The Top Handle Handbag Is An Essential For Refining Your Wardrobe

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For those on the go or travelling, the crossbody bag has always proved a logical, and even chic, accessory of choice. But, any style devotee will attest to the fact that the best fashion is rarely driven by practicality. While a top handle bag may render you with one less free hand when going about your day, there’s no denying its sartorial lure.

The perfect length to be held by your side, the top handle bag is made to be shown off and compliment your outfit rather than be a practical afterthought.

It’s far from a new silhouette in the accessory space. The style has long been a favourite at Gucci with iconic statement piece, the Gucci Bamboo, first designed in 1947 and still featuring within their collections to date.

However, we’ve seen brands lean more heavily into top handle shapes in recent years. At Prada’s Fall/Winter runway show the Italian fashion house introduced a bold new triangular bag shape complete with top handle that’s sure to become the next ‘it bag’.

The top handle’s biggest lure lies in its versatility. A perfect day-to-night shape, the right top handle bag can be used for both every day looks and events.

If you’re looking to incorporate a top handle bag into your collection, scroll on for the styles to shop now. 

The Best Top Handle Handbags


Iconic Top Handle Bag, $3,390 at Ferragamo


Tie Knot Baguette, $259 at Brie Leon 


Sammy Top Handle Bag, $995 at Coach 


Large La Prima Tote Bag, $2,800 at Giorgio Armani


Conti Bag, $8,900 at Celine 


Crocodile-Print Leather Bag, $2,320 at Sportmax


The St Marc Mini, $765 at THE ICONIC


Soft Baguette Bag, $749 at theUNDONE


Mini Candy Bag, $725 at Mansur Gavriel

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