At Christie’s, we recognize that collectors are often looking for a special handbag, or are seeking to buy or sell a handbag outside of the auction season. Christie’s Private Sales is a tailored and bespoke process through which our team of handbag specialists work one-on-one with you to either source or sell your item in the strictest confidence, utilizing our global network of collector relationships.
Christie’s Handbags specialists are available for appointments and hold private selling exhibitions worldwide.
We invite you to contact us for confidential discussions should you wish to purchase or sell works through the Handbags Private Sales.
Handbags Private Sales
A special preview of items available for immediate purchase through Christie’s Private Sales service
Christie's Salon: A Private Selling Exhibition Space
Christie’s Salon presents a curated showcase of jewels, watches and handbags available for immediate purchase. Located at our salerooms in London, New York and Hong Kong and with prices starting at $2,000, our Salon offers buyers the opportunity to shop the top designers and houses with a retail experience but without the retail prices.
10 handbags and accessories that have shaped the market
A brief history of some of the exceptional bags, shoes and jackets that have passed through Christie’s since our first handbag sale in 1978
An expert introduction to the bags created by one of the world’s most famous fashion houses, from the Constance to the Kelly
From its links to Coco Chanel’s childhood to the feminist aspirations it symbolises, there’s more to this iconic accessory than meets the eye
The dynamism of the label’s creative output can make it hard to keep track of their many collectible bags
Six tips for a healthy and happy handbag, from Christie's specialist Rachel Koffsky
Christie’s Handbags Specialist Caitlin Donovan recommends the perfect Hermès bags for five different types of collectors