The Antigona bag by Givenchy is one of those bags that failed to impact when originally launched but has over the past few seasons gained a rather large fan base. I guess the reason for this is that is isn’t really seen as a stand out bag, in comparison to others it is in fact quite a plain designer bag and because its Givenchy it isn’t in one of the biggest bag brands out there.
Having said that, it’s nice to be different isn’t it. So having sat back and watched this bag rise in popularity for the past few seasons I think it’s pretty safe to say that this is a nice, safe bag and that due to its simplicity will be one that you can pull out of the wardrobe and use, next month, next year and in fact, without doubt, in the next 10 years!
So let’s take a look at the facts. It has a rather clean aesthetic ensuring it won’t date quickly. In fact with a second glance it looks very ladylike, with the slight gusset sides and triangular leather piece where the logo sits. Yes, although not attention grabbing it is in fact the attention to the details which make this bag stand out. The only negative I can find with this bag is the fact that the optional shoulder strap is a little short, and with the study rolled double handles it means it doesn’t sit comfortable under my shoulder, however this bag as a hand held bag is fabulous.
Moving on, the structured design has plenty of space for your work or weekend essentials and the addition of several pockets helps to keep your belongings tidy. The bag is crafted in Italy from immaculate leather and has a hard wearing canvas lining.
The Givenchy Antigona is available in several sizes – Mini, Small and Medium, a variety of colours and by shopping around you can even find this bag in Python or Ostrich!
For now, I do not own a Givenchy Antigona bag: even as a handbag aficionado, I cannot have them all. Though, I am seriously thinking of buying myself the small version in black: I love its classic vintage feel. Not to mention that I will obviously go for a replica version, but only a seven star true mirror image replica. I have started doing some research and as it is Givenchy, I had hard time to find replicas: few web vendors offer replicas of this specific model. Hence, I believe I will order one from www.highpurses.cn : they retail for USD 259. As I already ordered from them a few times, I know that their quality is second to none and service outstanding. I should shoot my order later this week and will keep you posted.