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.

Logo-appliquéd backpack od Dolce & Gabbana Logo-appliquéd backpack od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Logo-appliquéd backpack

‘captain’ tote bag od AllSaints ‘captain’ tote bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Captain’ tote bag

‘kita’ backpack with logo od AllSaints ‘kita’ backpack with logo od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Kita’ backpack with logo

‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Captain’ shoulder bag

‘kita’ backpack with logo od AllSaints ‘kita’ backpack with logo od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Kita’ backpack with logo

‘miki’ shopper bag od AllSaints ‘miki’ shopper bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Miki’ shopper bag

‘nina’ shopper bag od AllSaints ‘nina’ shopper bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Nina’ shopper bag

‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Nina’ shoulder bag

‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Nina’ shoulder bag

‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Nina’ shoulder bag

‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Nina’ shoulder bag

‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘nina’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Nina’ shoulder bag

‘nina’ shopper bag od AllSaints ‘nina’ shopper bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Nina’ shopper bag

‘miki’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘miki’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Miki’ shoulder bag

Appliqued shoulder bag od Marni Appliqued shoulder bag od Marni

Marni

Appliqued shoulder bag

Printed belt bag od Heron Preston Printed belt bag od Heron Preston

Heron Preston

Printed belt bag

‘gv3’ shoulder bag od Givenchy ‘gv3’ shoulder bag od Givenchy

Givenchy

‘GV3’ shoulder bag

Branded shopper bag od Diesel Branded shopper bag od Diesel

Diesel

Branded shopper bag

Leather shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen Leather shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Leather shoulder bag

‘blink’ shoulder bag od Kenzo ‘blink’ shoulder bag od Kenzo

Kenzo

‘Blink’ shoulder bag

‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘captain’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Captain’ shoulder bag

Shoulder bag with logo od Stella McCartney Shoulder bag with logo od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Shoulder bag with logo

Clutch with strap od Marni Clutch with strap od Marni

Marni

Clutch with strap

Belt bag with logo od Kenzo Belt bag with logo od Kenzo

Kenzo

Belt bag with logo

‘diletta’ handbag od Furla ‘diletta’ handbag od Furla

Furla

‘Diletta’ handbag

‘hook’ shoulder bag od Lanvin ‘hook’ shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

‘Hook’ shoulder bag

Branded backpack od Emporio Armani Branded backpack od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Branded backpack

‘jetset chain legacy’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘jetset chain legacy’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Jetset Chain Legacy’ shoulder bag

‘noveau hamilton’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘noveau hamilton’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Noveau Hamilton’ shoulder bag

Printed belt bag od Heron Preston Printed belt bag od Heron Preston

Heron Preston

Printed belt bag

‘fetch’ shoulder bag od AllSaints ‘fetch’ shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Fetch’ shoulder bag

Logo shoulder bag od Givenchy Logo shoulder bag od Givenchy

Givenchy

Logo shoulder bag

‘brea’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson ‘brea’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Brea’ shoulder bag

‘brea’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson ‘brea’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Brea’ shoulder bag

Printed shoulder bag od Moschino Printed shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Printed shoulder bag

‘bonnie’ shoulder bag od Sophia Webster ‘bonnie’ shoulder bag od Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster

‘Bonnie’ shoulder bag

‘afia’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson ‘afia’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Afia’ shoulder bag

‘afia’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson ‘afia’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Afia’ shoulder bag

Fur pouch od Diesel Fur pouch od Diesel

Diesel

Fur pouch

Wallet on chain od Diesel Wallet on chain od Diesel

Diesel

Wallet on chain

'bonjour paris' patterned shoulder bag od Balenciaga 'bonjour paris' patterned shoulder bag od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

'BONJOUR PARIS' patterned shoulder bag

‘yadira’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson ‘yadira’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Yadira’ shoulder bag

‘yadira’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson ‘yadira’ shoulder bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Yadira’ shoulder bag

Backpack with stripes od Reebok x Victoria Beckham Backpack with stripes od Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Backpack with stripes

‘asli’ handbag od Ulla Johnson ‘asli’ handbag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Asli’ handbag

‘adalia’ shopper bag od Ulla Johnson ‘adalia’ shopper bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Adalia’ shopper bag

‘adalia’ shopper bag od Ulla Johnson ‘adalia’ shopper bag od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

‘Adalia’ shopper bag

Neck purse with logo od Diesel Neck purse with logo od Diesel

Diesel

Neck purse with logo

Neck purse with logo od Diesel Neck purse with logo od Diesel

Diesel

Neck purse with logo

Embossed leather belt bag od Philipp Plein Embossed leather belt bag od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Embossed leather belt bag

Branded wallet on chain od Philipp Plein Branded wallet on chain od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Branded wallet on chain

Wrist strap clutch od Moschino Wrist strap clutch od Moschino

Moschino

Wrist strap clutch

‘souvenirs’ shoulder bag od Balenciaga ‘souvenirs’ shoulder bag od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

‘Souvenirs’ shoulder bag

Belt bag with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham Belt bag with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Belt bag with logo

Belt bag with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham Belt bag with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Belt bag with logo

Printed shoulder bag od Saint Laurent Printed shoulder bag od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Printed shoulder bag

‘ryan’ belt bag with logo od Alexander Wang ‘ryan’ belt bag with logo od Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

‘Ryan’ belt bag with logo

Animal-printed shopper bag od Victoria Beckham Animal-printed shopper bag od Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Animal-printed shopper bag

 'lieven' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant  'lieven' shoulder bag od Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

'LIEVEN' shoulder bag

‘ginny’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors ‘ginny’ shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Ginny’ 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.