Would You Carry a Fish Skin Designer Bag?

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Givenchy Fish Skin Antigona Bag

Black Givenchy Antigona Bags aren’t exactly a tough sell; not only has the brand been moving them briskly for seasons, but the ultra-expensive exotic versions sell out before they even hit the sales floor. It’s the kind of bag every designer dreams of creating, because it more or less enables a company to print money for a couple of years. There are limitations to every mega-popular bag, though, and Givenchy might have found one of them when it remade the Antigona in glossy fish skin.

When you think about it, bag designers get their materials from lots of weird animal sources: snakes, lizards, ostriches, sting rays. Logically, using a fish skin with large scales isn’t any different. In the case of this Givenchy bag, the fish is a pirarucu, which hails from the Amazon basin in South America–that’s exotic in every sense of the word. In the past, Alexander Wang has used perch for a selection of bags and shoes, which sounds a little less exciting.

Ultimately, though, the idea of “fish skin” may just not be luxurious enough for high-end consumers. Most people think of fish as smelly, slimy and not entirely pleasing to the touch, which are not exactly the associations a brand wants to create between customers and its leather goods, even if the finished, processed product is aesthetically pleasing.

Despite my more logical instincts, I don’t think I could get my emotional reaction to “fish skin,” as a phrase, in check. I’m not going to be buying this bag, but if you do’t mind the idea of a fish purse, you can have an Pirarucu Antigona of your very own for $3,596 via SSENSE. (My reaction may not be isolated; the bag has been discounted from an original price of $4,495.)

Let us know in the comments how you feel about fish skin as an exotic leather.

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Top 10 Luxury Holiday Gifts Below $3,000

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Make the most out of the Holiday season by giving the best gifts to your loved ones. Go all out this year by splurging on presents for your friends and family. Here are 10 gifts ideas under $3,000 from top luxury designers, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Givenchy and more!

Chanel Patent Classic Flap Mini Bag

Chanel Turquoise Patent Classic Flap Mini Bag
If you are going to go all out this year on gift giving, start with Chanel. The Chanel Patent Classic Flap Mini Bag makes a lovely present to your little sister. The bag’s turquoise color is fun to use anytime of the year.
Available in Chanel boutiques for $2,900.00 (USD).

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Lockit PM Bag

Louis Vuitton Dune:Black Monogram Vernis Lockit PM Bag

Louis Vuitton never fails to create stylish handbags for day or night. This gorgeous Lockit tote bag is made of Monogram Vernis that you can use for casual or formal occasions, with its elegant Dune color. You will surely bring a smile to your mother when you gift her this timeless piece.
Retails for $2,580.00 (USD).

Hermes Silver Collier de Chien MM Bracelet

Hermes Silver Collier de Chien MM Bracelet

The Collier de Chien Bracelet is one of Hermes’ popular jewelry. This PM size is just the right size for your arm that you can use for casual days, at work or night outs.
Priced at $2,825.00 (USD).

Celine Calfskin Orb Bag

Celine Navy Blue Orb Bag

Celine’s latest design, the Orb Bag is from the Winter 2014 Collection. This bag is the perfect gift for your fashionista friend, who’s always on top of the trend. The bag has a single handle with a flap front and a rounded metal button.
The bag retails for $2,600.00 (USD).

Prada Saffiano Executive Tote Bag

Prada Black Saffiano Executive Tote Bag

Prada’s iconic Saffiano Tote makes a perfect present not only for your loved one but also for yourself. The bag has a simple yet a classic and timeless design that you can take anywhere. It includes a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. It is ideal to use everyday with its various compartments and expandable snap sides.
Priced at $2,500.00 (USD).

Givenchy Striped-Border Boyfriend Jacket

Givenchy Striped-Border Boyfriend Jacket

This Givenchy Boyfriend will keep your outfit in style. It is made of wool with two-tone striped border on the hem. It has an oversized fit that matches perfectly with a basic tee and skinny jeans.
Buy this for $2,890.00 (USD).

Valentino Rockstud Medium Backpack Bag

Valentino Red Rockstud Medium Backpack Bag

The Valentino Rockstud Backpack Bag is best to give to someone who loves to travel. This bag will definitely carry one’s travel essentials, and it’s hard to lose with its bright red color. It features the iconic Rockstud design and it’s made of calfskin.
Priced at $2,945.00 (USD).

Saint Laurent Black Rider Medium Bucket Bag

Saint Laurent Black Rider Medium Bucket Bag

One of the biggest trends this year is the Drawstring Bucket Bag. This bucket bag from Saint Laurent features a python embossed leather. It has an edgy look with its zip and buckle details. It has a drawstring top and adjustable shoulder strap.
Retails for $2,350.00 (USD).

Fendi Crazy Carats Stainless Steel Topaz Watch with White Dial

Fendi Crazy Carats Stainless Steel Topaz Watch with White Dial

This unique watch from Fendi features a a rolling stone mechanism on the the watch that will allow you to display different stones. You can choose from 11 rainbow topaz, or 11 pink topaz or 11 white topaz. A single stationary diamond is placed at 12. A total of 3.61 carat weight for all the gemstones, and 0.04 for the diamond carat weight.

Priced at $2,700.00 (USD).

Balenciaga Biker Jacket

Balenciaga Biker Jacket

Aside from the Motorcycle Bags, Balenciaga is also famous for its Biker Jackets. This chic biker jacket is made of grained leather. It has vertical pockets at front and will surely keep you warm in style during the cold season.
Available for $2,950.00 (USD).

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Bag of the Week: Givenchy Antigona Pouch

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Givenchy Antigona Pouch Black and White

Bag: Givenchy Antigona Pouch

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: I finally added aGivenchy Antigonato my collection and I still love all things Antigona. The pouch is sleek and slim, and perfect to carry a couple items. The black with white spots gives a high fashion appeal and the price doesn’t break the bank.

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The Guide to Bags that Fit Small Laptops from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and More

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Small and thin laptops are very common these days and can fit certain designer tote bags.  Using some of the more popular laptop sizes from Apple, HP and Dell ranging from 11 to 13 inches (see below), we offer a handy guide to choosing your next tote to carry one of these laptops. Luxury brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Prada, offer large bags wide enough to carry small laptops. Most of these bags also have numerous pockets and have enough space to fit other essentials like a wallet, make-up kit, smartphone and other small accessories.

Check out the sizes of some of the top laptops for 2014 below:



MacBook Air 11 11.8” x 7.6”
MacBook Pro 13 12.8” x 8.9”
HP Chromebook 11 11.8” x 8.1”
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 11.8” x 7.9”


Chanel Laptop Option

Chanel Bags
From Chanel Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Act 2 is the CC Delivery Shopping Tote Bag. It has acetate plexi handles and it can also be carried on the shoulder with its chain and leather shoulder strap.  The sturdier closure allows the bag to keep its shape and distributes the weight across the bag more evenly.

The iconic GST bag can also hold a small laptop. It has an open top with a zip compartment in the middle, at 13″ across the smallest 11″ laptop may be a tight fit.  The GST XL Bag is likely more useful to fit a laptop.




Chanel CC Delivery Large Shopping Tote Bag $5,200.00 (USD) 10.2” H x 15” W x 4.3” D
Chanel GST Bag $2,900.00 (USD) 10” H x 13” W x 5.25” D
Chanel GST XL Bag $3,500.00 (USD) 10” H x 16” W x 5” D

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Bags
Louis Vuitton offers a variety of large handbags for business or casual style. The Pont-Neuf GM Bag is perfect for business meetings with its professional look. It has three compartments and has a center zipped pocket. Some of the popular Louis Vuitton bags like the Brea GM and Montaigne GM, both offers spacious interiors and lots of pockets.  Measuring at more than 14″ in width, these bags are able to fit a laptop thats between 11″ – 13″ in width.




Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Montaigne GM Bag $3,500.00 (USD) 11” H x 15.4” W x 6.3” D
Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Brea GM Bag $3,050.00 (USD) 10.6” H x 15.4” W x 5.9” D
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Sac Plat NM Bag $1,350.00 (USD) 14.2” W x 14.2” W x 3.5”
Louis Vuitton Epi Pont-Neuf GM Bag $3,100.00 (USD) 11.8” H x 14.6” W x 5.9” D


Givenchy Bags
Givenchy’s Pandora Pure Satchel in Medium size fits a small laptop perfectly. It includes an adjustable flat shoulder strap and a top handle. The bag has a split interior with a zip pocket. The brand also has the Easy Tote bag, a geometric shape tote bag that comes in various materials like leather, suede and python.




Givenchy Suede Easy Tote Bag $1,645.00 (USD) 13.5” H x 12.5” W x 5.5” D
Givenchy Pandora Pure Satchel Medium Bag $2,390.00 (USD) 11” H x 15” W x 7” D

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Bags
Saint Laurent offers handbags with minimal design and big enough to hold a laptop. The classic Sac De Jour bag in large size has two compartment interiors separated by a zip compartment. This bag also has several slip pockets and a zip pocket, with its large size, you can still put your daily necessities even if you’re carrying your laptop. The Briefcase Bag makes a great office bag. It also includes a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, this bag cannot fit a 13″ laptop though.





Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Large Bag $2,950.00 (USD) 11.5” H x 15.75” W x 8.25” D
Saint Laurent Monogramme Cabas Medium Bag $2,750.00 (USD) 9.8” H x 14.1” W x 7”D
Saint Laurent Briefcase Bag $1,890.00 (USD) 8.6” H x 13.4” W x 4” D
Saint Laurent Cabas Y Bag $2,750.00 (USD) 9.8” H x 14.5” W x 7” D


Prada Bags
The Prada Lux Calf Flap Large Satchel Bag has a center flap pocket which divides the bag’s interior. It has a flap top with belted straps and expandable snap sides. The iconic Saffiano Executive Tote Bag can also fit a small laptop. It has front and back zip compartments. The bag includes a removable and adjustable shoulder strap.




Prada Saffiano Executive Tote Medium Bag $2,500.00 (USD) 10.5” H x 13.5” W x 7” D
Prada Lux Calf Flap Large Satchel Bag $3,990.00 (USD) 10.5” H x 13.5” W x 7” D

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Givenchy Pandora Pure Bag

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The Givenchy Pandora Bag went up in rank and became one of the most loved accessories in the world, not only because of its color, but also the unique design that makes the bag fall over when wearing cross body.

And it was a matter of time before Givenchy decides to drop an addition to the Pandora Bag Collection and so it happened in the previous Collection. The Givenchy Pandora Pure Bag is actually between a flap and a tote bag – you can wear it with a long adjustable shoulder strap or you can grab on the handles and go.

It has also a flap in the front, which also makes it a flap bag. And it also somehow got the word ‘Pure’ in its name. Well, let’s just call it the Givenchy Pandora Pure Bag, shall we?

For the Fall Winter 2014 Collection you can expect four new colors and one new size. The Givenchy Pandora Pure Bags will be available in Bordeaux/Beige and smooth leather, in Dark Grey/Blue and Black Ayers, and in new classic night blue color in waxed leather.

Givenchy also presents the new Pandora Pure Bag in the new small size, it will be available in black/hazel and smooth leather. Here are the details:

Givenchy Small Pandora Flap Bag
Size: 10’ x 11.5’ x 4’ (H x W x D)
Price: $2,190 USD

Givenchy Medium Pandora Flap Bag
Size: 11’ x 14.5’ x 6’ (H x W x D)
Price: $2,390 USD

Also available at Barneys.



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Givenchy HDG Hobo Bag

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From HDG tote to HDG hobo, in case you wonder what HDG means; House de Givenchy and its one of their most prestigious collection.

When you feel like wearing black today – black pumps, black jeans and black tees, no doubt your black bag will fade away in the background, unnoticed. That’s when the Givenchy HDG Hobo tote can save your day, colored in Gunmetal – black with a bit of purple; shiny, simple and crafted with generous spacious just like the way we like it.

This bag can be used as an everyday accessory; from day to night, from spring to winter and even for work. It’s high quality craftsmanship without the unnecessary scream.

The HDG logo is printed on the front of the bag, enriched with Gunmetal hinged rivets on the bottom. Measuring 15’ x 10.5’ x 1’ inches (W x H x D), at Elyse Walker for $1,715 USD.


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