Periodically, I like to just browse at different brands to see what they have to offer. When I’m lucky, I run into a style that I’m interested in and hopefully, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg so I can actually get it to enjoy right away.
This was the case when I looked into the Givenchy Antigona Satchel. This bag was first introduced in 2011 during the Givenchy Fall/Winter Collection. The style is rather simple but with a modern twist so has become a fast favorite amongst bag lovers.
The sizing of this bag tends to lean more towards the bigger side, so definitely size down if you will, if you prefer to use this as an everyday bag.
SIZES: The Givenchy Antigona Satchel currently comes in 3 sizes.
Mini with Dimensions of 8 1/2″W x 7 ¼”H x 5″D
Small with Dimensions of 11″W x 9 ½”H x 6″D
Medium with Dimensions of 14″W x 11 ½”H x 7 ½”D
FUNCTIONALITY: This bag is definitely an everyday bag. It is modern, chic and just adds a hint of edginess. For ease of comfort, I strongly recommend the mini as it comes with a detachable and an adjustable strap that you can use to wear as a cross body. Though smallest in size, this bag can hold an impressive amount. You can comfortably fit your ipad or kindle along with your wallet and essentials for the day. Given the cross body strap, you can be hands free and carry out your activities with ease.
Both the small and medium runs rather large and comes with a strap that you can wear on the shoulder. The small can definitely be used as a work bag because it can hold your laptop amongst everything else you would need for work. The medium is large enough that you can use as a weekend bag.
The interior of the bag has 1 zip pocket and 2 side pockets. The bag itself has the zip closure so you don’t have to worry about things falling out. It has 2 top handles, high enough to carry on the crook of your arm. The bag does not have any protective feet on the bottom but it does come with an additional piece of leather on each side. I strongly encourage you use a bag holder if you don’t want to put the bag down.
MATERIALS: The leather on this Givenchy Antigona Satchel is Goatskin leather. There are a number of styles and materials that have been introduced throughout the years. Here are some examples:
PRO’s: The simplistic style has made this bag a very versatile everyday bag. Given it is a structured bag, it holds its shape quite well and fits an impressive amount.
CON’s: The zippered closure at the top is quite tight as you can’t really stretch the opening too much. I find that if you’re not careful, you can definitely scratch your SLGs and hands getting in and out of the bag which doesn’t feel the best.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: I am surprised as to how practical this bag can actually be. The silver hardware adds to the modern, chic vibe that this bag offers so I highly recommend this.
Until next time.