Bag a bargain! Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among 84 designer handbags up for online-only auction from 2pm TODAY

The 2.55 remains the most popular bag today, both vintage and new.   In fact, Chanel released an exact copy of the original 2.55 in February 2005 to commemorate the bag’s 50th birthday. It remains a design classic, with its quilted exterior and double chain straps.  Fans will know that the burgundy leather interiors were said to be inspired by Chanel’s convent school uniform and that when this bag has the ‘Mademoiselle’ lock, it is known as a ‘Classic Flap’.  The Double C lock was introduced in the 1980s. This sale includes several variants of the 2.55.  Lot 18: An emerald fabric classic flap bag Chanel, 2009-10 with silvertone metal hardware, classic chain, dustbag and box 30.5 cm, estimate: £1,500 – 2,500 Lot 65: An Hermès tan box lather passe-guide bag from 1979, estimated to fetch £2,500 – £3,500 The Vintage Couture: Handbags and Accessories online-only auction features 102 exquisite items. Lot 18: A 30cm 2011 lime bag, estimate £10,000-£15,000 (left) and Lot 34: A crocus 2012 with silver palladium hardware, padlock, keyfob and dustbag 35 cm, estimate: £5,000-£7,000 (right), both Epsom leather Birkins by Hermès Lot 5: A 2005 45cm limited edition monogram cerise canvas keepall bag Takashi Murakami for Louise Vuitton, goldtone metal hardware with handle fastener and dustbag, estimate:£1,000 – £2,000 Prices start at £400 at Christies.com . Bonhams auction fashion magazine collection for £15,000 Man In A Vuitton Bag at Bonhams is a rare collection of ‘the world’s chicest magazine’ – and it’s going under the hammer. Edition 18 of the contemporary fashion, art and design periodical Visionare is a Fashion Special which comes in a monogrammed Louis Vuitton portfolio.
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