I recently got a new Kate Spade satchel which I love, but the top handles stick straight up instead of folding (it's a crossbody style that also has short top handles). None of my previous purses had handles that didn't fold, so I never that about it. However I'm finding it kind of annoying that they stay up and don't fold out of the way when I'm not using them and I'm thinking about exchanging the purse for a version where the top handles fold down instead.
This got me thinking, what do you think about purse handles staying up vs folding? Do you have a preference and if you do, what are your reasons?