I have a Michael Kors Sutton Satchel recently which wasn’t a planned purchase like a lot of my bags. I was returning this bag, and had to pick out something in exchange. I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a durable black bag in a classic design.
|Shirt: c/o ROMWE / Bag: Small Sutton / Sandals: F21 (similar) / Necklace: (similar)|
INSIDE THE SUTTON:
The Small Sutton is a spacious bag (8″ W x 6″ H x 3-3/4″ D) which makes me can fit in my large wallet and makeup bag with room to spare – it could even hold my iPad mini. Here’s a pic of what’s inside my bag: makeup bag, wallet, sunglasses, gift card pouch, car keys, coin purse and card holder. There are several pockets inside the lining, a zipped compartment along each side as well. There is a magnetic clasp to secure the contents of the bag (I’m holding it back in the picture below), as well as external snap buttons which can be clicked shut or left unfastened for a more boxy look.
WAYS TO WEAR IT:
Though I mainly use my Sutton as a cross-body bag, I’ll often slip the strap off and carry it in my hand if it gets too heavy. The shoulder strap has an adjustable buckle so you can change the length according to your preference (for reference, I’m 5’4 and wearing it on the longest setting for cross-body, and adjusted to the middle setting when I use it as a shoulder bag). I prefer to keep the handles up, but they can also be folded completely down. As mentioned previously, the shape of the bag can be altered by clicking the side buttons shut – but they only stay shut if the bag is relatively empty – otherwise they snap open (as seen in the shoulder pic below).
The Sutton Satchel comes in three sizes: Small (8″ W x 6″ H x 3-3/4″ D), Medium (13″ W x 9″ H x 5″ D) and Large (14″ W x 10″ H x 4″ D). There’s around a $40-$50 price difference between sizes. I opted for the smallest size because I have a weakness for teeny bags (they just look cuter!) but also because I don’t like carrying heavy bags. In fact, I’m thinking of selling my Selma satchel because I don’t use it as much as my smaller bags.
I love my Sutton Satchel – and I would definitely recommend this bag. I think it’s priced very reasonably given the saffiano leather construction, timeless design, and quality workmanship. I’ve been using it non-stop since I bought it, and there’s been no sign of wear or staining. It is quite similar in design to the Prada Saffiano Lux Small Tote but at a FRACTION of the price. P.S. I like dressing up my bag with a pom pom charm.