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.

'loulou' quilted clutch od Saint Laurent 'loulou' quilted clutch od Saint Laurent NEW SEASON

Saint Laurent

'LOULOU' quilted clutch

Shoulder bag with ring od J.W. Anderson Shoulder bag with ring od J.W. Anderson NEW SEASON

J.W. Anderson

Shoulder bag with ring

'selma' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'selma' shoulder bag od Michael Kors NEW SEASON

Michael Kors

'SELMA' shoulder bag

'nightingale' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'nightingale' shoulder bag od Givenchy NEW SEASON

Givenchy

'NIGHTINGALE' shoulder bag

Logo-printed backpack od Givenchy Logo-printed backpack od Givenchy NEW SEASON

Givenchy

Logo-printed backpack

'club' shoulder bag od Furla 'club' shoulder bag od Furla NEW SEASON

Furla

'CLUB' shoulder bag

'eden' shopper bag od Furla 'eden' shopper bag od Furla NEW SEASON

Furla

'EDEN' shopper bag

'eden' shopper bag od Furla 'eden' shopper bag od Furla NEW SEASON

Furla

'EDEN' shopper bag

'afrodite' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein 'afrodite' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein NEW SEASON

Philipp Plein

'AFRODITE' shoulder bag

'afrodite' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein 'afrodite' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein NEW SEASON

Philipp Plein

'AFRODITE' shoulder bag

'club' shoulder bag od Furla 'club' shoulder bag od Furla NEW SEASON

Furla

'CLUB' shoulder bag

'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'PIXIE' shoulder bag

'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'PIXIE' shoulder bag

Printed leather backpack od Gucci Printed leather backpack od Gucci NEW SEASON

Gucci

Printed leather backpack

Logo-printed belt bag od Gucci Logo-printed belt bag od Gucci NEW SEASON

Gucci

Logo-printed belt bag

'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' shoulder bag

'gg marmont' quilted shoulder bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' quilted shoulder bag od Gucci NEW SEASON

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' quilted shoulder bag

'gg marmont' velvet belt bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' velvet belt bag od Gucci NEW SEASON

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' velvet belt bag

'dionysus' shoulder bag od Gucci 'dionysus' shoulder bag od Gucci NEW SEASON

Gucci

'DIONYSUS' shoulder bag

'sunset' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'sunset' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent NEW SEASON

Saint Laurent

'SUNSET' shoulder bag

'loulou' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'loulou' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent NEW SEASON

Saint Laurent

'LOULOU' shoulder bag

Fringed shoulder bag od J.W. Anderson Fringed shoulder bag od J.W. Anderson NEW SEASON

J.W. Anderson

Fringed shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with ring od J.W. Anderson Shoulder bag with ring od J.W. Anderson NEW SEASON

J.W. Anderson

Shoulder bag with ring

'le-eshtela' shoulder bag od Diesel 'le-eshtela' shoulder bag od Diesel NEW SEASON

Diesel

'LE-ESHTELA' shoulder bag

Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace NEW SEASON

Versace

Medusa head shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with metal handle od Marni Shoulder bag with metal handle od Marni NEW SEASON

Marni

Shoulder bag with metal handle

Shoulder bag with metal handle od Marni Shoulder bag with metal handle od Marni NEW SEASON

Marni

Shoulder bag with metal handle

Shoulder bag with chain od Marni Shoulder bag with chain od Marni NEW SEASON

Marni

Shoulder bag with chain

Shopper bag with 4 handles od Marni Shopper bag with 4 handles od Marni NEW SEASON

Marni

Shopper bag with 4 handles

'disco' shoulder bag od Dsquared2 'disco' shoulder bag od Dsquared2 NEW SEASON

Dsquared2

'DISCO' shoulder bag

Patterned shopper bag od Dsquared2 Patterned shopper bag od Dsquared2 NEW SEASON

Dsquared2

Patterned shopper bag

'disco' shoulder bag od Dsquared2 'disco' shoulder bag od Dsquared2 NEW SEASON

Dsquared2

'DISCO' shoulder bag

'susie' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'susie' shoulder bag od See By Chloe NEW SEASON

See By Chloe

'SUSIE' shoulder bag

'andy' backpack od See By Chloe 'andy' backpack od See By Chloe NEW SEASON

See By Chloe

'ANDY' backpack

'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'PIXIE' shoulder bag

'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'PIXIE' shoulder bag

'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'PIXIE' shoulder bag

'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'PIXIE' shoulder bag

'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'PIXIE' shoulder bag

'small pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe 'small pixie' shoulder bag od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

'SMALL PIXIE' shoulder bag

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.