather dress and the floral shirt dress. Sadly all of the bags I was interested in we’re already gone and were no where to be found in any of the local Targets. . I refuse to pay the mark up on eBay

  29. claudia paniza

    September 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I was lucky enough to order some items online. I can’t wait for them to arrive, and I have to pick up the black peplum everyone looks good in it!

  30. Target-Addict

    September 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Target just announced their next designer collab (for Spring 2014) will be with PETER PILATTO. I’ve never heard of them; have you?

    • Mary Hall

      September 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Hi TA, yes, British Brand, not as well known in the states. Known for technical type prints, bright colors, just posted on the announcement here> Target and PETER PILOTTO Announce 2014 Spring Collaboration

  31. Cindy

    September 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I think the yellow mini “Pashli” crossbody is my favorite piece! 🙂 Thx for the giveaway!

  32. Tasha

    September 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Really hoping there are some bags left at my local Target because they look fantastic!! Love the crossbody so much.

  33. Kim

    September 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I love the black top handle crossbody!

  34. Andrea Darst

    September 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I’m assuming the question was meant to say Target, so…I really want the tan large handbag, but I’m hoping to grab it when it goes on clearance. Being here in WI, there were plenty of pieces left last night in store, and usually the collabs end up going on clearance, so I’m hoping! I did get the lepoard print skirt and love it!

  35. Emily

    September 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Somehow I dropped the ball on this one – but just placed an order. hoping that the pockets on the sparkle dress dont ruin it for me.

  36. Ashley

    September 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    My favorite piece from this collection is the grey sweater dress. I agree about the leather jacket it seems way overpriced!

  37. Lisa

    September 16, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Favorite piece would have to be the Peplum Tank -Floral Print . The piece serves as a great transitional piece from summer to fall.

  38. Alexis L

    September 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    My favorite is the travel bag!

  39. Jessie C.

    September 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I like French Terry Sweatshirt -Boom Print

  40. Anne

    September 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    My fav item is the peplum floral print top!

  41. Meeble F.

    September 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I love the blank peplum top!

  42. Miu

    September 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    The top handle cross body bag in black was the only thing I really wanted in this collection and of course as luck would have it, it was sold out by the time I went online to look for it. *sigh* Please please let me win~ *fingers crossed*

  43. Anna

    September 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    My favorite item on the collection is THIS bag! I absolutely love it’s simplicity and size. I hope I win =)

  44. carolyn

    September 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I was lucky enough to snag 2 bags, 1 mini satchel and 1 large tote. I was hoping for a medium, but the shelves were pretty bare and I had to call around to the target I got them from just to find those bags! The other places I called were all sold out totally by 9 AM!

  45. amanda

    September 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Love the mini bag with gussets in yellow!

  46. Ashley

    September 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I stayed up until 4am trying to buy items from the test links on Twitter! I was actually more interested in the clothing then the purses, but I’m kind of tempted to check out the purses after reading reviews!!

  47. Caly

    September 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    No doubt the bags were a huge hit w/ this colab. Hope to win this adorable bag!!!! Didn’t get to see it at any of the store

  48. Natasha

    September 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I just love this bag! I was lucky that I managed to get one piece from this collection and would love to have this!

  49. Trina Diep

    September 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Mimi

    September 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I coveted the tote so much! A little out of my price range though, I’m afraid. I am considering the travel wallet, though.


    September 16, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    my fave item is the top handle crossbody bag so i hope i win!!

  52. Stephanie

    September 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I want the tuxedo jacket!!!

  53. Marlena

    September 17, 2013 at 12:06 am

    love the bags!

  54. Jessica C.

    September 17, 2013 at 12:29 am

    loving the mini satchel with gusset in black! so chic 🙂 and the perfect size!

  55. Joanna C.

    September 17, 2013 at 1:09 am

    This bag is super cute; hope I win!

  56. Franci

    September 17, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Love the purses so much! I reviewed the collection too, check it out on my blog.


  57. Jean

    September 17, 2013 at 3:47 am

    My fave is the Mini Satchel – undecided on color!!!

  58. Angela

    September 17, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Now I am kicking myself for not getting up early this weekend to snag some of that cuteness!

  59. neurosciency

    September 17, 2013 at 4:23 am

    i liked the ruffle shirts. they were a bit basic i guess, but whatever, i’ve been looking for a ruffle tank and they are perfect so i bought them in both navy and white.

  60. Denae

    September 17, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I really want the yellow cross body tote!

  61. Minh

    September 17, 2013 at 6:43 am

    My favorite from the collection is the black mini gusset bag! 🙂

  62. Margaret

    September 17, 2013 at 7:09 am

    The bags look great! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  63. Madlyne

    September 17, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I had my eye on the navy dress with faux leather but was sold out online and wasn’t available at my local target. Other favorites in the collection was the mini satchel in cognac and the cross body bag with top handle. Didn’t get these either because all sold out.

  64. Janet Parish

    September 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Stayed up til midnight for Target to go live but hated all the glitches in ordering! Epic Fail Target! So frustrated I went to bed. Woke up at 5 am and was able to order a tote and medium satchel. Really wanted the crossover and mini. Was able to snag a Mini Satchel in black and Gold for me and my daughter in store.

  65. Janet Parish

    September 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Waited up til midnight to order but with Target’s website problems I gave up after 45 minutes. Epic Fail Target! So frustrating! Woke up at 5 am and able to purchase a Medium Satchel and Tote along with a couple of shirts. I really wanted a Crossover and Mini Satchel but already sold out. I was able to purchase a Black and Gold Mini Satchel at a local store. Yeah for me! But I really want a Crossover!

  66. Lindsay L

    September 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I loved the mini satchel in black

  67. Erika W.

    September 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I love the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Medium Satchel – Taupe

  68. ellen casper

    September 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    The yellow crossbody bag is on my wishlist

  69. Nicole

    September 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I LOVE the large tote with gusset 🙂

  70. Takiyah

    September 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I jumped on the bandwagon way too late. Thank you fo the giveaway.

  71. Kim

    September 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I love that bag! I purchased two bags online and cannot wait to receive them!

  72. Farhia.H

    September 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    What can I say, I love many pieces, specially the floral dress and yellow satchel. He is not only a great designer but a good person too. I met him back in the day when he launched his first collection, when i told him how much i love the collection he gave me a sequin scarve that I treasure to this day. I never forgot his kindness. This bag will go great with my scarve.
    Thank you for doing this.

  73. Roxana Resendiz

    September 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I love love the Navy dress which I’m going to wear this coming weekend, and the floral peplum.

  74. Angela

    September 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I love this black cross body! It was already sold out by the time I got there. I did manage to snag the mini satchels in taupe and gold, the gold one I’m giving away on my blog, and also the gold cross body. I picked up the navy skirt and leopard scarf as well. In loveee with golds this season!

  75. sunchicka

    September 17, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Love the floral shirt dress

  76. aslihan

    September 17, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Love all of the bags!

  77. Ariel

    September 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I loved the Boom sweatshirt and the grey sweater dress is actually amazing on. I really wanted the medium satchel but it was already sold out 🙁

  78. ellen beck

    September 18, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I like the Tuxedo Jacket- Navy. Very classic andd sharp look.

  79. plaid_scarf

    September 18, 2013 at 12:31 am

    My favorite piece was the Boom sweatshirt. I went to Target early and they went too fast and the bags were all gone since there were a few people who just swiped cartfuls of them. The bags looked nice though for being fake leather.
    Pieces I did get: the floral peplum tank and navy sweater with sparkle at the neck. I agree that the sweater is bulky, but I’m planning to wear it with skinny jeans.

  80. Carol

    September 18, 2013 at 1:22 am

    My favorite item from the Target Phillip Lim collection is the Tuxedo jacket.

  81. tina

    September 18, 2013 at 1:38 am

    all about the sweaters!

  82. julie l

    September 18, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I think my pick would be the pullover. I’m a sucker for a flattering, chic sweater!

  83. Wanda McHenry

    September 18, 2013 at 4:10 am

    My top pick is the Apt. 9® Cashmere Open-Front Cardigan in Black Night! YES!

    • Mary Hall

      September 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Wanda, this giveaway is for Phillip for Target, not for Kohl’s which is Apt 9.

      To enter, you need to comment on a Phillip for Target item that you liked or wanted, not something from Kohl’s. Want to try again? 🙂 Thanks

  84. Shakiyah Ivory

    September 18, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I was totally bummed that everything sold out before I could get to it. Hopefully I can win this competition.

  85. Ann Saunderson

    September 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I was actually driving a rented vehicle on my way to PA from Long Island NYC early Sunday morning. I was using a navigational system on my phone which was about to die as the battery life was being used up quicker than normal. I was about 5 mins away from the border of PA, when i saw a Target and figured i would grab a car charger for my phone so that i could continue using the map on my phone. I was so focused on getting to my destination, I’d forgotten about the Phillip Lim Launch. As I walked into Target however, Target did not let me forget the launch:) the Phillip Lim display was right by the entrance. Even better was the fact that there was one mini YELLOW satchel gleaming from the shelf, which I quite happily picked up and placed quite proudly in my trolley! As I walked towards the cashier a crowd of women came over to ask me if i had seen anymore, but I hadn’t. What was even more amazing was that was the one item i had wanted and it was the item I got. Now what on earth had I come into the store for in the first place?? For the life of me I couldn’t remember…Oh yeah, car charger!

  86. KARINA

    September 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    My favorite item from the Phillip Lim collection is the Top Handle Crossbody Bag in Black. But i love all of the bags.

  87. Brenda

    September 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I purchased the sparkle peplum in black. As you suggested this is a perfect piece for the holidays. I also liked the floral peplum and the navy/green pullover. Every Target I’ve been to sold out of the bags, so I really hope I win.

  88. sehar

    September 19, 2013 at 2:41 am

    i love the top handle crossbody in yellow a lot 🙂

  89. Apurva

    September 19, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Love the Sparkle Peplum 😀

  90. Lucy

    September 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

    OH MY GOSH, you bought this to give away? That’s so thoughtful of you. Thanks for the love! 🙂

    On my pick list is DEFINITELY the trench coat. I love the light blue trousers as well. My local Target carried neither of these items. I was excited to try on dresses, too, but their selection was limited and all the XS-M sizes were gone.

    Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway!

  91. Libby

    September 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    My favorite piece of the collection, outside of his bags, would be the navy skirt! It fits perfectly and is adorable 🙂

  92. Alyssa

    September 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I love all the yellow bags, expecially the mini satchel, which is my fave. I saw a craigslist seller’s photo of 9 Phillip Lim for Target bags (about 2 of each style) and I was so disgusted by the greediness.

  93. Brianna

    September 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I really like the trench coat that was pictured above, but it’s pretty unrealistic for my Florida weather. Next up would be that shirtdress! It’s feminine & classy & I think I could rock the split!

  94. nikki m

    September 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Trying to unsuccessfully locate a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Mini Satchel with Gusset – Black

  95. Terrie K.

    September 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Love this collection by Phillip Lim for Target. The crossbody bag would be a GREAT way to start my fall wardrobe redo and very suitable for job fairs and interviews.

  96. lynda

    September 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    the shirtdress drew me in first, but the bags really catch my eye. I hope there are some left by the time I get to my store!!

  97. Margaret

    September 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    The BOOM sweater is my top pick!

  98. Patti

    September 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I like the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Tote with Gusset – Purple.

  99. Renee Arrington

    September 20, 2013 at 2:01 am

    My favorite item from the collection is the BOOM shirt.

  100. Yolanda

    September 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    That BOOM shirt is my absolute fave!

  101. Kristen

    September 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I grabbed the animal print skirt (easily my favorite)!

  102. Karell

    September 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Thank yo for the giveaway!!!

  103. Karell

    September 20, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    My favorite item is the gusset in taupe!!

  104. MrsKravitz

    September 20, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    OK, longtime reader first-time poster, delurking because I’m just flabbergasted by an email I got for Target. So flabbergasted that part of me is thinking, this has got to be a scam.
    Backstory: I was able to cram in an online order for four items very early on Sunday morning. I’ve had plenty of experience with (their online business is horribly managed), so I didn’t let myself get too excited. I check the status every couple of days. Slowly but surely, three of the four items finally showed up as “shipped.” Haven’t received any of them yet, but still. They’re on their way.
    Today I get a “so sorry we cancelled part of your order” email. That’s about par for the course. It actually didn’t bother me too much, because the three items that shipped were the ones I wanted most. The one that was cancelled was the black valise. OK, went back to scrolling through my inbox and I see a second email from Target. And here’s where I was blown away.
    “Please accept our sincerest apologies and a $100 eGiftCard that is redeemable at”
    Huh… whut? They’re giving me a $100 gift card for $60 bucks worth of disappointment? Color me flabbergasted. It says the gift card code will come in a separate email.
    At this point I’d be thrilled if they could recall the other three items and send me a $100 gift card for each. I mean, I like Phillip Lim, but I like $100 gift cards falling from the sky even more.
    Just wanted to share. Did anyone else get something similar? I still won’t be surprised to find out that the gift card part of the story is a scam of some kind, but if it turns out to be for real, well, then, good on Target. God knows I’ll have no problem at all spending it, of course.

    • Mary Hall

      September 21, 2013 at 5:02 am

      Hi Mrs. Kravetz! I have heard now from several readers, and it’s true, they are giving out gift cards in EXCESS of the amount spent for unfulfilled orders. I guess they don’t want the customer dissatisfaction that they experienced when they couldn’t fulfill the Missoni orders. Interesting business model for sure: )

  105. MrsKravitz

    September 21, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Update on my earlier post: I got the gift card, it’s for $100, doesn’t seem to have any restrictions, just a hundred bucks to spend at Target. I also saw mention of it on another website, so I’m not the only one. It’s a head-scratcher. I’m more than happy for the unexpected gift but it seems to me that Target would do better for itself if it just learned how to manage its distribution channels better. Handing out $100 per customer for cancelled orders can’t be good for their bottom line.

  106. Marlita

    September 21, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I really liked all the grab and go pajama sets. so cute! The oversized mens bag and backpack. Also in love with the BOOM sweatshirt and BOOM scarf. 🙂 very cute.

    by the way, I think it’s awesome that you purchased a bag to giveaway. 🙂
    Good luck to all!

  107. Kim

    September 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I really love the crossbody bag that you are giving away. It seems really cute and functional 🙂

  108. Tabathia B

    September 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    the Target Shirt Dress

  109. Allison

    September 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    My favorite clothing item is probably the animal print blazer, but I just found the Boom sweater at my local Target last night and I love that too! And I love the bags! I have the mini gusset satchel and the little duffel satchel but I couldn’t get the top handle satchel at the store. 🙁

  110. Sawan Tate

    September 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I love all the handbags… I wish I would have been able to get to the store to get one.

  111. Tanya

    September 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Like the satchels and simple black dresses and cross body purses

  112. Jenny

    September 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I love the medium gray satchel!

  113. Kimberlee

    September 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Love the giveaway bag – am headed to ebay now to see what’s out there!

  114. Paige

    September 22, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I got the black peplum top and the oriental floral dress. Love them both!

  115. jennifer kaawa

    September 22, 2013 at 5:34 am


  116. Claire

    September 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

    It is a really nice quality collection. Love the classic designs! Thanks for the giveaway!

  117. Dee

    September 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I love the sparkle peplum as well as the boom sweater 🙂

  118. MC Chau

    September 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I love the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Tote with Gusset – Purple! So cute!

  119. Debra Hamilton

    September 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Mini Satchel

  120. Jenny Masters

    September 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I really liked the purple ones that were online only (sorry, can’t remember the name off the top of my head right now). Thank you for the chance!

  121. Rachel Arnold

    September 23, 2013 at 2:00 am

    I really like that purse!

  122. Monique B.

    September 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I love almost all of the handbags in this collection. Thank you for the opportunity.

  123. Cherie Montorio

    September 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    My favorite is the mini satchel.

  124. rona Gay Padura

    September 24, 2013 at 12:53 am

    love the mini satchel in black and mustard

  125. Jennifer Dysart

    September 24, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I had my eye on the large purple tot with gusset, but missed my chance 🙁

  126. Sabine

    September 24, 2013 at 3:44 am

    The Leopard shirt is my favourite, I love the quality and the fit! The bags are so nice aswell, and as for accesories, my fave is your special giveaway: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Top Handle Crossbody Bag in Black. It is sold out everywhere though! Love it, would be the perfect bag for my birthday this weekend!

  127. Jen B.

    September 24, 2013 at 6:33 am


    I was unable to get any of the bags from this collection, but I love the black (large and medium) Carryall Tote and the black Crossbody the best! I think they really show character and a classic chic-ness to it~

  128. Lenein

    September 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Great post about the collection. I have been highly anticipating this collection. Luckily I came out with the top handle satchel and the mini satchel along with the french terry sweatpants. <3

  129. Elizabeth Kim

    September 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Ahhh I wanted this bag so much!

  130. Elizabeth

    September 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I LOVE the sparkles dress! the back is so pretty!

  131. Laura Daly

    September 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I LOVE the bags the most! But I also loved the BOOM shirt! Thanks for the giveaway- you and ebay are my only hope! 🙂 Have a great week!

  132. Rachel

    September 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    What a beautiful collection! Sadly most of the clothing didn’t fit me because I’m so petite! Love the accessories! Just disappointed I wasn’t able to get my hands on any.

  133. Liz

    September 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I adored all the bags for this collection. It gives a chance for all the recessionista out there to have our own little piece of phillip lim. This bag is the perfect size for the everyday bag. Plus, I like the longer strap so I can be handsfree when doing errands around town.

  134. Sarah

    September 25, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Tophandle crossbody in any color is my top pick! 😛 Wish I could win this for a friend because I think it would be a great peace offering 🙂

  135. San D

    September 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    The floral shirt dress is my fave piece and also ALL the bag! 🙂 xoxo

    San (@SS_Dal)

  136. San D

    September 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    The floral shirt dress is my fave piece and also ALL the bags! 🙂 xoxo

    San (@SS_Dal)

  137. Joi

    September 26, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I definitely love the tuxedo jacket! It’s perfect for transitioning from fall to winter and would look so cute over a sparkly dress for new year’s eve!

  138. Fatima Ballena

    September 26, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    This bag is totally stunning when I will join parties or even events. that’s what I love and not only that but you can use this on casuals.. All in one this makes the theme of this bag.

  139. Ami S.

    September 27, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I ran to my local Target no less than 5 times and called everywhere else, but alas, this bag was all sold out! This is the ONLY item from the collection I’m dying to get my hands on. Thanks for doing this giveaway. 🙂

  140. Britney Anderson

    September 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  141. Britney Anderson

    September 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    My favorite item from the collection is the black crossbody bag!

  142. Kelsey A

    September 28, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I love the whole collection!! I think my favorite is the carry-all tote in taupe 🙂

  143. Cynthia

    September 28, 2013 at 2:16 am

    All I ever wanted from the line is the bag you’re giving away … The top handle crossbody bag in either black or grey. I have yet to find it 🙁

  144. kathy

    September 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love the 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Satchel – Purple. I love the color of this bag

  145. kathy

    September 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I love the 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Satchel – Purple, i love the color of this bag

  146. Tina Chang

    September 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Definitely all the bags, I can’t choose which one I love most!

  147. Trixie

    September 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    My favorite piece of the collection was the black and white drop waist dress. Great classic style for work and flattering on all body types.

  148. Katherine Bui

    September 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    My favorite item has got to be this bag! I’ve literally went all around the Los Angeles/Orange County/Valley just to find it. This would be my dream bag come true!

  149. Karen

    September 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    After reading your post, I am more tempted to buy one online…haha 🙂