The Structured Top-Handle Bag: Hot for Fall

NordstromGrace Kelly strikes again this fall, in the form of gorgeous, structured top-handle bags.

These are the kinds of bags your grandmother would have carried back in the day -- if, say, your grandmother was married to a natty Parisian millionaire.

And I have to say, after one too many seasons of slouchy, shapeless bags, I am in heaven when it comes to these shapely structured purses.

Invest in one this season while they're hot and you'll have a bag that you can proudly carry for years -- decades, even.

And even if you can't afford a Valentino, don't despair!

I've tracked down a fantastic selection of structured bags that are all under $150 -- in most cases, WAAAAAY under.

Check these out ...








Macy'sIf I were you, I would be all over this Calvin Klein Python Satchel (Macy's, $89.99 on sale). At this price, it won't last long and it simply doesn't get any more classic for the price.


TargetIf you're seriously strapped for cash, though, how about this Gia Milani Croco tote (Target, $34.99) instead?


EndlessOr go for something in between the two, with this ROXX shoulder dome bag (Endless, $70). C'est chic!


Macy'sThis Guess Leona tote (Macy's, $149) has a more modern structured vibe and comes in camel, one of the hottest colors of the season.


YOOXThe Nicoli bag (YOOX, $139) is just scrumptious and looks like it cost a lot more than this price!


Macy'sHere's another option at a nice price: The Etienne Aigner Hyde Satchel (Macy's, $106.99).


Nordstrom Yes, all it takes is a pretty top-handled bag and you could look just like this woman! *snort*

And now I want to know what you think of the top-handle bag. Do you love it or loathe it?


Images (top to bottom): Nordstrom, Macy's, Target, Endless, Macy's, YOOX, Macy's, Nordstrom

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