Just how It is the elegant top handle bag? This popular handbag style, circa the ’50s, is what Queen Elizabeth II still carries a lot of till today. In fact, she reportedly owns 200 pieces from British bag maker Launer. And while you can trawl vintage retailers and resale sites for actual models from the past, the good news is that fashion brands continue to reproduce their own versions of the top-handle. Celine’s Clasp, for instance, gets updated each season in a variety of finish and colours. While Gucci’s Sylvie has yoyo-ed in proportions and finishes over the years. Here, we pick out the most stylish updates to this well-loved design.