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Due to the fact that quality designer accessories have held and increased in value has seen a new generation of collectors and investors flock to them once. Following the success and interest that the inaugural Handbags & Accessories auction garnered sees the market gear up once again for the Christie’s Handbags and Accessories sale.

 

Scheduled to take place at the King Street headquarters in London on 12 June 2018, the auction house will be presenting an impressive collection of exotic and unique pieces. The offering includes pieces that range from sought after limited editions to rare vintage pieces. The International Director of Handbags & Accessories at Christie’s, Matthew Rubinger commented on the upcoming Christie’s Handbags and Accessories sale, “The Himalaya Birkin with White Gold and Diamond Hardware is the undisputed most valuable bag in the world. We are delighted to offer this exceptional piece at auction in Europe for the first time.”

Christie's Handbags and Accessories Sale
HERMÈS, 2008 A MATTE HIMALAYA NILOTICUS CROCODILE BIRKIN 30 WITH 18K WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND HARDWARE Estimate: £100,000-150,000

Rachel Koffsky, Specialist Handbags & Accessories at Christie’s added:

“Following a successful 2017, we are pleased to be offering the Handbags & Accessories sale in London once again this year. A key market, London is uniquely positioned to cater to our international clientele and collector base. The curated sale will offer a wide-range of exceptional pieces, adapting to clients’ needs of seeking the unusual rarities. For the first time, we are offering a one-of-a-kind Kelly customised by artist Tom Sachs, a true wearable work of art and indicative of the direction in which this category is heading.”

Christie's Handbags and Accessories Sale
HERMÈS, 1989 A WHITE OSTRICH, FICELLE LIZARD & VIOLET VEAU DOBLIS HIMALAYA SYMBIOSE 43 WITH GOLD HARDWARE Estimate: £3,000-4,000
Christie's Handbags and Accessories Sale
HERMÈS, 2010S AN OMBRÉ SALVATOR LIZARD BIRKIN 25 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWARE Estimate: £15,000-20,000

The auction will feature a vast selection of handbags and accessories from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès.

Images courtesy of Christie’s

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