The beauty of this season’s top handle bags is that unlike the tote, they’re so incredibly versatile. Sling it over your shoulder when you want to go hands free – these all come with a long strap – or take off the strap and go ladylike. Chic and elegant these are the bags you want to be seen with this summer.
There are top handle – sometimes known as grab handle – bags in every designer’s collection this season from Dune’s functional faux leather version to Dolce’s delightful red handbag which I have to confess I have my eye on but will, I expect, resist.
This summer go for a neutral top handle bag or hit the brights, there are plenty of red, white and blue bags around and needless to say they all come in black too. This is a time of year when you can splash out on colour and you can find something really gorgeous without breaking the bank, US designers Michael Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and DKNY have some of the best bags around so if you’re in mind for a handbag investment and don’t want to spend a fortune these are great brands to check out.