Michael Kors is one of the most well-known handbags brands around – and with good reason. Clean, structural shapes are a trademark of the brand, with polished metal hardware and that iconic lettering on the front. The timeless styles are polished and feminine, and make it easy to finish your look with poise and elegance.
Practicality is also at the forefront of the design, as well as versatility: most of the bags come with a detachable shoulder strap to enable you to carry them as a satchel or in the crook of your arm as you wish. You can also choose from a range of colours and sizes, letting you find the perfect bag to suit your needs and personality.
There are so many different shapes to choose from, domed bags, winged bags, bags with side pockets, messenger bags, and tote bags. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, and be confused by what’s available – so I’ve put together this handy guide. Use it to choose your next one, or send it to the person who chooses your Christmas presents!
Brand new to the Michael Kors range, the Harper is already a sure favourite. Its sleek rounded shape was inspired by a vintage gardening bag, and it features two useful side pockets to keep your essentials to hand. Lightweight, roomy and stylish, the Harper can be worn as a grab bag or converted into a satchel with the detachable shoulder strap. It’s finished with polished metal hardware, a zip fastening, and the classic Michael Kors logo charm. Buy it here: UK/US
A quietly modern take on vintage glamour, the Ava is decidedly the queen of ladylike class. Featuring a front flap with a magnetic clasp, the handbag offers both a top handle and a removable shoulder strap for cross-body calm. With its clean structured shape, four metal feet to keep the bottom of the bag clean, and the signature MK logo charm, the Ava features all the hallmarks of a Michael Kors handbag. Buy it here: UK/US
Jet Set Tote
The ultimate essential. Arguably the most prolific of Michael Kors bags, this iconic bestselling tote comes in a whole range of sizes and styles. Choose from anything from 12″ to 17″, with options including a zip top, magnetic fastening, side pockets, front pocket, and longer or shorter strap. You can really choose the one that suits you. Plus, it comes in an entire rainbow of colours, so you’ll easily find one that fits your personality. Buy it here: UK/US
Jet Set Crossbody
The Jet Set Crossbody is a smart messenger bag that comes in a few different sizes. It features chain detailing on the strap, and boasts a sleek compact shape that’s super-spacious on the inside. Ideal for carting around all your essentials, wear it across your body for timeless chic. Buy it here: UK/US
The Selma is a smart winged bag that’s perfect for work or play. It comes in two shapes, satchel and messenger. The versatile satchel style features a sturdy top handle for use as a grab bag, as well as a detachable shoulder strap. The stylish messenger style features a detachable shoulder strap, with no top handle, and comes in medium and the cute mini. Buy it here: UK/UK/US
The breakout style of the year, the backpack is moving onwards and upwards like you’ve never seen it before. And with its modern styling and clean polished metal accents, the Michael Kors Rhea leads the pack. Perfect for work or play, the Rhea Backpack features multiple compartments and chunky hardware to amp up your fashion credentials. Buy it here: UK
The smart Hamilton bag has more of a classic heritage feel, with a polished round lock and chain detailing on the strap. The medium size (shown here) is a rectangular shape perfect for your everyday essentials, while the large size is more square. Both feature zipped inner pockets, a key chain fob and a magnetic top clasp. The range also includes a medium sized winged tote, which features a zip top fastening and a mid-length shoulder strap without the chain detailing. Buy it here: UK/US
Is this the ultimate bag? With a classic old-school leather feel, and a detachable strap for use as a grab bag OR a satchel, the Colette ticks all the boxes. The boxy silhouette and hand-painted edges add to its charm, while the chunky hardware and zip top fastening embody smart practicality. What more could you ask for? Buy it here: UK/US
The chic and stylish Dillon style has clean lines and a timeless ladylike shape. The medium sized satchel style is a rectangular shape perfect for carrying in the crook of your arm, while the large tote shape offers luxe practicality in a roomier square shape. There’s also a small size, which is more compact and perfect for day-to-day. Buy it here: UK/US
If you’re looking for some serious class, go for the Sutton bag. This structured bag has a fresh architectural shape and comes in a a couple of different sizes to suit your needs. With a detachable strap as well as a sturdy top handle, this chic satchel has a magnetic top clasp and features the signature MK logo charm. Buy it here: UK/US
Designed for people with places to be, the Riley is a great statement grab bag for everyday. It comes in two sizes, large and small, so you can choose the one that suits the amount of stuff you tend to carry around. Both sizes come with a removable shoulder strap as well as a top handle, a zip top fastening, and the signature Michael Kors logo tab. Buy it here: UK/US
The Cindy is a chic domed handbag that exudes structural elegance. Wear it at the elbow for a high-style grab bag, or use the detachable shoulder strap to style it as a satchel. With a spacious interior perfect for all your day-to-day necessities, the Cindy comes in both large and medium satchel sizes to add poise to your look. It also comes as a large crossbody, which doesn’t have a top handle, and instead has an elegant shoulder strap with chain detailing. Buy it here: UK/US
The Greenwich handbag is the ultimate in grown-up glamour. The unique structural design adds polish and poise to your look, perfect for getting down to business. Fold the sides in for the classic Greenwich shape, or leave them out for a more relaxed tote feel. The bag features a detachable shoulder strap for versatile styling, and comes in a couple of different sizes. Buy it here: UK/US
The Cynthia is a structured tote with a flat bottom and buckets of charm. It features tortoise-tone chain detail on the straps, as well as the classic MK logo charm, and a detachable strap for use as a satchel. Lots of internal pockets to keep everything organised as well. Buy it here: UK/US
Bucket bags are big for summer, and this drawstring leather one from Michael Kors is sure to be a huge hit. Similar to both the Frankie and the Marina in style, the Jules bucket bag features polished metal eyelets and a leather drawstring for added class and sophistication. The adjustable shoulder strap means you can wear it on your shoulder or on your arm, and it’s spacious enough to hold all your summer essentials. Buy it here: UK/US
Which is your favourite?