Heritage Auctions Hermes Birkin

If you’ve never considered participating in an auction, now might be the time to try. Even a traditional auction through a house like Heritage Auctions is often the source of amazing deals on rare, limited edition or hard-to-find bags, often because the majority of bag buyers either don’t know to look there or are intimidated by the mechanics of a non-eBay auction. Ultimately, that translates into a pretty good bargain on almost everything.

The deals only get better when you’re talking about one of Heritage’s weekly luxury auctions, wherein everything starts at $1, there’s no reserve and all the goods are guaranteed to be authentic. This week’s auction, which ends at 11 p.m. on January 22, includes such lust-worthy items as an orange Hermes Birkin, an Hermes Collier de Chien, and bags from Chanel and Louis Vuitton, among others. Wherever the bidding ends, that’s where the item sells. If you’re looking to add some Hermes accessories to your collection – belts, cuffs, that sort of thing – you might want to check in as well.

We’ve got a few of the best items below (and above, naturally), and if you’re intrigued, do yourself a favor and head on over to see what else you might be able to get for a steal.