If you’ve made it this far, you probably already agree with us: a new season calls for a new bag, or perhaps several. The Internet offers plenty of options for generalized sartorial pursuits, but when it comes to finding bags that are rare, limited edition or made by brands that don’t sell their wares online, there are only a few places to turn. Christie’s is among the very best of those sources, and the curated selection in the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Online Auction is the perfect example of exactly why the storied auction house should be on every handbag lover’s shopping radar.

The auction, which launches today and runs through April 23, includes both collectors’ items and savvy buys from sought-after brands like Hermès, Chanel, Céline, Louis Vuitton and Judith Leiber. Many of the bags are in gorgeous brights that will serve you well through the warm months ahead, but if you’re more interested in neutrals, those are also well-represented. And while the auction plays host to tons of gorgeous exotics for serious collectors, don’t feel intimidated if you’re looking for a luxury bag at a more attainable price–there’s something at Christie’s for handbag lovers of all types.

Below, check out a selection of our favorite bags from the auction. To shop the full assortment, head over to Christie’s.

Hermès Black Ostrich Constance Bag, 23cm
Bidding Starts at $4,000 via Christie’s


Hermès Chocolate Epsom Leather Birkin, 25cm
Bidding Starts at $12,000 via Christie’s


Louis Vuitton Black Suhali Leather Le Extravagant Travel Bag
Bidding Starts at $1,000 via Christie’s


Hermès Matte Sanguine Alligator Birkin, 30cm
Bidding Starts at $60,000 via Christie’s


Hermès Lagoon Togo Leather Birkin, 35cm
Bidding Starts at $14,000 via Christie’s


Hermès Rose Tea Clemence Leather Retourne Kelly, 35cm
Bidding Starts at $8,000 via Christie’s


Judith Leiber Genie Lamp Crystal Minaudiere
Bidding Starts at $1,800 via Christie’s


Hermès Vert Foret Ostrich Sellier Kelly, 35cm
Bidding Starts at $8,000 via Christie’s


Hermès Matte Mykonos Alligator Sac Roulis Bag
Bidding Starts at $15,000 via Christie’s


Hermès Rose Tyrien Epsom Leather Evelyn I PM Bag
Bidding Starts at $2,000 via Christie’s



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  • The Chocolate Epson Leather Birkin is my favourite here but its only a 25, too small for me! The alligator Birkin is fabulous but what can I say $60000 starting price. I can honestly say if you’ve got the money and want to spend it on these bags, you should. But it’s possible to get comparable design and quality for under $1000. In fact BeauSansLogo have their own special order birkin bag Rue Paradis in full grain leather starting at around $300.

  • shopper

    The Leiber is INCREDIBLE. wow…