Christie’s sell over $1.6 million worth of Handbags


Hermès Matte White Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 With Palladium Hardware, 2016

Christie’s Handbags Online: The London Edition totalled £1,337,750 / $1,694,929 / €1,495,604, selling 100% by lot.

The top lot of the sale was a rare Hermès Matte White Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 With Palladium Hardware, 2016 (estimate: £60,000-80,000), which sold for £125,000 / $158,375 / €139,750. Further highlights of the sale included a Hermès Custom Matte Mimosa Alligator Birkin 25 With Palladium Hardware, 2017 (estimate: £35,000-40,000), which achieved £43,750 / $55,431 / €48,913 and a Hermès Matte Poussière Porosus Crocodile Retourné Kelly 28 With Palladium Hardware, 2015 (estimate: £15,000-20,000), which realised £37,500 / $47,513 / €41,925.

Rachel Koffsky, Head of Sale, Handbags & Accessories, London:

“Christie’s Handbags Online: The London Edition attracted participation from around the globe, with bidders from 39 countries, across six continents, taking part in the sale. The auction was 100% sold, offering collectors limited edition and custom iterations from the most sought-after brands including Hermès, Chanel, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Dior. We now look forward to the July sales, presenting the live Handbags & Accessories auction in Hong Kong on 10 July, the New York Handbags & Accessories Online auction from 14 to 28 July and the live Handbags & Accessories auction in London on 31 July.”

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