While beach houses and summer trips signify the kick-off to the season for many, Christie’s Auction which falls right around this date yearly, is what starts the season for me. This online auction, titled the New York Edit, is filled with some of the rarest and most delightful bags from Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and more.
The summer season allows for bolder and more colorful handbag choices, and this assortment from Christie’s is one for the handbag record books. From the ultra-exclusive to the exceptionally rare, this selection of handbags curated by Rebag and from single collectors is the pinnacle of handbag dreams.
This auction has many potential record-breaking bags, but one special standout is this Hermès Barenia Leather Perspective Cavalière Kellywood with Palladium Hardware (final estimate is between $170,000 – $220,000). This marks its first appearance in the American auction market. It showcases exquisite marquetry techniques with its inlay of precisely cut strips of leather and wood based off of the Perspective Cavalière Scarf print from 2014.
Other bags that I have on my ultimate holy grail list are included like the Picnic Birkin and Picnic Kelly, this Sunset Rainbow Birkin, the Micro Mini Candy Collection Birkin, two of the colorways of the Hermès Faubourg Birkins, and so many more.
As always, don’t sleep on the fact that an auction like this is filled with other closet staples, including more year-long colors and classic combinations. When it comes to finding a new bag that is meant to be an anchor in your wardrobe, you may luck out at auction.
And if you’re wondering how the handbag market is right now, Rachel Koffsky, International Head of Handbags and Accessories for Christie’s, shared, “We’ve seen exceptional demand both on the bidding side and consigning side in our Handbags auctions worldwide, a testament both to the resilience of this market and it’s expansive growth. The enduring value of these pieces is clear and is re-proven with every passing season.”
As if we needed another reason!
The full selection will be exhibited ahead of the sale as part of Christie’s New York Luxury Week between June 2nd – June 6th, and you can check out the entire assortment and bid from now until June 12th online.