Christie’s Hong Kong presents a new range of alluring handbags for their May auction

Investment friendly Hermes handbags and Louis Vuitton trunks take the spotlight in this auction as well.

Hermes Handbags Auction Christie's

May 5, 2023: Christie's Hong Kong is hosting a spectacular catalog of 210 exquisite handbags and accessories for its next auction in May 2023. The lineup features rare and exclusive collectibles from legendary fashion houses such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton. 
Winsy Tsang, Head of Department, Handbags & Accessories, Christie’s Asia Pacific, commented, “We are excited to present a curated handbags and accessories auction featuring diverse styles, materials, colors, and sizes from luxury maisons at attractive prices. Our selection caters to the discerning tastes of collectors and fashion lovers, and reinforces Christie's global leadership in offering coveted handbags and accessories. We invite everyone to join us on 25 May for this special occasion and experience the unparalleled quality and variety of pieces that truly embody the essence of luxury fashion.”

Hermes Handbags Auction Christie's
A key offering in the sale will be the iconic Hermès Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile handbags. The name of these bags comes from their gleaming white appearance, which evoke the snow-covered Himalayan peak. Due to their scarcity and exquisite craftsmanship, these bags are rightfully regarded as the holy grail of handbags and are highly coveted by collectors. A limited edition Mushroom and Biscuit Chevre Leather Verso Mini Constance 18 with gold hardware by Hermes is sure to catch every collector’s eye. 

Hermes Handbags Auction Christie's
Two highly sought-after Faubourg Sellier Birkin 20 bags by Hermès, which mimic the façade of the brand’s flagship boutique at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris using a luxurious mix of fine leathers, are also available for sale. An edition of this handbag was sold at the last Christie’s Hong Kong Handbags & Accessories sale in November 2022 - for US$ 324,114.
The Hermès Kelly Doll handbags are another exceptional collectible to look out for.  This classic Kelly design bag is combined with a fun, doll-like twist with movable limbs and a beaming face. The auction will feature two of these iconic bags. 

Hermes Handbags Auction Christie's
Another standout is the limited-edition classic Louis Vuitton monogram canvas jewelry box by artist Takashi Murakami which is estimated to fetch $40,000 - 60,000. Mr. Murakami’s distinctive take on Louis Vuitton’s monogram is one of a kind and unquestionably among the greatest of the lineup. The assortment will also feature Louis Vuitton trunk alongside a collaboration piece with Fragment Design, founded by Hiroshi Fujiwara, a famed Japanese streetwear designer. 
Get your hands on these unique, quirky, investment-friendly pieces during the live auction on May 25 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

- By Pritha Debroy

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