Sometimes it’s easy to trace a print, material or size trend back to a particular source, but other times, it seems like a bunch of big designers met behind our backs and simply decided all to do the same thing at the same time. Leopard print is too classic and ubiquitous to really be called a “trend,” but for Pre-Fall 2015, it looks like Givenchy and Valentino are both betting that consumers still love it.

These leopard prints are very similar, but different in a few important ways. Givenchy’s is more graphic, which is in line with the brand’s streetwear sensibility. Valentino’s, on the other hand, is more natural-looking, which feels more luxurious. Givenchy’s is also printed on saffiano-textured PVC, while the Valentino version is richly textured calf hair. The prices very much reflect the different materials.

Although Givenchy’s version feels a little younger and more modern, I still prefer the Valentino; I like my animal prints more literal than I like my florals. Check out both options below and let us know which one you like and if you have an all-time favorite version of leopard.

Givenchy Leopard Antigona Shopper Tote
$1,225 via Saks


Valentino My Rockstud Leopard Satchel
$3,595 via Saks


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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • kindled

    Valentino print on the Givenchy bag would be perfection.

  • Karisma

    Isn’t is something I feel the exact same way as “kindled”? I love the Givenchy bag, but prefer the Valentino print.

  • I love Givenchy always! But in this case Valentino is better. Nicer print, powerful design, statement bag!

  • FashionableLena

    The Valentino print looks better and more realistic. The Givenchy print reminds me of my $15 iPad case.

  • Amanda

    At some point we’re going to look back and realize all the bags from 2010-2016 would be a lot more attractive without luggage tags hanging from them

  • MsPit

    I prefer everything about the Valentino (print, style, etc) except the material. I am just not a calf hair lover. Hate the feel of it and so don’t buy it, in bags or shoes.

  • Bagluva

    That Valentino is such a blatant copy of the Hermès Kelly…

  • pinkloverme

    I love how structured the Valentino is and I do like its print better than Givenchy. So, Valentino it is.