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.

'hobo' suede shoulder bag od Lanvin 'hobo' suede shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'HOBO' suede shoulder bag

'hobo' suede shoulder bag od Lanvin 'hobo' suede shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'HOBO' suede shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with pins od Moschino Shoulder bag with pins od Moschino

Moschino

Shoulder bag with pins

Printed shoulder bag od Moschino Printed shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Printed shoulder bag

Printed shoulder bag od Moschino Printed shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Printed shoulder bag

Printed shoulder bag od Moschino Printed shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Printed shoulder bag

Printed shoulder bag od Moschino Printed shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Printed shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with pins od Moschino Shoulder bag with pins od Moschino

Moschino

Shoulder bag with pins

Shoulder bag with metal logo od Moschino Shoulder bag with metal logo od Moschino

Moschino

Shoulder bag with metal logo

'chaine' suede hand bag od Lanvin 'chaine' suede hand bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'CHAINE' suede hand bag

'lois' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'lois' shoulder bag od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

'LOIS' shoulder bag

Logo-embossed shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Paris Logo-embossed shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Logo-embossed shoulder bag

'popper' shopper bag od Stella McCartney 'popper' shopper bag od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

'POPPER' shopper bag

'monogram cabas' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Paris 'monogram cabas' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

'MONOGRAM CABAS' shoulder bag

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

Versace

Medusa head shoulder bag

Beaded backpack od Versace Beaded backpack od Versace

Versace

Beaded backpack

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

Shoulder bag with openings od Saint Laurent Paris Shoulder bag with openings od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Shoulder bag with openings

Belt with pouches od Stella McCartney Belt with pouches od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Belt with pouches

'chaine' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'chaine' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'CHAINE' shoulder bag

'jiji' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'jiji' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'JIJI' shoulder bag

'popper' shoulder bag od Stella McCartney 'popper' shoulder bag od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

'POPPER' shoulder bag

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

Chloe

'FAYE' shoulder bag

'drew' shoulder bag od Chloe 'drew' shoulder bag od Chloe

Chloe

'DREW' shoulder bag

'jet set travel' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'jet set travel' shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

'JET SET TRAVEL' shoulder bag

'merrow' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant 'merrow' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

'MERROW' shoulder bag

'merrow' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant 'merrow' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

'MERROW' shoulder bag

'lune' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'lune' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'LUNE' shoulder bag

Hand bag od Lanvin Hand bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

Hand bag

'tiger' shoulder bag od Kenzo 'tiger' shoulder bag od Kenzo

Kenzo

'TIGER' shoulder bag

'falabella' shoulder bag od Stella McCartney 'falabella' shoulder bag od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

'FALABELLA' shoulder bag

'osiride' shoulder bag od Gucci 'osiride' shoulder bag od Gucci

Gucci

'OSIRIDE' shoulder bag

'rhea zip' backpack od Michael Kors 'rhea zip' backpack od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

'RHEA ZIP' backpack

'ginny' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo 'ginny' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

'GINNY' shoulder bag

Beaded shoulder bag od Valentino Red Beaded shoulder bag od Valentino Red

Valentino Red

Beaded shoulder bag

Logo-printed shopper bag od Kenzo Logo-printed shopper bag od Kenzo

Kenzo

Logo-printed shopper bag

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

See By Chloe

'SUSIE' shoulder bag

'monogram west hollywood' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Paris 'monogram west hollywood' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

'MONOGRAM WEST HOLLYWOOD' shoulder bag

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

Saint Laurent Paris

'ANJA' 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.