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.

'kita' backpack od AllSaints 'kita' backpack od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'KITA' backpack

'suzi' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'suzi' shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'SUZI' shoulder bag

Double-sided shoulder bag od Maison Margiela Double-sided shoulder bag od Maison Margiela quick-view

Maison Margiela

Double-sided shoulder bag

Sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin Sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

SUGAR' shoulder bag

Clutch on removable chain od Lanvin Clutch on removable chain od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

Clutch on removable chain

Reversible shoulder bag od Alaia Reversible shoulder bag od Alaia quick-view

Alaia

Reversible shoulder bag

Studded shoulder bag od Dsquared2 Studded shoulder bag od Dsquared2 quick-view

Dsquared2

Studded shoulder bag

Embossed lettering bag strap od Stella McCartney Embossed lettering bag strap od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

Embossed lettering bag strap

Shopper bag with logo od Versace Shopper bag with logo od Versace quick-view

Versace

Shopper bag with logo

'sunday' shoulder bag od Victoria Beckham 'sunday' shoulder bag od Victoria Beckham quick-view

Victoria Beckham

'SUNDAY' shoulder bag

Glitter clutch od Victoria Beckham Glitter clutch od Victoria Beckham quick-view

Victoria Beckham

Glitter clutch

Glitter clutch od Victoria Beckham Glitter clutch od Victoria Beckham quick-view

Victoria Beckham

Glitter clutch

'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

'SUGAR' shoulder bag

'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

'SUGAR' shoulder bag

Logo-printed clutch od Lanvin Logo-printed clutch od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

Logo-printed clutch

Coach x keith haring od Coach Coach x keith haring od Coach quick-view

Coach

Coach x Keith Haring

Two-coloured clutch od Maison Margiela Two-coloured clutch od Maison Margiela quick-view

Maison Margiela

Two-coloured clutch

Logo shoulder bag od Versace Logo shoulder bag od Versace quick-view

Versace

Logo shoulder bag

'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga 'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

'BAZAR' shopper bag

'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga 'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

'BAZAR' shopper bag

Patterned shopper bag od Saint Laurent Patterned shopper bag od Saint Laurent quick-view

Saint Laurent

Patterned shopper bag

Fringed shoulder bag od J.W. Anderson Fringed shoulder bag od J.W. Anderson quick-view

J.W. Anderson

Fringed shoulder bag

'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga 'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

'BAZAR CHAIN' shoulder bag

'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga 'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

'BAZAR CHAIN' shoulder bag

'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga 'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

'BAZAR CHAIN' shoulder bag

'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga 'bazar chain' shoulder bag od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

'BAZAR CHAIN' shoulder bag

Fringed shoulder bag od J.W. Anderson Fringed shoulder bag od J.W. Anderson quick-view

J.W. Anderson

Fringed shoulder bag

'lion stud' shoulder bag od Versace Versus 'lion stud' shoulder bag od Versace Versus quick-view

Versace Versus

'LION STUD' shoulder bag

Mesh shopper bag od Maison Margiela Mesh shopper bag od Maison Margiela quick-view

Maison Margiela

Mesh shopper bag

'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

'SUGAR' shoulder bag

'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

'SUGAR' shoulder bag

'camera' shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen 'camera' shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen quick-view

Alexander McQueen

'CAMERA' shoulder bag

'camera bag' shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen 'camera bag' shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen quick-view

Alexander McQueen

'CAMERA BAG' shoulder bag

'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'sugar' shoulder bag od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

'SUGAR' shoulder bag

'mercer' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'mercer' shoulder bag od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

'MERCER' shoulder bag

Leather shoulder bag od Marsell Leather shoulder bag od Marsell quick-view

Marsell

Leather shoulder bag

'mercer corner' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'mercer corner' shoulder bag od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

'MERCER CORNER' shoulder bag

'lex' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'lex' shoulder bag od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

'LEX' shoulder bag

Patterned shopper bag od Coach Patterned shopper bag od Coach quick-view

Coach

Patterned shopper bag

'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga 'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

'BAZAR' shopper 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.