The Feminine Purse Trend That Will Be A Hit In 2023 And Beyond

When it comes to rotating fashion trends, purses are sometimes left out of the conversation. It is difficult to deny, however, that a bag can easily make or break an outfit and plays a significant role in setting the overall tone of a coordinated look. One handbag trend set to dominate the 2023 spring and summer fashion scene is the demure top-handle bag. Unlike a slouchy tote or a crossbody bag, a top-handle purse is typically quite structured, yet requires a particular amount of poise to carry.

If you've been feeling the urge to change up your purse style but are unsure of which direction to go in, consider giving a top-handle bag a try. This style is especially recommended for those looking to infuse their personal style with a bit of extra feminine grace and charm. Here are some fabulous examples of top-handle bags that will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and give something new a try this spring. 

Cream and cognac

If you're in the market for an absolute classic that screams "spring has sprung," you can't go wrong with a loosely structured, cream top-handle bag with rich cognac leather trim. The silver clasp balances the bag's warm tones and the sides feature leather pockets that cushion the structured shape's harsher angles. Pair with your favorite Easter dress.


If comfy, cozy side pockets and light spring neutrals are the exact opposite of the vibe you're looking for, don't worry — we have you covered. This stoplight red leather top-handle bag shows off unapologetically harsh angles, sharp corners, and bold gold hardware. The large, rounded handle provides just a touch of balance to the otherwise pointy silhouette. Best when combined with stilettos and matching red lipstick. 


If you've ever wished you could see exactly what was inside your bag without having to open it up and dig around in it, this quirky, clear top-handle leather-trimmed bag is for you. Not only is the bag itself structured, you'll have to be too, unless you want your messy belongings on display. Great for those striving for minimalism this year.

Longline briefcase

Who says a successful businesswoman can't also be a fashion powerhouse? If you need a top-handle bag that's equipped to hold more than just your phone, wallet, and lip gloss, consider an extended briefcase version with room for your tablet, files, and personal list of enemies to take down. 

Classic black mini

If you're a big fan of a little black dress moment, a black leather mini top-handle purse may be your handbag soulmate. This versatile staple is understated enough for a late-night grocery haul in leggings and an oversized sweater and also classy enough for a full-on formal event. It can literally do no wrong. 

Delicate macramé

Do you march to the beat of your own private drummer? Prefer the soft and dainty over the bold and angular? Consider a foray into the world of macramé handbags. Not only is choosing a fiber art top-handle bag unique, it provides you with the chance to support an artist or small business rather than a large corporation. 

Boxy tote

Top-handle bags come in all shapes and sizes. If you're looking for a bag to carry your laptop or paperwork for school or work, check out a structured top-handle tote bag. The rectangle shape and absence of a shoulder strap make for a more sophisticated look, seamlessly combining purse and briefcase vibes into one.