Christie’s Auction: Designer Vintage Handbags & Accessories Online Now

Just in time for the holiday season, Christie’s auction house has opened up an online sale featuring a variety of limited-edition, unique, collectible and designer vintage handbags and accessories by top fashion designers – you don’t want to miss this! Choose wisely and bid strategically — the Christie’s online handbag and accessory auction is open now through December 5!
While this holiday auction focuses on handbags and accessories, there are a few other collectibles hidden in the curated selection that you’ll want to keep in a display case, like this Hermès construction hat starting at $500. The hat is lightly worn — but only because it was worn at the opening of the Toronto Hermès store in 2008!
Designer Vintage - A Construction Hat by Hermes, 2008 - construction hat from hermes store opening
Another Hermès gem in this selection is the gold cadena anniversary charm from 2000. A play on Hermès’ iconic locks, this H-shaped lock has minor scratches — but the collectible aspect makes it worth it.
Designer Vintage - A Gold Cadena 2000 Anniversary Charm by Hermes, 2000 - hermes anniversary charm - vintage accessories
If you’re looking for a spunky gift for a colorful friend, be sure to bid on Chanel’s fuschia “Je ne suis pas en solde” handbag. Silver hardware clasps together the hard box body, which nods to Chanel’s 2015 political statement that women are not “for sale,” according to Harper’s Bazaar.
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For those of you who love collecting custom work, check out the Hermès birkin with gold hardwareThis piece will define any look with its bright, one-of-a-kind design.
Designer Vintage - Christies Auction - A Customized Barenia Leather & Canvas HAC Birkin 32 with Gold Hardware, Hermes, 2002 - Birkin bag - Hermes birkin - hermes bag - vintage purses - vintage handbags - collectible purse

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While auctions can be a great place to collect the classics, like the Hermès Constance Marquette or this rare Crocodile Birkin, it’s also a phenomenal spot to find quirky, out-of-the-ordinary limited edition pieces.
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Designer Vintage - Christies Auction - A Rare, Matte White Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 with Palladium Hardware, Hermes, 2011 - hermes birkin - birkin bag - hermes bag - hermes handbags - vintage handbags - vintage purses
Chanel’s Straw Bird Basket and the Paris-Moscou Evening Bag are two pieces with higher starting bids, and we can tell why. These limited edition and rare bags are not just statement pieces — they are the statement.
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Designer Vintage - Christies Auction - A Rare, Black Enamel & White Mongolian Lamb Paris-Moscou Evening Bag with Gold Hardware, Chanel, 2009 - chanel evening bags - vintage chanel - secondhand designer handbags - preowned designer evening bags
If you’re feeling your favorite fashion brands, check out all the Hermès bags (like this Crocodile Diamond Birkin bag). But if you are looking for something new, be sure to catch the collection of Stalvey handbags, making their premiere at this online auction.
Become one of the first-ever Stalvey handbag owners, or bid on a designer vintage favorite — either way, have fun and happy bidding!