A new arrival you’ll find at Givenchy Paragon is this: the Givenchy Maison Tote which first made her debut on the runway in Paris. An unexpected beauty (I wasn’t convinced myself till I saw her in person), she’s part class, part grunge and totally refreshing as far as bags are concerned.
All canvas with the exception of the long shoulder chain that you can either wear over the shoulder or across the body, there’s a little surprise on the inside of the bag. Peep inside and you’ll find it partially lined with wolf fish skin, which is also used elsewhere in the collection including RTW, bags and accessories.
Retailing for around SGD1500 or so, it’s not a bag that will have many fans, but it will surely be appreciated by those who understood Ricardo Tisci’s aesthetic as far as the S/S12 collection was concerned.
Before I sign off, I’ve been getting some emails with regards to buying authentic Antigona and Nightingale bags online from sites based in Singapore or around the region at slightly lower than retail prices.
Eranzi, which is based in Malaysia stocks both styles in different colours and sizes, so do have a look. And before you commit, do make sure you find out about shipping costs (if any) and if there’s a return policy in case you change your mind.