The first luxury accessories auction of the season will capture the attention of any collector or lover of Hermès and high-end handbags with a unique offering during the Winter Luxury Accessories Auction Feb. 2-3 in New York City.
One handbag that is expected to receive much warranted attention will be the Hermès 30 cm Matte White Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin bag (est. $60,000-80,000). The white Himalayans are the most prized coloration for Hermès bags and this item is in pristine condition. It includes Palladium hardware, a flap top with turnlock closure as well as two keys, lock and clochette.
A limited-edition Hermès Ghillies Birkin in pristine condition (est. $60,000-80,000), which is the first to be done entirely in crocodile making it an extremely rare piece also will be available. Beside a multitude of Hermès options, one of the rarest colorations of the Petit Malle bag by Louis Vuitton (est. $3,000-4,000), – reportedly one of only 13 produced will be available.
Other handbags that surely will draw much attention during the event include but are not limited to:
– Hermès Special-Order Horseshoe 30 cm Blue Electric & Blue Atoll Epsom Leather Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware (est. $20,000-24,000), the Horseshoe-stamped bags are special orders which are only offered to the very top Hermès VIP clients.
– Hermès Limited Edition 35 cm So Black Calf Box Leather Birkin Bag with PVD Hardware (est. $20,000-24,000), the So black bags have become the most desirable limited editions in Hermès’ repertoire.
– Hermès 45 cm Blue Nuit Togo Leather Shark Mou Bolide Bag with Palladium Hardware (est. $16,000-20,000), the Shark Bolide is a new style from Hermès’ men’s runway collection, only produced this season in extremely limited numbers.
– Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Les Extraordinaires Collection Black Mink & Swarovski Crystal NN14 Feline PM Bag, 2/10 (est. $6,000-8,000), this bag is an extremely rare – one of only 10 ever made – Louis Vuitton bag from Marc Jacobs’ final runway show at the house.
One of the most eye-catching bags in the offering will be the Hermès Customized 28 cm Black Calf Box Leather & Toile Retourne Kelly Bag with Gold Hardware (est. $6,000-8,000) which features custom hand-painted artwork on the front Toile panel depicting a Tiger, and the rear Toile panel featuring a hand-painted serpent. The bag is signed “MB 5” on the left gusset under the Sangle. Please note Hermès did not create this artwork and was not involved with the custom painted design on this lot.