When I think of Givenchy, I think of bags carried in the crook of the arm, and for good reason—all of the brand's most notable bags for the last several years have been structured that way. The Antigona, Nightingale, Pandora, Lucrezia, Obsedia, Shark, Horizon: all satchels or top handles, at least in their original forms. Now, though, trends have started to swing away from statement satchels and toward easy-to-carry shoulder bags and hobos, and Givenchy has decided to swing with them. The result of those efforts is the Givenchy Infinity Bags, which have just started becoming available to purchase or pre-order.
So far, the Infinity line consists of four bags: a hobo in two sizes, a drawstring-free bucket bag, a compact flap shoulder bag and a saddle bag. The bags are all very simple and so far only come in a handful of neutrals like black, burgundy and navy, but they all share the same primary detail: a thick, silver-toned Cuban link chain. The chain adorns the bags' straps, gussets or closures, depending on the design, and it provides both a unifying note for the collection and the perfect bit of functionality-preserving visual interest.
The bucket version of the Infinity, above, is my favorite bag from the brand in recent memory. The wide, comfortable-looking strap is just long enough that swinging it onto and off of your arm should be easy, and it looks like the perfect size to hold a ton without becoming a black hole. Check out it and the other Infinity bags, as well as their prices, below.