Michael Kors Hamilton Large East/West Leather Tote ($358)

Rating: Trust it!

Ever since I bought my first Michael Kors purse six years ago, I haven’t hesitated to invest my hard earned money into the brand’s purses, wallets, jackets, and watches.  It’s truly shocking that I haven’t written an MK review before.  I guess I’ve taken for granted the consistent, great quality I’ve experienced with this brand.  The Michael Kors Hamilton tote is sturdily built to withstand anything you throw at it.  This purse has even taken a walk or two through a Tokyo snowstorm. 

I frequently stuff my purse to the brim.  My 13” Macbook Air fits perfectly into one of its two main compartments. The rest of my life is packed into the remaining multiple sections and pockets.  No straining seams here! For the amount of times that I’ve haphazardly thrown my purse on the ground, it’s amazing that there are only three negligible scratches on the nameplate to show for it.  The gold hardware hasn’t chipped or faded in the slightest! 

After a year, this purse has kept its structure; only naturally pulling like real leather does (as pictured above).  Expect other Michael Kors recommendations in the near future!

... as worn by Alessandra Horii