This Givenchy Pandora Box bag is one of the only impulse purchases I've ever made which turned out to be a massive success!
I would never recommend buying something expensive on impulse, I’ve done it so many times and instantly regretted it. In fact, I did it just the other day with a pair of shoes and I had that horrible, knotted feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you know you’ve made a mistake but that’s a fashion tale for another day!
This Givenchy Pandora Box bag is one of the only impulse purchases I’ve ever made which turned out to be a massive success! I’ve always loved the Givenchy Antigona shape but I had never even considered the Pandora Box until I saw this one and in that moment I knew I had to have it. Now that I do, I’m completely in love with it and would highly recommend it for SOOO many reasons.
The style of Pandora Box bag I have with the chain strap comes in two sizes, mini and mirco. I have the mini in grey calf leather with gold hardwear. There is a second version of this bag which has a long leather strap instead of the chain and an accent zip on the front. It comes in the size options, small, medium and large. Although ultimately they are very similar in style.
The best part about this bag is the multitude of ways you can wear it and each way has a completely different vibe and feel to it. It can be worn long over one shoulder, cross body or held using the top handle. If I want to be a bit more glam I always tuck the long chain into the bag and carry it using the top handle. It just feels so elegant and as the bag is so structured it makes a perfect statement. During the day I nearly always wear it over one shoulder as I generally love bags worn long.
We all know small bags are in vogue but often they aren’t the most practical. In my last review post, I talked about the Saint Laurent Monogramme Kate bag (catch it HERE) and although I love the look and quality of that bag, it’s a real squeeze trying to fit everything in it. I don’t have this problem with the Pandora Box, even though it looks quite compact from the outside, it’s so roomy inside. I can fit everything I need and more with complete ease.
One other thing I really like about it is you don’t see that many people carrying it. It’s quite a unique and under the radar bag. It’s still a recognisable shape and the quality and luxe of it speaks for itself, but it’s not been toted around by every girl in Chelsea.
The quality of the leather is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve used this bag quite a bit over the last 6 months and it hasn’t scratched or marked at all which is really impressive given the light colour. Even the gold hardware and chain strap is still as shiny and blemish free as it was when I bought it.
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It’s also a really unusual shape. Somebody told me it looked like a lunchbox the other day which made me laugh. I don’t know what her old lunch box looked liked but it must have been much nicer than mine! It’s really structured and rigid which gives it’s quite a cool and architectural vibe. It also means it a pretty tough bag, you can throw it around and not worry about it losing shape or getting squished.
I purchased mine on sale with about 40% off, so it was a really good price, I think it was around £700. Obviously, I would always rather buy something on sale than pay full price, so of course, if I was to buy it again say in a different colour I would probably hunt around to find it at a discount. I’m not saying, it’s not worth the full price because it totally is but clearly this style tends to go in the sale and if you can save a few extra pennies then you should.
With sale season coming up season I highly recommend keeping an eye out for the Givenchy Pandora Box bag. Trust me, the more you wear it, the more you love it!
Outfit details: Dress – ASOS (find HERE) | Shoes – ZARA (similar HERE & HERE) | Bag – Givenchy (similar HERE & HERE) | Choker – Lily and Rose (find HERE)
Finally, how gorgeous is this dress?! It has a Self Portrait come Three Floor come Valentino vibe to it but with the most purse-friendly price tag. This would be such a perfect Christmas lunch dress. Plus the quality of it is incredible. This is definitely one of my favourite recent purchases.