It seems like every season, more and more exotics are available, many of them at the extreme end of the price continuum. For Fall 2015, two of our favorite bags are going to be available in very similar shades of blue alligator: the Givenchy Antigona Bag and Fendi Petite 3Jours Tote.

The Antigona is the “small” version of the bag, which means that both designs are very similar sizes and structures, in addition to their similar colors and materials in this form. The prices, while both astronomical compared to their leather versions, are significantly different: the Givenchy version is $29,900, while the Fendi is $34,000.

While the difference likely doesn’t matter to someone spending $30k on a handbag in the first place, the $5,000 difference will put you well on the way toward a Birkin, as long as you’re a plebe and will accept a regular leather version. (In case someone’s keeping a list: I am and I will.)

So, dear readers, tell us: which of these bags would you buy with an imaginary $34,000? (Note: I’m not going to confiscate your imaginary $5,100 if you go with the Givenchy, in case that sways your decision calculus.)

Givenchy Antigona Alligator Bag
$29,900 via Saks

Givenchy-Alligator-Antigona-Bag

Fendi Petite 3Jours Alligator Tote
$34,000 via Saks

Fendi-Petite-3Jours-Alligator-Tote
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CoCo
CoCo
7 years ago

I choose the Givenchy bag – it looks so unique and that dye color of the alligator is beautiful. I’ll buy a normal Fendi 3jours with the 5,100 dollars left after buying the Givenchy.

Aliza Zibkoff
Aliza Zibkoff
7 years ago

Wow and alligator smack down!!! Fendi for me unless it entails some imaginary mud wrestling. I got to put the limits somewhere. Truthfully though $29,000 or $34,000 is a lot of coin (even if its only imaginary!)

Jacquard Flower
7 years ago

The fendi wins for me! Gemma http://www.jacquardflower.uk

kindled
kindled
7 years ago

Is there an option to keep my imaginary $34k and buy leather versions plus about thirty additional bags? Anyway, I like the Givenchy better, 🙂

Jerri R
Jerri R
7 years ago
Reply to  kindled

BEST ANSWER! LOL

Sandy
Sandy
7 years ago

Givenchy all the way…even if it were the more pricey bag. Love Givenchy!

Sofia
Sofia
7 years ago

I normally don’t covet exotics, but wow, that Antigona is gorgeous!

Mya Wilkes
Mya Wilkes
7 years ago
Reply to  Sofia

It is!!!

tata
tata
7 years ago

FENDI!!!

laura
laura
7 years ago

Fendi

PJGambler
PJGambler
7 years ago

Givenchy

EliseRonan
7 years ago

How about giving that money to feed the homeless or help a sick child or support a classroom in an impoverished area…I have spent money on handbags for decades but these prices are getting seriously out of hand.

Sofia
Sofia
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

How about if someone told you that the money you’ve spent on handbags should have been given to charity? Would you appreciate that? No? Then don’t tell others how to spend theirs.

EliseRonan
7 years ago
Reply to  Sofia

What makes you think people have not told me that my money spent on handbags should have gone to charity? In fact my adult sons have looked aghast at my handbag collection. To them the priority is helping the less fortunate. The reality is that simply because you are entitled to make a choice does not mean everyone has to respect that choice. There is no need for a $30,000 handbag anymore than there is a need for gold encrusted toilet seats. It is hubris plain and simple on your part , and quite frankly projection to think that I and others like me are so shallow that we cannot deal with a little constructive criticism in life simply because you obviously cannot.

Sofia
Sofia
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

I’m sorry, what were we talking about again? LOL ????

Katrina
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

You do realize that even if we vote that we prefer one bag over the other, pretty much none of us are actually going to buy it, right?

EliseRonan
7 years ago
Reply to  Katrina

Its not about being able to buy it, its about coveting it. I love handbags as much as any person reading this blog, but there comes a point where you have to say enough is enough.

Katrina
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

It’s not about “coveting” something. We were just asked a question, “which would you buy if you had the money?” We answered. It doesn’t mean that we would be fantasizing over the bag beyond this blog post, it doesn’t mean that if we actually had the $34,000, we would spend it on either bag. Just because we sometimes think “oh, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to afford that” doesn’t mean that we don’t do our bit to help out those who need it, volunteer, donate to charity. Those things and thinking about nice handbags once in a while are not mutually exclusive.

Sofia
Sofia
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

Ahh I was starting to miss comments like these =P

Katrina
7 years ago
Reply to  Sofia

Ha! You made me laugh right after I “pfffft” and rolled my eyes.

Yoshi1296
Yoshi1296
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

Yeah since it is absolutely impossible to do both right? Please take your “righteousness” somewhere else please.

EliseRonan
7 years ago
Reply to  Yoshi1296

“Self righteous” to point out skewed priorities? I think not. Why would you want a $30,000 handbag? The average American family of four lives on less than $50,000 a year. Poverty levels mean a family of four living on less than $25,000 a year. And 1 in 5 American children are being raised in poverty. What is the point of such an item?

And since you seem to know so much about charity..how many of those who buy these items really give an appropriate amount to causes or work to help others? For every Gates Foundation, there are more who only give charity for tax purposes, or to promote themselves. How many really give out of the goodness of their hearts?

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

I vote we ignore Debbie Downer. This is supposed to be fun!

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

Goodbye Debbie Downrt

Winn
Winn
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

Elise, why don’t you get off purseblog and go volunteer.

Stop assuming we’re all vapid heartless wenches. There are plenty of people who appreciate luxury goods while supporting their communities and those less fortunate. Perhaps while volunteering you might actually meet a wealthy person and find out they’re not all so horrid.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  Winn

Let’s all ignore ER. Clearly she doesn’t understand that this is supposed to be fun. So goodbye Debbie Downer!!

EliseRonan
7 years ago
Reply to  Winn

What an infantile response.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

C’mon now, this is Purseblog. Self-righteous shaming has a time, this isn’t it. Your comment is inappropriate.

EliseRonan
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

Inappropriate to tell people that their priorities are terribly skewed?..I think not.

Winn
Winn
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

You’re erroneously assuming someone who spends money on a handbag does it instead of “giving that money to feed the homeless or help a sick child or support a classroom in an impoverished area.” How do you know people aren’t being charitable in addition to purchasing designer items for themselves? How do you know someone doesn’t spend 5x as much on charitable giving than luxury goods?

For someone who can afford a $30,000 bag, it isn’t one or the other.

Also, who are you to say what the best use of someone’s money is? What if someone supports animal welfare, or LGBT rights, or WHATEVER. Oh, but its not the homeless or sick kids, those monsters!

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

Self-righteousness is never appropriate, judging people is never appropriate.

EliseRonan
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

How many participation trophies did you get in our life? I hope you don’t have that attitude when you go out into the workforce. You won’t last very long.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EliseRonan

Hahahahahah!

EliseRonan
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

Do yourself a favor and grow up. Or do you need a trigger warning when people talk to you?

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