Christie’s NY Handbags & Accessories sale was a Birkin bonanza

The matte bleu Faubourg Birkin 20 from the collection of JaneFindsTM, shown at the right, sold for $200,000 and top lot status in Christie’s Handbags & Accessories: The New York Edit auction. Courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD 2021


The matte bleu Faubourg Birkin 20 from the collection of JaneFindsTM, shown at the right, sold for $200,000, earning it top-lot status in Christie’s Handbags & Accessories: The New York Edit auction. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd 2021

NEW YORK – Christie’s New York online sale of Handbags & Accessories: The New York Edit, which took place May 26 to June 9, achieved a total of $3,630,250 with 155% hammer above its low estimate and 98% sold by lot. Continuing on the success of the season, this sale sets a new record for a New York Handbags sale and showcases both the strength of the market and unmatched Christie’s expertise. Additionally, 85% of lots hammered at or above their low estimate, and 61% of lots hammered at or above their high estimate. There were registrants from 41 countries, with 35% new to Christie’s.

Leading the sale was a matte bleu Faubourg Birkin 20 from the collection of JaneFindsTM that sold for more than twice its estimate, achieving $200,000. Other notable results included a Himalaya Birkin 35 that realized $137,500; a Shearling Teddy Kelly 35 that sold for $75,000; a limited edition bleu Cargo Birkin 35 that achieved $62,500 against its low estimate of $15,000; and a limited edition Picnic Kelly 35 that sold for $56,250. Alongside this outstanding selection of handbags, this auction also featured accessories, fashion jewelry, and lifestyle pieces, including a bicycle by Hermes that sold for $3,500, and a surfboard by Chanel that achieved $11,250.

Himalaya Birkin 35, which sold for $137,500. Courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD 2021


Himalaya Birkin 35, which sold for $137,500. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd 2021

The auction season continues with Jewels & Handbags Online: The London Edit, taking place from June 9 to 23. The London sale will present four one-of-a-kind pieces from Marni’s SS21 Marnifesto collection, which will be sold to benefit the Alliance of Artists Communities, an international association of artist residencies that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.

 

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