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3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale shoppers in New York are grouching about the designer's recent collaboration with Target. Says one, "Why would you spend $500 or even $400 [on] a bag that looks exactly like the Target one that is going for $49 on eBay? Do you think anyone can tell the difference from half a block away? I sold all mine when I saw the Target one! Too close too similar!" [Racked NY]