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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.

Hand bag od Balmain Hand bag od Balmain quick-view

Balmain

Hand bag

Embroidered holdall od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Embroidered holdall od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney quick-view

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Embroidered holdall

Embroidered holdall od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Embroidered holdall od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney quick-view

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Embroidered holdall

Sports bag with a logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Sports bag with a logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney quick-view

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Sports bag with a logo

Sports bag with a logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Sports bag with a logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney quick-view

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Sports bag with a logo

'nile' shoulder bag od Chloe 'nile' shoulder bag od Chloe quick-view

Chloe

'NILE' shoulder bag

Medusa head quilted shoulder bag od Versace Medusa head quilted shoulder bag od Versace quick-view

Versace

Medusa head quilted shoulder bag

'kilia' backpack-style shoulder bag od Moncler 'kilia' backpack-style shoulder bag od Moncler quick-view

Moncler

'KILIA' backpack-style shoulder bag

Backpack with a star motif od Stella McCartney Backpack with a star motif od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

Backpack with a star motif

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

Michael Kors

JESSA' shoulder bag

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

Michael Kors

GRIFFIN' shoulder bag

Sequinned belt bag od MM6 Maison Margiela Sequinned belt bag od MM6 Maison Margiela quick-view

MM6 Maison Margiela

Sequinned belt bag

Nile' shoulder bag od Chloe Nile' shoulder bag od Chloe quick-view

Chloe

NILE' shoulder bag

'belt bag' shoulder bag od Burberry 'belt bag' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

'BELT BAG' shoulder bag

'belt bag' shoulder bag od Burberry 'belt bag' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

'BELT BAG' shoulder bag

'barrel' shoulder bag od Burberry 'barrel' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

'BARREL' shoulder bag

Henley' wallet od Burberry Henley' wallet od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

HENLEY' wallet

'penhurst' shoulder bag od Burberry 'penhurst' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

'PENHURST' shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with a logo od Salvatore Ferragamo Shoulder bag with a logo od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

Shoulder bag with a logo

Vela' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo Vela' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

VELA' shoulder bag

Vela' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo Vela' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

VELA' shoulder bag

Vela' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo Vela' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

VELA' shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with a logo od Salvatore Ferragamo Shoulder bag with a logo od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

Shoulder bag with a logo

Quilted shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo Quilted shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

Quilted shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with a logo od Salvatore Ferragamo Shoulder bag with a logo od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

Shoulder bag with a logo

Duffle' shoulder bag od Coach Duffle' shoulder bag od Coach quick-view

Coach

DUFFLE' shoulder bag

Duffle' shoulder bag od Coach Duffle' shoulder bag od Coach quick-view

Coach

DUFFLE' shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with a floral motif od Coach Shoulder bag with a floral motif od Coach quick-view

Coach

Shoulder bag with a floral motif

Shoulder bag with a floral motif od Coach Shoulder bag with a floral motif od Coach quick-view

Coach

Shoulder bag with a floral motif

Banner' shoulder bag od Burberry Banner' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

Banner' shoulder bag

Banner' shoulder bag od Burberry Banner' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

Banner' shoulder bag

Barrel' shoulder bag od Burberry Barrel' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

Barrel' shoulder bag

D-ring' shoulder bag od Burberry D-ring' shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

D-ring' shoulder bag

Backpack with a plaid motif and a print od Burberry Backpack with a plaid motif and a print od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

Backpack with a plaid motif and a print

'meera' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo 'meera' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

'MEERA' shoulder bag

'meera' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo 'meera' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

'MEERA' shoulder bag

Leather shoulder bag od Coach Leather shoulder bag od Coach quick-view

Coach

Leather shoulder bag

'falabella' shoulder bag od Stella McCartney 'falabella' shoulder bag od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

'FALABELLA' shoulder bag

'the studio' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo 'the studio' shoulder bag od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

'THE STUDIO' shoulder bag

'charlie' shoulder bag od Coach 'charlie' shoulder bag od Coach quick-view

Coach

'CHARLIE' 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.