Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Los Angeles, CA, United States
DoneTue, Dec 4, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
Luxury Handbag & Designer Auction
Inspired by a combination of old time elegance and modern chic, the select collection features designer brands of purses, belts and jewelry, along with couture that caters to the sophisticated and stylish woman. Highlighting this sale is an exclusive violet crocodile Hermès Birkin Bag, measuring 35 cm with palladium hardware. Hermès originally designed the Birkin Bag for actress Jane Birkin in 1984, and has since become an icon. The bags are distributed to Hermès boutiques on unpredictable schedules and in limited quantities, creating great scarcity. Also to be offered are three other Hermès bags: a Vache Naturelle Evelyn Messenger, a purple Kelly Bag, and an orange canvas travel tote. Other handbag designs in the auction include Judith Leiber pave set crystal minaudiere purses, Bottega Veneta intrecciato woven clutches, various Chanel chain bags, and assorted Gucci bags that include a travel case, train case and vintage doctor's bag. Also to be offered are styles from Prada, Tod's, Jimmy Choo, Ferragamo, Escada, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Kieselstein-Cord, and others. Louis Vuitton is featured in the sale with three travel bags and a fantastic vintage trunk. In the couture portion of the auction are groupings of both vintage and modern dresses, jackets, shirts, and sweaters from the likes of Christian LaCroix, Missoni, Emanuel Ungaro, Lanvin, Escada, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Etro, Lourdes Chavez, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Prada, Zac Posen, Jil Sander and many more. Fashion accessories and jewelry complete the auction, featuring wristwatches from Patek Philippe, Rolex, Chanel, Hermès, and Chopard; jewelry from Bvlgari, and Chanel; and scarves from Hermès.