Every season there’s a new “it” bag or shape or styling detail that hits street style and disappears from store shelves. My bet on your fall bag update? A chic, ladylike top handle. Proper and perfect for day and as your office companion, whether it’s got a shoulder strap or a cross body for convenience, top handles will usher in our most feminine sensibilities. Check out a few runway examples below followed by some of the best bags to grab in stores now.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.