Where the girls get their Givenchy

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Where the girls get their Givenchy 1

The Givenchy Antigona as seen on Sharon Stone, Rachel Zoe, and Gwyneth Paltrow (photo from

Where the girls get their Givenchy 1

The Givenchy Antigona (photo from

Where the girls get their Givenchy 1Where the girls get their Givenchy 1

When it comes to purses, there are two bags on top of every bag addict’s list (if they don’t have them already, that is) – the Givenchy Antigona and Celine Luggage Tote. Both have become so popular over the years, but given that so many celebs have been spotted toting an Antigona, blogger The Bag Hag recently wrote about the Antigona possibly surpassing the Luggage Tote in the popularity stakes. With the Antigona having a classic shape and being available in so many variations in terms of color combination and skins, it’s one of those “you can wear it with anything” bags.     

In Manila, it has become quite a challenge looking for the Antigona, with limited stocks being carried by specialty store Adora.  But aside from buying online from sites like, there is one shopping spot that fashionistas overlook – Duty Free Philippines!

Though Duty Free Philippines is more popular with the Balikbayans for electronics, watches, and cosmetics, Duty Free has become a “secret” shopping spot for those looking for Givenchy and other designer bags. And the best part is, it will set you back a bit less than say, buying it abroad.

So in case you come home empty-handed from a recent bag hunt abroad, Check out the stocks at DFP. Just present your passport and plane ticket at the Customer Registration Counter of the DFP Fiesta Mall. For Overseas Filipino Workers, just present your passport and any proof that you are an OFW (e.g. Overseas Employment Certificate issued by the POEA or POEA ID).

Happy bag shopping!

Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall is at Columbia Complex, Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Sto. Niño, Sucat, Parañaque City; Tel. nos. (632) 5524337/ 5524357
Open daily from 9am to 9pm

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  • Ron Gonzales said: 2929 days ago

    Unfortunately Mel, Duty Free doesn’t carry Celine anymore. But yes, they do have several Antigonas. At least the last time I was there [about a month ago].

    • MJC said: 2928 days ago

      Thanks for the info Ron! Blog post has been corrected already…