3.1 Phillip Lim Wednesday Flap Shoulder Bag: Eight Days a Week

3.1 Phillip Lim Wednesday Flap Shoulder Bag

When it comes to classic-cool style amped up by a thousand percent, Phillip Lim puts other designers to shame. He has an eternally fresh sensibility, something you just can’t fake. Once again, Phillip has brought his downtown-with-a-hint-of-uptown aesthetic together in a flawless manner: the result is an amazingly edgy shoulder bag.

This changes the idea that a top-handle bag is strictly for ladies who lunch. Like the girl who wears it, the bag has no preconceived notions about where it should go and what it should be doing. Basic black? Not so much. Sure, the shape and functionality are basic, but this is basic with a twist – thanks to details that are inventive and brilliant.

The handle has been punctuated with gritty yet polished studs, and the base has four bumper studs as if the bag is announcing, “I’m tough. Just try me.” A slide-through clasp reinforces the unapologetic black-on-black vibe (maybe the name is borrowed from the classic pre-teen goth Wednesday Adams), but there’s nothing “goth” about it. Take it to lunch, take it to the club, take this anywhere you want, any day of the week. 3.1 Phillip Lim Wednesday bag on Ssense for $875.

Pair with: Are you a lady or a vamp? Walk the line with Tibi’s cropped raffia-effect topicon ($325) and coordinating midi skirticon ($625), for a well-matched look that keeps them guessing. On NET-A-PORTER.

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