The Bag Buzz: Michael Kors Selma Medium Satchel

Another month, another beautiful bag to love!  I’ve been using the Michael Kors Selma Medium Satchel that my DH gave me for Christmas for the past few weeks and am in love!


OJ_TBBB_02-06-2014_02This bag is the definition of class.  The timeless design and beautiful navy color is perfect for any season, but I think it works particularly well for winter since it is a bit of a more rigid design (to go along with the rigid weather!).  Also, the Saffiano leather is resilient so I don’t have to worry about it in the snow.

The Selma Medium Satchel is described as a “smart satchel with discrete gussets and signature detailing.”  It is rather smart looking, isn’t it!

Here are the bag’s features:

✧ Saffiano leather
✧ 13″ W x 8″ H x 4″ D
✧ Double top handles with 4″ drop
✧ Adjustable cross body strap with 19-1/2″ drop
✧ Top zip closure
✧ Gold-tone hardware; side gussets; logo plaque at front
✧ Interior features zip pocket and 2 slip pockets

I’ve received requests to share a look at what my bags look like on, so I’m including a couple of full body shots in my Bag Buzz updates from now on.

OJ_TBBB_02-06-2014_03As I mentioned, the material is a bit on the stiff side, but the interior is roomy and can comfortably fit all of my current purse essentials with room to spare.  I do tend to carry the same items in my bag from month to month, so I apologize if it seems a bit redundant if you’ve been following my Bag Buzz posts for awhile now.  I tend to change up my bag contents less frequently than I switch out my bags.  In the spirit of thoroughness, here is a look at what I stow in my Selma Medium Satchel:


1. Orla Kiely Sweet Pea Beauty Organizer – My new Walking Pharmacy, this Target exclusive has great organizational elements built right in. Update on what I keep in my Walking Pharmacy coming tomorrow!
2. Vinyl Zip Pouch with Coupons – Exact one shown is no longer available but I also like this alternative from The Container Store.
3. Mulberry Bow ID Purse – My new wallet!  Perfectly sized to carry in smaller bags.
4. Poopy bag and a small tin filled with treats for my pup, Winnie.
5. Henri Bendel Mind Your Business Case – I now keep my special store cards in this beauty.
6. House keys on  a keychain sent from a viewer in Malaysia.  Thanks, again, I love it!
7. Two Pocket Card Holder from ATime4Everything on Etsy – A great way to cut down on bulky card cases!  I stow gift cards & business cards in mine.
8. Car keys with my favorite Henri Bendel Bow Stripe Key Fob and Swiss Army Knife (this has come in so handy over the years!).

Check out my coordinating video you’d like a closer look at my Selma Medium Satchel:

I love this classy lady, as I now fondly call her.  Does anyone else anthropomorphize their handbags?  Maybe it’s just for the handbag obsessed, like me! 🙂 As always, I’d love to know what you’re carrying right now if you care to share!


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29 thoughts on “The Bag Buzz: Michael Kors Selma Medium Satchel”

  1. Hi Jen,
    I love my Michael Kors Jet Set Tote bag in black. It is so comfortable and suits to so much outfits. It has the right size for all the things I need in the city and if I have to go to work I can also took my iPad or Mac with me. IN the bag. That is so great.Love your new bag too. My hubby is also informed about it 😉 Maybe a little tip for my birthday?? 🙂 Take care.

  2. Oh my god this bag. It is stunning! I am so jealous! Am off to zara to find a similar cheaper version. The video doesn’t seem to be working? Can’t wait to see your new walking pharmacy video xxx

  3. I jus love this handbag! Im a handbag girl and alwys have… I think its tha perfect size and it looks very roomy indeed. Its super cuteee! Great choice! 🙂 I also love all tha things tht u put in their except tha extra poopy bags of course! lol but everything else– CUTEE!

    –Nichole @NicholeJacoby on Youtube.

  4. I had co-workers and they were forever talking about taking “Kate” out or taking care of “Kate”, I thought it was a friend, turns out they were talking about their Kate Spade bags! 🙂

  5. Gorgeous Bag. 🙂 I also love having a crossbody option for many reasons, but ESPECIALLY in the winter because I can’t keep my shoulder straps from slipping off my huge, puffy, down parka! I’m tall and a short cross strap is a complaint of mine as well. MAYBE as a temporary/trial extention you could add a few heavy gauge, gold-tone links to each clip? TFS!

  6. Hi, I really like your bag. The size looks just perfect. I have the large Selma in navy on order but now I kinda want this one instead. I’m just a bit confused as MK website list the dimensions for the medium as W 10.5″ H 6.5″ D 3″ ( and it looks smaller too). Which is why I didn’t order it but from your pictures the bag is just the perfect size. Ohwells

  7. I bought the large Selma in black, and I also wish the strap was longer. im going to purchase the crossbody satchel (no handles) soon and I believe that the strap for that bag is a bit longer (I hope so anyway ) xx love your vids especially the Disney vlogs xx

  8. OMG your picture wearing the MK selma medium makes me more excited to get it asap! too bad though, black & navy is not available anymore here in Manila (Phils.).. called one of the MK stores in our area and the only neutral color available is dark khaki.. but im sold to the medium size! another regret is that, i just went on vacation in LA-Vegas-Sanfo and i didn’t bother to buy it.. GRRR! i could have bought a black or navy like yours… aaahhhh im jealous! i love your bag and your picture! so pretty!!!

    but a quick question: is it kinda heavy? ’cause it looks so sturdy.. i bet the large selma has the more tendency to be heavy especially when you filled it up too much stuff…

    1. I only ever saw the navy carried at Macy’s although I didn’t look around too much at other places. Black is obviously a classic color so they might bring that back at some point for the model. I don’t find the bag particularly heavy altho I suppose it does carry a bit more heft than my softer leather bags of the same size due to the nature of the saffiano leather.

  9. Hi! Stumbled upon your blog because i was searching for this bag. I have been looking for it and I think it’s sold out everywhere! This colour is really good. Might have to get a bigger size. Or black.

  10. Hi Jen.. would u mind to check, where your bag is made in? Indonesia or Vietnam or China? There is a little tiny label at the corner inner bag with printed info. Thanks in advance!

        1. Hi there! I am not Jen (obviously) but I ahve the same bag in black and it does fit the ipad in it if you lay the ipad down sideways! 🙂

  11. Gorgeous purse! Do the straps hurt your shoulder or arm, since this is saffiano leather which is abit stiff & heavier than other bags.

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