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.
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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.
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.
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.
Here’s Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, making air travel look especially glamorous at JFK. She’s carrying a Givenchy Ayers-Trimmed Antigona Bag, one of many Givenchy bags in her collection. Throwing gorgeous supermodels a few freebies has to be a lot cheaper than paying whatever their going modeling rates are these days.
Bag: Givenchy Printed Leather Lucrezia Bag
Price: $2,990 via Net-a-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: One of the things that gives Givenchy’s bags their intense appeal is how the brand manages to find new ways to adorn the traditional shapes each season.
It seems like all of our favorite bags are getting major upgrades for fall. First the Fendi 2Jours went alligator, and now the Givenchy Antigona Bag has debuted in an ultra-expensive crocodile version, beating the price of the 2Jours by nearly $8,000.
Here’s model/actress/exquisite dresser Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, heading into a London studio for a shoot, carrying a Givenchy Lucrezia Bag. This Lucrezia looks a little flashier than most because of the chain trim, which is quite the contrast to the white Dolce & Gabbana bag we spotted Rosie carrying at Cannes.
The Givenchy Antigona Bag is not new; in fact, the design first debuted in late 2011. Unlike other designs, which are lucky to be in the limelight a few seasons in a row, the Antigona has not only stayed relevant and well-loved, but there’s also been a recent surge in popularity for this Givenchy design.