As we all know by now, Pantone announced last month that 2012′s Color of the Year would be “Tangerine Tango” – a vibrant, saturated, deep orange that looks almost hot to the touch. With so many blazing bright colors dotting the runways as of late, the declaration seemed like Pantone’s most accurate in a long time. When I clicked over to Bergdorf Goodman today and saw the beautiful, sunny Givenchy Antigona Tote daring me to get out my credit card, I knew in my heart that Pantone was indeed on to something big.

We’ve discussed this topic before, but why can’t stock photos look like this? THESE are the types of pictures that make people open their online banking info in a separate tab and start doing desperate handbag math. In this specific instance, the bag itself is pretty simple – with its east-west shape and slim straps, the Antigona tote looks like an all-leather cousin of the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I’ll take this variation on the theme any day, though; ditching logo cavas for beautiful brightly colored leather is always an upgrade.

Actually, I take back what I said before. I’m thankful that more handbags aren’t photographed this way for retail sites. If they were, they’d have to reopen debtors’ prison just for me. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1280.

  • Vibri Wulandari

    Simple shape, gorgeous colors!  Love!
    http://www.chasingruins.com/ 

  • Kemilia

    I’ve always loved orange so this works for me. The blue is great too, together, these scream “summer!”

  • Liz

    Oh, that tangerine bag is to die for! It’s so luscious looking …

  • Marie Martell

    Love the color and size of this bag!
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • ToinetteB

    It is lovely and I would totally get it but unlike the LV Neverfull it will not do well in the rain, at the beach or at the pool

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    Always hated the LV Neverfull…….will always hate the LV Neverfull even when another designer tries to put their spin on it.  Colours are gorgeous and the photographs are gorgeous but the bag is boring.  Where are the studs? These look like those free totes you can get with the purchase of a designer fragrance! 

  • http://twitter.com/mizzjblog JoJo

    GORGEOUS!! That popping orange color has just made me decide that orange will be my new color.

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  • Sheena

    The orange is beautiful. The thing with this style of bag (for me) is that it’s so big to hold all your contents and then some, however, the straps are so tiny. I would constantly be worrying that the straps would snap. Nothing more awful than spending all that money on a beautiful bag & having to pick up all your contents off the floor after the strap breaks (plus there is no zipper).