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Top Handle Bags Are Back In Style for 2023 Here’s The Best of Them

Top Handle Bags Are Back In Style for 2023 Here’s The Best of Them

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Top handle bags will always be a classic, elegant style but they’re a major handbag trend for both Fall Winter and Spring Summer 2023. I have them in so many colors from mid range to designer top handle bags. As they’re such a closet staple and I love their rigid structure but this seasons iterations range from classic ladylike styles to structured metallic and green. So don’t feel limited to just neutrals. Whether it’s a Chanel top handle bag you’re coveting or Balenciaga top-handle bags are a hard trend to mess up. Boxy bags are also a big handbag trend for 2023 so why not combine both purse trends. Other 2023 bag trends to combine with this are the gold hardware front clasp, crescent bags or metallic bag trend for 2023.

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Top handle bag trend 2023

It’s time to break your classic women’s top handle bags back out (if you even put them away) or shop for something new. Re-edition bags have been gaining popularity but there’s also a lot of new, fresh designs.

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Silver crystal top handle bag

Green, metallics and crystal iterations in all colors are big bag color trends for 2023 but if you’re looking for a bag you can use for more than a season or a year, go for a neutral or a color you love.

For a more practical handbag that can be worn multiple ways, look for a top handle crossbody bag. That has both top handles and a shoulder strap.

Are top handle bags in style 2023 – 2024

Top handle handbags made their way back onto the runways for Fall Winter 2022-2023 from mini to mid size. Luar showed the most stunning vibrant blue purses, along with Puppets and Puppets whimsical cookie embellished versions and Altuzarra’s multi-colored versions.

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So many designers showcased this style that it’s easy to find a designer top handle bag you love this season. As well as find lots of style inspo from Chanels boxy vanity bags, Hermès, Bally, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Off White who all showed top handle bags at their Spring 2023 fashion shows.

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Radley London white top handle crossbody bag

Structured top-handle bags from some of fashion’s biggest names served as a reminder that an excellent work bag can make you feel powerful from the moment you grip it in your hand. 


Chanel top handle bags

Chanel top handle bags are one of the most coveted and they’re one of the best designer brands at doing top handle bags. I’d say it’s between Hermes, Chanel and Dior when it comes to the best designer top handle bags but at very different price points.

They’re one of those styles that holds it’s value well and it can worn even when it’s not trending but is still a classic.

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I definitely recommend looking for the most durable leather when making high ticket designer top handle bag purchases so that they stand a chance of lasting longer. Think full grain leather and calf or goatskin rather than lambskin unless you’re really good at taking care of your bags.

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Radley beige leather top handle crossbody bag

Shop the best top handle bags 2023

These are some of my top picks, best sellers and trending top handle bags for 2023/2024 from designer labels to under $100 including vegan leather options. Most of them also come with an adjustable shoulder strap in case you want to covert it into a shoulder bag. Always handy at parties when you have a drink in hand.

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Convertible black top handle crossbody bag Radley London

If you’re looking for one of the most popular and affordable styles for 2023, Diesel’s metallic bag keeps selling out. I signed up for a back in stock for Diesel’s DR1 silver and crystal bag.

It’s one of the trending brands and styles for 2023 but it’s still sold out. It’s a small handbag size that’s perfect for the evening. I ended up not being able to wait and bought Holland & Coopers crystal top handle bag instead.

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Luar is also a mid price brand that has some of the more fashion forward versus classic styles if you’re looking for a more on trend top-handle bag. If you’re looking for a purse under $100, Revolve has some really well structured options.

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Blue top handle bag with optional shoulder straps Radley London

I’d originally had my eye on this super structured green top handle bag if the Diesel silver handbag didn’t come back in stock. As it’s different, a total statement piece and right on trend for SS2023.

However, I ended up with a bright blue style from Radley London as I have more clothes it will go with than green and it’s a classic style that won’t date as fast or at all. It’s also one of those bags that will work both with office wear and for everyday.

These are some of my favorite top handle bags to embrace this 2023 bag trend. From classic investment pieces to what’s trending this year.


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