The Selma has been on my radar ever since I spotted Noelle's black version. The simple and classic structure reminds me of 2 other popular and MUCH pricier bags - the Prada Saffiano Tote and the Hermes Birkin.
|Selma on the left (Top: Ashley Greene, Botton: Selena Gomez) Birkin on the right (Eva Longoria)|
As you can see in the pictures above, the Selma has elements of the Birkin without being a copy - including similar dimensions, a structured, boxy shape and metal feet. With regards to the Prada tote, the Selma features a simple top handle design with a discreet logo in the front. They are also constructed of the same material - saffiano leather - a cross-hatched leather that is highly stain and scratch-resistant.
Choosing My Bag:
Although I went for the Large Selma Top-Zip Satchel, I am also in LOVE with all the studded options: the ADORABLE cross-body bag, the North/South version, and the oh-so-chic clutch.
Wearing my Selma Bag:
The Selma is one of my largest handbags, measuring 9"H x 12 1/4"W x 3 1/2"D. Because of its structure and hardware, it's slightly heavier than my Balenciaga City and Louis Vuitton Neverfull PM - but it's still completely manageable (I'm not a fan of unnecessarily heavy bags - my back can't take the strain!). The cross-body strap is a nice touch but I don't plan on using it too often, as it doesn't seem like it could support the weight of the bag on a regular basis.
A 360 view of the Selma:
The interior of the bag is very spacious, with lots of pockets and a strap attachment for your keys. The lining is a cream material embossed with the MK logo - not my favorite - but since I use a purse organizer, I hardly notice the print. I love the metal feet - it makes it easy to set down without worrying about staining the bottom of the bag. I think the Selma would be a great travel and/or work bag - it's roomy enough to fit in all the essentials - plus an iPad and water bottle, and the material is sturdy and won't show wear.
Are you a fan of structured bags? Does the Selma bag remind you of the Prada Saffiano Tote and Hermes Birkin?
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UPDATE:Spotted this adorable mini-studded version of the Selma during my last visit to the Michael Kors store - it's pictured next to my Selma for size comparison:
And I'm not the only one in my family adoring Michael Kors' latest offerings! Here's my mother's latest purchase - she got the Weston bag in Luggage (love the tassel detail) and the Fulton wallet with Rose Gold hardware.