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Christie’s and What Goes Around Comes Around Team Up for Landmark Luxury Accessories Auction

The joint auction is in celebration of WGACA's 25th anniversary

There’s no bigger name in American vintage fashion than What Goes Around Comes Around. The company was founded in New York City in 1993, and since then, it’s expanded into an internationally known source for the finest in designer vintage fashion. WGACA is also particularly well known for its ability to source handbags from the most sought-after designers, and its archive boasts both recently released rarities and deep vintage finds alike. To celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, a selection of those very special pieces is going under the hammer in New York City next month, in collaboration with Christie’s.

The auction, which closes New York Fashion Week on September 18, includes over 200 lots that reflect WGACA’s and Christie’s deep understanding of and appreciation for handbag history. In the selection, you’ll find excellent-condition pieces from all of Louis Vuitton’s major artist collaborations of the last 20 years, including plenty of Kusama, Murakami, and Sprouse bags, as well as Goyard trunks and luggage, exotics and rarities from Hermès, and limited edition Chanel runway bags.

The sale is tightly edited to reflect the best of the best when it comes to the most collectible bags and accessories of the past, both recent and more distant. The diversity of the selection is great, with bags ranging from those you’d immediately want to put into your everyday handbag rotation to those you’d want to display in your home. In addition to handbags, the available pieces also include jewelry, silks, art objects, and more, all from the most respected designer accessory brands in the world and sourced by WGACA from the finest private collections.

Online bidding is open now, and you can browse the lots on the Christie’s website, or view them in person at the Christie’s gallery at 20 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Viewing is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday, and 1pm to 5pm on Sundays, starting September 7 and running to September 17. The auction will take place on September 18 at 11am, also at Christie’s New York City flagship.

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Louis Vuitton Boxing Gloves, Punching Bag, Mat, and Case, Limited Edition, Designed By Karl Lagerfeld

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Hermès Birkin 35cm in Black and Fuchsia Porosus Crocodile

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Goyard Classic Steamer Trunk in Goyardine Canvas

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Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag in Shiny Blue Alligator

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Chanel Briefcase in Canvas and Calf Leather with Graffiti Details

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Chanel Ice Cube Evening Clutch, Limited Edition

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Hermès Picnic Kelly Bag in Natural Barénia Leather and Ossier, Limited Edition, 35cm

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Hermès So Black Birkin in Black Calf Box Leather, Limited Edition, 35cm

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Hermès Kelly in Shiny Natura Vert Céladon Alligator, Sellier, 32cm

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Sparky
Sparky
5 years ago

Are those two Yayoi Kusama bags in the lead image (speedy and tote)? That blue croc Chanel is TO DIE FOR.

Susan
Susan
5 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

That Chanel blue croc is the one I’d buy. Just GORGEOUS.

Eura Knox
Eura Knox
5 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

The tote is Lockit bag..I think

Sparky
Sparky
5 years ago
Reply to  Eura Knox

Nope. I checked. They are Yayoi. Right in the PB archive https://www.purseblog.com/louis-vuitton/yayoi-kusama-handbags/

M Green
M Green
5 years ago
Reply to  Eura Knox

yes.

Passerine
Passerine
5 years ago

Love the Picnic Kelly, but I can just see my mother-in-law’s large parrot sneaking up on the bag while we’re visiting, thinking it’s a new toy, and completely destroying it. Aauugggh!

Donna Warder
Donna Warder
5 years ago
Reply to  Passerine

I’m cracking up right now!!!

Megs Mahoney Dusil
Megs Mahoney Dusil
5 years ago
Reply to  Passerine

The mental image of this is making me laugh!! Such a cool bag though!

psny15
psny15
5 years ago

Hahaha! the picnic kelly is my favorite

the birkins looks atrocious in crocodile!

Jerri R
Jerri R
5 years ago

Who needs a down payment on a house when you can have Louis Vuitton boxing gloves and punching bag?