Single-owner Hermès collection leads Bonhams luxury online sale

Birkin, Kelly, Constance, Lindy and Picotin are just a few of the famous fashion names offered in a private Hermès collection which leads Bonhams Luxury Online sale from 25 March to 1 April.

The collection of 15 handbags, carefully massed by an Asian collector over the last ten years, spans from classic Kelly models to rare and exceptional ‘collector-grade’ pieces, such as two smaller-sized Shiny Crocodile Birkin 25 and Birkin 30. All handbags from this collection were purchased directly from Hermès boutiques.

Meg Randell, Head of Bonhams Designer Handbag and Fashion, commented, “Hermès is one of the world’s most highly-coveted luxury brands, with many clients waiting years to get their hands on an elusive Birkin or Kelly handbag. Bonhams is excited to present this private collection of 15 of the most desirable bags made by the French fashion house. To be sold via our Luxury Online sale, this collection will surely speak to many handbag lovers around the globe.”

As well as the crocodile examples, there is a Birkin 30 from the limited ‘Candy’ collection of 2012. This bag is constructed from two different coloured leathers- the exterior is red and the interior is a dark blue.

There are other classic pieces that can be considered suitable for everyday use, such as the Constance bag, the So Kelly (a sporty updated version of the classic Kelly bag), the Lindy bag and the Picotin, all of which are highly popular designs. 

According to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, prices of Hermès handbags rose by 17% in 2020, topping all categories in the index for the second year in a row. 

The collection includes:

  • Hermès : Ultraviolet Shiny Crocodile Niloticus Birkin 30. Estimate: HK$200,000-250,000. Pictured above.
  • Hermès : Blue Marine Shiny Crocodile Niloticus Birkin 25. Estimate: HK$220,000-280,000. Pictured above.
  • Hermès : Candy Birkin 30. Estimate: HK$100,000-150,000. Pictured above. This limited bag is constructed from two different coloured leathers – the exterior is in red and the interior dark blue.
  • Hermès Etoupe Clemence Birkin 35. Estimate: HK$50,000-80,000.
  • Hermès : Ultraviolet Swift Constance 23. Estimate: HK$60,000-80,000.
  • Hermès : Gris Pearle Clemence So Kelly 22. Estimate: HK$20,000-30,000.
  • Hermès : Rose Azelle Swift Lindy 26. Estimate: HK$30,000-50,000.
  • Hermès : Bi-Colour Picotin Lock TGM. Estimate: HK$15,000-20,000.

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