MICHAEL Michael Kors Braided Shoulder ToteWe’ve covered the MICHAEL Michael Kors Braided Shoulder Tote before, but when I saw it in this absolutely gorgeous purple color, I couldn’t resist bringing it to you guys again. Structure is only half the story to a bag – color choice, and how that color interacts with the shape and hardware of the bag, is an equally essential element to any successful design.

And I’ve got to say, the choice that the Kors design team made here is flawless. The deep, eggplant-y shade of purple works beautifully with the plentiful light gold hardware, and the combination makes the bag a great all-season option. Obviously you’ll need a bag for the upcoming summer-to-fall transfer, and this looks like just about the best candidate I’ve seen thus far. And even when more fall bags come out, I still think this one will be a strong contender. Buy through Nordstrom for $498.

  • Julie

    I LOVE purple bags – this is gorgeous. Love the colour, the slouchiness and those handles are great. LOVE IT!!

  • Anita

    Gorgeous color and nice shape.

  • girlfriend 2732

    The purse is beautiful but the braded handles are garbage. Mine started fraying after only a couple months. Everyone I know that has this purse has had the same issue. I can’t carry the purse anymore because the straps look so bad it is embarrassing!!