American fashion designer Michael Kors’ designs are chic, classic pieces that can be worn season after season, year after year. His popular line of handbags is no exception, boasting a dizzying array of purses, clutches and wallets created for a stylish, jet-setting woman. Though these bags are pricey, their lasting appeal and durability make these items a versatile accessory choice.



Significance

As a top American sportswear and luxury accessory designer, Michael Kors creates handbags that are coveted and worn by the fashionable set who purchase his chic designs. Much like the rest of the fashion line, Michael Kors bags are meant to convey a timeless American aesthetic while complementing a stylish, luxurious wardrobe.

Since his accessories line was launched in 2001, Kors has introduced a wide array of handbags to suit the needs of stylish women with varying lifestyles.

Types

Michael Kors designs handbags in different shapes, sizes and motifs to accommodate the needs of women with different lives and style preferences. Some of the following are Micahel Kors’ most popular sellers.

Satchels are generally large, even oversized purses with roomy interiors to hold a wide array of personal items. Michael Kors “shopper” bags are also spacious carryalls, but tend to be more square in shape, with low side pouches to store cellular phones or keys.

Clutches are smaller bags that usually come without a handle and are meant to be carried in hand, usually during more formal events or nights out. Michael Kors’ versions of these thin, sleek pouches vary in design, from envelope clutches to those buckled variations.

Features

Different handbag styles vary depending on the season and mood of each collection, which are generally introduced in the fall and spring.

Michael Kors bags are adorned with an array of classic and modern embellishments including braided handles, chains, grommets, buckles and leather trim. The purses are produced in bright colors and neutrals, animal prints, leather, patent, and even straw. Other extras found on these handbags include signature “MK” logos, push lock closures and tassels.

Considerations

These designer handbags can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the piece and the material used. Michael Kors leather purses, for example, tend to be considerably more expensive than straw tote bags.

Customers can bring in significant savings by waiting at least two to three months to purchase handbags from recent collections on sale at the Michael Kors website, on eBay, or at retailers such as Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Geography

Micheal Kors bags can be purchased at a number of boutiques around the world, including his collection flagship stores located in New York City and Beverly Hills. Customers can use the store locator feature on the Michael Kors website (see Resources section for the link) to find the boutique nearest them