Trend Spy: Top Handle Handbags

A new season calls for a new ladylike edge in your wardrobe. Structured totes and box like beauties dominated the autumn/winter ’13 catwalks as THE accessory to have. Here’s our pick of the best ones popping up in shops now for your own slice of feminine perfection.


Pink Fendi Bag:

The structured shape and hot pink colour make this scream prim perfection. The top handle shape and roomy size make it super versatile for a new update for an everyday handbag.

Fendi – £1,300 –

Marc Jacobs bag:

We’re in love with this blush Marc Jacobs’s bag! The single handle and sleek gold lock have a delicate feminine feel that would look great as a perfect day to night bag – just add heels!

Marc Jacobs – £1,295 –

Marks & Spencer bag:

An impeccable mix of granny chic and feminine shaping, this Marks and Spencer patent bag is definitely on our ‘To Buy’ list! Perfect teamed with a pencil skirt and high shine T-bar shoes.

Next croc effect bag:

This navy croc effect bag will go with everything! The gold detailing and slanted shape gives it a real nostalgic appeal that we love. Perfect with a crisp white dress and bold accessories.

Next – £36 –

Red Herring box bag:

The mixture of the cute vanity case style, the tartan and leather bow makes this an ideal multi-trend fix. The combination of the feminine style and the punky fabric make this an ideal statement bag!

Red Herring @ Debenhams – £29 –

River Island Yellow bag:

The top handles and shoulder strap make this super nifty. It’s simple details leave all the talking to the amazing colour, the perfect splash of colour to any dull day.

River Island – £60 –

Topshop Indigo Bag:

The ostrich effect and indigo colour has us all worked up! The feminine yet boxy shape has us dreaming up endless midi-skirt/top handle bag combinations.

Topshop – £95 –

Victoria Beckham Tote:

In a classic Victoria Beckham style, this minimal monochrome tote will look amazing with this season’s oversized coats. A Lovely satchel style with a feminine edge.

Victoria Beckham – £1,696 –

Feather. M Orange Bag:

We love the burnt orange colour and the thin feminine handle which can easily be removed so it can be a clutch bag too! It’s 70’s vibes are undeniable.

Feather. M – £515 –

Orla Kiely red bag:

We love the vintage feel of this seamlessly beautiful top clasp bag. Wear with everything from jeans to dresses for a charmingly feminine twist to any outfit. Orla

Kiely – £298 –

 Feature: Robyn Egerton