The power of the top-handle bag is more potent than ever, and channeling the classic elegance of Grace Kelly has never been easier to achieve. Feeling sloppy or just not quite polished? A smart top-handle bag can pull any outfit together, whether you’ve got on a perfectly tailored Roland Mouret or Victoria Beckham dress or you’re wearing your oldest jeans or stretchiest yoga leggings. From the timeless with a twist to the edgier than expected to the sublimely simple, these bags will lend ladylike gracefulness to whatever you wear. Plus, they’re all currently on sale!
1. Marc Jacobs Medium Leather Bag: If you don’t want to give up bold geometry and hard angles with your top-handle tote, look to this pebbly Marc Jacobs creation. On thecorner.com for $588, from $1,175.
2. Mark Cross Small Leather Bag: Bags don’t get more classic than Mark Cross – which is why it’s so refreshing to see one oh, so tastefully decked in fierce studs. On thecorner.com for $1,475, from $2,950.
3. Marni Medium Leather Bag: Count on Marni to appeal to the modern art-lover in you. Or the Connect Four aficionado. Either way, these perforations are working for me! On thecorner.com for $765, from $1,530.
4. Dolce & Gabbana Medium Leather Bag: Clean, crisp, and effortless: this is the freshly pressed white button-down of bags. Extra points for the lock-and-key hardware details. On thecorner.com for $1,517, from $1,945.