If you're a true bag lover, there's nothing more exciting than flipping through the available pieces at a luxury auction. Sure, it's fun to walk into a store and see what's available, but when you're shopping for vintage or pre-owned bags, the entire world opens up to you. Bags that are only available to longtime VIPs or that disappeared from store shelves season ago are suddenly at your fingertips, and there's no better shopping rush than laying hands on something rare that you've been lusting after. Luckily for you, the Christie's Vintage Couture Handbags and Accessories Auction is going on now through June 24.
The auction features the usual suspects in the world of highly covetable handbags - Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. In it, you'll find lots of exotic, special edition and otherwise hard-to-find bags in excellent condition, including several jaw-dropping crocodile Birkins in colors like hunter green and dark purple. Below, check out our favorites from the sale and then head over to Christies.com to bid on this auction, which is exclusive to the venerable auction house's website. If you don't have an inheritance to rely on, don't feel left out - bags in this auction start as low as £250.