What is it about these bags that spells instant polish? Is it their neat, boxy shape, their rigid top handles or the gleaming gold hardware? Either way, each makes a practically perfect option for nine-to-five and beyond. Top Tip: Structured styles will keep your life in order.
Shop our picks of the best top handle bags below.
From top going counter-clockwise; Givenchy, $5050, givenchy.com; Roger Vivier, $4300, rogervivier.com; Bally, $2395, bally.com.au; Salvatore Ferragamo, $2990, ferragamo.com. Photography by Edward Urrutia.
Brie Leon, $159, brieleon.com.
By Far, $729.31, byfar.com.
Charles and Keith, $89, charlesandkeith.com.
Complét, $982, available at farfetch.com.
Furla, $419.00, furla.com.
J.W Anderson, $929.00, available at theoutnet.com.
Kara, $495.00, karastore.com.
Peta and Jain, $69.95, petaandjain.com.
Pretty Little Thing, $45.00, prettylittlething.com.
Sans Beast, $199.00, sansbeast.com.
Staud, $235, matchesfashion.com.
The Way, $99.99, theway.com.
Topshop, $45, available at theiconic.com.
Trademark, $317, theoutnet.com.
Wandler, approx. $931.20, wandler.com.
Zara, $39.95, zara.com.
Zara, $29.95, zara.com.
Mansur Gavriel, $870.00, mansurgavriel.com.