Just when you thought that Givenchy might be the only brand not to hop on the Celine-inspired flared gusset bandwagon, the brand new Givenchy HDG Tote pops up, brand new for Pre-Fall 2013. Although we’ve seen a lot of these types of totes in the past two years, I must say that the nail-head handle attachments on this one are pretty fabulous.
Givenchy Handbags and Purses
Ginnifer Goodwin stepped out of her hotel the morning after The Met Gala with her black Givenchy Pandora Bag in tow. The Pandora has long been one of my personal designer bag faves, in addition to being a perennial favorite of countless celebs. It boasts what is arguably the most unique silhouette on the market for an everyday bag, and the name of this boxy bag is a particular stroke of designer genius.
Around here, we’re not necessarily of the opinion that an “inspired” bag is a bad thing. Most bags are inspired by some other bag, after all, and as long as the new version has some kind of unique take on the original, I’m not mad at it. I can also understand why lower-priced brands go the “inspired” route – if a design connects to consumers but is cost-prohibitive to almost all of them, naturally an opportunistic company is going to fill that market gap.
Here’s Olivia Palermo and her fiancé Johannes Huebl leaving brunch in the West Village, NYC. (They definitely get my vote for best-dressed NYC socialite paramours.) Olivia is carrying a gorgeous Givenchy Antigona Tote with croc-embossed panels. This bag is a special favorite of hers (and mine) – we’ve seen her moseying about town with her Antigona in tow before. You can get the default black pebbled goat leather version for $2,405 at Bergdorf Goodman.
In general, I’m a big fan of the Givenchy Antigona Bag. Not only is it a celeb favorite, but it looks super slick in basic black, which is always a hallmark of a strong design. It’s also come in some great non-solid versions over the seasons, including a scarlet-accented black calf hair version that I tried to track down for months after it had obviously already sold out.
Here’s Lea Michele trawling around in NYC, trying to look bashful about being such a big deal. I hate to sell her short here (though I will say she does look fab in neutrals), but I really do have to reserve all my valuable text space for her adorable little Givenchy Mini Pandora Bag! The Pandora is still one of my favorite designer bags currently on the market, but if one were to lodge a complaint against it, I suppose it might be that in its large and medium-sized variations, it is a tad conspicuous, what with its unusual tilted shape and all.
January Jones was recently spotted at Roissy Airport in Paris, most likely en route to a show at Paris Fashion Week, carrying a Givenchy Lucrezia Satchel. The Lucrezia is a new bag for Spring 2013, and Givenchy has gone out of its way to get it in the hands of a carefully curated selection of fashionable starlets. We introduced you to the Givenchy Lucrezia and its many different colorways in early January, and happily, it looks like nearly all of them are still available at Barney’s for $2,140 and up (including the black nappa lambskin version seen here).
Not long ago, we mentioned that women’s backpacks seemed to have become a full-fledged handbag trend; you guys were not amused. For men, though, backpacks are a more traditional option well after college has ended. I don’t think men should wear them with suits because they tend to wrinkle well-pressed clothing, but other than that, they’re a perfectly reasonable alternative to other kinds of man bags.
As smartphone screens (and by extension, the smartphones they’re attached to) get larger, it seems like clutches are getting smaller. Sure, I can take the case off my iPhone and wedge it into most of them, but then I have a naked iPhone! Don’t these people know how much anxiety a naked iPhone gives me? I worked in an electronics store in college.
I’m always slightly alarmed whenever I see a Givenchy bag that isn’t black, but the Givenchy Nightingale Shopper comes in a range of rather girly shades – purple, mustard yellow, and this particular shade of bright red. It also comes in black, of course. Here’s Ms. Ashley Tisdale leaving a lunch date in LA with her very own bright red Givenchy Nightingale Shopper.