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.

'le copain' shoulder bag od Sonia Rykiel 'le copain' shoulder bag od Sonia Rykiel quick-view

Sonia Rykiel

'LE COPAIN' shoulder bag

'balmain bbox 20' shoulder bag od Balmain 'balmain bbox 20' shoulder bag od Balmain quick-view

Balmain

'BALMAIN BBOX 20' shoulder bag

'fetch' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'fetch' shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'FETCH' shoulder bag

‘marsupio’ branded belt bag od Moschino ‘marsupio’ branded belt bag od Moschino quick-view

Moschino

‘Marsupio’ branded belt bag

Branded shoulder bag od Moschino Branded shoulder bag od Moschino quick-view

Moschino

Branded shoulder bag

‘gate’ shoulder bag od Loewe ‘gate’ shoulder bag od Loewe quick-view

Loewe

‘Gate’ shoulder bag

'fin' leather backpack od AllSaints 'fin' leather backpack od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'FIN' leather backpack

Teddy bear motif backpack od Moschino Teddy bear motif backpack od Moschino quick-view

Moschino

Teddy bear motif backpack

Sachet on a wrist strap od Moschino Sachet on a wrist strap od Moschino quick-view

Moschino

Sachet on a wrist strap

‘gv3’ shoulder bag od Givenchy ‘gv3’ shoulder bag od Givenchy quick-view

Givenchy

‘GV3’ shoulder bag

‘charlie carryall’ shoulder bag od Coach ‘charlie carryall’ shoulder bag od Coach quick-view

Coach

‘Charlie Carryall’ shoulder bag

'candy' hand bag od Furla 'candy' hand bag od Furla quick-view

Furla

'CANDY' hand bag

‘reale’ shoulder bag od Furla ‘reale’ shoulder bag od Furla quick-view

Furla

‘Reale’ shoulder bag

'fortuna' quilted shoulder bag od Furla 'fortuna' quilted shoulder bag od Furla quick-view

Furla

'FORTUNA' quilted shoulder bag

Fringed shoulder bag od Dsquared2 Fringed shoulder bag od Dsquared2 quick-view

Dsquared2

Fringed shoulder bag

Branded shoulder bag od Dsquared2 Branded shoulder bag od Dsquared2 quick-view

Dsquared2

Branded shoulder bag

Branded shoulder bag od See By Chloe Branded shoulder bag od See By Chloe quick-view

See By Chloe

Branded shoulder bag

'monroe' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'monroe' shoulder bag od See By Chloe quick-view

See By Chloe

'MONROE' shoulder bag

'monroe' shoulder bag od See By Chloe 'monroe' shoulder bag od See By Chloe quick-view

See By Chloe

'MONROE' shoulder bag

'zep' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'zep' shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'ZEP' shoulder bag

‘sculpture’ shoulder bag od Off White ‘sculpture’ shoulder bag od Off White quick-view

Off White

‘Sculpture’ shoulder bag

‘cocco soft boxy’ shoulder bag od Off White ‘cocco soft boxy’ shoulder bag od Off White quick-view

Off White

‘Cocco Soft Boxy’ shoulder bag

'vincent' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'vincent' shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'VINCENT' shoulder bag

'vincent' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'vincent' shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'VINCENT' shoulder bag

'vincent' patterned shoulder bag od AllSaints 'vincent' patterned shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'VINCENT' patterned shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with a monogram od MISBHV Shoulder bag with a monogram od MISBHV quick-view

MISBHV

Shoulder bag with a monogram

Nicandro' shoulder bag od JIL SANDER Nicandro' shoulder bag od JIL SANDER quick-view

JIL SANDER

Nicandro' shoulder bag

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

Isabel Marant

'EENDA' shoulder bag

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

Isabel Marant

'FARWO' shoulder bag

'neesah' branded shoulder bag od Isabel Marant 'neesah' branded shoulder bag od Isabel Marant quick-view

Isabel Marant

'NEESAH' branded shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with motif of wings od Zadig & Voltaire Shoulder bag with motif of wings od Zadig & Voltaire quick-view

Zadig & Voltaire

Shoulder bag with motif of wings

‘versailles’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘versailles’ shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

‘Versailles’ shoulder bag

‘vincent’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘vincent’ shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

‘Vincent’ shoulder bag

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

Michael Kors

'JUNIE' shoulder bag

Shoulder wallet od Michael Kors Shoulder wallet od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

Shoulder wallet

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

Michael Kors

'GLORIA' shoulder bag

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

Michael Kors

'VOYAGER' shoulder bag

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

Michael Kors

'AVA' shoulder bag

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

Michael Kors

'GRIFFIN' shoulder bag

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

'THALIA' shoulder bag

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

Michael Kors

'GRIFFIN' shoulder bag

Branded shopper bag od Stella McCartney Branded shopper bag od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

Branded shopper bag

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

Michael Kors

BENNING' shoulder bag

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

Kenzo

'KALIFORNIA' shoulder bag

Logo-printed holdall od EA7 Emporio Armani Logo-printed holdall od EA7 Emporio Armani quick-view

EA7 Emporio Armani

Logo-printed holdall

Perforated handbag od Alaia Perforated handbag od Alaia quick-view

Alaia

Perforated handbag

Shoulder belt case od Givenchy Shoulder belt case od Givenchy quick-view

Givenchy

Shoulder belt case

Shoulder belt case od Givenchy Shoulder belt case od Givenchy quick-view

Givenchy

Shoulder belt case

Shoulder belt case od Givenchy Shoulder belt case od Givenchy quick-view

Givenchy

Shoulder belt case

‘hana’ shoulder bag od See By Chloe ‘hana’ shoulder bag od See By Chloe quick-view

See By Chloe

‘Hana’ shoulder bag

'bomber' shoulder bag od Furla 'bomber' shoulder bag od Furla quick-view

Furla

'BOMBER' shoulder bag

Shopper bag od Burberry Shopper bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

Shopper bag

Branded shoulder bag od Burberry Branded shoulder bag od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

Branded shoulder bag

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

Burberry

Grommet' shoulder bag

'vincent' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'vincent' shoulder bag od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'VINCENT' shoulder bag

‘falabella’ shoulder bag od Stella McCartney ‘falabella’ shoulder bag od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

‘Falabella’ shoulder bag

'neesah' branded shoulder bag od Isabel Marant 'neesah' branded shoulder bag od Isabel Marant quick-view

Isabel Marant

'NEESAH' branded shoulder bag

Shopper bag with case od Stella McCartney Shopper bag with case od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

Shopper bag with case

Shopper bag with case od Stella McCartney Shopper bag with case od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

Shopper bag with case

‘vincent’ animal motif backpack od AllSaints ‘vincent’ animal motif backpack od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

‘Vincent’ animal motif backpack

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.