I have a lot of bags (I mean A LOT!) mainly because I love a good quality handbag and unlike clothes they always fit no matter what! But after surveying my extensive handbag collection I noticed that I don't have a smart black one and that is something every girl should have - that's what I've told myself anyway! ;-) So with my personal shopper in tow (mum) I went on the hunt.
I found myself in the Leeds Michael Kors shop and already owning a few from their collections and loving the quality, I decided that this would be the perfect designer to make my purchase from.
I've been a fan of Michael Kors for a long time. I've worn the original fragrance after I discovered it in Harvey Nichols when I was at university, so that's over 10 years ago (gosh, that makes me feel old!) and this brand has grown and grown in popularity ever since.
I purchased a new purse from them last week (see last weeks blog.....) and love the quality and design. It's very chic and understated compared to a lot of designer brands and the price although seems to have increased over the years, is still good value for what you get.
I have to say the staff in the Leeds store were all fabulous! Being very helpful and attentive but not pushy and in the end I found the prefect bag.
It's called the Selma. It's the medium saffiano leather messenger. Perfect for a smart black bag and is classic enough to not go out of fashion, which is exactly what I was after. It has a long strap so can be worn across body as well as hand held which I really liked. I thought it would be perfect to go from day to evening.
I am in love and know that it will last me a long time and will be a staple in my outfit choices for many years to come. I'm going to go now and stare at it some more :-) .