THE ULTIMATE GIVENCHY ANTIGONA BAG REVIEW

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You’re about to get spoiled, because this is the ultimate guide to the Givenchy Antigona Bag. And because of our never-ending bag obsession, we will be chit chatting about every detail possible, starting from the history and sizes to the leather quality and the prices. This is a great read if you’re considering buying a Givenchy Antigona Bag.

There might questions you want to ask:
– Does this bag hold shape?
– Is the quality of the leather bad or good?
– Where can I buy the cheapest?
– Which color should I pick?
– Which size should I choose?

No worries, we will help you with that. So shall we start the journey? Read on.

The Story

The story started with an idea from Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci. The love that he had for masculine and feminine contrast is visible on the Givenchy Antigona Bag. And it’s truly amazing to see how this bag paved its own way to become the iconic bag in the fashion world. It’s now sitting next to the classic Nightingale Bag and it represents as the next icon of the house.

Launched in Fall 2010, The Antigona Bag was destined to become the next ‘IT’ bag as it caught massive attention from the moment it hit the runway. And since that moment, the look of bag never really changed besides a few minor improvement.

The name ‘Antigona’ was inspired by Greek mythology. It comes from the word ‘Antigone’, which was a feminine figure with a strong personality. The name means ‘Unbending’ and it was carefully chosen to match the idea behind the bag.

The Design

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The design of the Antigona Bag is mixed with feminine characteristics and masculine detailing. It has the look of a Classic Boston Bag with boxy construction, geometric shape and nice curves. But with sharp details like large modern zipper, exposed stitching, uniquely made metal hooks and leather triangle patch with the house’s signature lettering. These detailing are inspired by the military.

The Antigona Bag has the classic look; it’s like the famous Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag but with more boldness and attitude. The hidden beauty is in the geometric shape and the angles of the design. Combined that with the leather and it catches the natural light, which attracts eyes and attention. The side wings give an extra space in the interior and make it simpler to store bigger items like your laptop or documents.

The Interior

The structure of the interior is quite simple. To begin with, it has one large compartment capable of storing a lot of items. For organizing your essentials, there are two internal pockets and one zipped pocket. The interior is made from cotton canvas lining, which is easy to pull it out to clean and shake the little particles out of the bag.

The Sizes

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The measurements:
Givenchy Antigona Mini Bag: 7.7’ x 8.7’ x 5.3’ (W x H x D) inches
Givenchy Antigona Small Bag: 9.4’ x 11’ x 6.5’ (W x H x D) inches
Givenchy Antigona Medium Bag: 11.4’ x 13.4’ x 7.5’ (W x H x D) inches
Givenchy Antigona Large Bag: 12.5’ x 18’ x 8.5’ (W x H x D) inches

When the Givenchy Antigona Bag was launched, there were only two sizes to choose from. It was either the small or the medium size. Later on the house added the large size due to the demand for bigger sizes. The mini size was introduced in the Spring Summer 2014 Collection. But despite of the extra options, the small and the medium sizes remain the best choices.

Select the right size really depends on your personal preference as well as interior and the weight of the bag. The first look for the right interior space, if you have the habit of carrying a lot of items on your everyday bag, then the medium size is the best option.

Then consider your height versus the size and weight of the bag. Because you might not like the look of the medium bag when you are not that tall. And the weight of the bag might be uncomfortable to carry on your shoulder.

Just to give you my personal view; I’m 5’4’ and I choose the medium size because it fits just right. And the interior gives me enough space to store all my essentials. I have read a lot of reviews on the size before I made my purchase and a lot of women choose the medium size too.

The Leathers

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From Left To Right: Calfskin, Goatskin, Rubberized Canvas, Nubuck Suede

 

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From Left To Right: Crocodile, Ostrich, Python, Anaconda

 

Throughout the years, the Antigona Leather selection has been extended from basic leathers to exotic leathers. The basic leathers are calfskin and goatskin, but Givenchy has also released seasonal leathers like rubberized canvas and nubuck suede. The luxury options are crocodile, ostrich, python and anaconda, but these styles depend on the season as well.

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Calfskin vs Goatskin

 

The calfskin and goatskin are also called the ‘classic leathers’ because they are the most favorable choices. These leathers are available in every season and that’s why we will be covering them extensively here.

The calfskin leather is quite thin and feels really smooth. The leather is very hard and solid, it can hold shape extremely well. What I like about the calfskin is the shine of the leather that enhanced the details of the geometric shape.

The goatskin is pebbled leather and feels luxurious due to its softness. This leather is much more flexible and will get a nice casual slouchy look after long use. However, it’s less shiny than the calfskin leather.

The Antigona Bags in calfskin and goatskin are the perfect choices when you don’t want to baby a bag. And if you hate being careful all the time or worrying about scratches, then we have some goods new. These two leathers are built to last-forever, they’re impeccable and extremely durable. They can endure a lot of abuse and they’re scratch-resistance. Even scratching with nails or coat zippers or knocking the bag hard against the door, these leathers will show almost zero visible scratch. Givenchy is definitely the top when it comes to quality and design.

 

The Colors

From black and navy to beautiful pink, we’ve laid down all the essential colors under one umbrella. The hardest part left is which color you should choose. See them all here:

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Neutral Colors

These are considered neutral colors because they’re easy to match with any style in your wardrobe. The Antigona Bag adorned with these safe colors will look fabulous and timeless. They’re perfect shades for an everyday bag. The color black is the most favorite choice among a lot of women and celebrities, and it easy to understand why. This color enhanced the classic design of the Antigona and it’s also easier to clean and maintain.

If the black shade is too boring, you can always opt-in for the navy. It has the same darker appeal and it has the same advantage like easy-to-clean and easy-to-match. Navy is interesting especially when you have too many of the same colors in your wardrobe.

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Bright Colors

Bold colors like red and purple can be worn in all season, but yellow and orange marries better with summer outfits. Some bright colors are only available in certain seasons and but they do look cute on the mini size of the Antigona Bag. If you’re looking for an everyday bag, then the neutral colors would be the best choice, but if you’re looking for an Antigona Bag to match a certain style in your wardrobe, then pick a bright color.

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Metallics

Givenchy has also launched shiny metallic colors in gold and rose pink. These colors are not available in every season, but they do like gorgeous and luxurious.

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Exotic Choices

Even tough they come with an higher price-ticket, but the exotic leathers like crocodile and ostrich in bright colors do create and exclusive appeal of luxury.

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Givenchy Fall/Winter 2016 Runway Bag Collection

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Givenchy recently presented their Fall/Winter 2016 Collection. Only one bag style was seen in the runway, this is a mini structured top handle bag worn across the body. The bag is made of crocodile and comes in three colors, Black, Brown and Red.

The brand’s collection is inspired by Ancient Egypt and Victorian style with a modern touch. Models were seen in dresses with intricate patterns, jackets and boleros while wearing thigh high boots.

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A CLOSER LOOK: GIVENCHY MINI PATENT ANTIGONA BAG

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Here at BragMyBag, when there’s a cult following for some designer piece, it’s up to us to investigate why it’s such a bit hit. Today, we’re going to do so with the Givenchy Mini Patent Antigona Bag, a beautiful bag that’s meant to stand out any day.

The Antigona is something you’d really want for yourself (compare it to children wanting fabulous presents on Christmas morning), and it isn’t any wonder why it is one of the most coveted pieces out there. It has a tough, structured silhouette that’s perfect for any occasion. It even comes with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap that allows you to wear it however you want (on your hands, shoulders or as a crossbody). It couldn’t get any better than this, you know.

You can see a black version of the Mini Antigona above. What do you think about this classic design?

Prices for the Mini Antigona ranges from $1,750 USD to $2,150 USD. Get your very own Mini Antigona now!

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GIVENCHY MICRO PLEXI BOX BAG

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Who ever thought Plexiglass could look this good (on a bag, at least)? Presenting, the Givenchy Micro Plexi Box Bag, the newest addition to the line of wonderful bags the luxury house continues to give us. Every season, Givenchy never fails to astound us with the kind of materials they use – they are just so innovative and daring! The Micro Plexi Box Bag is just one of the numerous bags which are a testament to the genuine craftsmanship Givenchy gives into every design. This design is set to give you a different fashion experience!

The Micro Plexi Box Bag is as crafty as it sounds – it is made of durable plexiglass which is adorned by silver-tone hardware, making the bag sparkle like never before. You would’ve thought it ends there – guess again! This bag is not your ordinary boxy-type – it has got some serious curves, which makes the design stand out even more! It has a fold-over flap with magnetic closure, which keeps your essentials safe even when you’re busy enjoying your night-out. It even has an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, which allows you to wear it however you want.

Measuring 6” x 6” x 3.25” inches (W x H x D), you can get your very own Micro Plexi Box Bag for $2390 USD or €2174.06 EUR viaForward by Elyse Walker. Get out there and flaunt it!

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GIVENCHY PANDORA CHAIN WALLETS

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Gimme some Givenchy Pandora Chain Wallets! This adorable take on the wallet on chain by the fine luxury house is stealing our hearts…big time. Of course, we have some avid chain bag/wallet collectors in the boat, and we hear you loud and clear! This baby is bound to keep you excited. A versatile piece with so much attitude, the Pandora is more than meets the eye.

Measuring 7.25″ x 4.5″ x 1.5″ inches (W x H x D), the wallet is made of goatskin leather, with some leather lining and silver-tone hardware. It has a detachable chain link shoulder strap and a fold-over flap with snap button closure, which keeps your essentials intact (very important). Inside, it has six interior card slots, an open pocket and a zip pocket, which gives you a little more room for loose change, your favorite tube of gloss, or your car keys (if you can fit it all in, then it’s all good!).

We love how this bag can manage to be your day-to-night companion, and how it melds well with most of your ensembles. Imagine all the style possibilities you can come up with this one!

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