Handbags Online: The New York Edit

Handbags Online: The New York Edit

Sale Overview

Following a record setting holiday auction, Christie’s New York is delighted to present Handbags Online: The New York Edit, to take place from 30 May to 13 June.

This exclusive online auction will feature rare and exquisite pieces from brands such as Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and many more. Carefully curated by our team of international specialists, this collection promises exceptional highlights, coveted limited edition and custom bags, and quality vintage finds that will delight collectors and complement any collection.

We are extending an invitation for consignments to Handbags Online: The New York Edit. To ensure inclusion in our catalog, kindly reach out to Rachel Koffsky rkoffsky@christies.com for a complimentary and confidential valuation.

Alternatively, visit our Request an Auction Estimate page to explore the possibilities.

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Auction times
30 May 10:00 AM (EDT)

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Rachel Koffsky

Rachel Koffsky

SVP, International Head of Department | Handbags & Accessories

Rachel Koffsky began her career at Christie’s in 2014 as a Specialist in the Handbags & Accessories department. In 2017, Rachel relocated to London to bring the Handbags & Accessories department to King Street. In her role as Associate Director, Head of Sale, EMEA, Rachel presided over the first 100% white-glove live Handbags auction in 2019, and the launch of King Street online auctions, which also achieved 100% sold in its premiere season. In 2021, Rachel was named VP, International Senior Specialist, and was instrumental in bringing to market the first single-owner collections of Handbags to appear at auction, both in Paris and in Milan. Rachel is also responsible for the strategic partnership initiatives at Christie’s including the 2020 Marnifesto auction of runway pieces created by Marni, sold to benefit Alliance of Artists Communities and the Christie’s x Gucci Vault partnership. In 2022, Rachel was appointed SVP, International Head of Department, Handbags & Accessories. She currently oversees international strategy, in addition to advising clients on their Handbag collections. She is an expert in designer handbags and accessories, with extensive experience in Hermès, Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Fendi and more. Rachel is also an auctioneer at Christie’s and has been at the podium/ on the rostrum in New York, London and Geneva. Rachel is from Connecticut and holds degrees in History of Art and Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. She frequently lectures internationally on the topic of the Handbag & Luxury markets, and has been featured or quoted in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, the BBC, FT How to Spend It, Barron’s, and more.
Kiara Cooper

Kiara Cooper

Associate Specialist | Handbags & Accessories

Kiara is the Associate Specialist of Handbags & Accessories. She assists with authentication, cataloging, marketing and client relations.She brings extensive luxury authentication and appraisal experience. Kiara has spent her career working primarily with handbags and small leather goods, starting as an intern at Marc Jacobs followed by working within the luxury resale space where she developed deep knowledge of Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior and more. She studied Fashion Merchandising and Marketing in college, however handbags have been lifelong passion and she continues to research and study them today.
Max Brownawell

Max Brownawell

VP, Head of Department, Specialist | Handbags & Accessories

Max Brownawell's journey in the world of luxury handbags and auctions began over a decade ago. With a rich background as a Senior Specialist at renowned auction houses, Max has established himself as a leading authority in the handbag auction market. His contributions to the field have not only elevated the profile of luxury handbag auctions but have also enriched the broader conversation around luxury goods and collectibles. At Christie’s as the Head of Department for Handbags in New York, Max has infused the department with his innovative vision and deep market knowledge. He is committed to expanding Christie's reach in the luxury handbag market, developing strategic partnerships, and curating auctions that resonate with modern collectors and connoisseurs. Max's forward-thinking approach aims to further Christie's legacy as the premier destination for luxury handbag auctions. Living in New York City, Max's diverse experiences have shaped his holistic understanding of the luxury market. He is a frequent speaker on the evolution of the luxury handbag space, and his insights are sought after by top-tier publications in the fashion and financial sectors. At Christie’s, Max Brownawell continues to redefine what it means to be at the forefront of the luxury handbag and auction industry, bringing fresh perspectives and unparalleled expertise to collectors worldwide.

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