None of us are picking the bags we love in a vacuum. Instead, they’re often reflective of our more general style preferences, and for many bag lovers, our selections can reveal a lot about our personalities and personal tastes. Because we love to use handbags and accessories as a jumping-off point to talk about all kinds of things, we’ve decided to do just that with our new series, Bags and Beauty.
Givenchy Handbags and Purses
Bag: Givenchy New Line Lizard Shoulder Bag
Price: $5,450 via Bergdorf Goodman
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Givenchy’s newest design gives the brand a position in the popular flap shoulder bag category, and it does it with a bag that looks like no one else’s.
Liv Tyler and I don’t have much in common. For example, I am not the child of rock star royalty, and I do not live in a gorgeous townhome in the West Village. What we do have in common, though, is that we both wear a lot of black, right down to our sensible New York walking shoes, and we use a bag to add a little visual interest to the whole thing.
If you like Givenchy in general, you’re going to like Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2015 bags. The brand has found a groove over the past few seasons, and fans eat up its special mixture of runway luxury and streetwear cool. The new collection’s bags are those we’ve all come to expect from the company, and that means they’re pretty covetable.
If Kim Kardashian‘s admirers and detractors can agree on anything about her, it’s probably this: Kim has one of the vastest bag collections of any celebrity, and if there’s something she wants but doesn’t currently have, it would not be difficult for her to put her hands on it.
Every brand has its clientele, and among celebrities, Givenchy tends to be super popular among super models. The brand’s streetwear-meets-runway approach to fashion fits in well with the dominant “model off duty” look, and the Givenchy’s bags in particular have found a home in the fans of practically every publicly recognizable model on the planet.
The Givenchy Nightingale was the first Givenchy bag I ever became aware of; before the brand became a handbag juggernaut with multiple super-popular designs, the Nightingale was the first one to catch the eyes of celebs and fashion people. For Pre-Fall 2015, the bag is getting a minimalist new makeover.
The Givenchy Antigona is one of those bags that continues to gain popularity at a point in its life cycle when any other bag would be starting to fizzle out as consumers move on to other things, and that’s how you know it’s one of the few truly exceptional pieces out there right now.
I know, I know–so many of you don’t want to hear anything else about the Kardashians. But I’m not here to gossip about them, I’m here to share a bag I spotted on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram page that I fell in love with, and I just now found it available for sale online.