Bag Review: 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel

The 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli has been on my wishlist for awhile now. Originally I wanted the regular, larger size. But when the medium size came out, I know I had to have it! I chose a classic black and gold colorway so that I can wear it with pretty much everything. I have been using the bag everyday since I got it, which was about two weeks ago.

I love the shark embossed finish of the bag. Its a pebbled texture and its rough and rugged. Its not as easily prone to scratches as my other bags. I don't baby my bags but I also hate when it gets scuffed and scratched easily( I mean, don't we all..)

I think the most exciting feature of this bag is the expanding flaps. You can pull the zippers down for a very edgy aesthetic OR you can zip them all up and make it look more professional. The medium size measures 10" x 12.5" and it has a 4" handle drop. I think its the perfect size for me since I am only 5'4.

The Pashli also has an adjustable long strap so you can carry the bag as a cross body. Personally I love any bag with an option of a longer strap. You never know when you need to be hands free! 

I don't carry much in my bags. Usually I have my wallet, makeup bag, sunglasses, cologne, and hand lotion. But as you can see the Pashli can fit a 13" MacBook Pro perfectly!

My only complaint is probably the push-lock closure. Its kind of difficult when I try to close it.. sometimes. Also, the hardware is a brushed gold finish... but I don't like how it scratches easily!

You can get the medium pashli for $825(here) or if you want the larger size you can get it for $895(here)

I hope you found this review helpful! Let me know if I missed anything!



  1. Thank you so much; I've been trying to decide whether to get the medium or large but knowing the medium can fit a 13 inch Mac book pro has swayed me. Thanks for showing the bag/mac in situ.

    1. You're welcome! I'm glad I was able to help (: post pics of yours soon!

  2. I'd like to use mine for travel as well, do you think the larger size would be better? I'm 5'4" too but just wondering if the Medium might be a bit small? Did you have the chance to compare them side by side? Is the large that much bigger? (I don't live in the U.S. so unfortunately I have to shop online!)


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