First, the disclaimer. This isn’t exactly a new bag, it’s actually from Givenchy’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection, and because it’s already June, it’s probably already on sale but more on that later.
Simply known as the Mini Bow-Cut, the outline of the bag’s flap does indeed look like a bow that’s just cut on one side, accompanied with a rather chunky metal hardware sling and a clasp so complicated looking that even Jason Bourne will have difficulty opening it. But I jest, it’s simply a push-lock clasp that opens into a bag that measures 18 cm by 13 cm, which is not exactly big but would explain why the word ‘mini’ appears in front of the name.
Available in quite a huge variety of colours/finishes/leathers, it is definitely an elegant bag, one that’s perfect for a night out in town or weekends spent cafe-hopping/and or shopping. Now for the sale bit. With Net-A-Porter having already kicked off both their US and APAC end-of-season sales, there is a leopard-print one on sale at 40% off, which makes it USD1260 (APAC price) after discount. Not bad at all, you just have to like the leopard prints.
For everything else, your best bet is to head to your nearest Givenchy boutiques, because given how they look to be classics-in-the-making, most might not go on sale any time soon.