The Bag Shape You Need This Fall

All hail the handle!


Carry on. | Photo by Nell Hoving.

In a world where going hands-free is the ultimate luxury, the cross-body bag reigns supreme. But this season, the most sophisticated shape is a classic top-handle, made modern with graphic lines, bold hardware and striking materials. (Hand-painted python, anyone?) 

(From left)  Céline small trapeze handbag, $2,900 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia. Alexander Wang mini Emile bag, $825 at Neiman Marcus. Fendi 3Jours python shopper, $6,150 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd. Fendi mini Peekaboo handbag , $4,250 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Sophie Hulme bowling bag, $895 at Boyds, Rittenhouse.