Back in July, Amanda asked you which popular bag you thought was ready for retirement. It’s personal choice and of course what one person may deem is over another may just be starting to love. There are certain bags however that hit the ‘I’ve got to have this’ wave and ride it for quite sometime and the Givenchy Antigona is one of them. When this bag became popular, it seemed as though everyone wanted one and everyone had one.

The beauty of the Antigona lies in its shape that is different from most bags and clean lines that makes it wearable day after day and season after season. Few bags become must-haves for the masses in plain black leather, but the Antigona did. Google image search “Givenchy Antigona” and you will see many of the images of black Antigonas spotted throughout the first pages. We actually just covered Lily Aldridge and her Givenchy Antigona which she still can’t seem to get enough of! This bag was a staple, and it seemed it wouldn’t die down. But inevitably, this Givency bag has, just like majority of bags do, and there isn’t the same craze anymore.

But does that mean this bag is over?

I was doing my typical daily online browsing and ran into the black Givenchy Antigona pictured above today. I recognized it right away and for a minute, I thought – hey, I still like that bag. But do I love it? The Antigona became so well-loved that it hit a saturation point and just like all other bags, new bags popped up that made it on people’s wish lists. While this wouldn’t be the next black bag I add to my collection, I want to ask you for your opinion in the comments below.

Buy the classic black version above for $2,435 at Net-A-Porter.

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Michelle Christine
Michelle Christine
6 years ago

I think the classic nature and structure of the Antigona will keep it around for a while. Yes, many may feel like the craze has gone but that can be said for so many different bags that have risen to the top of the most coveted list. The Antigona may not have the staying power of a Chanel flap or the Birkin, but it has it’s own flare that keeps it unique!

Noemi
6 years ago

I think Antigona is a beautiful bag, maybe bloggers and pseudo-style icons will carry it less, which means that it will be a classy, pretty timeless accessory.

Canuck65
Canuck65
6 years ago

I’ve actually come to appreciate this bag more – the clean architectural lines are sharp contrast to the trend of over DIY embellished gaudy bags currently being produced and I think will stand the test of time far better

Pamela Tobin
Pamela Tobin
6 years ago
Reply to  Diana2541

Well diana2451 with 6000-8000 a month I’m sure you will not only get an antigona but tons of Birkins as well! ?

K_Elizabeth
K_Elizabeth
6 years ago

I sold my Antigona, but more because I didn’t really like the look of it when using the shoulder strap (which I tend to rely on a lot). I ended up buying a Fendi 2Jours, so it’s not like I swapped it for something super current. I do love the shoulder option on the 2Jours though! 🙂

TheModMazza
TheModMazza
6 years ago

Unlike other popular it bags, the Givenchy Antigona has a truly classic design. It is a modern take on the doctor’s bag, which is probably why it will not date. The bag’s beauty is how understated and distinct its silhouette is, and the black leather showcases this. Though, it still looks great in other colors. Ever since Givenchy lengthened the strap on the small version, the Antigona have been on my “to buy” list.

pinksky777
pinksky777
6 years ago
Reply to  TheModMazza

I totally agree with everything you said! The structure is timeless and the new longer strap on the small is exactly why I purchased mine a few months ago. Here’s the thing with the antigona bag in my opinion… After being devoted to this style since early spring 2014, I as of lately have been feeling it is being played out quite a bit, but yet could not seem to get bored with the bag… then I realized it was the fact that it seemed so simple/plain. Once I saw the embellished versions (chain detailing, studs etc..) I immediately felt it looked more fresher and special, but yet still classic in appearance. I can think of many more bags that are still “hot” right now and in reality should’ve been overlooked seasons ago. Here’s my favorite antigona bag lately ?

Passerine
Passerine
6 years ago
Reply to  pinksky777

I agree, this one does look fresher. I’ve never been a big Antigona fan and I have only seen a few around here. It doesn’t seem nearly as popular as some other designer bags.

TheModMazza
TheModMazza
6 years ago
Reply to  Passerine

The Antigona is mostly popular with YouTubers, than the general public. Or that is how I perceived it, as I rarely see them in the wild. When I do see people caring the Antigona, it is usually the enormous Medium size.

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

I think the Givenchy will stand the test of time, of course they hype surrounding it has died down but that’s to be expected. I personally prefer it over many other classic silhouettes. I think it’s a classic within it’s Givenchy family.

comfortista_style
6 years ago

I like the design, but the strap on my mini never sat properly on my shoulder. I think it’s because the base is too wide.

Giselle
Giselle
6 years ago

I never liked it, because of short handles and shoulder strap being too short as well. I see why other people like it though, it’s lost its novelty, but has potential to stay due to clean lines.

Luv iz Luxury
Luv iz Luxury
6 years ago
Reply to  Giselle

Yes that puts me off buying it too, the short handles other than that I think it is a pretty bag and I have picked one up a few times to consider, but put it back for some reason, but who knows, I may end up getting one if a colour came I could not resist

Giselle
Giselle
6 years ago

Btw, I think it’d be a great article, if you compared weight of the bags.

realllmino
realllmino
6 years ago

I bought it 2 years ago. Got bored of it and had it kept away for few months. Took it out again because I was feeling bored and now I’m starting to love it as my work bag. Basically it is a dream when you don’t have to worry about water splashing on it, fragile leather – scratches like my other bags, weight, etc. It’s really a good bag for work daily.

Maynard
Maynard
6 years ago

I’d say that generally they’re a bit expensive for what they actually are… My wife used to have these, but now she’s loving WeldenBags – https://www.weldenbags.com/ which to be honest really look like true designer bags, plus they’re like 1/20th of the price lol

Boy GaGa
6 years ago
Reply to  Maynard

1/20th? Really?! Dude, fix your math.

Jess
Jess
6 years ago

It is a beautiful bag, but I do think with the saturation in the market, new bags come on the market and the Antigona then drops down the I want list and ladies have stopped buying it. That’s me included!! I’ll buy one… one day…

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