We love a great cross-body bag, but there are many reasons to give a top-handle one a try this season. For one, there's something so incredibly charming about its ladylike aesthetic. Secondly, the structure adds a degree of polish and sophistication to any look—even if it's just a tee and jeans. And finally, judging by the fall/winter 2016 collections during Fashion Month, top-handle bags will continue to dominate the handbag sphere from now until next season.
From a classic leather tote to a patchworked piece, shop our nine favorites that you'll want to get your hands on, stat.
Runway inspiration, pictured above: Gucci