For some reason, I periodically forget about the MICHAEL Michael Kors bag line as a whole. Its existence completely leaves my consciousness, and it takes a pretty bag like the MICHAEL Michael Kors Beverly Venus Satchel to remind me that it’s there.

As far as I can tell, the only reason that that happens is because it’s not a standalone line, but rather a small part of a larger whole that includes, among other things, a whole separate collection of bags. Dollar for dollar, though, the purses offered in this diffusion line are some of the best deals to be found on high-end handbags.

Michael Michael Kors Beverly Venus Satchel

Some of the leathers that the line uses are surprisingly supple, and this appears to be one of those bags. The shimmering dark silver color is neutral but still retains a bit of personality, which is what most style-conscious people want out of their workhorse bags. I imagine that a lot of offices would be ok with a bag like this, yet it’s still fun enough for use on the weekend. All that, and it’s still less than $400 for a great big bag. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $398.