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Van Le
6 years ago

As someone who’s only 5’4 and quite skinny, I thought that the Medium duffle would be way too big for me, however it’s actually perfect and I love the wide strap length for my height since it makes the bag so much lighter. I have the goat skin in beige if anyone’s interested in checking it out on my blog 🙂 http://www.forevervanny.com/2015/01/givenchy-antigona-beige-medium.html

Sandy
Sandy
6 years ago

This post is amazing! So much information in one place is terrific for those is us that are not located in an area with direct access to certain brands. I already own an Antigona but this would have been very helpful back when I was doing research on the bag. I can say the Antigona is an amazing bag. It is edgy and sophisticated at the same time. It holds a lot, even in the smaller sizes. It is a very well made bag, worth every penny.

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  Sandy

We’re glad you like it! We’re always looking for ways to demystify the shopping and buying process for our readers–it should be easy!

Kagem
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Love love this post.

FH
FH
6 years ago

Just bought a small goat skin Antigona on a trip to Turkey. Great bag. However have one complaint. Wish the bag had metal feet at the bottom. As it I don’t think it would put it down anywhere except my lap for fear of rubbing the leather.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
6 years ago
Reply to  FH

Ya mine has leather ‘feet’ but that doesn’t make me feel comfortable to put a light pink leather bag down on the ground!

Emily
Emily
6 years ago

I just purchased this last week! I’m so happy to see it featured. I got the small but I’m already obsessed and kind of want to buy the mini.

Scottsdale Kim
Scottsdale Kim
6 years ago
Reply to  Emily

Bought the mini and returned it. The strap does not have the metal detail on the mini. I definitely plan to get a small instead.

Emily
Emily
6 years ago
Reply to  Scottsdale Kim

Good to know!

anon
anon
6 years ago

Love this! What bag are you guys thinking of doing next???

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  anon

I’m thinking maybe the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour, but we’re totally open for suggestions!

Karen
Karen
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Can you do an ultimate bag guide on the fendi peekaboo next???

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  Karen

Oh that’s a good idea! I hadn’t thought of that yet.

Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Great! I think that’s my next bag, so I’ll wait it bit longer for a guide from you. Thanks!!

Abbi
Abbi
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Could you do one on Mansur Gavriel?

anon
anon
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

The Sac de Jour would be great! I’d really like to see one on the Balenciaga moto bags. There’s such a wide variety that its kinda hard to tell apart if you’re new to it (i.e. town vs first vs mini city or city vs part time vs twiggy). There would be a lot of info to get like the model, leather, color, hardware, etc. I think that would make a very helpful and drool worthy post!:)

Alessia
Alessia
6 years ago

Amazing post – I have a small antigona, thinking of getting a medium… Yes would love to see a post on the Saint Laurent Sac de jour…… Need some help deciding on my next black bag purchase! PurseBlog is my favourite to look at for info x

kelly
kelly
6 years ago

I am hestiating between a mini antigona, nano sac de jour and nano celine (all in black) and I have no idea which would be a good choice. Would love to hear some review/suggestions!!! 🙂

Sofia
Sofia
6 years ago
Reply to  kelly

I own a medium Antigona, and I really like the fact that the bag zips all the way across so that your bag is fully closed. That’s something that’s really important to me.

The mini Anti is really cute, and even though it’s a mini, it looks like it could actually fit a lot.

I don’t have a sac de jour so I don’t really have an opinion on that.

I own a celine mini luggage tote, and while I love it, I would not get another one because literally everyone is copying the design these days, from Aldo to Coach. That’s kind of a turn off for me.

So I say go with the antigona.

Gina Sailer Wee
Gina Sailer Wee
6 years ago
Reply to  Sofia

Really?! Am a little puzzled. I got mine from http://www.mytheresa.com and it came with a zip pocket and two small pockets. Its the antigona smooth leather black size small. Got it last month.

Passerine
Passerine
6 years ago
Reply to  Sofia

I agree that zipping all the way across is a definite advantage, but I wish the bag (at least the small version) had an interior zip pocket. I prefer to keep my wallet in a zipped pocket inside the bag. The Antigona small (don’t know about the larger size) is just a big hole with a cloth lining. That’s a big negative for me. (It’s also the one thing I don’t like about my LV Trevi PM bag and many other LV models.)

Passerine
Passerine
6 years ago

I like this bag, although I have my eyes on a Saint Laurent bag instead, but I find it interesting that many of the same attributes that count as plus points for the Givenchy Antigona (variety of models, materials and colors in the same line) were counted as negatives for the Prada Saffiano in an earlier column. The main difference, IMO, is that Antigona hasn’t yet been relentlessly copied by Michael Kors.

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  Passerine

I think the distinction lies not in a single line itself, but what goes on in the rest of a brand’s accessories collection–Givenchy makes a huge selection of shapes and designs beyond the Antigona that allow for a sense of aesthetic diversity, and I think that’s a big attribute of the brand’s current success. The Lucrezia, Pandora and Nightingale all offer a Givenchy feel, but with vastly different details, shapes and materials than the Antigona.

Mya Wilkes
Mya Wilkes
6 years ago
Reply to  Passerine

The biggest negative for the Prada Saffiano isn’t the variety of colours, it’s the Saffiano leather itself; it’s just not luxurious. I know this because I own one and I’m desperately trying to sell it.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
6 years ago

I’m not in the market for one of these bags, but I found the article to be very informative. I hope to see more of these in the future. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in the mini size.

Kagem
6 years ago

This is a good work bag. Deciding between this and the Valentino Va Va Voom for my birthday.

Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
6 years ago
Reply to  Kagem

Go with the VaVaVoom bag. It’s awesome and way cooler!

Kagem
6 years ago
Reply to  Imgoingbroke

I love the Val bag! Just doesn’t look as practical but it’s gorgeous.

MissNeats
MissNeats
6 years ago

This is the best post I’ve seen for the Antigona! All the information in one place! Besides the price you guys went into detail about size comparisons and different material and colors it came in! I hope you guys can do one for Celine luggage tote?! Great job on this, not sure which one to get now! Thanks guys

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Deborah
Deborah
6 years ago

I got the medium calf in black from the Las Vegas Givenchy last June and I’ve been carrying it nearly every day since. I’m still craving the bone calf. My favorite bag yet. Even more than my vintage WOC Chanel.

Gina Sailer Wee
Gina Sailer Wee
6 years ago

I got one recently, a perfect fit for my build, 5ft 4. Light weight, zip easily and rather scratch resistent. Love it! Excellent buy for this year. Model: Antigona black smooth leather, size small.

Gina Sailer Wee
Gina Sailer Wee
6 years ago

Totally agree’

Anne
Anne
6 years ago

Hello,

i’ve just found a pre-loved Antigona and i’m thinking about buying it. Do you have any tips so i can check if it’s a real bag? Is there a authenticity number to look for or anything else to check if it’s real?
Thanks!

PVE
PVE
6 years ago

Hi ! I am planning to buy Antigona smooth calf leather bag in Medium . It’s going to be my first givenchy ! Is it a good choice ? Also I am slightly rough when it comes to using bags , will smooth calf leather be a good choice ? I’ll be buying it in Paris , does anyone know how much the price is in euros and if it’s with VAT ? Thanks a ton ! Much love

PV
PV
6 years ago

Hi Amanda ! I am going to buy my first Givenchy bag ie. Antigona this September in Paris. Is it a good choice ? I never baby my bags 😀 ! Also how much would it cost ? With or without VAT? Thanks!! Love xx

Johanna
Johanna
6 years ago

Hi! Any idea what size is Olivia Palermo black python Antigona?

Quyen
Quyen
6 years ago

Can someone please let me know what is the difference between the styles and sizes as stated above:

SIZES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: MINI, SMALL AND MEDIUM.
DUFFELS; SMALL, MEDIUM AND LARGE.

What is the difference between the Small and the Small duffel?

Thank you

Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago

Hey there! Great post. I fell in love with the black mini Antigona in rubberized canvas but I can’t find it anywhere online (and I don’t have a store in my country), so I assume it’s from an old collection? Does anyone know if they’ll eventually bring it back? I really really do love it.

jamzki
jamzki
6 years ago

hi love this post. maybe you can add details and comparisonon the new small antigona with longer straps? im not sure whats better the long or short ones. thanks! 🙂

rose
rose
6 years ago

how do I know how much to sell my Givenchy bag for. I don’t know the year or style. It is in excellent shape, black, large, all smooth leather, two front pockets, has a shoulder strap

Key key
Key key
6 years ago

Thank you for this post. Are the antigona’s on Groupon authentic?

Hannah
Hannah
6 years ago

Hi everyone, I’m looking to buy one of these handbags soon and so have just been looking on the givenchy website at what they have. I do not like the shiny material I prefer the ‘grainy’ one. On the selfridges website there is usually one labelled ‘grainy’ but not on the givenchy website itself. I can only see that they have either calfskin or goatskin.

I’ve read that goatskin is more durable, stiff and grainier. Do you think this is the one I should go for? On other blogs people seem to lean towards calfskin more but I just don’t want a smooth or shiny one! I want grain! 🙂

Thank you!

LC
LC
6 years ago

i need this bag.

Piggyinpink
Piggyinpink
5 years ago

Hi, can I know which leather is better? The smooth leather or the sugar? The pros and cons of each? Hope to get comments from all those who own one and their thoughts on this bag.

Eileen
Eileen
5 years ago

Hi, can I know if smooth leather is better or sugar leather? What are the pros and cons of each? Would like to hear some comments from those who own a Antigona.

m
m
5 years ago

hi i don’t know whats the name of my givenchy bag and its rlly old and vintage. can you help me figure it out whether its authentic or not? can i have your email 🙂

lulilu
lulilu
5 years ago

I like the information comparing the bag sizes and leathers, but at least put in the beginning of the article that it is from the archives or something to inform the reader not to bother clicking on the links because the bags are no longer available at the stores or online sources you state, nor are the prices or colors still correct.

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