The Givenchy Antigona bag was first introduced as part of the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2011 collection showcased in 2010, with Creative Director Riccardo Tisci having already been five years at the helm of the historic house that was founded in 1952 by couturier Hubert de Givenchy. The name ‘Antigona’ alludes to a heroine from Greek mythology, reflecting an austere and edgy personality.

A Stylish and Functional Purse

It’s structured but smooth, with clean and rounded lines, but also few sharp details. It has a trapezoid shape and a triangular military patch with an attached palladium designer plaque. Its minimalism is both urban and regal accented by an oversized zip closure. No wonder why this purse became instantly a classic for the brand, reproduced throughout the seasons in an array of new colors and materials. It’s the most popular of the Givenchy bags!

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The Givenchy Antigona Range

The most coveted Antigona style is the satchel, a design that is also close to that of a duffle bag. It comes in different sizes and materials, including the classic ‘Sugar’ grained goatskin, smooth, box, or textured calfskin, rubberized canvas, and exotic skins such as crocodile, ostrich, anaconda, elaphe, and python. The Givenchy Antigona Mini is a day-to-evening purse (8"H x 9"W x 5"D). The Givenchy Antigona Small is an off-duty day bag (9"H x 11"W x 6.7"D) and the Givenchy Antigona Medium is a luxe workwear or all-day bag (11"H X 12.5"W X 8"D). The range also includes small, medium or large shoppers, small and medium envelope clutches, and medium or large pouches.

Details of the Givenchy Antigona Satchel

Italian craftsmanship comes to the fore with functional details designed with utmost precision. The bag’s interior is equipped with one zip pocket, two open pockets, and durable canvas lining. The exterior is super simple, featuring only sturdy top handles, protective leather feet, and a detachable shoulder strap. A zipper along the top safeguards your essentials. Givenchy purses always lack unnecessary elements.

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Styling the Antigona Satchel

It’s an all-day bag. Because it’s structured, it juxtaposes well with fluid silhouettes, especially fit-and-flare dresses and full tea-length skirts. It also works with cropped culottes, peplum tops, and fitted blazers. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivia Palermo, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Hailey Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, and Miranda Kerr hold it as part of their off-duty model looks, styled with jeans and other casual chic day outfits. Some carry it as a top-handle and others cross-body. Givenchy handbags are celebrity favorites!