The worlds of fine art and high fashion make sense together. Not only do their clienteles overlap, but appreciation of both requires a keen eye and appreciation for the history of aesthetics. Since 1982, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been helping art aficionados around the country expand their collections, and on September 13th and 14th, the auction house wants to help you do the exact same thing with your wardrobe.
Christie’s is one of the world’s most storied auction houses, and with its sales comes the promise of a curated selection of the highest order. At the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories June Online Auction, which begins today, you’ll find exactly that, including bags and accessories from brands like Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
Christie’s expanded its Handbags & Accessories division to North America for the first time in 2014, and now the storied auction house is taking its presence in New York one step further. On December 11, Christie’s will hold its inaugural New York live Handbags & Accessories auction at 20 Rockefeller Plaza; as you might have guessed, the handbags on offer will be as exceptional as the occasion.
It’s an interesting time to be in the ultra-luxury business because no one really knows where the top of the market is. In a climate when a pre-owned Birkin can break records by selling at auction for well into the six figures, there’s a seemingly insatiable thirst for novelty and rarity among the world’s super rich.
Exotic bags might not be in everyone’s bag budgets, but they sure are fun to look at, especially in the bright, saturated colors that come along with spring collections. That’s why this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday centers all around them–go ahead, we don’t blame you if you get a little bit distracted.
Every now and then, our friends at Moda Operandi and Heritage Auctions get together to make some rare, pre-owned Hermès bags and accessories available at a few clicks of a mouse, and now is one of those times.
“What do you get the girl who has everything?” is an eye-rollingly cliché question, but if it’s one for which you need a serious answer this holiday season (which is hurtling straight at us), then you should probably refer to the recently launched Moda Operandi Holiday Collection.