Givenchy Antigona Dupes | #SavingSeason

The Givenchy Antigona Tote has been a favourite of bloggers and YouTubers for a while now. Though first released in 2011 the handbag made a comeback in 2016 which has seen variations of this handbag being draped over the arm of many celebrities. This versatile bag  comes in three sizes and in many colours, ranging from the elegant black to a playful pink.

The extremely functional and durable tote was designed by Riccardo Tisci with a clean design and strong geometric ornamentation. Priced between £1,000 and £1,500 (depending on size) the handbag is priced at a somewhat mid-range amount when compared to other luxury handbags brands such as Chanel. However, over £1,000 for a handbag isn’t a cost that the average handbag lover can afford to part with which is why I have been searching for the best dupes available.

There are a  number of dupes that can be found on the highstreet and I’ve listed some of my favourites below.

Modalu Willow Grab Bag

Willow Large Grab Emerald

www.modalu.com, £239

 

Radley Structured Grab Bag

Black Structured Grab Bag

www.tkmaxx.com, 89.99

Modalu Verity Tote Bag  

Moss Green Verity Tote Bag

www.tkmaxx.com, £79.99

 

 Michael Kors Studio Mercer Medium Leather Duffel
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http://www.michaelkors.co.uk, £310

 

Dune Dinessy Tote Bag, Black

Buy Dune Dinessy Tote Bag, Black Online at johnlewis.com

www.johnlewis.com, £70

 

Mango Zipped pebbled bag

Zipped pebbled bag | MANGO

www.mango.com, 29.99

 

So there you have it, you can achieve the same look without splashing out on the expensive price tag. Which one is your favourite?

 

In love with the Gucci Dionysus but not the price tag? Check out these dupes too.

Gucci Dionysus Dupes| #SavingSeason

Hi my name’s Naomi and I’m a bagaholic. I’m a reliable saver but when it comes to handbags I always struggle to say no. As a result, I’ve been in a position to buy a couple of ‘it’ handbags that I will keep forever and always enjoy using.

Although I have a weakness for a beautiful handbag, what I have learnt throughout my purchasing journey is that there are some incredible ‘dupes’ on the market for a range of prices, many at a more affordable cost to the majority of buyers. So, I’ve had a hunt for some of the top ‘it’ handbag dupes of the moment, to show you that you don’t have to spend hundreds (or thousands!) to enjoy a similar look as part of my #SavingSeason. This week I’ll be showcasing those inspired by the Gucci Dionysus. Priced at £1420 the Gucci Dionysus is quite modestly priced in comparison to many other ‘it’ bags, but do you need to spend this amount to stay on trend?

Gucci has made a wonderful comeback in 2016 and is now regularly seen as a brand worn by bloggers and YouTubers alike. From the Gucci loafers to this beautiful bag, the brand has gone through somewhat of a revival which has seen the Gucci Dionysus make a statement in the fashion world. The unmistakable monogram print would have to be faked to truly resemble the bag, and while I don’t encourage heading to a  blatant fake for personal reasons, I would direct you to the following bags which carry a great deal of Gucci inspired style.

Zara Split Suede City Bag

Image 2 of SPLIT SUEDE CITY BAG from Zara

www.zara.com, £69.99

 

JARVA Snakehead Crossbody Bag

JARVA Snakehead Tote Bag

www.shopjessicabuurman.com, $105

 

ASOS Vintage Leather Cross Body Bag With Metal Ring Detail

ASOS | Vintage Leather Cross Body Bag With Metal Ring Detail - Khaki | Lyst

www.asos.com, £28

 

ALDO Blush Jewelled Top Handle Bag

www.asos.com, £55

 

So why not try the look with one of these beautifully inspired handbags?

The #SavingSeason

It’s January already… can you believe it? Christmas is over and New Year greeted us with a bang. The festive period can be a costly one as we want to excite others with the treasures that we’ve found for them. I’m always tempted to leave my Christmas shopping until the Boxing Day sales where the same gifts could be half price, but in reality the look on a loved one’s face on the big day is worth the full cost of the gift.

January is a time that we make Resolutions to improve ourselves and different parts of our lives. Coming out of the expensive season, one Resolution that I believe we could all make is to set and meet some savings goals. With this is mind, I’m declaring January at naomisophia.com the #SavingSeason!

Over the next month my posts will be dedicated to saving, budgeting and all things practical to help you reach you savings goals in 2017. I promise to not hit you with hard financial information that would bore even the keenest saver, but rather, I’ll offer some practical advice that I’ve found helpful in the past to meet my savings goals. This won’t be a month of telling you that you can’t spend even a penny, but rather, how to make sensible choices to save while still doing you.

I’ve always been a keen saver. The warm, excited feeling that you may get when you see or buy a beautiful handbag, or luxury beauty product, is the same feeling that I get as I watch my bank balance grow. You may ask, ‘how can you talk about spending while also telling me to save?’ or ‘does saving really fit in with your blog when your previous posts are encouraging me to buy?’. They’re valid questions that I considered before launching the #SavingSeason. Unless you’re in serious debt, I don’t believe that spending and saving have to be exclusive. You can buy what you need while also reaching your savings goals and this is what I hope to convey throughout the month of January.

So, if you’ve resolved to hit a savings target in 2017, or think that maybe you should, then stick with me throughout the #SavingSeason!