Returning from shopping in New York, my Michael Kors Selma was the star of the show when it came to my purchases. I’d been eyeing an even more expensive handbag but when it came to being in Macy’s stood with the cash I just couldn’t bring myself to splash the cash. In retrospect I’m really glad I didn’t as about three hours after buying I was engaged that extra £500 went into my savings when I got home and has already been spent on deposits for various wedding shit.
This is my fifth Michael Kors Bag, I have two larger Jet Set tote style bags, a pebble leather black clutch and a bright pink studded mini Selma I bought last summer in the sale. After buying that mini Selma I fell in love with the fuss free cross body style bag – and moved away from large tote bags. I wanted another Cross Body style bag but one that was slightly larger.
About 3/4 years ago I got fed up of buying handbags at around the £50-£70 mark to find that they wouldn’t last me more than a six months. I decided to try my first high end bag – a MK that I got from an outlet, and I couldn’t have been happier. That one lasted me two years before I upgraded to a newer version, and other than a little bit of cracked piping on the handles it lasted fabulously and is still in my possession!
I was there in January and at the time the Sales were in full force and there were discounts on already discounted things and I really struggled to pick. In my head I had in my mind getting a classic navy one, but there were some lovely coloured ones in the Sale from the autumn collection in wine colours which also tempted me.
I then spotted the one I purchased – another LE one from the spring collection – a tricolor Selma with blush, beige and white – when I got home I tried to research the name and it wasn’t available in the UK at all – so it made the purchase all the more special. Once I spotted it that was the one and I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made. (But do kind of wish I got the red one in the sale as well, cause you know you can’t have enough bags).
Since then it’s been my everyday handbag, I’m a halfway house of looking after my bag, I don’t like putting it on the floor, and don’t throw it about – but I’m not particularly precious over it either. I don’t think I’ve cleaned it once (prior to taking the pictures for this post) and it’s not looked dirty.
Something I already knew from having 3 other MK Bags in the same fabric was I love Saffiano leather. It’s so hardwearing and doesn’t scratch at all. Each bag I’ve had I’ve used for the best part of the year – or in one case two years. The Selma bags are much more structured than the Tote bags and both of mine have held their shape perfectly despite being constantly overstuffed.
I’m a tall girl – and the problem I’d always had with cross over body bags in the past was that they just didn’t sit in the right position on my body. These are a game changer the strap is super long and adjustable, with a belt type buckle to allow you to make it longer and shorter as you need. There’s two short handles to carry in the crook of your arm if you wish – personally I don’t wear it this way often – but when I do I adjust the strap down to it’s shortest and it hangs a lot nicer, looking more like a detail to the bag than a over long strap.
The only thing I’ve found slightly disappointing with this is the silver hardware studs on the bottom have scratched away from the outer coating quite quickly and I can’t really understand why. It sits on my desk most of the day – not moving, and I tend to pick it up and move it rather than push it around, and the most wear to the metal I would have thought would be on the long strap clasps where they’ll move and swing when ever I carry it, but there it’s still all shiny and silver. At least it’s on the bottom of the bag, so it’s not that noticeable – but it’s something to note.
This cost me $298/£212 at Macy’s in New York that’s about £150 cheaper than it would have been in the UK (although current conversion rates will differ if you’re going- THANKS BREXIT!). So if you’re heading to the US and have your eye on this (or any other MK purchase) it’s worth holding out for.
Overall I’ve been really happy with this bag and how it’s worn. I’m a fan of the cross body bag still – and like this selma style, it’s a style which is easily dressed up or down and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another if I needed/wanted to.
Are you more high end or high street when it comes to bags? Let me know in the comments