The Givenchy Antigona is one of those bags that continues to gain popularity at a point in its life cycle when any other bag would be starting to fizzle out as consumers move on to other things, and that’s how you know it’s one of the few truly exceptional pieces out there right now. That also makes it a perfect candidate for close examination in our newest Ultimate Bag Guide; below, check out all the info you need to decide which Antigona is right for you, including prices, size comparisons and side-by-side guides to currently available colors and leathers.

The Givenchy Antigona Bag

Year Created: 2010
Sizes Currently Available: Mini, Small and Medium Duffels; Small, Medium and Large Shopping Totes; Small and Medium Envelope Clutch; Medium and Large Pouches
Most Recent Price Increase: Unclear
Availability: Givenchy boutiques and major department stores worldwide, as well as online at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Barneys, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Net-a-Porter, MyTheresa and SSENSE

Sizes and Prices

Givenchy Antigona Bag – Mini

8.5″ W x 8.5″ H x 5″ D
$1,650 in Smooth Calf Leather via Net-a-Porter
$1,750 in Textured Calf Leather via Net-a-Porter
$1,795 in Nubuck via Neiman Marcus
$1,875 in Metallic Leather via Barneys
$4,350 in Python via Barneys
$7,900 in Ostrich via Barneys


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Small

11″ W x 9.5″ H x 5.5″ D
$2,095 in Box Calf Leather via Neiman Marcus
$2,280 in Grained Goatskin via Barneys
$2,475 in Patent Calf via Net-a-Porter
$3,690 in Python via Saks
$3,795 in Elaphe Snakeskin via FWRD
$5,590 in Anaconda via Bergdorf Goodman
$31,000 in Crocodile via Neiman Marcus


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Medium

13″ W X 11″ H X 7.5″ D
$2,090 in Rubberized Canvas via Net-a-Porter
$2,125 in Smooth Calf via Barneys
$2,225 in Box Calf via Net-a-Porter
$2,435 in Grained Goatskin via Neiman Marcus
$2,690 in Tricolor Leather via Saks
$2,950 in Grained Leather with Perspex Accents via LUISAVIAROMA
$3,095 in Smooth Calfskin with Contrast stitching via LUISAVIAROMA
$4,895 in Mixed Elaphe Snakeskin via Neiman Marcus
$5,250 in Python via Barneys


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Small Tote

13″ W x 11″ H x 5.5″ D
$995 in Rottweiler Coated Canvas via Neiman Marcus


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Medium Tote

13″ W x 15.5″ H x 7.5 D
$1,045 in Rottweiler Coated Canvas via Barneys
$1,645 in Metallic Goatskin via Bergdorf Goodman


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Large Tote

21″ W x 13″ H x 7.5″ D
$1,080 in Rubberized Canvas via Barneys
$1,145 in Madonna Coated Canvas via Net-a-Porter
$1,150 in Magnolia Coated Canvas via Net-a-Porter
$1,225 in Rottweiler or Bambi Coated Canvas via Barneys
$1,225 in Baby’s Breath Coated Canvas via Neiman Marcus
$1,790 in Striped and Studded Coated Canvas via Saks
$1,795 in Metallic Goatskin via Bergdorf Goodman


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Small Envelope Clutch

9″ W x 6″ H
$1,085 in Metallic Goatskin via LUISAVIAROMA
$12,900 in Crocodile via Barneys


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Medium Envelope Clutch

12″ W x 8.25″ H
$995 in Rubberized Leather via Saks
$1,395 in Grained Goatskin via Barneys
$1,435 in Metallic Goatskin via Neiman Marcus
$1,495 in Smooth Embossed Calf via Net-a-Porter
$2,059 in Mixed Snakeskin via MATCHESFASHION.COM


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Raw Edge Envelope Clutch

16″ W X 8″ H X 2″ D
$21,000 in Crocodile via Saks


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Medium Pouch

11.5″ W x 7.5″ H
$435 in Favelas Coated Canvas via Net-a-Porter
$450 in Rubberized Canvas via Net-a-Porter
$520 in Sugar Goat Leather via Barneys
$540 in Grained Goat Leather via Net-a-Porter
$560 in Metallic Goat Leather via Bergdorf Goodman


Givenchy Antigona Bag – Large Pouch

13.5″ W x 9″ H
$620 in Grained Leather via Barneys
$650 in Sugar Goatskin via Barneys
$665 in Metallic Grained Goat via Barneys


Common Materials





Currently Available Leather Colors

Notes: Black is the only color made every season; this assortment is not comprehensive





Currently Available Nubuck Colors


Currently Available Canvas Prints


Size Comparisons

Medium and Small Antigona
Photos via tPFer HRHSunshine





Mini, Small, Medium and Large
Note: Large is No Longer Available





Interior View


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  • As someone who’s only 5’4 and quite skinny, I thought that the Medium duffle would be way too big for me, however it’s actually perfect and I love the wide strap length for my height since it makes the bag so much lighter. I have the goat skin in beige if anyone’s interested in checking it out on my blog :)

  • Sandy

    This post is amazing! So much information in one place is terrific for those is us that are not located in an area with direct access to certain brands. I already own an Antigona but this would have been very helpful back when I was doing research on the bag. I can say the Antigona is an amazing bag. It is edgy and sophisticated at the same time. It holds a lot, even in the smaller sizes. It is a very well made bag, worth every penny.

    • We’re glad you like it! We’re always looking for ways to demystify the shopping and buying process for our readers–it should be easy!

      • Kagem

        Love love this post.

  • FH

    Just bought a small goat skin Antigona on a trip to Turkey. Great bag. However have one complaint. Wish the bag had metal feet at the bottom. As it I don’t think it would put it down anywhere except my lap for fear of rubbing the leather.

    • Ya mine has leather ‘feet’ but that doesn’t make me feel comfortable to put a light pink leather bag down on the ground!

  • Emily

    I just purchased this last week! I’m so happy to see it featured. I got the small but I’m already obsessed and kind of want to buy the mini.

    • Scottsdale Kim

      Bought the mini and returned it. The strap does not have the metal detail on the mini. I definitely plan to get a small instead.

      • Emily

        Good to know!

  • anon

    Love this! What bag are you guys thinking of doing next???

    • I’m thinking maybe the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour, but we’re totally open for suggestions!

      • anon

        The Sac de Jour would be great! I’d really like to see one on the Balenciaga moto bags. There’s such a wide variety that its kinda hard to tell apart if you’re new to it (i.e. town vs first vs mini city or city vs part time vs twiggy). There would be a lot of info to get like the model, leather, color, hardware, etc. I think that would make a very helpful and drool worthy post!:)

      • Abbi

        Could you do one on Mansur Gavriel?

      • Karen

        Can you do an ultimate bag guide on the fendi peekaboo next???

      • Oh that’s a good idea! I hadn’t thought of that yet.

      • Imgoingbroke

        Great! I think that’s my next bag, so I’ll wait it bit longer for a guide from you. Thanks!!

  • Alessia

    Amazing post – I have a small antigona, thinking of getting a medium… Yes would love to see a post on the Saint Laurent Sac de jour…… Need some help deciding on my next black bag purchase! PurseBlog is my favourite to look at for info x

  • kelly

    I am hestiating between a mini antigona, nano sac de jour and nano celine (all in black) and I have no idea which would be a good choice. Would love to hear some review/suggestions!!! :)

    • Sofia

      I own a medium Antigona, and I really like the fact that the bag zips all the way across so that your bag is fully closed. That’s something that’s really important to me.

      The mini Anti is really cute, and even though it’s a mini, it looks like it could actually fit a lot.

      I don’t have a sac de jour so I don’t really have an opinion on that.

      I own a celine mini luggage tote, and while I love it, I would not get another one because literally everyone is copying the design these days, from Aldo to Coach. That’s kind of a turn off for me.

      So I say go with the antigona.

      • Passerine

        I agree that zipping all the way across is a definite advantage, but I wish the bag (at least the small version) had an interior zip pocket. I prefer to keep my wallet in a zipped pocket inside the bag. The Antigona small (don’t know about the larger size) is just a big hole with a cloth lining. That’s a big negative for me. (It’s also the one thing I don’t like about my LV Trevi PM bag and many other LV models.)

      • Gina Sailer Wee

        Really?! Am a little puzzled. I got mine from and it came with a zip pocket and two small pockets. Its the antigona smooth leather black size small. Got it last month.

  • Passerine

    I like this bag, although I have my eyes on a Saint Laurent bag instead, but I find it interesting that many of the same attributes that count as plus points for the Givenchy Antigona (variety of models, materials and colors in the same line) were counted as negatives for the Prada Saffiano in an earlier column. The main difference, IMO, is that Antigona hasn’t yet been relentlessly copied by Michael Kors.

    • Mya Wilkes

      The biggest negative for the Prada Saffiano isn’t the variety of colours, it’s the Saffiano leather itself; it’s just not luxurious. I know this because I own one and I’m desperately trying to sell it.

    • I think the distinction lies not in a single line itself, but what goes on in the rest of a brand’s accessories collection–Givenchy makes a huge selection of shapes and designs beyond the Antigona that allow for a sense of aesthetic diversity, and I think that’s a big attribute of the brand’s current success. The Lucrezia, Pandora and Nightingale all offer a Givenchy feel, but with vastly different details, shapes and materials than the Antigona.

  • FashionableLena

    I’m not in the market for one of these bags, but I found the article to be very informative. I hope to see more of these in the future. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in the mini size.

  • Kagem

    This is a good work bag. Deciding between this and the Valentino Va Va Voom for my birthday.

    • Imgoingbroke

      Go with the VaVaVoom bag. It’s awesome and way cooler!

      • Kagem

        I love the Val bag! Just doesn’t look as practical but it’s gorgeous.

  • MissNeats

    This is the best post I’ve seen for the Antigona! All the information in one place! Besides the price you guys went into detail about size comparisons and different material and colors it came in! I hope you guys can do one for Celine luggage tote?! Great job on this, not sure which one to get now! Thanks guys

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  • Deborah

    I got the medium calf in black from the Las Vegas Givenchy last June and I’ve been carrying it nearly every day since. I’m still craving the bone calf. My favorite bag yet. Even more than my vintage WOC Chanel.

  • Gina Sailer Wee

    I got one recently, a perfect fit for my build, 5ft 4. Light weight, zip easily and rather scratch resistent. Love it! Excellent buy for this year. Model: Antigona black smooth leather, size small.

    • Gina Sailer Wee

      Totally agree’

  • Anne


    i’ve just found a pre-loved Antigona and i’m thinking about buying it. Do you have any tips so i can check if it’s a real bag? Is there a authenticity number to look for or anything else to check if it’s real?

  • PVE

    Hi ! I am planning to buy Antigona smooth calf leather bag in Medium . It’s going to be my first givenchy ! Is it a good choice ? Also I am slightly rough when it comes to using bags , will smooth calf leather be a good choice ? I’ll be buying it in Paris , does anyone know how much the price is in euros and if it’s with VAT ? Thanks a ton ! Much love

  • PV

    Hi Amanda ! I am going to buy my first Givenchy bag ie. Antigona this September in Paris. Is it a good choice ? I never baby my bags :D ! Also how much would it cost ? With or without VAT? Thanks!! Love xx

  • Johanna

    Hi! Any idea what size is Olivia Palermo black python Antigona?

  • Quyen

    Can someone please let me know what is the difference between the styles and sizes as stated above:


    What is the difference between the Small and the Small duffel?

    Thank you

  • Lisa

    Hey there! Great post. I fell in love with the black mini Antigona in rubberized canvas but I can’t find it anywhere online (and I don’t have a store in my country), so I assume it’s from an old collection? Does anyone know if they’ll eventually bring it back? I really really do love it.

  • jamzki

    hi love this post. maybe you can add details and comparisonon the new small antigona with longer straps? im not sure whats better the long or short ones. thanks! :)

  • rose

    how do I know how much to sell my Givenchy bag for. I don’t know the year or style. It is in excellent shape, black, large, all smooth leather, two front pockets, has a shoulder strap

  • Key key

    Thank you for this post. Are the antigona’s on Groupon authentic?

  • Hannah

    Hi everyone, I’m looking to buy one of these handbags soon and so have just been looking on the givenchy website at what they have. I do not like the shiny material I prefer the ‘grainy’ one. On the selfridges website there is usually one labelled ‘grainy’ but not on the givenchy website itself. I can only see that they have either calfskin or goatskin.

    I’ve read that goatskin is more durable, stiff and grainier. Do you think this is the one I should go for? On other blogs people seem to lean towards calfskin more but I just don’t want a smooth or shiny one! I want grain! :)

    Thank you!

  • LC

    i need this bag.

  • Piggyinpink

    Hi, can I know which leather is better? The smooth leather or the sugar? The pros and cons of each? Hope to get comments from all those who own one and their thoughts on this bag.

  • Eileen

    Hi, can I know if smooth leather is better or sugar leather? What are the pros and cons of each? Would like to hear some comments from those who own a Antigona.

  • m

    hi i don’t know whats the name of my givenchy bag and its rlly old and vintage. can you help me figure it out whether its authentic or not? can i have your email :)

  • lulilu

    I like the information comparing the bag sizes and leathers, but at least put in the beginning of the article that it is from the archives or something to inform the reader not to bother clicking on the links because the bags are no longer available at the stores or online sources you state, nor are the prices or colors still correct.