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.

‘playa’ backpack od AllSaints ‘playa’ backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Playa’ backpack

‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Captain’ shoulder bag

‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Captain’ shoulder bag

‘captain’ backpack od AllSaints ‘captain’ backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Captain’ backpack

‘captain’ backpack od AllSaints ‘captain’ backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Captain’ backpack

Checked shoulder bag od Burberry Checked shoulder bag od Burberry

Burberry

Checked shoulder bag

Checked shoulder bag od Burberry Checked shoulder bag od Burberry

Burberry

Checked shoulder bag

Logo-printed shopper bag od Burberry Logo-printed shopper bag od Burberry

Burberry

Logo-printed shopper bag

Briefcase with a logo od Dolce & Gabbana Briefcase with a logo od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Briefcase with a logo

‘rhea’ patterned backpack od Michael Kors ‘rhea’ patterned backpack od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Rhea’ patterned backpack

‘mercer’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘mercer’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Mercer’ shoulder bag

‘whitney’ shopper bag od Michael Kors ‘whitney’ shopper bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Whitney’ shopper bag

‘whitney’ shopper bag od Michael Kors ‘whitney’ shopper bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Whitney’ shopper bag

‘mara’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘mara’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Mara’ shoulder bag

‘gemma’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘gemma’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Gemma’ shoulder bag

‘rhea’ patterned backpack od Michael Kors ‘rhea’ patterned backpack od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Rhea’ patterned backpack

Branded backpack od Loewe Branded backpack od Loewe

Loewe

Branded backpack

Shoulder bag with a biker jacket effect od Moschino Shoulder bag with a biker jacket effect od Moschino

Moschino

Shoulder bag with a biker jacket effect

Clutch with decorative handle od Alexander McQueen Clutch with decorative handle od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Clutch with decorative handle

‘marcie’ shoulder bag od Chloe ‘marcie’ shoulder bag od Chloe

Chloe

‘Marcie’ shoulder bag

‘eva’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘eva’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Eva’ shoulder bag

‘eva’ shopper bag od Michael Kors ‘eva’ shopper bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Eva’ shopper bag

‘eva’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘eva’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Eva’ shoulder bag

Logo shoulder bag od Michael Kors Logo shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Logo shoulder bag

Logo shoulder bag od Michael Kors Logo shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Logo shoulder bag

Patterned shoulder bag od Michael Kors Patterned shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Patterned shoulder bag

'fetch' wallet on a chain od AllSaints 'fetch' wallet on a chain od AllSaints

AllSaints

'FETCH' wallet on a chain

'fetch' wallet on a chain od AllSaints 'fetch' wallet on a chain od AllSaints

AllSaints

'FETCH' wallet on a chain

'fetch' wallet on a chain od AllSaints 'fetch' wallet on a chain od AllSaints

AllSaints

'FETCH' wallet on a chain

‘bionic sport’ belt bag with logo od Dsquared2 ‘bionic sport’ belt bag with logo od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

‘Bionic Sport’ belt bag with logo

Appliqued shoulder bag od Dsquared2 Appliqued shoulder bag od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Appliqued shoulder bag

Appliqued shoulder bag od Dsquared2 Appliqued shoulder bag od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Appliqued shoulder bag

‘pill’ belt bag with logo od Dsquared2 ‘pill’ belt bag with logo od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

‘Pill’ belt bag with logo

Multipurpose shoulder bag od Dsquared2 Multipurpose shoulder bag od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Multipurpose shoulder bag

‘opera’ handbag od Balenciaga ‘opera’ handbag od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

‘Opera’ handbag

‘marie’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘marie’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Marie’ shoulder bag

‘eva’ shopper bag od Michael Kors ‘eva’ shopper bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Eva’ shopper bag

‘whitney’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘whitney’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Whitney’ shoulder bag

Appliqued shoulder bag od Michael Kors Appliqued shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Appliqued shoulder bag

‘mott’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘mott’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Mott’ shoulder bag

Patterned shoulder bag od Michael Kors Patterned shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Patterned shoulder bag

Logo shoulder bag od Michael Kors Logo shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Logo shoulder bag

Floral motif backpack od EA7 Emporio Armani Floral motif backpack od EA7 Emporio Armani

EA7 Emporio Armani

Floral motif backpack

Logo belt bag od Dsquared2 Logo belt bag od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Logo belt bag

‘bionic sport’ belt bag with logo od Dsquared2 ‘bionic sport’ belt bag with logo od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

‘Bionic Sport’ belt bag with logo

‘bionic sport’ clutch with logo od Dsquared2 ‘bionic sport’ clutch with logo od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

‘Bionic Sport’ clutch with logo

‘mirror’ transparent belt bag od Dsquared2 ‘mirror’ transparent belt bag od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

‘Mirror’ transparent belt bag

‘bazar’ shoulder bag od Balenciaga ‘bazar’ shoulder bag od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

‘Bazar’ shoulder bag

‘bazar’ shoulder bag od Balenciaga ‘bazar’ shoulder bag od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

‘Bazar’ shoulder bag

‘falabella’ shoulder bag od Stella McCartney ‘falabella’ shoulder bag od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

‘Falabella’ shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with logo od EA7 Emporio Armani Shoulder bag with logo od EA7 Emporio Armani

EA7 Emporio Armani

Shoulder bag with logo

Logo-printed belt bag od Maison Margiela Logo-printed belt bag od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Logo-printed belt bag

Shopper bag od See By Chloe Shopper bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

Shopper bag

Shopper bag od See By Chloe Shopper bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

Shopper bag

‘welcome’ shoulder bag od Dolce & Gabbana ‘welcome’ shoulder bag od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

‘Welcome’ shoulder bag

Shopper bag od See By Chloe Shopper bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

Shopper bag

Logo shoulder bag od See By Chloe Logo shoulder bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

Logo shoulder bag

'drop' shoulder bag with logo od Alexander McQueen 'drop' shoulder bag with logo od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

'DROP' shoulder bag with logo

‘dg amore’ shoulder bag od Dolce & Gabbana ‘dg amore’ shoulder bag od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

‘DG Amore’ shoulder bag

Patterned shopper bag od Dolce & Gabbana Patterned shopper bag od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Patterned 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.