Hear ye, Hear ye! All bag lovers and collectors, time to browse and check out what is up at Heritage Auctions’ Spring Handbag & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction on April 28 at Fletcher Sinclair Mansion in New York. The biannual live handbag auction is a preview of some of the most exceptional handbags in the world offering access to a wide selection of bags that are no longer available in the retail stores. Bidders will stake claims to Hermès, Judith Lieber, Chanel, and other brands. The bags are often priced at steep discounts from their original prices, but some even sell for as much as high-end cars. The bags often come with a history. This spring auction introduces many Hermès bags from well-known Hermès collectors and many other bags from other renowned fashion houses. We give you an interesting selection of bags from the auction that caught our attention.
Hermès Diamond Blue Jean Crocodile Constance Bag –
A rare Hermès Extraordinary Collection 18cm Diamond Blue Jean Porosus Crocodile Double-Gusset Constance Bag with 18K White Gold Hardware whose starting bid is $40,000. This bag is supreme in luxury and elegance with a gorgeous H buckle designed from white gold and encrusted with diamonds. The interior is orange chevre leather. The shoulder strap offers you an option to be worn long or doubled. This bag is in excellent condition is up with a starting bid of $40,000.
Bulgari Gold Melone Minaudiere Evening Bag –
Created in the 1960s and possibly one of only three made, this stunning Bulgari 18K Yellow Gold Melone Minaudiere Evening Bag with 1.21 Ct Round Diamond Clasp is a true collector’s item. There is truly no way for this item to be more luxurious with a stunning diamond push-lock clasp. Four interchangeable tassels make this an item that can be worn with anything—a current bid of $25,000.
Tiffany & Co Gold Minaudiere Evening Bag –
Tiffany & Co Stunning 18K Yellow Gold, White Gold & Rose Gold Minaudiere Evening Bag with 1.96 Total Ct Diamond Clasp, a stunning evening bag crafted in woven sections of 18 karats white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold. With a white gold and diamond buckle clasp, this bag has 28 circular-cut diamonds, each weighing approximately .07 carats, with an approximate total carat weight of 1.96 diamonds. This elegant piece is a bidding war for $17,500.
Chanel Gripoix East West Flap Bag –
A Chanel Blue & Silver Crocodile Paris-Byzance Runway Collection Gripoix East West Flap Bag is straight from the runway. Byzantine-inspired Karl Lagerfeld’s 2011 autumn collection. Chain shoulder and Clasp closure with CC logo and gripoix stone; the interior is black leather and is in pristine condition. Its original price is $21,300, but the bid opens at $5,000.
Louis Vuitton by Stephen Sprouse Classic Monogram Bag –
A critically lauded collection the Louis Vuitton by Stephen Sprouse Classic Monogram Canvas, Gold Lizard & Leopard Pony Hair Steamer Bag with Tortoise Link Shoulder Strap is one of the most famous in the fashion house’s lifetime. The opening bid is at $1,500.
Kudos to Heritage Auctions for allowing the handbag market to become a collector’s item with the sale as houses do with antiques and art!
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