Givenchy Antigona Bag
“There is not a woman alive who doesn’t dream of looking like Audrey Hepburn”
~Hubert De Givenchy
Monsieur Givenchy definitely had a point, Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of understated chic and sophistication.
Albeit I might not look like her, she is definitely a style icon I’ve admired since I was a teenager.
She opted for a classic look and I like to follow her lead when it comes to making decisions about purchasing expensive items.
Recently this came up for me because it’s not everyday that I decide to “invest” in a designer bag. I like give it a lot of thought and time and ask myself “what would Audrey do?” (albeit a bit tongue in cheek).
The Givenchy Antigona is a bag I’ve lusted after for a couple of years. I’ve always felt a bit unsure that it might be an “It” bag that would disappear into the sunset with zero residual value and no preloved market to speak of.
Even if I’d felt sure about it’s longevity, there were a few other important decisions I needed to make before plonking down my hard earned cash.
- Size (small, mini or medium?)
- Color (caramel, cognac or black?)
- Finish (pebbled or smooth?)
and once that was decided, determining if the final decision fitted the all important “3 F’s”:
So far this bag has definitely stuck around and from what I’m seeing lately on Instagram & Pinterest, it’s still gaining momentum.
The design of this bag is very chic, simple and classic and unlike some other Givenchy bags, I really do think it is and will stand the test of time to become a classic.
When it came down to the final choice my decision was to go for the Givenchy Antigona small, in caramel which comes only in the pebbled leather finish. If money was no object, I’d really love this bag in black too. It just looks soooo good, to me!
Picking the color was the hardest of the three decisions for me, but at the end of the day, the caramel color made my heart sing!
Every so often I think about the final cost which was over $2.5k and think “is this crazy or what”. It may well be, but one thing I do know, I’ve spent a lot of money over the years on non designer bags that had zero fabulosity (really) and no preloved value either.
Cost per wear I think many of those purchases were expensive at the end of the day and they didn’t make my heart sing every time I used one of them.
Because I love the quality of my Givenchy Antigona bag so much, I’m considering buying a Givenchy wallet. So far I’m not finding anything that really speaks to me or fits the 3F’s (function, fit, fabulosity) but I’m not giving up!
Will keep you posted and update you with a review on this bag and if I find the perfect wallet too.
Glow with the flow,