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Jul 1, 2012, 3:28pm   #1
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I am planning to purchase a Nightingale and yesterday when I was trying one on, it was the Zanzi leather for $2020.

However, upon looking at them online, I came across a cheaper version that also says Zanzi leather, but it's $1945.

Just what is the differences between these two bags? I can see that the $2020 looks like shinier leather, but I am very confused.

Please help

$1945
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/Giv...estid%253D6724

$2020
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/Giv...ALRJ84DHJLQkR4

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$1945
http://www.barneys.com/Givenchy-Medi...=zanzi&index=5

$2020
http://www.barneys.com/Givenchy-Medi...ingale&index=3
Jul 1, 2012, 11:46pm   #2
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Hmm, I have no clue. Hopefully someone with more insight will chime in
Jul 2, 2012, 2:25am   #3
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Hmmm... they appear identical to me. (Unless the websites are reporting incorrect sizes under "details.")

I say go for the $1945 model!!!
Jul 2, 2012, 1:27pm   #4
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I think the 1945 is the older zanzi model in lambskin, and more matte. the 2020 is probablly the newest model of the same bag, but with a slight price increase and a slight glaze over the lambskin, which may make it a little less fragile.
Jul 2, 2012, 8:33pm   #5
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Originally Posted by randr21
I think the 1945 is the older zanzi model in lambskin, and more matte. the 2020 is probablly the newest model of the same bag, but with a slight price increase and a slight glaze over the lambskin, which may make it a little less fragile.
You are right! I bought the bag today and the store still had a couple left of the older model. It was more matte and not quite as nice as the newer version. I chose the newer version.

Is the lambskin on this bag way too fragile for everyday use though?? It's so gorgeous! I saw one at a different store that had more of a pebbly grain to it, I believe calfskin and about $65 dollars more, but it didn't fall as nice on me and I didn't feel looked as good. Although the leather did seem a tad more durable, it wasn't as buttery soft.
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Jul 2, 2012, 9:01pm   #6
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Originally Posted by StarBrite310

You are right! I bought the bag today and the store still had a couple left of the older model. It was more matte and not quite as nice as the newer version. I chose the newer version.

Is the lambskin on this bag way too fragile for everyday use though?? It's so gorgeous! I saw one at a different store that had more of a pebbly grain to it, I believe calfskin and about $65 dollars more, but it didn't fall as nice on me and I didn't feel looked as good. Although the leather did seem a tad more durable, it wasn't as buttery soft.
black in lamb is prbly least worrisome of all the colors, but you should try to be a bit cautious since this leather is the most delicate (aka softest) of all the G leathers. so basically yes, you can use it daily!
Jul 2, 2012, 9:04pm   #7
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Originally Posted by randr21
black in lamb is prbly least worrisome of all the colors, but you should try to be a bit cautious since this leather is the most delicate (aka softest) of all the G leathers. so basically yes, you can use it daily!
Ohhh that's good to know. I am extremely careful with my bags, well as careful as possible. The calfskin just didn't look as good.

I don't think the Givenchy lambskin feels as delicate as Chanel lambskin is though. Also, I have a bunch of Balenciagas that are "agneau" which is lamb and they have been fine...

It's just so $$$$, I don't wanna make a mistake on my leather choice.
Jul 2, 2012, 10:40pm   #8
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I have a Zanzi Nightengale tote and it does tend to show scratches and lightens at the edges/corners, but I personally like it since I like a distressed look to my Givenchys.
Jul 2, 2012, 11:21pm   #9
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Originally Posted by StarBrite310

Ohhh that's good to know. I am extremely careful with my bags, well as careful as possible. The calfskin just didn't look as good.

I don't think the Givenchy lambskin feels as delicate as Chanel lambskin is though. Also, I have a bunch of Balenciagas that are "agneau" which is lamb and they have been fine...

It's just so $$$$, I don't wanna make a mistake on my leather choice.
I dont own chanel so cant attest, but givenchy lamb is the softest from the design house thus far. And no matter how $$$ givenchy is, its still cheaper than a chanel. Go with what you love, and it sounds like the older zanzi calls to you more. It will like butter the more you use it...
Jul 16, 2014, 4:51pm   #10
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I have a leather question too. From what I have read on previous threads, goatskin is more durable than lambskin. However, this zanzi leather is "coated". Does anyone know how it compares to the goatskin?

I don't baby my bags so the goat may be a better choice.

http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware...00505033642970

http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware...00505022281036
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