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-ony' backpack od Diesel 'le-ony' backpack od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-ONY' backpack

'le-claritha' shoulder bag od Diesel 'le-claritha' shoulder bag od Diesel

Diesel

'LE-CLARITHA' shoulder bag

'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga 'bazar' shopper bag od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

'BAZAR' shopper bag

Tube clutch od Maison Margiela Tube clutch od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Tube clutch

Fur bag strap od Salvatore Ferragamo Fur bag strap od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Fur bag strap

Logo-embossed clutch od Salvatore Ferragamo Logo-embossed clutch od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Logo-embossed clutch

'cabas' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'cabas' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'CABAS' shoulder bag

'cabas' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'cabas' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'CABAS' shoulder bag

'lien' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'lien' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'LIEN' shoulder bag

'lien' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'lien' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'LIEN' shoulder bag

'renaissance party' bucket bag od Balmain 'renaissance party' bucket bag od Balmain

Balmain

'RENAISSANCE PARTY' bucket bag

'new georgette' backpack od Moncler 'new georgette' backpack od Moncler

Moncler

'NEW GEORGETTE' backpack

Biker jacket motif shoulder bag od Moschino Biker jacket motif shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Biker jacket motif shoulder bag

'pandora' shoulder bag od Givenchy 'pandora' shoulder bag od Givenchy

Givenchy

'PANDORA' shoulder bag

'box bag' shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen 'box bag' shoulder bag od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

'BOX BAG' shoulder bag

'montebello' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta 'montebello' shoulder bag od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

'MONTEBELLO' shoulder bag

Logo shoulder bag od Moschino Logo shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Logo shoulder bag

Camo shoulder bag od Moschino Camo shoulder bag od Moschino

Moschino

Camo shoulder bag

'mercer' shoulder bag od Michael Kors 'mercer' shoulder bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

'MERCER' shoulder bag

'zep' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'zep' shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'ZEP' shoulder bag

'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints 'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'RAY' bucket bag

'pearl' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'pearl' shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'PEARL' shoulder bag

'kita' backpack od AllSaints 'kita' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'KITA' backpack

'kita' backpack od AllSaints 'kita' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'KITA' backpack

'cooper' backpack od AllSaints 'cooper' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'COOPER' backpack

'cooper' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'cooper' shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'COOPER' shoulder bag

'cooper' backpack od AllSaints 'cooper' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'COOPER' backpack

'ray' shopper bag od AllSaints 'ray' shopper bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'RAY' shopper bag

'kita' backpack od AllSaints 'kita' backpack od AllSaints

AllSaints

'KITA' backpack

'kita' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'kita' shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'KITA' shoulder bag

'kita' shoulder bag od AllSaints 'kita' shoulder bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'KITA' shoulder bag

'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints 'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'RAY' bucket bag

'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints 'ray' bucket bag od AllSaints

AllSaints

'RAY' bucket bag

'mercer' shopper bag od Michael Kors 'mercer' shopper bag od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

'MERCER' shopper bag

'essentiel' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'essentiel' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'ESSENTIEL' shoulder bag

Shopper bag od Marni Shopper bag od Marni

Marni

Shopper bag

'domaine 50' quilted shoulder bag od Balmain 'domaine 50' quilted shoulder bag od Balmain

Balmain

'DOMAINE 50' quilted shoulder bag

Shoulder bag od Lanvin Shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

Shoulder bag

'cabas' shoulder bag od Lanvin 'cabas' shoulder bag od Lanvin

Lanvin

'CABAS' shoulder bag

'trunk' shoulder bag od Marni 'trunk' shoulder bag od Marni

Marni

'TRUNK' 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.

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