Spotlight: Givenchy’s Vegan Antigona Bag

“The Givenchy Antigona is dead, long live the Antigona!” titled Purseblog a while ago. It was true then and it is probably still true today as we still spot celebrities and influencers with their Givenchy Antigona Bags in magazines and all over social media. If you wanna join the club and are interested in getting your very own Vegan Givenchy Antigona Handbag, you’ve come to the right place! We have collected all information on the various styles and where to shop for them below.

If you have any further questions, let us know in the comments! We’ll do our best to dig deeper and find out for you!

Givenchy’s Vegan Antigona: Everything You Need to Know

The Givenchy Antigona is one of those evergreen bags, that is as popular today, as it was, when it was created in 2010. In 2015, the brand added a vegan version to its Antigona collection made from faux-leather, that quickly gained popularity among vegan fashionistas and was seemingly sold out in a heartbeat almost everywhere.

The Vegan Givenchy Antigona sports a structured everyday silhouette and exudes glamour and elegance, as you would expect from a Givenchy bag. It’s a great day-to-evening kinda bag, that is spacious and practical enough to store all your daily essentials.

The bag is made from faux leather. In this listing Joselyn describes the vegan bag’s texture as having a “rubber effect”. The image below is taken from her post.

The Givenchy Antigona Duffel Bag, which comes in various different colors and sized, is the most popular, the Givenchy Antigua line also includes totes, envelope clutches and pouches.

Where to Buy the Vegan Givenchy Antigona Bag?

If you’ve landed here on this blogpost, you’ve probably already tried your luck with most of the major retailers and the bad news is: The brand currently doesn’t sell the vegan version of this cult bag. And no, you’re not the only one, who’s frustrated!

The good news, however, is that your vegan Givenchy Antigona bag dream is far from over, as we’ve managed to find a couple of second-hand bags, that seem to be in great condition. My recommendation is to regularly check back HERE to see, if a vegan version of the Antigona bag is currently up for grabs!

Oh and by the way: Here’s the link to Givenchy’s contact page. Let them know, you’d love for them to bring back the vegan Antigona! 🙂

If you haven’t completely set your heart on getting the Givenchy Antigona, the vegan brands LaBante, Jill Milan, or Alexandra K might be good and worthy alternatives. You can also check our round-up post on vegan luxury bag designers you should know.

Givenchy Antigona Bag Review

If you’re looking for a helpful review to help you decide whether or not The Givenchy Antigone is the right bag for you, we’ve found this video by Ally Valentine to be quite helpful.

Which Antigone Bag Size Should You Get?

If you’re not sure what size to get, Handbagholic has filmed a handy guide to help you pick the right bag for your needs.

Givenchy Antigona Bag – Mini: 8.5″ W X 8.5″ H X 5″ D
Givenchy Antigona Bag – Small: 11″ W X 9.5″ H X 5.5″ D
Givenchy Antigona Bag – Medium: 13″ W X 11″ H X 7.5″ D (largest size)

If you’re looking for a larger bag, the Givenchy Antigona Vegan Totes, would be a good alternative for you.

Celebrities and Their Antigone Bags

As mentioned earlier, the Givenchy Antigona is far more, that an IT-bag. It’s been around for almost a decade and its popularity seems to still be on the rise. Many celebrities proudly carry their Antigonas to this day. Among them are Khloe Kardashian, Stacey Keibler, Chrissy Teigen, Kourtney Kardashian, Hilary Duff, Rihanna, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Simpson, Demi Lovato, Lily Aldridge, Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, Lic Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lilly Allen, Rita Ora, and many more.

Should You Buy a Vegan Bag from a Non-Vegan Brand?

One discussion, that keeps coming up is whether or not it is ok to buy a vegan product from a non-vegan brand. The issue also came up with regards to Givenchy in a forum a while back.

I’m a vegan. I LOVE fashion and lead a fairly luxurious lifestyle. I’ve had a look at some vegan handbag brands but i stumbled upon a non-leather (animal free) bag from Givenchy. Obviously Givenchy is NOT a cruelty free brand as they sell leather, fur, among other animal skins. But the actual bag i like is technically ‘vegan’, would it be hypocritical or wrong for me to buy it because of who sells it?? I’m in such a dilemma please help!

Below are some of the reactions this post received. As you can see, there’s no consensus.

“I don’t know anything about this brand, but if the bag is non-animal, then I don’t see anything wrong with it in principle.”
“Buy it – and then rave to all your friends about it!!! We need to make people aware of cool vegan options.”

“I see it differently. Fashion is very much a choice, not a need. I encourage all food companies to expand into the vegan market and leave out unnecessary ingredients to help everyone make the choice, and make it affordable and mainstream.”
“There already exist many vegan fashion companies for those who can afford them and I would rather they be promoted rather than a high end company which has a huge market for animal products.”

“Joining in the brain ache. Whilst you can avoid non-vegan stores it’d be near impossible to only ever buy from 100% vegan sources. I do when I have a choice, but often don’t. I don’t personally see a bag as something that you can’t get an alternative for (unless it’s got a very specific purpose). HOWEVER, if a company sold fur I’d draw the line and not use them at all.”

In the end, it is really up to you, whether or not you are ok buying a vegan bag from a non-vegan brand. There is no straight forward answer and you need to make the decision, that’s right for you and your values.

Ready to buy?

As mentioned, it can be hard to find a Vegan Givenchy Antigona Bag these days. Our tip: Check on eBay! We’ve seen a couple of them being sold over there in the past couple of days! Happy Antigona Bag Hunting! 🙂

Hi! I'm Kathrin and I want to introduce you to the world of vegan designer bags! I write about trends, bags and designers, that use cruelty-free materials.

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