10 Top-Handle Designer Bags Worth the Investment

Cady Lang
10 Top-Handle Designer Bags Worth the Investment
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Top handle bags have long been a staple of the style set, lending a polished, ladylike feel to any look. From Grace Kelly‘s eponymous Hermès bag to Gucci’s beloved bamboo style, the top handle bag is a certified classic.

But as of late, these structured purses have been reappearing with some seriously cool updates.

On the runways this past season, Alessandro Michele sent floral, granny-chic reiterations of the classic Gucci bamboo down the catwalk, while Nicholas Ghesquière‘s glossy, boxy versions at Louis Vuitton sent our hearts a-flutter.

Likewise, the street-style scene showed top-handle bags playfully reimagined with unexpected materials and irreverent details—a painted wooden cigar box bag from Dolce & Gabbana, suede fringe on Proenza Schouler’s PS1, and a slender metal bar replacing the standard handle atop the M2Malletier bags, for example.

Click through the slideshow above for ten designer top handle bags to shop now.

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Bamboo Classic Blooms top handle bag, $2,490; at Gucci

M2Malletier Amor Fati shoulder bag in sand and blue calf leather, $1,510; at Moda Operandi

Cluny BB, $2,500; at Louis Vuitton

Lynx rubberized leopard suede crossbody, $465; at Opening Ceremony

Dolce & Gabbana textured leather-trimmed wood bag, $6,295; at Net-A-Porter

Anya Hindmarch Hexagon top handle Roundabout bag, $2,500; at Shop Bop

PS1 Fringe Tiny bag in Aloe, $1,585; at Proenza Schouler

Fendi Peekaboo micro leather shoulder bag, $1,550; at Net-A-Porter

Future Glory Rockwell Mini, $295; at Reformation

Valentino My Rockstud leopard-print calf hair and suede tote, $3,595; at Net-A-Porter

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