In high-end shopping, more is more. Two is better than one. If luxury is about anything, it’s about having access to abundance and choice, even if some designer accessories brands try their best to make their products rare. This month, though, legendary auction house Christie’s is giving its clients two exceptional opportunities to have their choice of some of the world’s rarest, most sought-after handbags.
First, Christie’s will hold a handbags live auction at its global headquarters on King Street in London on June 12. The selection at this auction will be a highly curated assortment of bags, including many Hermès limitied editions and rarities suitable for the tastes of top international collectors. Bids will be accepted in person, but if you won’t be in London on the day of the auction, you can also bid by phone or through the Christie’s LIVE platform, as long as you register by June 11.
The second event is the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Online Summer Auction, which runs from June 13 to June 22. This auction includes a diverse array of carefully sourced designer pieces, including those perfect for both seasoned connoisseurs and emerging collectors alike. Both events include pieces that would take serious luck and considerable finesse to get directly from the design houses in question, if they were even available at all, but because of Christie’s impeccable reputation among collectors and clients, the auction house is able to offer them directly to buyers, without all the hassle. Now that’s luxury.
Take a look at some of our favorite pieces from both events below and peruse the full catalogs of both the live auction and the online auction via Christie’s.
Hermès So Black Birkin in Matte Niloticus Crocodile, 35cm
Hermès Limited Edition Ghillies Birkin in Shiny and Matte Bleu Colvert Porosus Crocodile with Palladium Hardware, 35cm
Hermès Limited Edition Retourne Kelly Bag in Noisette Veau Doblis with Palladium Hardware, 25cm
Hermès Retourné Kelly in Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile with Palladium Hardware, 32cm
Hermès Sac a Malice Bag in Bleu France, Black and Rouge Vif Calf Box Leather with Gold Hardware
Hermès Birkin in Etain Togo Leather with Gold Hardware, 25cm
Hermès Constance in Black Calf Box Leather with Palladium Hardware, 23cm
Hermès Constance in On A Summer Day Swift Leather with Palladium Hardware by Nigel Peake, 24cm
Hermès Retourné Kelly in Bleu Paon Matte Alligator with Gold Hardware, 35cm
Hermès Mini Sellier Kelly in Shiny Geranium Alligator with Palladium Hardware, 20cm