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Givenchy Handbags and Purses
Actress Dianna Agron was recently spotted leaving lunch with a lady friend at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood with freshly cropped platinum blonde locks and a hot new black leather Givenchy Pandora Box Bag. You can currently acquire a bag just like Dianna’s for $2,250 at Net-A-Porter.
The Pandora Box is the latest extra-boxy revamp of Givenchy’s ever-popular Pandora design. Irina Shayk was the first celeb we saw with the Box back in July. We were so smitten with this new, slightly more svelte Pandora that it made our list of the best celebrity bag looks of summer 2014.
[Editor's Note: This week, the PurseBlog staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We'll return after Labor Day, but in the meantime, we'll be running both new posts and a few of our favorites from the past few months to get you ready for fall.]
If you already love Givenchy, we’ve got some great news for you: Givenchy is as Givenchy as ever for Fall-Winter 2014. (That’s what the brand calls the collection we’d generally just call “fall” – that term is instead applied to Givenchy’s pre-fall wares. Fashion is very complicated.)
As you might have guessed, based on the $36,000 Antigona we found two weeks ago, Givenchy’s upcoming line isn’t short on exotics. In addition to that black bag, there’s also a lovely medium grey version in crocodile, plus a bordeaux croc Obsedia satchel and some of the brand’s other popular shapes in snakeskin and ostrich.
Check out the bags below, and we’ll let you know when more of this collection starts trickling into stores.
Cate Blanchett was recently spotted heading to the theater in Manhattan for her matinee performance of The Maids. She’s carrying both a quilted, burgundy red Roger Vivier Prismick Shoulder Bag, which is a new-for-fall variation on one of the brand’s classic bags, and a taupe Givenchy Lucrezia Satchel. The aptly named Prismick is currently available in blue for $2,820 at MyTheresa.com. A new wine-colored version of the Lucrezia is also available for pre-order for $2,490 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Cate is extremely fond of Roger Vivier’s Prismick; we saw her with a two-tone black and white version of this bag in NYC last year. Frankly, I’m surprised we don’t see more celebs carrying this elegant design. In other news, I’m getting the distinct impression that jumpsuits are going to be really hot for fall amongst the NYC celeb set. (See also: Maggie Gyllenhaal.)
Here’s supermodel Irina Shayk, crossing the street in the West Village while engrossed in her phone. She’s carrying a beautiful Givenchy Pandora Box Bag, which is (you guessed it) an even boxier, more structured take on the popular Pandora bag. You can find this extremely tempting new Givenchy design for $1,650 at Barneys.
We just saw Irina in the city last month with a bright blue Hermes Birkin. A simple maxi dress or skirt accented with a conspicuously high-end bag seems to be her go-to look for summer 2014. Irina doesn’t have her own edition of “Many Bags” just yet, but you can see some of her best handbags in “50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.”
Here’s Lea Michele, out and about in NYC with her new boyfriend (who seems quite the gentleman), carrying a lovely leather Givenchy Nightingale Bag. You can find a shiny lambskin version of the Nightingale for $2,040 at Barneys. Lea’s quite a fan of Givenchy bags – we saw her with a Givenchy Mini Pandora Bag last year. (I suspect her Givenchy collection doesn’t end there.)
The Nightingale may not be quite as beloved by celebs as the Antigona is right now, but it’s certainly a style with staying power. (Megs first waxed poetic about the Nightingale way back in 2007!) If you love Givenchy as much as Lea Michele, you should check out our recent profile of all the celebrities who love and carry the Antigona.
It wasn’t that long ago that Givenchy was just another luxury brand in LVMH’s significant stable. A few years ago, though, a streetwear sensibility started to leak into Riccardo Tisci’s gothic leanings and couture mastery, and ever since then, the brand’s signature graphic T-shirts, luxe sneakers and, more than anything, iconic handbags have been on the backs, feet and arms of basically every famous person on the planet. Today, we’re here to investiage the popularity of one piece in particular: the Givenchy Antigona Bag.
Despite being years old, the Antigona seems to be only growing in popularity, with even the most basic colors and materials sometimes hard to find toward the end of the season. In one version or another, its hung from the arms of the most beautiful and talented women in the world in amazing numbers, and we’ve collected several dozen pieces of proof of its popularity below.
Ever since the Givenchy Antigona hit the scene, it hasn’t stopped running. Of all the Givenchy bags, this one has the most staying power and seems to be the most coveted. I have been diligently trying to figure out which Antigona I want, and I wonder if I should keep it simple and go with a neutral, even black.
There’s something so perfect about black and white, and this perfect pair comes together with the classic Givenchy Antigona and some Bionda Castana Pumps. These shoes are from a new designer, and while they have quite a bit going on with the checkered black-and-white satin straps and black knotted leather, I find them alluring. As a pair, these two items are quite an interesting mix, but they’re perfect for sleek outfits and make great go-to accessories for your summer nights out. Buy the bag for $2,435 via Net-A-Porter and the shoes for $915 via Net-A-Porter.
Givenchy Antigona in Black Leather
$2,435 via Net-A-Porter
Bionda Castana Gabriella Satin and Leather Sandals
$915 via Net-A-Porter
Here’s Kourtney Kardashian, shopping in the Meatpacking District in NYC, wearing a rather casual ensemble that seems a little reminiscent of something one might see in a Kardashian boudoir. (I like the idea of wearing silk shorts in broad daylight conceptually, but I’m not sure it’ll ever catch on.) Her bag is an adorable Givenchy Antigona Mini Bag with red trim, which is currently on sale for $1,596 at SSENSE. (That’s 30% off the regular retail price of $2,200.)
We just saw Kourtney in the Hamptons last week on TalkShoes, wearing a pair of Stuart Weitzman wedges. Kourtney is the sole remaining Kardashian sister who is without her own edition of “Many Bags,” but while you’re waiting for us to whip that one up, you can take a look at the vast wealth of handbags that her sisters Kim, Khloe and Kylie and Kendall lay claim to.
Actress Sophia Bush was recently seen leaving lunch at a restaurant in West Hollywood, carrying a Givenchy Antigona Bambi Tote. Givenchy tends to gravitate towards extremes when it comes to prints. They do abstractions of Disney characters, pretty florals and snarling Rottweilers, and they’re all wildly popular. (Though I must admit, I was curious to see what sort of celeb would carry the Bambi print. Mystery solved.) Sophia’s bag is available for pre-order for $1,145 at Barneys.
For a sampling of Givenchy’s other print offerings, you can check out the Givenchy Antigona Rottweiler Pouch we recently saw in the hands of Rachel Zoe, or this Givenchy Floral Nightingale Bag we saw Amanda Seyfried carrying several months ago. Givenchy fans will also be pleased to know that we just posted a preview of Givenchy’s Fall-Winter 2014 collection earlier this week, and you can take a peek at that here.