Hermès bags are, without question, the hottest accessories on the re-sale market; they hold their value better than anything else (and usually even appreciate), and their highest-of-the-high price tags mean that they're worth the time of enormous auction houses that have the resources to source them from collectors all over the world. Hot on Hermés' heels, though, is Chanel--the brand's string of unique, colorful, often heavily embellished runway bags are catnip for collectors; the most eye-catching bags are often made in a small run, for a single season, never to be seen again. Until now.
Moda Operandi has tapped in to the expertise and second-hand sourcing abilities of Madison Avenue Couture, and they've put together a collection of several dozen Chanel bags that, frankly, surprised even me. Many of the bags available in the limited-time-only trunk show are runway pieces, limited editions or rare bags that were likely only offered to VIP clients of the brand. If you look closely, some of the bags in the sale still have some of their protective plastic attached, and even if they don't, they're all in superlative condition.
If you had your eye on a particular bag and missed your chance to get it (or if you're looking for a classic--the sale includes several Classic Flaps in shades of durable caviar leather and some neutral leather Boy Bags), now's your chance. Check out the incredible bags below or head directly to Moda Operandi to shop.
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