We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary and closing out New York Fashion Week with our highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Auction on September 18, 2018. We've partnered with Christie's for a single dedicated live auction of more than 200 incredible handbags, accessories, ready-to-wear clothing, luxury sports gear, and rare objets de art. We asked Paige, our director of luxury buying, why she's excited about the auction and her favorite picks from the lots.
"For serious vintage lovers, shopping is a sport," Paige said. "And nowhere is this more true than at a live auction, where the thrill of the hunt takes on new meaning, with bidders from all over the world vying for the rare and special selection going up on the auction block. Whether you plan to bid 'til you win or just watch from the sidelines, attending an auction at Christie's means a chance to witness fashion history in the making!"
Here are her top picks.
LOT 22 LOUIS VUITTON BY MANOLO BLAHNIK MONOGRAM CENTENAIRE SHOE TRUNK, 1996
How apropos that renowned footwear designer Manolo Blahnik created this trunk, outfitted perfectly to carry two pair of shows, for Louis Vuitton's 100th Anniversary Collection.
LOT 29 LIMITED EDITION HERMÈS FUCHSIA & ULTRAVIOLET SATIN CONSTANCE ELAN, 2010
The bold fuschia bag with ultraviolet lining is a rare find even for the most serious of Hermès collector.
LOT 105 LIMITED EDITION CHANEL RED LUCITE HEART CLUTCH, 2001
Chanel made only 100 of these for a collaboration with Harper's Bazaar and was originally sold to raise money for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
LOT 168 CHANEL SHINY BLUE ALLIGATOR SMALL CLASSIC FLAP BAG, 1996-1997
This precious Alligator Mississippiensis comes with a CITES 11-B and cannot be shipped outside of the United States.
LOT 181 CHANEL WORKOUT SET, 1998, 2000, 2013
This lot includes a gray knit romper, a black exercise ball, and a black jump rope – all by Chanel – to keep you fit in style.