By the handles, of course! I have a black Sloane, that I have had for several months and haven't used yet. I thought it would be a more formal, structured bag that I would carry to work and not on the weekend. Now I am reconsidering. I'm thinking she can do both? I can carry her to work with my business attire, and still keep her on my arm when I'm kicking around on the weekend in jeans. What do you think? And Sloane owners, how do you carry your Sloane?