(This post is dedicated to fellow TPFer, HRHsunshine, who is the main reason why I've got an Ant now! I'm bad at summarising so if you just want to look at Ant porn, just scroll down straight to the pics. Hope my pics are alright! Enjoy!) So I've been eyeing the Antigona for many months now, ever since HRHsunshine shared a pic of her Ant clutch with me. The shape! The structure! The angles! It intrigued me the first time I saw hers and I started paying attention to the Antigona. Soon the intrigue turned into, yes you guessed it, FULL-BLOWN HARD CORE LUST! So I started to do some TPF research, hoping that I would find out something about it that would convince me NOT to get the bag (too heavy? leather too delicate? limited colours?). But nothing. At the same time, I was also considering the Celine Luggage. In fact, I tried it out for a week but the lack of a shoulder strap just killed me coz I'm not a handheld-bag kinda girl. I still liked the look of it, but I knew that the Luggage just wasn't for me. And well, whadya know? The Ant had a shoulder strap! At that point, I knew I was a goner when it came to the Antigona. (sorry, kinda lame, but I just HAD to!) But nothing happened for a coupla months because work was just driving me bonkers. I had no time (or energy) to try the Ant on at my local G store. So I became a cyber Ant stalker - googling "antigona" during meetings, checking out Bonz listings of Ants and of course, drooling over all your Ants here on TPF! Then, a work trip to London happened. And that can only mean... (let's say it together everyone) TAX REFUNDS! So I went to... --> Selfridges (ooo, saw the metallic grained Ants in gold and dark grey, the smooth black Ant and the textured "plated" (i'm probably getting all the lingo WRONG! sorry!) Ants. I was tempted by the metallic range but still wasn't sure, so I went to...) --> Harrods (they only had the smooth Ants in beige - too light for me! so the next week, I went back to...) --> Selfridges (was THIS close to getting the metallic grey with gunmetal hardware but couldn't decide between that or the smooth black because HRHsunshine advised me to get the grained goat Ant and they only had it in fuchsia, so the next day I went back again to...) --> Harrods! AND THAT'S WHEN I SAW THIS!