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.

Metal logo shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo Metal logo shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Metal logo shoulder bag

'panosh' shoulder bag od Ann Demeulemeester 'panosh' shoulder bag od Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester

'PANOSH' shoulder bag

'faye' shoulder bag od Chloe 'faye' shoulder bag od Chloe

Chloe

'FAYE' shoulder bag

'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

'FILIPA' shoulder bag

'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

'FILIPA' shoulder bag

'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

'FILIPA' shoulder bag

'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'filipa' shoulder bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

'FILIPA' shoulder bag

'olga' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'olga' shoulder bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

'OLGA' shoulder bag

'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla 'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CAPRICCIO' shoulder bag

'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla 'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CAPRICCIO' shoulder bag

Metal logo shoulder bag od Furla Metal logo shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

Metal logo shoulder bag

Metal logo shoulder bag od Furla Metal logo shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

Metal logo shoulder bag

Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace

Versace

Medusa head shoulder bag

Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace

Versace

Medusa head shoulder bag

'metropolis' shoulder bag od Furla 'metropolis' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'METROPOLIS' shoulder bag

'metropolis' shoulder bag od Furla 'metropolis' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'METROPOLIS' shoulder bag

'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla 'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CAPRICCIO' shoulder bag

Shopper bag od Furla Shopper bag od Furla

Furla

Shopper bag

'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla 'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CAPRICCIO' shoulder bag

'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla 'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CAPRICCIO' shoulder bag

'club' shoulder bag od Furla 'club' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CLUB' shoulder bag

Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace

Versace

Medusa head shoulder bag

Logo-embossed clutch od Salvatore Ferragamo Logo-embossed clutch od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Logo-embossed clutch

'duetto' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'duetto' shoulder bag od Givenchy

Givenchy

'DUETTO' shoulder bag

'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla 'capriccio' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CAPRICCIO' shoulder bag

Metal logo shoulder bag od Furla Metal logo shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

Metal logo shoulder bag

'elisir' shoulder bag od Furla 'elisir' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'ELISIR' shoulder bag

'elisir' shoulder bag od Furla 'elisir' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'ELISIR' shoulder bag

'club' shoulder bag od Furla 'club' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CLUB' shoulder bag

'club' shoulder bag od Furla 'club' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CLUB' shoulder bag

'club' shoulder bag od Furla 'club' shoulder bag od Furla

Furla

'CLUB' shoulder bag

Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace Medusa head shoulder bag od Versace

Versace

Medusa head shoulder bag

'baby olimpia' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta 'baby olimpia' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

'BABY OLIMPIA' shoulder bag

'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga 'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

'BAZAR' shopper bag

'jennifer' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein 'jennifer' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

'JENNIFER' shoulder bag

'sara' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein 'sara' shoulder bag od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

'SARA' shoulder bag

Metal logo clutch od Versace Metal logo clutch od Versace

Versace

Metal logo clutch

Shoulder bag with bow od Salvatore Ferragamo Shoulder bag with bow od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Shoulder bag with bow

Mink fur-trimmed shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo Mink fur-trimmed shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Mink fur-trimmed shoulder bag

Metal handle shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo Metal handle shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Metal handle 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.