Glimpses of Spring have been shining through and because of this, my mind has drifted off to summer plans. I love a good nautical theme just like the next girl, and if you don’t want to get too kitschy, opt for stripes to show your preppy spring and summer spirit. I immediately got excited when I found this MICHAEL Michael Kors pouch, because not only does the clutch provide the nautical spin I’m craving, but it does it at a price that makes this quite the bag deal.

For $100, you can have this blue-and-white-striped saffiano leather pouch, which features internal pockets and card slots to make organizing easy. When it comes to spring and summer, our outfits entail wearing less clothes, and I find myself opting for smaller shoulder bags and clutches for day to day use. The saffiano leather will be easy to wipe down and keep clean – it’s super durable. The optional wrist strap makes this a great hands-free approach to any outfit. Buy via Net-A-Porter for $100.

JWoww (of Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww fame) was recently photographed leaving VH1 Studios in NYC with a bubblegum pink, saffiano leather MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Studded Tote. While far more subdued versions of this bag exist, this colorway seems particularly JWoww-appropriate, does it not? If you have a similar weakness for gold hardware, studs and bright, bold hues, you can snatch up this bag in citrus yellow for $448 at Neiman Marcus.

JWoww and Snooki have been hitting the late night talk show circuit pretty hard in the last month, and it does seem that both reality starlets are trying to gradually class up their looks and escape their notoriously tacky fashion past (while still remaining as busty as possible). I really like this MICHAEL Michael Kors bag, especially in a more neutral tone, but when JWoww and I share the same taste in bags, I start to question everything I know. What sayest thou, PB readers – is the Hamilton too flashy, or is it just the JWoww effect?

As I sit in my office with a beanie, sweater, boots, pants, and scarf on, I feel like Mother Nature is trying to trick me, even though I know spring is on its way. With the new season comes a fresh crop of bags that will help brighten your wardrobe and change the winter blues into something a bit more light and lovely. Michael Kors already has a major grasp on the handbag market, and what I love to see is the continued move towards creating beautiful bags. Earlier we told you the MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma bag is the best thing on the market under $400, and today I’m telling you that celebrities and yours truly alike are loving the Michael Kors Miranda Bag.

From Jessica Chastain, to Amy Adams, to Heidi Klum, to Zoe Saldana, to Karolina Kurkova, the Miranda bag from the Spring 2013 collection has been getting tons of love. It’s easy to see why; the shape is classic and has a little Celine-esque feel to it. What I like most is Michael’s ability to have his own take on the popular shape with a few highly noticeable MK touches. The inside is lined with suede and has three pockets while the outside features a functional tie closure detail. The leather options include natural grained leather, cracked leather, pebbled leather and metallics, and the bag comes in a variety of colors. Buy for $1,195 via Michael Kors.

Anyone who’s ever been on a budget (which is pretty much all of us) knows how hard it is to find a fashionable bag at a relevant price. Lately, though, that pursuit has been a bit easier. Not long ago, we rounded up a group of sub-$300 bags that are worth your attention, and the Coach bags we featured earlier this week are all pretty wallet-friendly. If you’re still looking, though, look no further than the MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Bag. It’s simple, versatile and totally chic. (more…)

Everyday I feel so thankful for being able to call what I do my job, and that goes double during Fashion Week. One of my favorite aspects is that Vlad and I are able to work together during fashion week, with me watching the shows so I can report and him photographing so we can tell the story the way we see it. Michael Kors always puts on a show, and this season was no different. With the theme of “bright lights, fast city,” the Michael Kors models took to the catwalk with a modern, glamorous attitude.

I want to share the story Michael Kors presented for his Fall 2013 collection with you in the best way possible: perfect moments captured by Vlad.
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I’m rather disappointed in myself that it took me this long to write about one of my all-time favorite designers, Michael Kors. In my defense, I did write about a pair of fabulous Michael Kors Bromley Boots on our TalkShoes site not long ago. Admittedly, I got so sidetracked with other fabulous bags that I forgot to talk about one of my favorites, but how could you blame me? Since I started this internship, it’s become clear that the world of handbags is nearly endless, and sometimes deciding on a bag to write about is fairly time-consuming (but definitely worth the time). I hope this Michael Kors Blake Satchel Bag will make up for me not covering an amazing designer sooner. (more…)

Michael Kors is as traditional and classic a purveyor of American sportswear as you’ll ever find, so when even he is exploring modernism, you know it’s genuinely where the industry is headed. Kors is world-famous for his timeless, wearable separates and sleek evening dresses, and sleek is in fact a perfect word to describe Michael Kors Spring 2013. From striped knits to ensembles covered with digital prints of clouds and pools, the trim shapes in bold, preppy colors were clearly looking forward.

To say that the collection only had the future in mind, though, would be overly simplistic; there was also a heavy dose of 60s graphic idealism in the clothes, particularly in the stark way that colors were juxtaposed against white and black (and sometimes, against each other). In the end, though, it was more modern than mod. One only needs to take a look at Karlie Kloss’s slim black finale dress to know which era won out. (more…)

It’s been a while since we’ve put up a Want It Wednesday post, and it’s also been a while since I’ve really wanted a Michael Kors bag. Don’t get me wrong, Kors’ bags are highly wearable and I can barely make it down a block in New York City without seeing one on someone’s arm, but some of the bags simply don’t speak to me. This is not the case when it comes to the Michael Kors Collection Gia Top Zip Satchel, however. This bag speaks to me on many levels and I want nothing more than to add it to my collection and make a special place for Michael Kors in my closet.

Between the structure, the different combinations of materials and the shape, I really think this Michael Kors bag is a great staple for fall and winter. (more…)

Even though celebrities have a ton of money and are gifted items left and right, it is refreshing when they find a bag that they truly adore and carry it on multiple occasions. It makes them seem more like us, as cliche as that sounds. Lately, I’ve noticed that Vanessa Hudgens has been seen cuddling with her new boyfriend, Austin Butler, (I consider him new because I still think of her as being with Zac Efron) non-stop. They seem like they are really into each other.

But you know what else it seems like Vanessa Hudgens is really into? Her MICHAEL Michael Kors Satchel. Vanessa has been seen multiple times carrying her version of this school-bag in embossed ostrich finish over the past week. She can’t put it down and I can see why. The casual cool vibe fits LA style and Vanessa’s constant music festival vibe. While the bag is sold out, there are similar versions available via Neiman Marcus. (more…)

I’m continually surprised by the huge number of Michael Kors bags that I see women carrying in every city that I visit. One of the most recognizable bags from the line is the Michael Kors Hamilton, which has been issued in nearly countless colors, sized and materials. The version above may be the most exciting, though; like other designers, MK is always giving back and after the tragic earthquake in Japan, Michael decided to help.

MK debuted a limited edition Hamilton handbag in support of the Great East Japan Earthquake relief effort during Fashion’s Night out in Tokyo and to follow its success, the U.S. will launch this bag for a 24 hour period starting tomorrow, Monday January 22nd. The bag will be available only through a link from the Michael Kors facebook page and in select Michael Kors retail stores. (more…)

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