The Handbag Factor

Jun 19,2015 | 17:15 EDT By Bidsquare

In life, there is no greater mystery to the male of the species than the nuances of a lady’s handbag. They’re big, they’re bottomless, and they contain stuff even the most imaginative guy never dreamed of. Oh, one other thing… no matter how many you have stashed away in your wardrobe, chances are youre always going need just one more.

Lot 72, an Hermes Birkin Bag in Orange Ostrich

Which leads us to Kodner Galleries’ Vintage Fashion, Luxury Accessory & Estate Jewelry Auction. Sprinkled among the lots on offer is a great range of vintage handbags from legendary brands including Gucci, Chanel, Hermes and Versace.

Lot 70, Versace fabric and white gold leather handbag

One of the real stars of the sale should be Lot 72 (top), a Hermes Birkin bag. Coming in distinctive orange ostrich leather, this bag is sold with a copy of its original Hermes Paris receipt.

Lot 69 (above) is a bag that will be viewed by many as a collector’s item - a limited edition Gucci Indy Tassel Hobo handbag. Made of black Leather and red suede, with gold metal studs and black suede tassels, this is am item truly thriving on its uniqueness, and is sure to be in hot demand.

When it comes to iconic brands nothing catches the eye quicker than the logo belonging to Chanel. Lot 54 (above), a brown crocodile double flap bag was made in Italy and comes from the revered French fashion house.

Lot 130, the vintage David Webb 18 karat yellow gold, diamond and platinum leaf brooch

Handbags are just a sample of the attractions on offer at Kodner Galleries’ Vintage Fashion, Luxury Accessory & Estate Jewelry Auction, set down for Wednesday, June 24. Jewelry, watches, silverware, and fashion are among the categories represented, with nearly 350 pieces listed and ready for bidding.

Look now at the full catalog.