An Hermès 30cm Matte White Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag, with Palladium Hardware, considered the pinnacle of Birkin bags, is expected to bring $80,000+ when it crosses the block on Dec. 8. 2015, as the top lot in Heritage Auctions
' Holiday Luxury Accessories Signature® Auction.
"Known the world over as a Holy Grail handbag, the Himalayan Birkin certainly makes a statement of opulence, excellence and ultimate luxury," said Diane D'Amato, Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage Auctions. "Any time one appears on the luxury re-sale market, somewhere there is a collector about to enter a very exclusive club."
Whimsy and luxury go hand-in-hand in the form of a highly desirable Hermès Limited Edition 5P Bubblegum Pink Swift Leather Quelle Idole Kelly Doll Bag, with Palladium Hardware, which is estimated at $60,000+.
"This bag is perfect for both the seasoned collector and the collector-in-training," said D'Amato. "This Kelly Doll bag is a fanciful play on the sophistication we know and love from Hermès."
Hermès highlights continue with an attractive Matte Beton Alligator Birkin Bag, with Palladium Hardware (estimate: $40,000+), representing a great opportunity for the seasoned, savvy collector done in Beton, a recently envisioned color from 2013 that straddles the line between white and gray; an Hermès 25cm Shiny Blue Marine Nilo Crocodile Sellier Kelly Bag, with Gold Hardware (Estimate: $40,000+) and an Hermès Special Order Horseshoe 30cm Rose Confetti, Anemone & Blue Aztec Chevre Leather Birkin Bag, with Gold Hardware (Estimate: $20,000+).
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
Hermès Special Order Horseshoe 35cm 5P Bubblegum Pink, Tosca & Crocus Epsom Leather Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware: Estimate $18,000+.
Hermès Limited Edition 35cm So Black Calf Box Leather Birkin Bag with PVD Hardware: Estimate $16,000+.
Louis Vuitton Special Order Monogram Macassar Canvas Cave Whiskey Trunk with Crystal & Silver Service: Estimate $6,000+.
Chanel Black Enamel Matryoshka Doll Evening Bag with Gold Hardware: Estimate $4,000+.
Chanel Limited Edition Paris-Moscow Red & Silver Brocade Medium Double Flap Bag with Matte Silver Hardware: Estimate $1,000+.