Givenchy makes a range of high end designer handbags. Many of the styles are classic, and reintroduced season after season in different sizes, shapes, colours and types / textures of leather. Four of the most popular and enduring styles are the Givenchy Nightingale, the Givenchy Pandora, the Givenchy Antigona and the Givenchy Tinhan, which are described below.
The Givenchy Nightingale
The Givenchy Nightingale is a classic tote bag in a characteristic shape which is wider at the top than the bottom, and has a removable shoulder strap and two grab handles. The bag has appeared in many different types of leather, including lambskin, sheepskin, calfskin; patent leather, textured leather, distressed leather, matt leather and even nylon. It has also appeared in a veritable rainbow of different colours including black, red, blue, green, navy, brown, teal, beige, tan, purple, grey and lime green.
There is also a recently introduced Givenchy Nightingale shopper, which is a taller bag but with the same characteristic shape. Typical design features of the Givenchy Nightingale include the four G Givenchy logo at the base of the handles.
Celebrities who have been seen carrying the Givenchy Nightingale include Hilary Duff, Christina Aguilera, Sienna Miller, Ashley Olsen, Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Tisdale, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
The Givenchy Pandora
The Givenchy Pandora bag is a box shaped satchel, which features a double top zip fastening, a single top tubular handle and a separate detachable shoulder strap. There is often a small external pocket on the front of the bag which can have a magnetic or zip fastening closure. The bag has also been made in three sizes - medium, small and mini. Like the Nightingale, it has been made in lots of different colours.
Celebrity fans of the style include Khloe Kardashian, Kate Beckinsale, Reese Witherspoon and Liv Tyler.
The Givenchy Antigona
The Givenchy Antigona bag to me looks like a more structured version of the Nightingale. Where the Nightingale is slouchy, the Antigona is structured. Where the Nightingale is rounded, the Antigona is more angular - but having said that, the overall shapes are not disimilar. Both bags are wider at the top than at the base and they both have two top handles and a detachable shoulder strap.
The Antigona has appeared in lots of different colours and styles of leather, including both textured, plain and patent leather. One version even had a rather splendid leopard print, but that was the exception rather than the rule. The current season's Antigona tote is available in black or brown Spazzolato patent leather teamed with gold coloured hardware.
Celebrity owners of the Givenchy Antigona bag include Khloe Kardashian, Charlize Theron and January Jones.
The Givenchy Tinhan
The Givenchy Tinhan Bag (pictured below on the left) is a hobo bag with a signature shape and single shoulder strap. It combines a slouchy shape with decorative metallic detailing around the edge and the four G Givenchy logo at the base on the front.
Celebrity wearers of the Tinhan include the Dutch model Lara Stone and American musician and actress Demi Lovato.
Where can I buy Givenchy Bags online?
A great online retailers of Givenchy bags are:
- Selfridges, who have a good range of this season's Givenchy bags including, at the time of writing, the Nightingale in patent or matt leather, the Pandora in medium, small or mini, the Antigona tote in Spazzolato patent leather and the Givenchy large leather tote.