NEW YORK – Christie’s New York online sale of Handbags & Accessories: Summer in the City that concluded July 28 totaled $2,266,750. It marked the highest total for an online handbag sale at Christie’s, with 88% sold by lot and 117% hammer compared to the low estimate. There was global participation with registered bidders from 29 countries. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.
The top lot of the sale was a rare Hermès Diamond Himalaya Birkin 25—the first-ever offered in a New York online sale—which realized $300,000, setting a new record for a handbag sold in the U.S. and the highest price achieved for a handbag sold in any online-only auction.
Other notable results included a rare matte white Hermès Himalaya Birkin 30, which sold for $150,000; a delightful Hermès Mini Picnic Kelly 20 II that sold for $56,250; and a highly sought after limited-edition Hermès Bleu Marine Faubourg Birkin 20, which sold for $200,000 against a low estimate of $80,000.
Additionally, strong prices were achieved for artist collaborations, Chanel runway accessories and Louis Vuitton Virgil Abloh-designed limited edition pieces.
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