Hermès handbags command top prices at Christie’s
NEW YORK – The top lot of Christie’s New York Handbags & Accessories Online auction on Dec. 10 was a rare Hermès Diamond Himalaya Birkin 35 that sold for $212,500. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.
The 138-lot auction achieved $2.4 million with 94% sold by lot, 100% sold by value and 140% hammer above low estimate. There was global participation from 31 countries with 39% new registrants.
Other top lots included:
– a highly sought-after limited edition Ébène Faubourg Birkin 20 that sold for $125,000;
– a limited edition matte black alligator So Black Birkin 35 that realized $68,750;
– a delightful Mini Picnic Kelly 20 II that achieved $52,500.
Additionally, strong results were achieved for the offering from Susan Casden, a fashion icon and one of the most revered collectors of handbags. Overall, the collection totaled $917,000, with a portion of the proceeds intended to be donated to a museum.
View top auction results on LiveAuctioneers here: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/pages/recent-auction-sales/