Moynat F/W16 Gabrielle

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Whilst many here know of atelier Moynat and its French origins, not many (including myself) remember that it was actually established by a woman back in 1849. Her name was Pauline Moynat, the only known woman trunk-maker of her time. And maybe because she was a woman, her first muse was also a lady (yes, none of that macho ‘yes our trunks are made for the men who are setting forth to explore the world’ bull), and she was Gabrielle-Charlotte Reju (or simply Gabrielle Réjane).

A successful French stage actress and early silent film actress, this bag, Moynat’s new Gabrielle, is christened after her. A woman who travelled extensively for her craft, she had performed in London, New York and even as far as Quebec, no mean feat considering this was the late 1800s. And if she wasn’t in large ships crossing the oceans, she would be in a car, which I’m assuming is also the inspiration behind the bag, its clean graphic lines a play of the curves of the Limousine trunks she might have owned and used, with the stylised M that’s both the bag’s clasp and a reference to Moynat’s name.

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The Gabrielle is not a big bag, measuring 31 cm by 21 cm for the Gabrielle MM and 26 cm by 18 cm for the Gabrielle PM, both sizes perfect for everyday city use. Hold it via its top handle, or use it with its additional shoulder sling, it is one piece from Moynat that in my books would be another classic-in-the-making.

Priced from EUR2900 for the smaller of the two, the nearest Moynat boutique to us in this region would be in Hong Kong, but if you’re heading to Paris, all the better; their store is located at 348 rue Saint-Honoré.

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GIVENCHY ANTIGONA SMALL SUGAR GOATSKIN SATCHEL BAG

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Day 7: Sometimes a classic black bag is just what your wardrobe needs and while the Givenchy Antigona is far from new, the allure continues. I've been seeing this bag in black pop up everywhere, from celebrities to Instagram photos to being carried on someone's arm next to me, and it's just so good. Classic, black, and easily one of the most coveted bags in the past few years, this bag would compliment any collection.

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GIVENCHY PARIS LARGE ANTIGONA LEATHER TOTE BAG

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Spring/Summer 2016 is filled with big leaps for Givenchy – and we’re loving their designs with every release! It isn’t any wonder though…take for example, the Paris Large Antigona Leather Tote Bag. It’s really a scene-stealer, and it comes in a body-friendly leather and cotton combo, which makes it a versatile piece. Let’s take a closer look at this beauty, shall we?

Measuring 32cm x 40cm x 20cm, you’ll be assured that this tote will carry more than you’d ever dare to think of. With double leather top handles bearing a woven detail and internal hook closure, you’ll be having some piece of mind, knowing that all your stuff won’t go anywhere. It has leather details, trim and bottom panel, and a printed exterior bearing the house’s signature (very chic!).

Aside from being very spacious inside, it also has an internal leather zip pocket and a pouch, which is perfect for organizing all of your day essentials. Trust us when we say that this piece is for keeps – if you’re looking for ol’ faithful, then this is it!

Priced at $1,995 USD or €1,450 EUR, you can get your very own Givenchy Paris Large Antigona Leather Tote Bag via Luisa Via Roma.

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GIVENCHY PYTHON ANTIGONA BAG

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Givenchy Black Python Leather Small Antigona Bag
Size: 14’ x 10’ x 6.5’ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $4615 USD via Ssense

The Givenchy Antigona Bag has been in existence for quite some time now, earning the seal of approval from ladies all over the world, including the elite and celebrities (we’re spotting this piece quite frequently!). Today, we’re going to look at two different variations of the Antigona, which now both come in an exotic python exterior that’s meant for showing-off (this is what BragMyBag is all about, btw). Are you ready for this?

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Givenchy Pink Python Leather Mini Antigona Bag
Size: 11’ x 7.5’ x 5.5’ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $3775 USD via Ssense

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These Python pieces come in a structured form which features a tonal patent leather panelling throughout. It also has two rolled carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap, which makes for ease in carrying. Inside, there’s a zip pocket and patch pockets – perfect for the diva who loves to organize!

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A CLOSER LOOK: GIVENCHY MINI PATENT ANTIGONA BAG

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Here at BragMyBag, when there’s a cult following for some designer piece, it’s up to us to investigate why it’s such a bit hit. Today, we’re going to do so with the Givenchy Mini Patent Antigona Bag, a beautiful bag that’s meant to stand out any day.

The Antigona is something you’d really want for yourself (compare it to children wanting fabulous presents on Christmas morning), and it isn’t any wonder why it is one of the most coveted pieces out there. It has a tough, structured silhouette that’s perfect for any occasion. It even comes with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap that allows you to wear it however you want (on your hands, shoulders or as a crossbody). It couldn’t get any better than this, you know.

You can see a black version of the Mini Antigona above. What do you think about this classic design?

Prices for the Mini Antigona ranges from $1,750 USD to $2,150 USD. Get your very own Mini Antigona now!

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A CLOSER LOOK: MINI GIVENCHY ANTIGONA TOTE BAGS

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These days, it’s all about going mini…in all the right places. And when it comes to luscious arm candy, the Mini Givenchy Antigona Tote Bag is totally worth every pretty penny you have. Available in different textures and materials used – from the basic grained goatskin in block colors, up to the eye-catching shiny, patent leather pieces – the Mini Antigona promises more than what you initially bargained for.

This Spring 2015, the Mini Antigona has revamped itself in the form of a wonderful suede surface, which makes every outfit stand out. This material gives you an edge wherever you go, with its light-catching properties and velvet-like feel.

For such a small-looking structure, the Mini Antigona is a superstar in the efficiency department – it has rolled top handles and a detachable shoulder strap which gives you so much options when it comes to carrying all your things. It also has one internal zip pocket and two internal patch pockets which help you organize all your essentials easily. It also has fine detailing, such as silver hardware pieces and the house’s metal logo lettering at top line, assuring you of quality and craftsmanship with every piece.

Measuring 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 5.0″ inches (H x W x D), this bag comes in different prices, depending on the color and type of material used. Read our last article entitled “Givenchy Mini Antigona Bag for Spring 2015 Collection”, where we have shown a list of prices and links for the different types. Happy shopping!

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