As the days lengthen and the nights heat up, you’ll need a handbag that keeps pace with the dash and glamour of the season. From an Hermès travel bag as exotic as your destinations, to a crisp, cool Chanel to embellish any night out, handbags specialist Caitlin Donovan selects her favorite bags from the July Handbags and Accessories Online Auction.
Hermès Limited Edition 30cm Black Calfbox So Black Birkin Bag
This limited edition So Black Birkin is a modern interpretation of the ever-so-timeless black calf box Birkin. The perfect bag for everyday wear, few occasions and outfits would not benefit from this eternally chic carryall. Its lines and silhouette epitomize classic, while the pvd black hardware gives the bag an extra modern twist that makes this Birkin both sophisticated and edgy.
Hermès 60cm Vache Naturelle & Tigre Royal Linen Travel Plume Bag
If summer travel is in your future, no travel bag is chicer. This oversized Plume with its tan-colored Vache Naturelle leather and fierce silkscreened Tiger Royal design is sure to turn heads when traveling by plane, train, or automobile.
Hermès 23cm Matte Mykonos Nilo Crocodile Double Gusset Constance Bag
The Constance bag, with its shoulder strap and double gusset body, is the perfect Hermès bag for the lady on the go. Its 'Mykonos' color — a soft blue allusion to the gentle waters surrounding the Greek Island for which it is named — is a summertime show-stopper, rendered here in matte nilo crocodile and adorned with palladium hardware. Streamlined in design, its 23cm size allows this Constance to transition seamlessly from day to night.
Chanel Black Lucite Evening Bag
Chanel under head designer Karl Lagerfeld’s watchful eye embodies Old World glamour of the highest degree, which never goes out of style. This hard-sided Chanel evening clutch is elegant and modern. A wearable masterpiece in its own right, it’s an aesthete’s dream, and turns any night on the town into a moveable feast of class and sophistication — be it a black tie gala, or dinner with friends.
Hermès 32cm Matte Rouge H Porosus Crocodile Retourne Kelly Bag
The Hermès Kelly bag is arguably the most iconic Hermès model in existence. As stylish as its namesake, Princess Grace Kelly, the Kelly has a long history laced with myriad famous admirers. This iteration in Rouge H Crocodile Retourne leather balances Hermès’ mastery of color and exotic materials with the brand’s genius for elevating classic styles into modern works of art.
Want to see more? Browse and buy these and other luxury handbags at Christie’s July Online Auction. Auction ends July 23.