The bags on offer range from once-in-a-lifetime finds to perfect everyday bags

In collaboration with Christie's.

Good bags are hard to find. Creating real luxury takes time and investment, both for the sourcing and processing of the finest materials and for the careful, detail-perfect construction that goes into making luxury leather goods with them. The best designers choose to take that time, which means that fewer of those pieces are made, and seasonal pieces, limited editions, and rare, exotic leathers can be gone in a flash—like all luxuries, more people want them than can have them. At the Christie’s June Handbags & Accessories Online Auction, as well as Christie’s next live auction in London, the legendary house brings some of the world’s most exquisite handbags under the gavel, and you can be among the lucky bidders.

At the online auction, which runs now through June 19 at the Christie’s website, you’ll find a summer-perfect assortment of pieces from brands like Hermès, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, with options primed for both seasoned and emerging collectors. That includes exotic leathers like crocodile, alligator, and lizard, as well as limited editions like the rare Hermès Kelly Picnic Bag and Chanel’s seasonal runway minaudieres. For those looking for simpler pieces, smaller accessories, or everyday bags, there are also many well-priced options in standard leathers from the same iconic designers and in brilliant shades perfect for warm weather.

Christie’s Online Auction Favorites

At the June 12 London auction, Christie’s put an emphasis on unearthing vintage gems from some of the world’s most impressive private collections, providing bidders with the thrill of a once-in-a-lifetime find. This auction includes both men’s and women’s options, including eight pieces with precious stone hardware, which is the most that have ever been offered at a single auction. There is also a selection of ultra-rare Louis Vuitton trunks, including one from the high-profile Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration, which sold out almost instantly.

Christie’s London Auction Favorites

For the online auction, shoppers can peruse the lots at Christie’s website, as well as viewing them in person in New York City at the Christie’s Rockefeller Center galleries from June 8 to June 13. To give you an idea of the beautiful bags on offer, we’ve showcased some of our favorites.

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