Michael Kors is a popular brand when it comes to bags, watches, and other accessories. It is owned by Michael Kors, a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear apparel. The brand offers a wide variety of fashion clothing, footwear, and accessories and one of those is their stylish and luxurious bags. The brand was initially started by Michael Kors in New York in 1981.
Who is Michael Kors?
Michael David Kors who is born Karl Anderson, Jr., is a popular American fashion designer. He is also the chief creative officer of his brand, Michael Kors. He was born on Long Island to his Jewish mother and Swedish father. His mother was a former model who married Bill Kors when Michael was five, that’s why his surname changed to Kors. She told him that he could choose a new first name as well that’s why he renamed himself, Michael David Kors.
Michael Kors grew up in Merrick, New York. He studied and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. He enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 1977. However, after nine months, he dropped out and took a job at a boutique called Lothar’s which is across from Bergdorf Goodman in Midtown Manhattan. He started there as a salesperson and went on to become both the designer and visual display head for the store. The fashion director at Bergdorf’s named Dawn Mello then discovered Kors and asked him if he would show his collection to Bergdorf Goodman’s buyers.
Kors launched his Michael Kors women’s label at Bergdorf Goodman in 1981. And in 1990, the company launched KORS Michael Kors as a licensee. However, in 1993, the licensing partner for KORS Michael Kors closed and it forced him to put the KORS line on hold. In 1997, he got back on his feet and he launched a lower-priced line and at the same time was named the first women’s ready-to-wear designer for French house Celine.
Michael Kors turned the fashion house around with successful accessories and a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear line in his tenure at Celine. In October 2003, he left Celine to concentrate on his own brand. In 2004, the MICHAEL Michael Kors line was launched joining the original Michael Kors Collection label. This line includes women’s handbags, shoes, and as well as ready-to-wear apparel. At the end of 2016, Kors has more than 770 Lifestyle stores around the world. He has won numerous awards within the fashion industry, and he has been honored for his philanthropy as well and earned the respect of millions.
About the Michael Kors Brand
Michael Kors currently produces a range of products under its signature Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels. These products include bags, footwear, watches, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, eyewear, and a full line of fragrance products. Their stores are operated either directly or through licensing partners. They are located in some of the most prestigious cities in the world such as New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, London, Dubai, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro.
The company mainly operates in three segments which are retail, wholesale, and licensing. It has an extensive global network of distributors that are focused on the company’s retail stores, specialty stores, departmental stores, and the exclusive licensing partners.
Michael Kors is a great company that hires and retains diverse talent. The company prohibits discrimination against any employee and they proactively celebrate global events and cultures to be able to build awareness and acceptance among their employees.
The Best Bags from Michael Kors
As the Michael Kors brand became more popular through the years, so as their stylish and luxurious bags. Here are some of the best bags from Michael Kors.
This travel handbag by Michael Kors is made of PVC with golden tone hardware. It is a classic style in luxurious leather with an allover logo print and contrasting trim. Its interior features a zippered pocket and four open slip pockets. It also has a center zip compartment, a snap closure for compartments, and a fabric lining. It is a large handbag that is great to bring when you travel.
This is a large jet set travel cross body bag in brown by Michael Kors. It features a brown MK logo signature PVC with buff leather trim. It also has golden hardware and crossbody strap with link-chain detail. It has a zip top closure and a logo plate at top center. This bag is made of 100% Saffiano leather.
This crossbody bag by Michael Kors features gold-toned hardware, a signature-embossed plate on the front, and a cross-body strap with linked-chain detail. It also has a top zip closure which opens to a tone on tone fabric lining with tan leather trim on the inside pockets. Its signature interior also features a slip pocket and four card slots. It is a great bag you can carry either with formal or casual wear.
This is a small cross body bag wrapped in vanilla MK block signature logo patterned PVC with tan leather trim and golden tone hardware. It is lined in MK logo fabric and has an open slip pocket. It has a flat top with magnetic closure and accented with MK logo nameplate. This bag also has an open slip pocket on the back where you can put easy to access items. Its crossbody strap is adjustable with a drop of about 22 to 24 inches.
This is a North-South tote bag by Michael Kors. It is lined in tan MK logo fabric and it features an inner zippered pocket and four open slip pockets. Its front features a removable hanging circular MK logo charm. It also has dual tan leather handles with a drop of 9 inches. It is a great bag to bring when you are carrying a lot of items with you.
This is a small top zip shoulder bag. It comes in a dual tone beige color and has the camel MK logo signature print. It features golden hardware and its interior is lined in signature beige sateen. It has a zippered pocket and two open slip pockets. It also features a Michael Kors leather nameplate. It is a great bag to bring for those who do not have many items to carry.
This is a gorgeous handbag by Michael Kors. It features the MK logo printed all over the PVC exterior. It also has an MK logo key chain and two sets of straps, handle straps for easy carry, and a shoulder strap for versatility as a shoulder bag. It has a zip closure and its interior features an MK logo lining. It has multiple open pockets and a zipper pocket for storage.
This is a black smooth leather ring tote from Michael Kors. It is a great bag to bring to add a sophisticated style to your wardrobe. It has a drawstring closure and features an interior zip, cell, and multifunction pockets. It also has a fabric lining and gold-tone hardware. It has a magnetic top snap closure and an adjustable leather strap that has a maximum drop of approximately 24.5 inches.
This MK Leather Medallion Purse can be worn as a wristlet or clamped with a handle to its side as a purse. It has a zip top closure and a full fabric lining. It can fit an iPhone and other smaller items. It is an ideal purse to bring when you are only bringing a few important items with you.
This is a brown logo embossed leather shoulder bag by Michael Kors. It features gold-tone hardware. Its interior has a fabric lining, one zip pocket, three open pockets, one cellphone pocket, and one key fob. It has an open top with magnetic closure. It is a stylish and elegant-looking bag that you can carry whether formally or casually.
These are some of the best bags from Michael Kors that we found. Michael Kors is indeed a wonderful brand that offers varieties of stylish and elegant bags.