A wide range of designer handbags are going under the hammer at Christie’s auction this month, with some expected to fetch over $100,000.
“Handbags Online: The London Edit” is open for bidding until 23 November, with bags, luggage and accessories available.
Highlights include handbags in a range of colors by French luxury leather goods maker Hermes, known for its more than $10,000 Birkin & Kelly range.
A Hermes Birkin 20 Matte Baton Alligator, White Togo, and Swift leather Fauborg Cellier bag at the fore, depicted
In front of Hermes’ flagship Paris store in Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Released in limited numbers this year, the bag’s value is estimated at 80,000 pounds – 100,000 pounds ($107,832 – $134,790).
“It’s very unusual to see multiple bags at the same time because obviously whenever you go to the store, you won’t be
It’s able to look that many models and colors,” Lucille Andriani, head of sales for EMEA handbags and accessories at Christie’s, told Reuters in a preview on Thursday.
“We have about 200 bags … (items start) from 100 pounds and it’s up to 80,000 pounds so it’s a very wide range.
“Other Hermes bags include a limited edition Chevron Motif Fauve Berenice and Bog Oak Kylewood 22, which is clocked at 60,000 – 80,000 pounds, and a dazzling Cocon Porus Crocodile Birkin 35, adorned with 18 karat yellow gold and yellow sapphire hardware. 50,000 – 70,000 pounds have been seen.
“Most of our customers are using bags because they are made to be used,” Andriani said.
private collector. Other items for sale include a Louis Vuitton Zinc Explorer trunk, dating from the 1890s and a 30,000 – 40,000 pound price tag, and a Chanel Red carbon fiber surfboard, estimated at 6,000 – 8,000 pounds.
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