Christie's Handbags x Hype Auction

Christie's Handbags x Hype Auction | Source: Hypebeast

Redefining the Luxury Resale Market: Christie’s Handbags x Hype Auction

In Christie’s latest online auction, Handbags x HYPE: The Luxury Remix, high-end luxury bags cross paths with collectable hype pieces.

Supreme collectables, Yezzy collections, game-worn Air Jordans, unique Hermes handbags and a Kanye West-Worn Donda bulletproof vest are just some of the items which are set to go under the hammer.

The continued influence of sneakers, streetwear and collectables on the huge resale market means savvy collectors now seek pieces from streetwear brands alongside heritage luxury fashion houses and Christie’s is delivering the goods.

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift or a luxury investment, here are the best pieces from the Christie’s Handbags x Hype auction that’s online right now.

Michael Jordan game-worn & signed Air Jordan XIII

Estimate – A$400,000 to A$700,000

These Air Jordan XIIIs, designed by Tinker Hatfield, were worn by Jordan during his legendary 1997-98 NBA season with the Chicago Bulls. Originally gifted to sports commentator and Hall of Fame basketball player Isiah Thomas by Jordan, the iconic Nike Air Jordan silhouette comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Michael Jordan game-worn & signed Air Jordan XIII
Source: Christie’s

MBD: Signed ‘DONDA’ bulletproof vest

Estimate – A$28,000 to A$42,000

The black vest, complete with ballistics panels, was worn by Kanye at The Mercedes Benz Super Dome in Atlanta Georgia on 5th August 2021. The bulletproof vest, celebrating the debut of his album DONDA, has the title hand-painted in white and West-signed MBD (My Body Different) on the back. 

Hermès Birkin 20 Sellier Faubourg

Estimate – A$111,000 to A$139,000

The Hermès Birkin bag is a hugely popular classic silhouette in its own right. An even scarcer iteration of the already highly sought-after bag, this ultra-rare Bleu Marine edition of the Birkin 20 Sellier Faubourg, is one of only a few dozen crafted. It’s designed to replicate the front of the historic Hermès store on 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. 

Hermès Birkin 20 Bleu Edition | Source: Christies

Complete collection of Virgil Abloh Off-White x Nike sneakers

Estimate – A$83,000 to A$125,000

Released from 2017 to 2020, this complete collection contains all 50 pairs of Off-White x Nike shoes in pristine condition. The range includes Abloh and Nikes ‘The Ten’ collaboration – 10 original Nike models he reimagined that became the biggest sneaker event of 2017.

Virgil Abloh Off-White x Nike sneakers
Source: Christie’s

Louis Vuitton x Nigo LV2 wallet set

Estimate – A$2,775 to A$4,160

Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh collaborates again with Japanese streetwear stalwart Nigo to bring the LV2 collection. This set of four features a limited edition brazza wallet, multiple wallets, a double phone pouch and a Clemence notebook by Virgil Abloh.

Louis Vuitton x Nigo LV2 wallet set
Source: Christie’s

Louis Vuitton x Supreme keepall

Estimate – A$2,775 to A$4,160

This limited edition Louis Vuitton x Supreme bandoulière 50 bag is from the two brands’ 2017 collaboration. The red & white bag features Supremes’ bold logo on Vuitton’s classic EPI leather complete with silver hardware, locks, keys, shoulder strap and luggage tag.

Louis Vuitton x Supreme keepall bag collaboration
Source: Christie’s

To read more about luxury auctions, have a look at the most incredible items going under the hammer at Christie’s Luxury Week.

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