Top Handle Bags

Keep your style well in hand with this season’s top handle bags. One part classy, another vintage, a top handle bag is entirely feminine and fresh this year. When it’s atop a satchel, a top handle works for the office. Atop a hobo, it lends itself for play and weekend. And when it’s perched on a clutch or small frame bag, that solo handle is meant for nighttime excursions. This all-occasion bag is easy to spot: just pick a handbag with a tidy top handle, usually sturdy and accented by metal hardware, and you’ve got this trend (we can’t resist) “in the bag.”

1. RED Valentino Bow Top Handle Bag:
Bow-tied. An oversized bow sets this girly pink bag apart from the crowd. Pair with all black or be fashion-forward and set it against a red sheath; either way this entirely feminine bag is a throw-on-and-go with its blushing color and multiple carrying options (shoulder strap or top handle).

2. Banana Republic Karlie Top Handle Leather Bag:
Still shopping for Mom? Your quest for the perfect Mother’s Day gift is over. This elegant top handle bag is forever classic with its rich cognac color and structured shape. Shining silver hardware sets off its luxe leather body.

3. Topshop Black Leather Pushlock Satchel:
Work or play, night or day, Topshop’s satchel will work overtime for you. An ample size and satchel shape make it a workwear essential, but its pop of gold hardware and optional shoulder strap guarantee it works weekend hours, too. Pushlock closure.

4. Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Liz Top Frame Flap Bag:
Rad like Rachel. Bilson carried a tidy top handle bag with her off-hours look, just like this Badgley Mischka. The Liz Frame bag has color on its side in a rich red hue, and is made extra special with polished hardware and a jeweled turnlock closure. Pops against an LBD or a colorblocked top and skinny jean.

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo:
Too hot to trot. Marc Jacobs asks if you can take the heat with this hot hobo. Pebbled white leather is cut into an oversized hobo and accented with a top handle, logo plate, and optional shoulder strap. Pair back to any summer look, especially those that are classified as resortwear.

6. Melie Bianco Keira Bag:
Another great option for mom or the working girl, this prim and polished satchel is anything but stuffy with its bold block trims and polished silver pushlock closure. Great for the big meeting at work, but equally cute for a summer wedding.