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.

Bag strap with logo od Chloe Bag strap with logo od Chloe quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Chloe

Bag strap with logo

Bag strap with logo od Chloe Bag strap with logo od Chloe quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Chloe

Bag strap with logo

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

Gucci

'DIONYSUS' shoulder bag

Embellished shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo Embellished shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

Embellished shoulder bag

'lockett petite' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'lockett petite' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'LOCKETT PETITE' shoulder bag

'emmie' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'emmie' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'EMMIE' shoulder bag

'emmie' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'emmie' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'EMMIE' shoulder bag

'finley' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'finley' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'FINLEY' shoulder bag

'finley' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'finley' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'FINLEY' shoulder bag

'finley' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'finley' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'FINLEY' shoulder bag

'quinn' branded shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'quinn' branded shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'QUINN' branded shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with logo od Burberry Shoulder bag with logo od Burberry quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Burberry

Shoulder bag with logo

Logo-embossed clutch od Burberry Logo-embossed clutch od Burberry quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Burberry

Logo-embossed clutch

Shoulder bag with a printed logo od Balenciaga Shoulder bag with a printed logo od Balenciaga quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Balenciaga

Shoulder bag with a printed logo

Shoulder bag with logo od Balenciaga Shoulder bag with logo od Balenciaga quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Balenciaga

Shoulder bag with logo

Shoulder bag with logo od Balenciaga Shoulder bag with logo od Balenciaga quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Balenciaga

Shoulder bag with logo

'triangle square' shoulder bag od Balenciaga 'triangle square' shoulder bag od Balenciaga quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Balenciaga

'TRIANGLE SQUARE' shoulder bag

'monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'MONOGRAM' shoulder bag

'monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'MONOGRAM' shoulder bag

'monogram' wallet on chain od Saint Laurent 'monogram' wallet on chain od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'MONOGRAM' wallet on chain

'monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'MONOGRAM' shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with ring closure od Furla Shoulder bag with ring closure od Furla quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Furla

Shoulder bag with ring closure

Shoulder bag od Furla Shoulder bag od Furla quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Furla

Shoulder bag

Shoulder bag od Furla Shoulder bag od Furla quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Furla

Shoulder bag

'callie' clutch od Jimmy Choo 'callie' clutch od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'CALLIE' clutch

'candy' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo 'candy' shoulder bag od Jimmy Choo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Jimmy Choo

'CANDY' shoulder bag

Shopper bag od Fendi Shopper bag od Fendi quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Fendi

Shopper bag

Shoulder bag with a printed logo od Balenciaga Shoulder bag with a printed logo od Balenciaga quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balenciaga

Shoulder bag with a printed logo

'queen margaret' shoulder bag od Gucci 'queen margaret' shoulder bag od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

'QUEEN MARGARET' shoulder bag

'sac de jour' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'sac de jour' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'SAC DE JOUR' shoulder bag

'loulou monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'loulou monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'LOULOU MONOGRAM' shoulder bag

Clutch with embossed lettering od Calvin Klein Clutch with embossed lettering od Calvin Klein quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Calvin Klein

Clutch with embossed lettering

'gg marmont' quilted shoulder bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' quilted shoulder bag od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' quilted shoulder bag

'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci 'gg marmont' shoulder bag od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

'GG MARMONT' shoulder bag

'kate monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'kate monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'KATE MONOGRAM' shoulder bag

'sunset monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'sunset monogram' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'SUNSET MONOGRAM' shoulder bag

'loulou' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent 'loulou' shoulder bag od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

'LOULOU' shoulder bag

'mott' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'mott' shoulder bag od Michael Kors quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Michael Kors

'MOTT' shoulder bag

Voyager' shoulder bag with a logo and a pendant od Michael Kors Voyager' shoulder bag with a logo and a pendant od Michael Kors quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Michael Kors

VOYAGER' Shoulder bag with a logo and a pendant

'ana' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'ana' shoulder bag od Michael Kors quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Michael Kors

'ANA' 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.