So for the last year or so I was in a search for a good mid size black handbag. And while you might think a mid sized black handbag is so easy to find and I must say I would agree with you, for me it was anything but an easy task due to my pickiness. I didn't care if it was branded or not, if it cost more or less. The most important thing was that it was perfect for me and that I really loved it since a black everyday handbag is an irreplaceable staple in every women's closet. It is after all, meant to be used frequently and very often on daily basis. I didn't want anything plain and boring......but then again I didn't want anything too crazy over the top. It had to be the perfect size .....and a perfect balance of classy and modern. A bag that would work with a huge variety of styles and outfit combinations......I went thru a lot of bags.....and I do mean a lot. Even though my search was not always focused strictly towards finding the bag....I would casually look thru hand bag selections
every now and then while I found my self shopping for something completely unrelated.
During my search I came across the MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Stud Medium Top Zip Satchel few times and I would always make a mental note that I really loved this bag. I was just holding out a bit in case there was something "better" out there. Not that there was something wrong with this gorgeous handbag....It of course came in variety of colors with different selection of hardware colors as well as different sizes and I loved all of that but I was firm on getting a black option which came with a choice of silver or golden hardware.....I chose the silver simply because I always go for the gold.....I felt like I needed to be a bit rebellious this time around :)))
Since the first day I got it home I was in love and have been using it non stop. I got it just in time for fall rainy cold weather. It is perfect size for me. Big enough for all my daily essentials but small enough for me to cram anything else that really doesn't belong there which is a big plus in my case :))) .....the bigger the handbag I have the more I seem to put in there and the heavier it becomes....that is the exact reason I have reserved bigger handbags I own for travel only from now on.
The bag also comes with adjustable strap with 19-1/2" drop (which I don't use on daily basis because I prefer the look without it but I also don't really have the need for it on daily basis but it's a good thing to have for those times when you expect to have your hands full. Apart.from that I also features double handles with 4" drop. I love that the bag is leather made. The leather is sturdy and holds its shape regardless of the bag being empty of full. I also appreciate that it has a good quality zipper so
my things don't spill out and are not lost easily. The top zipper keeps the contents safe and it's
impossible for anyone to slip something in or even pull something from your bag without you taking notice right away.....so that is always a good safety bonus right there which for me is hugely important.
Another thing I wanted to mention is that the bag had two compartments on one side where you can keep you phone and stuff such as a lipstick or a mirror for example and a zipped compartment on the other side for things you want accessible but still kept safe. The bag in not too deep and it's really easy to find anything you have in it ....but it's deep enough to keep a bigger wallet, a small cosmetic bag, a mini umbrella and an iPad or something similar....so it perfect mid size bag.
It also has metal "feet" on the bottom so it's not directly on the floor or any surface you chose to put it on. Apart from that it features MICHAEL KORS logo in front and the lovely studs which are place along the back and the front edge of the handbag. It's a nice detail against the leather background that gives this hand bag a good mix of classy sophistication with a bit of an edge and toughness.
I'm really enjoying this bag and am contemplating of getting another color perhaps before this style disappears .......
Macy's online description of the handbag:
Sized right for daily essentials, this sophisticated satchel is made of scratch resistant Saffiano leather trimmed in gleaming gold/silver-tone studs. By MICHAEL Michael Kors.
* Saffiano leather
* Double handles with 4" drop; adjustable strap with 19-1/2" drop
* Top zip closure
* Exterior features gold-tone hardware, signature lettering and stud detail
* Interior features 1 zip pocket, 2 slip pockets and key clasp finder
* 13" W x 8" H x 4" D
* Includes dust bag
MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Stud Medium Top Zip Satchel Review