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.