When heading out to grab a skinny macchiato or hopping into a cab to meet Mr. Hot 3rd-Date-Guy, there is one item that every woman cannot afford to be without; umm no, not chocolate, but rather, a great handbag (which can be used to carry your chocolate…see how that works?). And the Oprah Winfrey of all handbags is…the top-handle! And like the Big O (get your mind out of the gutter), a top-handle bag is dependable, generous and liked by (almost) everyone. It can be dressed up or down, is fitting for day or night and is an all around classic piece that will last from season to season. ThePleat did the dirty work for you and hand-picked a variety of sizes and prices to keep you retail-satisfied (you’re welcome). Keep your checkbook in place with this classic Topshop piece (3) or pull out the platinum card for Wang’s sleek snakeskin version (7). Sure, you may not be the the richest woman in media, but you might as well dress like it.
Rachel Bilson carrying Miu Miu “Matelasse” bag, $1445, NeimanMarcus.com 1. Botkier “Joelle” satchel, $595, Endless.com 2. Steve Madden “Bultimat” bag, $98, SteveMadden.com 3. Topshop “Triangle Lock” satchel, $65, Topshop.com 4. Alexander Wang “Thai Dopp Kit” bag, $795, ShopBop.com 5. ASOS “Faux Ostrich Lady” bag, $54, ASOS.com 6. Hype “Cathy Framed” satchel, $325, Dillards.com 7. ASOS “Coloured Leather Tassel Frame” bag, $56, ASOS.com
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