The Givenchy Nightingale was the first Givenchy bag I ever became aware of; before the brand became a handbag juggernaut with multiple super-popular designs, the Nightingale was the first one to catch the eyes of celebs and fashion people. For Pre-Fall 2015, the bag is getting a minimalist new makeover.

Fans of the Nightingale will notice three major differences in the redesign. First, and most noticeably, the big, perpendicular cross-seams that held together the previous bag’s four panels are no longer there; in there place is a flat, smooth swathe of soft leather that feels more modern and luxurious. Second, the Givenchy logo hardware has been removed from the handle attachments, which also serves to make the bag’s details a little cleaner. Third, the shoulder strap has changed; instead of the wide, short, zipper-adorned strap the brand has used recently, the new Nightingales sport thinner straps with adjustable lengths.

Also of note: these new bags appear to be a little bit more expensive than their predecessors. The small version of the new Nightingale will set you back $2,190; the most recent base price for the old Nightingales was $2,090 in the same size.

The overall effect is more in line with the brand’s recent accessories aesthetic, which is more structured and streamlined than it was when the Nightingale was originally introduced. The new Pre-Fall 2015 Nightingales are currently in pre-order, and they’re expected to arrive before the end of September. Check them out below or shop the full Givenchy selection at Saks.

Givenchy Nightingale Small Bicolor Crocodile Satchel
$35,000 via Saks

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Givenchy Small Nightingale Bag
$2,190 via Saks

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Givenchy Medium Nightingale Satchel
$2,450 via Saks

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Givenchy Micro Nightingale Satchel
$1,790 via Saks

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missarewa
7 years ago

very nice. looks a lot like the louis vuitton lockit!

seres
seres
7 years ago
Reply to  missarewa

I think the old Nightingale had a more distinctive personality. The new shape brings to mind the Fiamma for me.

Passerine
Passerine
7 years ago
Reply to  seres

I agree about the Fiamma resemblance. It looks like a watered-down Fiamma wannabe. And I don’t like the Fiamma that much anyway, so this bag is even less appealing. I can’t possibly imagine forking out $2000 for it.

Stina Sias
Stina Sias
7 years ago
Reply to  missarewa

I was “meh” about this but since you compared it to the lockit I am looking at it in a new way

anon
anon
7 years ago

I don’t know. I like this new minimalist design, but I’m just not sold on it. It’s not that I was a huge fan of the original, but this just looks a little off to me. I can’t put my finger on it. You also forgot to note that the sides are held down as well. I can’t tell if that’s optional or permanent though.

Amanda Mull
7 years ago
Reply to  anon

You’re right, I missed that change. Hopefully as release gets closer, we’ll get some 360-degree views that’ll make anything else a little easier to spot.

Lily
Lily
7 years ago

Does this mean the Givenchy may finally put a longer/adjustable on the Antigona?

Cbl
Cbl
7 years ago
Reply to  Lily

Am I the only weirdo who likes the strap on the antigona?

Amanda Mull
7 years ago
Reply to  Lily

HERE’S HOPING.

Lily
Lily
7 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Turns out that Givenchy has listened to customer feedback, and lengthened the shoulder strap of the Antigona. I saw it on Sunday, and it is very comfortable. I may finally purchase it now, lol.

Lily
Lily
7 years ago
Reply to  Lily

longer/adjustable strap*

Y Ajayi
Y Ajayi
7 years ago

I think I prefer the older version, all the bits that they have taken away I feel made it recognisable as a nightengale…

Sandy
Sandy
7 years ago

Hmmm, I kind of like it. The Nightingale is the only Givenchy “it” bag that I have yet to purchase. I just liked the Antigona, Pandora, and admittedly less popular but still beautiful Lucrezia. Maybe now..,

Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
7 years ago

This is a really unattractive bag. It’s plain and I hate the design where the handles attach to the handbag. Just no.

Nuary
Nuary
7 years ago

ohhh… I love this and the strap is indeed more practical!
Can’t agree more that the logo and minimalist design somehow remind me of Celine bags.

WandaFHarmer
WandaFHarmer
7 years ago
Reply to  Nuary

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betsylovespink
betsylovespink
7 years ago

This has a very similar feel to a Tod’s Bauletto that I own, but I like the shape of my Tod’s better.

Rod Z.
7 years ago

I was hoping for a “Before and After” photo somewhere 🙁

Jaserendipity
Jaserendipity
7 years ago

i would never buy the new one remodelled style; old style was classic and original…

GG Pastel