Can we talk about the Givenchy Maxi Nightingale Tote for a second? We get the chance to look through dozens of pictures of celebrities every day in order to create BagThatStyle, and in the last two weeks, this lovely bag has shown up more with more celebs than any other bag that I can recall since we started the site.
Hilary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale have all been spotted with the bag within days of each other, with little fashion fanfare to encourage them to be seen carrying it. So what’s the deal?
I’m starting to get the feeling that Givenchy is only one huge It Bag away from really exploding into the accessories mainstream, and they’d certainly deserve it. This Nightengale bag is gorgeous, of course, as every one of their Nightingales have been. And it’s getting more play with young taste-makers than any of their bags in the past.
I’m not sure what has catapulted it to such popularity, except maybe that these girls that have easy access to so many bags are getting kind of sick of carrying things that are easily found in any high-end department store. Givenchy bags aren’t rare, certainly, but they’re a bit more off-the-beaten-path than this season’s offerings from Louis Vuitton or Gucci. All of these starlets appear to be trying to carve out their own style niche (ok, so Vanessa Hudgens and The Tiz are carving out the same one), and a bag from an ultra-luxe designer with tons of hardcore fashion cred might be just what the doctor ordered. Buy through Barneys for $2175.