The latest and the newest collections from high-fashion houses are undoubtedly the trendiest! But vintage enthusiasts who are keen to pick up a super-fashionable piece from the past can take their pick from Christie’s online-only auction of Luxury Handbags & Accessories. Place your bid from the comforts of your den on an exclusive range of exceptional and rare handbags and accessories. Ideal to suit the oncoming spring and summer season, the sale features a wide array of vintage handbags in bright and vibrant colors. Presenting over 130 lots, buyers as well as fans can explore though the collection that boasts of designers like Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, Christian Dior and more. Hermès seekers can watch out for iconic Birkins and Kellys offered in bright Spring colors and exotic leathers.
Featured above is a pétanque set from Louis Vuitton. Designed in 2007 in honour of pétanque’s 100th anniversary, the set comprises of nine boules of monogramed leather along with two red leather jacks in leather case with key chain attachment. Light in weight, this portable set also comes with a leather tape measure and one rope, with leather carry case, dustbag and box. It is estimated to fetch about $3,300 – $4,900.
Chanel is set to win divas with a limited edition fuchsia pink bag made from lambskin leather. Pretty in pink, this bag with single flap stands out for its Ladybug charm. Sporting silvertone metal hardware, it comes with a dustbag and box. Chanel fuchsia pink leather ladybug charm is set to go under the hammer for $3,300 – $6,600.
Hermès raises the bar with the top of the lot bag, an amethyst crocodile Birkin from 2010. Shaped out of one of the most exotic skin, this bag is likely to fetch the highest bid, estimated $46,500 – $ 49,700. This edition also features silver palladium hardware, with padlock, keyfob and ships with a dustbag and box.
A 1988 Hermès creation also made it to the collection as one of the most unusual piece. Hermès Sac à Malice makes a perfect bag for summer and a must have for those who are keen to hit the beach in style. Clad in green, blue and yellow leather, the bag is also trimmed with gold and silver tone metal hardware. This petit fun bag is expected to go for $600 – $1,600.
Clare Borthwick, Specialist in Vintage Couture and Accessories supported the online auction by stating, “Offering the chance to purchase a handbag by the most sought-after designers from the comfort of your own home, this online-only auction is a great way to kick off what will be a busy season of fashion sales at Christie’s.”
Biddingis opens from 18 March until 27 March 2014, 3:00pm GMT/10:00am EST.