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Bags Are Going Fast at 3.1 Phillip Lim's Sample Sale

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If you're going to the 3.1 Phillip Lim sale for the bags, you should get there stat. Purses are being scooped up left and right, and many clothing styles and shoes are one-off bargains. The pricing is below, and while there were no photos allowed, we surveyed the stock and put together a gallery to give you an idea of what you'll find.

As you walk in, men's clothes are on the right, across from a table of shoes. There are many coats and jackets, ranging from $200 for denim styles up to $500 for leather and suede. Pants and jeans are $100, as are woven tops and shirts, and tees are $50. We saw a shearling moto for $900.

Moving on to the women's stock, prices get a little more complex. For woven tops and shirts, anything embellished or embroidered is $150, while all other short sleeved or sleeveless options are $100. Tees are $75. All embellished or embroidered sweaters are $300, and plain styles are $150. Fur coats, like a bomber jacket with a contrast color yoke, are $600. Leather jackets, like a peplum moto style with quilting and a color-blocked biker jacket, are $550. A layered parka with detachable rabbit lining is $400, and regular trenches are $250. Sizes generally run from 0 to 8, with one-off styles in 2 or 4.

For bottoms, leather or sequined skirts (like the crossover biker skirt in the gallery) and pants are $350, regular skirts are $100 and regular pants (like the classic pencil trousers) are $75. Evening gowns (we saw very few) are $500, cocktail dresses are $400 and sweater/tee/day dresses are $175. We saw a tank dress with an arabesque neckline and raw edges in white ($400) and a pin-tucked shirt dress ($175).

Onwards to shoes, which are all $100. We saw plenty of styles, but the sizes are mostly limited to 7 and 8, with the occasional 10. We noted rose gold Quinn loafers, natural leather Cosmic flat sandals, Morgan low top sneakers and Ella high heel sandals.

Now for the focal point: BAGS. There is a mini line next to the accessory bins ($50 belts, $150 fur gloves, and $30 underwear if you're inclined), and the bags are on the right hand wall. Prices are noted on posters, but the breakdown for bags is $450 for large, $300 for medium and $200 for small sizes. We noted a large 31 Hour bag in glacier (originally $1,150), a 31 Hour zip-around black backpack, a New Wave floral duffel, and a black Ryder bag, all $450. There was a medium denim Ryder and a medium 31 Hour satchel in clay for $300. We saw a lone Pashli mini satchel (was $750) and a few Wednesday flat shoulder bags (were $895) in yellow and ultramarine for $200.

For smaller items, we noted a small East West clutch, a 31 Minute cosmetic zip (was $395), and a small Pashli clutch, each for $150. A large Pashli zip-around wallet in mandarin is $100, and smaller Pashli cell wallet was $75.

Overall you'll have to really be choosey if you're trying to spend under $100. Bags are going fast, so head over as soon as you can.