I’m not sure what it is, but I have been thinking about work bags lately. Perhaps I am fantasizing about the day I will have a real job. Not that I don’t love Bag Bliss, of course! I seem to be drawn to structured satchels, over messenger bags and other styles. One that caught my eye recently is the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Painted Croc-Print Satchel!
Wait a minute. Did I read that right? Yes, it definitely says “painted”. While croco-print handbags are not unusual, the fact that the pattern is painted onto the leather rather than embossed into it is very unusual. Now the question is, does it look good? Surprisingly, it does! In fact, I love it. There is just this extra depth there that you simply cannot get with embossing. Overall, this is a very nice style as well. I like the boxy shape and flap closure. Perfect for toting around your laptop and various file folders. I love the vertical zipper details on the front, which actually open to expand a pair of gussets. And ball chain zipper pulls? A little quirky, but I sort of like them. I can definitely picture myself carrying this bag during the fall and winter months.
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