Michael Kors is truly the quintessential American designer. After growing up on Long Island (and hailing from the same home town as me) Kors studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology before starting his namesake label 40 years ago. The designer became know for not only his ability to beautifully dress women, but for his ability to understand them and what they wanted. As fashion changed throughout the 80s and 90s, Kors kept up with times, consistently producing garments that women wanted to wear—both everyday women and celebrities a like. Over the years, Kors has produced collections under various labels (who remembers the slightly lesser priced KORS Michael Kors?), and eventually in 2004, he launched MICHAEL Michael Kors, a diffusion line that performed exceptionally well during the recession. When it comes to handbags, both mainline Michael Kors bags as well as the more affordable MICHAEL Michael Kors carries have been spotted on the arms of our favorite stars. And as we celebrate 40 years of Kors, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the many MK bags celebs have carried over the years.

Karlie Kloss (2010) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Bag

image via StarStyle.com

JWoww (2013) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Bag

Selena Gomez (2013) – MICHAEL by Michael Kors Selma Bag

Heidi Klum (2013) – MICHAEL Kors Miranda Tote

Jessica Alba (2013) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini

Gwen Stefani (2013) – MICHAEL Kors Miranda Tote

Yolanda Hadid (2014) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Bag

Karlie Kloss (2014) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Sophie Satchel

Camilla Belle (2014) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Dillon Crocodile Leather Tote

Amanda Seyfried (2014) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Tote

Taylor Swift (2015) – Michael Kors Casey Satchel

Kate Hudson (2015) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Riley Satchel

Vivica A. Fox (2016) – Michael Kors Sutton Satchel

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SegoIJ
SegoIJ
1 year ago

I’m going to keep this positive so I won’t talk about MMK but the bags from the Michael Kors Collection are really great. The Miranda and the Bancroft are standouts- most of the bags are made in Italy and are priced decently for the quality. The new MKC logo is a little rough, but overall the bags are functional, well-made, and pretty. Plus the MKC clothing is consistently beautiful too, he knows how to design clothes that compliment a woman’s body. I wish more people would give American designers/brands like Coach, MK, Proenza, and (sometimes) Tom Ford some credit. We make some great bags.

Mjm7848
Mjm7848
1 year ago
Reply to  SegoIJ

I 100% agree. I am an avid collector of Michael Kors Collection bags and I will say that the quality is superb. I currently have 2 exotic Miranda bags (1 in python and 1 in crocodile) with matching Miranda wallets and a Large Casey. I love that since the logo is done in very small gold foil, I feel very under-the-radar when carrying them, and yet people who know MKC will appreciate the choice. With that being said, I was an avid collector of MMK for a number of years when I was first starting my bag collection and I kept a few as mementos. A white Hamilton still sits on my shelf from 2015!

Jame
Jame
1 year ago
Reply to  SegoIJ

I had a Miranda. It was such a well made bag. And MK bags always had stellar organization inside. I really liked my Hamilton and Selma bags. They were comfy and practical.

slim
slim
1 year ago
Reply to  Jame

I have a Miranda and STILL carry at time as well as the wallet. Kors Collection was the best!

Ed
Ed
1 year ago
Reply to  SegoIJ

I really dislike even the MK bags, BUT I completely agree with you on the clothes, every season there’s at least a few pieces that catch my eye. I shop very little (literally 2-3 pieces a year) but even so find a space for some MK pieces in my wardrobe

Jerri R
Jerri R
1 year ago

If I had no other purse than MK bags, I would carry my crap in a pillowcase.

Jettsam
Jettsam
1 year ago

MK always made a nice looking bag. I had the larger Selma in navy but sold it and I still have a Sloan bag in vanilla in my collection it’s such a well made bag and unique color that I have hung on to it.

Irene
Irene
1 year ago

I was always a fan of Michael Kors. Clothing is always consistent and I had several handbags that were always great by him in the past. Super quality at an affordable price. I don’t know why he got such a bad wrap. Collection pieces outstanding, but even my Selma was one of my all time favorites!
I like how he makes luxury affordable for every budget .

Nono
Nono
1 year ago
Reply to  Irene

Bad “rap”. ???

psny15
psny15
1 year ago

While Michael kors collection is great but then he copies the same design for Michael by MK and its 1/10th the price so that’s not optimal – the same thing happened with reed krakoff and reed his kohl’s line

Tana
Tana
1 year ago

I assure you in Europe you will see more MK than LV or Gucci.

Passerine
Passerine
1 year ago
Reply to  Tana

That depends on where you are in Europe. MK bags are not common at all here in our Swiss city but you see the LV Speedy and NF everywhere. There was a Michael Kors store here but it closed after a few months due to lack of business (this was well before Covid). In the MK price range you are far more likely to see brands like Coccinelle.

Tana
Tana
1 year ago
Reply to  Passerine

Which City? I saw them well in Zurich. So I assumed.

Rosendo Garcia JR
Rosendo Garcia JR
8 months ago

ive really fallen back in love with the Michael kors hamilton bag, I had it, sold it and now I want it back in my collection, so I went into the preloved market, got a vanilla mk logo hamilton for $50dls. and I’m happy, but his collection handbags are really good. except no one wants them cause they are Michael kors. and I want a large bancroft and a miranda, but exotics.

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