Following the success of the inaugural Handbags & Accessories auction in June 2017, Christie’s London is pleased to indulge and delight serious handbag enthusiasts and collectors once again with a sale devoted to the idea of the bag as a masterpiece of wearable, handcrafted art…

From the 7 – 12th June their will be an exhibition of rare, vintage and exquisite one of a kind artist collaboration handbags, by makers including: Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton, followed by the handbag sale on June 12th a their King Street headquarters in St James’s.

From the exotic and precious to vintage varieties and sought after limited editions there is something for every type of buyer.

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” Bo Derek.

A collection of iconic, artist collaboration handbags will also be offered from famed masters including: Tom Sachs. A highlight of the sale will be a 2008 Hermès, Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware.

“Buy less, choose well.” Vivienne Westwood.

Matthew Rubinger, International Director, Handbags & Accessories at Christie’s states, ‘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.’

Rachel Koffsky, Specialist Handbags & Accessories at Christie’s says, The curated sale will offer a wide-range of exceptional pieces, adapting to clients’ needs of seeking the unusual rarities. The one-of-a-kind Kelly customised by artist Tom Sachs, is a true wearable work of art and indicative of the direction in which this category is heading.’

What: Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Sale – London

Where: Christie’s, 8 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QT

Exhibition: 7-12 June 2018

Sale: 12 June 2018, 2pm

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