Following the success of the inaugural Handbags & Accessories auction in June 2017, Christie’s is set to indulge handbag enthusiasts once again. On 12 June 2018 Christie’s will present a selection of exquisite pieces in their Handbags & Accessories Sale at the London, King Street headquarters. From the exotic and precious to vintage varieties and sought after limited editions there is something for every type of buyer.
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 and Diamond Hardware.
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."
An exhibition will take place from the 7 to 12 June, which will invite the public to see vintage rarities in pristine condition, limited edition and discontinued iterations of highly collectible models, and a number of exceptional pieces with precious 18k gold and diamond hardware. The full auction will feature a vast selection of handbags and accessories from Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.