WOMEN’S BAGS

Combine functionality and style choosing a women's handbag from the best designers in the world in VITKAC. Women’s bags long ago became more than just elaborate accessories to an outfit. They stand in their own right, are often selected with a specific style in mind, and millions of women the world over are crazy about them.

'new georgette' backpack od Moncler 'new georgette' backpack od Moncler

Moncler

'NEW GEORGETTE' backpack

'kita' backpack od AllSaints 'kita' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'KITA' backpack

'cooper' backpack od AllSaints 'cooper' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'COOPER' backpack

'kita' backpack od AllSaints 'kita' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'KITA' backpack

'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints 'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'RAY' bucket bag

'essentiel' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'essentiel' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'ESSENTIEL' shoulder bag

'domaine 50' quilted shoulder bag od Balmain 'domaine 50' quilted shoulder bag od Balmain

Balmain

'DOMAINE 50' quilted shoulder bag

Lion head backpack od Versace Versus Lion head backpack od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Lion head backpack

'le-ony' backpack od Diesel 'le-ony' backpack od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-ONY' backpack

'le-littsy' shoulder bag od Diesel 'le-littsy' shoulder bag od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-LITTSY' shoulder bag

'le-littsy' shoulder bag od Diesel 'le-littsy' shoulder bag od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-LITTSY' shoulder bag

Logo clutch od McQ Alexander McQueen Logo clutch od McQ Alexander McQueen

McQ Alexander McQueen

Logo clutch

Logo clutch od McQ Alexander McQueen Logo clutch od McQ Alexander McQueen

McQ Alexander McQueen

Logo clutch

Clutch od MM6 Maison Margiela Clutch od MM6 Maison Margiela

MM6 Maison Margiela

Clutch

Clutch od MM6 Maison Margiela Clutch od MM6 Maison Margiela

MM6 Maison Margiela

Clutch

Logo clutch od MM6 Maison Margiela Logo clutch od MM6 Maison Margiela

MM6 Maison Margiela

Logo clutch

'trunk' shoulder bag od Marni 'trunk' shoulder bag od Marni

Marni

'TRUNK' shoulder bag

'tuk' shoulder bag od Marni 'tuk' shoulder bag od Marni

Marni

'TUK' shoulder bag

Fringe clutch od Dsquared2 Fringe clutch od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Fringe clutch

'le-misha' denim shoulder bag od Diesel 'le-misha' denim shoulder bag od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-MISHA' denim shoulder bag

'le-trasy' denim bag od Diesel 'le-trasy' denim bag od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-TRASY' denim bag

'le-ony' denim backpack od Diesel 'le-ony' denim backpack od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-ONY' denim backpack

'le-ony' denim backpack od Diesel 'le-ony' denim backpack od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-ONY' denim backpack

Shoulder bag with metal logo od Lanvin Shoulder bag with metal logo od Lanvin

Lanvin

Shoulder bag with metal logo

'sky' clutch od Jimmy Choo 'sky' clutch od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

'SKY' clutch

'drifter' shoulder bag od Coach 'drifter' shoulder bag od Coach

Coach

'DRIFTER' shoulder bag

'candy' clutch od Jimmy Choo 'candy' clutch od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

'CANDY' clutch

'sky' clutch od Jimmy Choo 'sky' clutch od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

'SKY' clutch

Leather shoulder bag od Marni Leather shoulder bag od Marni

Marni

Leather shoulder bag

'pois' shoulder bag od Marni 'pois' shoulder bag od Marni

Marni

'POIS' shoulder bag

Logo-embroidered backpack od MM6 Maison Margiela Logo-embroidered backpack od MM6 Maison Margiela

MM6 Maison Margiela

Logo-embroidered backpack

Leather hand bag od Bottega Veneta Leather hand bag od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Leather hand bag

Leather shoulder bag od Lanvin Leather shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

Leather shoulder bag

Studded leather clutch od Valentino Red Studded leather clutch od Valentino Red

Valentino Red

Studded leather clutch

Leather shoulder bag od Valentino Red Leather shoulder bag od Valentino Red

Valentino Red

Leather shoulder bag

Leather shoulder bag od Valentino Red Leather shoulder bag od Valentino Red

Valentino Red

Leather shoulder bag

'anja' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'anja' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

'ANJA' shoulder bag

Leather shoulder bag od Marni Leather shoulder bag od Marni

Marni

Leather shoulder bag

Leather clutch od Lanvin Leather clutch od Lanvin

Lanvin

Leather clutch

Leather clutch od Lanvin Leather clutch od Lanvin

Lanvin

Leather clutch

Women’s Handbags capturing the hearts of women the world over

It is no coincidence that almost every member of the fairer sex has in her wardrobe fashionable bags for different occasions.

Women’s fashion handbags – an essential element for the sophisticated woman

Women have carried handbags for decades. The origins of these accessories can be found in the 17th century, with the emergence of the well-known pouch. However, at that time they were not only for women, as men wore them readily too. Of course, the uses for each sex were different. Women used their bags to keep donations for the poor, while for men they were a hiding place for money and gambling chips!

In fashion, deep pockets were also sewn into costumes, and these women’s bags were known as “maiden bags”. It was these that young women getting married would receive as part of their wedding present. They were richly decorated, and had to symbolise the high social status of the owner.

The French Revolution had an influence on fashion. Shortly after this, certain canons became established, and more attention was paid to women’s clothing. Characteristic of this era were reticules, or “ridicules”, which were small, elegant women’s handbags held in the hand or over the wrist. At first, they were only decorative, but later their usefulness became appreciated. Any woman who wanted to look like a refined lady would carry a mirror or powder compact in her handbag – for it was essential to have such accessories to hand should an eligible bachelor hove into view.

The Unstoppable Rise in Popularity of Women’s Handbags

Eventually, there came a time when fashionable women’s bags became available on a wider scale. In the second half of the 19th century they were not only for wealthy women, although there were some models which remained luxury items. It was at this time that today’s well-known creators of designer handbags, such as Gucci, Chanel and Dior appeared on the market.

Ladies’ handbags began to be designed to meet the needs of the modern, active woman. There was no problem then in buying ladies’ travel bags, into which all necessary items could fit, and which had locks to guard against thieves.

However, the greatest metamorphosis in handbags came about later, in the 1930s. One could lose oneself in the mass of patterns, colours and styles offered by the most illustrious fashion houses. It was also then that shoulder bags, previously only connected with servants, became popular.

Around half a century later, “handbags” appeared on the market. The most famous designers began to create these bags, and women went crazy for them. They remain popular, and have become a classic that never go out of fashion.

How many women’s handbags in the world?

Nobody knows the answer to that question. Women love handbags, and it is very difficult to imagine life without them. They facilitate day to day life, underline your original style, allow you to state your own identity, and are simply small works of art! Clutch bags, satchels, casual bags, courier bags, women’s leather handbags, totes, designer bags or shoppers – these are only some of the many kinds of women’s bags. To find the unique bag, the one and only just for you, take advantage of the offer at the Vitkac.com online store.