On April 26th, Heritage Auctions honored The Untitled Magazine‘s new fashion director, Jackie Astier, for her “style and creativity”, in a luncheon celebrating the forthcoming, annual Spring Luxury Auction, which will take place both live and online on April 29th. Other luminous fashion elite honored at the luncheon included Mary Alice Stephenson, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Veronica Miele Beard and Veronika Swanson Beard. A preview of the auction was on view, featuring some devine, luxury handbags from the likes of Hermes and Balenciaga, as well some beautiful accessories… get ready to bid! Prices started as low as $100.00!
Heritage Auctions is the third largest auction house in the world and are known for their unparalleled collections of high-end, vintage, designer luxury accessories. In fact, they have set the record for the most expensive handbag ever sold, a Hermès Birkin bag with hardware completely made out of diamonds that went for $203,150. Not only that, but Heritage Auctions was the first to inventory Marilyn Monroe’s collections from storage, and auction off seven pairs of the iconic Wizard of Oz ruby slippers. This year, the house will offer luxury bags and accessories from Chanel, Bottega Venetta, Judith Lieber, Balenciaga, and Louis Vuitton. The auction will also feature incredibly rare, vintage handbags from Hermès, including a black matte alligator limited edition Birkin, a gray Himalayan crocodile Birkin, a bougainvillea shiny Porosus crocodile Birkin, and a blue Brighton shiny Porosus crocodile Birkin. Besides the amazing handbag selection, the auction will also feautre totally unique, one of a kind items, like a Chanel bike, Takashi Murakami x Louis Vuitton x LACMA collaboration bag, Kelly Rutherford’s Cognac Ostrich Birkin bag, a Murakami jewelry box, and a Louis Vutitton soccer ball.