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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.

'sunset monogram' handbag od Saint Laurent 'sunset monogram' handbag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'SUNSET MONOGRAM' handbag

'sunset monogram' handbag od Saint Laurent 'sunset monogram' handbag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'SUNSET MONOGRAM' handbag

'sulpice' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'sulpice' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'SULPICE' shoulder bag

'gv3' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'gv3' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

'GV3' shoulder bag

'jl' branded shoulder bag od Lanvin 'jl' branded shoulder bag od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

'JL' branded shoulder bag

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

Lanvin

'SUGAR' shoulder bag

'beeka' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant 'beeka' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant quick-view

Isabel Marant

'BEEKA' shoulder bag

Sulpice' quilted shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Sulpice' quilted shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

SULPICE' quilted shoulder bag

'cahier' shoulder bag od Victoria Beckham 'cahier' shoulder bag od Victoria Beckham quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Victoria Beckham

'CAHIER' shoulder bag

Knuckleduster shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen Knuckleduster shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Alexander McQueen

Knuckleduster shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with a bear motif od Moschino Shoulder bag with a bear motif od Moschino quick-view

Moschino

Shoulder bag with a bear motif

Double-sided shoulder bag with a logo od Marni Double-sided shoulder bag with a logo od Marni quick-view

Marni

Double-sided shoulder bag with a logo

Law' shoulder bag od Marni Law' shoulder bag od Marni quick-view

Marni

LAW' shoulder bag

Shell' shoulder bag od Marni Shell' shoulder bag od Marni quick-view

Marni

SHELL' shoulder bag

'shell' shoulder bag od Marni 'shell' shoulder bag od Marni quick-view

Marni

'SHELL' shoulder bag

Shell' shoulder bag od Marni Shell' shoulder bag od Marni quick-view

Marni

SHELL' shoulder bag

Shell' shoulder bag od Marni Shell' shoulder bag od Marni quick-view

Marni

SHELL' shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with a logo od Marni Shoulder bag with a logo od Marni quick-view

Marni

Shoulder bag with a logo

'pannier' shoulder bag od Marni 'pannier' shoulder bag od Marni quick-view

Marni

'PANNIER' shoulder bag

Carryall bag with a printed logo od Michael Kors Carryall bag with a printed logo od Michael Kors quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

Carryall bag with a printed logo

'gv3' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'gv3' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

'GV3' shoulder bag

'gv3' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'gv3' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

'GV3' shoulder bag

'antigona' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'antigona' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view

Givenchy

'ANTIGONA' shoulder bag

Monogram' shoulder bag with decorative elements od Saint Laurent Monogram' shoulder bag with decorative elements od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

MONOGRAM' shoulder bag with decorative elements

Jamie' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Jamie' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

JAMIE' shoulder bag

Sulpice' quilted shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Sulpice' quilted shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

SULPICE' quilted shoulder bag

Betty satchel' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Betty satchel' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Betty Satchel' shoulder bag

Kate' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Kate' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

KATE' shoulder bag

Backpack with logo od Michael Kors Backpack with logo od Michael Kors quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

Backpack with logo

A one-shoulder backpack with a logo od Michael Kors A one-shoulder backpack with a logo od Michael Kors quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

A one-shoulder backpack with a logo

'tiny kalifornia' shoulder bag od Kenzo 'tiny kalifornia' shoulder bag od Kenzo quick-view

Kenzo

'TINY KALIFORNIA' shoulder bag

Voyager' shoulder bag od Michael Kors Voyager' shoulder bag od Michael Kors quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

VOYAGER' shoulder bag

Junie' backpack od Michael Kors Junie' backpack od Michael Kors quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

JUNIE' backpack

'alumna' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta 'alumna' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

'ALUMNA' shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with logo od Fendi Shoulder bag with logo od Fendi quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Fendi

Shoulder bag with logo

'oskan' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant 'oskan' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant quick-view

Isabel Marant

'OSKAN' shoulder bag

Snake skin shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta Snake skin shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

Snake skin shoulder bag

'olimpia' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta 'olimpia' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

'OLIMPIA' shoulder bag

'montebello' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta 'montebello' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

'MONTEBELLO' shoulder bag

Jet ski' shoulder bag od Michael Kors Jet ski' shoulder bag od Michael Kors quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

JET SKI' shoulder bag

'kan i' branded shoulder bag od Fendi 'kan i' branded shoulder bag od Fendi quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Fendi

'KAN I' branded shoulder bag

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

Michael Kors

GRIFFIN' shoulder bag

Lion head shoulder bag od Versace Versus Lion head shoulder bag od Versace Versus quick-view

Versace Versus

Lion head shoulder bag

'antigona' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'antigona' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view

Givenchy

'ANTIGONA' shoulder bag

'sunset monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'sunset monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'SUNSET MONOGRAM' shoulder bag

'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' shoulder bag

'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' shoulder bag

'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' shoulder bag

'ophidia' shoulder bag od Gucci 'ophidia' shoulder bag od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

'OPHIDIA' shoulder bag

'miss-match' shoulder bag od Diesel 'miss-match' shoulder bag od Diesel quick-view

Diesel

'MISS-MATCH' shoulder bag

Clutch bag with a decorative application od Versace Clutch bag with a decorative application od Versace quick-view

Versace

Clutch bag with a decorative application

Shoulder bag with a metal logo od Versace Versus Shoulder bag with a metal logo od Versace Versus quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace Versus

Shoulder bag with a metal logo

Velvet shoulder bag with a logo od Versace Versus Velvet shoulder bag with a logo od Versace Versus quick-view

Versace Versus

Velvet shoulder bag with a logo

'sporty tiny kalifornia' shoulder bag od Kenzo 'sporty tiny kalifornia' shoulder bag od Kenzo quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Kenzo

'SPORTY TINY KALIFORNIA' shoulder bag

'3-xbody' shoulder bag od Givenchy '3-xbody' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

'3-XBODY' shoulder bag

'3-xbody' shoulder bag od Givenchy '3-xbody' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

'3-XBODY' shoulder bag

'3-xbody' shoulder bag od Givenchy '3-xbody' shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

'3-XBODY' shoulder bag

'gv bucket' hand bag od Givenchy 'gv bucket' hand bag od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

'GV BUCKET' hand bag

'intrecciato' clutch od Bottega Veneta 'intrecciato' clutch od Bottega Veneta quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

'INTRECCIATO' clutch

Shoulder bag with a metal logo od Versace Versus Shoulder bag with a metal logo od Versace Versus quick-view

Versace Versus

Shoulder bag with a metal logo

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.