Designer handbags for sale at auction

Mon, May 28th, 2018 @ 8:17:45 AM

Fashion

Designer handbags are a real craze for collectors and the auction houses where these collections eventually end up. The names of their designers stand as the rule on their repertory. Many designers have also designed an item that has conquered the world and since then adorns the wardrobe of celebrities. Many people look with envy at these models that they are still on the red carpet scene for the time being. But designer bags cannot always be inaccessible, and with a little bit of searching, they can also complement your wardrobe.

How expensive are the designer handbags?

There are many replica models that you can buy for little money but the real original models often go over her million. Catawiki has put the ten most expensive handbags neatly on a list. The most expensive in the list is “The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse” for € 3,000,000. But he also contains 4,517 diamonds for which it has already cost 8,800 hours of work to get them all in place. Not all designer handbags contain precious stones or even precious metals and often you pay purely for the brand.

Louis Vuitton

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The brand “Louis Vuitton” goes back to the person of Louis Vuitton, a French craftsman from the nineteenth century who specialized in the manufacture of suitcases, handbags, and accessories. Once settled in Paris, he began to make suitcases. In 1854 he opened one of his first baggage stores. His son Georges took over his business and designed the world-famous LV logo. The hand and luggage bags of Vuitton have now become a worldwide status symbol. The house is now headed by his fifth generation with Patrick Louis Vuitton. He himself designs the personal orders. Designer Marc Jacobs was artistic director for sixteen years at the house Vuitton, where he was responsible for the clothing line and accessories.

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Gucci

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Chanel 2.55

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Yves Saint Laurent

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Hermés Birkin bag

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The Birkin bag is a bag by Hermès. It is handmade in leather and named after Jane Birkin, actress and singer. Due to its high price and use by celebrities the bag is currently in fashion as a symbol of wealth. This bag is very popular among big collectors. Victoria Beckham owns over 100 of them. Prices range from US$11,900 to $300,000. They depend on the type of leather and if exotic skins were used. The bags are distributed to Hermès boutiques on unpredictable schedules and in limited quantities. This way they create artificial scarcity and exclusivity. Small versions (25 cm) may be considered a handbag or purse.

Lady Dior

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“Lady Dior” is a handbag by the Christian Dior company in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales. The idea came from Bernadette Chirac, then (1995) France’s first lady. She wanted to offer this unique handbag at the occasion of the Princess of Wales’ visit to Paris. When Mrs Chirac contacted Dior in her search for such a bag, the House offered her a model in that time unofficially named “Chouchou”. The bag was in black colour and presented to Lady Diana at the inauguration of the Cézanne exhibition at the Grand Palais. It was often photographed when Diana carried it at public events. She wore it on several further occasions. It was soon described as “legendary” and launched in larger series with its name changed to “Lady Dior”. Dior’s leather goods turnover increased tenfold. The bag, in turn, gave its name to a watch in 1999 and inspired a makeup product by Parfums Christian Dior.

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