Press release: HERMÈS HONOURS ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES -All proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Royal Academy of Arts

The one-of-a-kind Hermès bags: Passe-Guide Wales, Passe-Guide Ireland, Passe-Guide England and Passe-Guide Scotland The auction will begin on Monday, 14th May and each bag will be sold to the highest bidder on Thursday, 31st May.

Hermès Honours England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

with Four One-Of-A-Kind Bags to be Auctioned Online by Christie’s

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Royal Academy of Arts

  

The one-of-a-kind Hermès bags: Passe-Guide Wales, Passe-Guide Ireland, Passe-Guide England and Passe-Guide Scotland

 

Hermès and Christie’s are delighted to announce a collaboration providing an exciting opportunity to acquire four exceptional handbags. In celebration of its ‘Leather Forever’ exhibition which opens in London on 8th May 2012, Hermès has created four one-of-a-kind versions of its Passe-Guide handbag representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; a tribute to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Christie’s will conduct a time-based online-only auction of the handbags which will run during and after the exhibition. The auction will begin on Monday, 14th May and each bag will be sold to the highest bidder on Thursday, 31st May. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal Academy of Arts.

 

Please find full press release attached.

 

Best,

Leonie

 

Leonie Pitts
PR Officer, Communications

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