Forget stocking fillers – it’s handbags that are in demand for Christmas

Designer handbags are coveted presents and pre-owned or second-hand versions are the best way to buy the top brands at attractive prices.

Christian Dior bag

A Christian Dior pink micro handbag estimated at £400-600 at Chiswick Auctions on November 30.

Here is a selection of five branded handbags at auction from Christian Dior to Louis Vuitton.

1. Christian Dior handbag

This Christian Dior handbag (pictured above) is described as a micro bag with a metallic pink glazed handle and strap and gunmetal and pink chrome tone hardware. It is estimate at £400-600 at Chiswick Auctions' Designer Handbags and Fashion sale on November 30 and includes a detachable strap, authenticity card, dustbag and box.

2. Vintage Gucci bag

Gucci bag

A vintage 1970s Gucci red leather bag estimated at £80-120 at Thimbleby & Shorland on November 28.

This vintage Gucci red leather bag is from the 1970s. It is not in perfect condition but it estimated at £80-120 at Thimbleby & Shorland's Antiques & Collectables timed auction ending on November 28.

3. Louis Vuitton drawstring bag

Louis Vuitton drawstring bag

A Louis Vuitton canvas Noe drawstring bag estimated at £200-300 at Sworders on December 2.

This Louis Vuitton monogrammed canvas Noe drawstring bag comes with a dust bag and is estimated at £200-300 at Sworders' Jewellery and Gifts auction on December 2.

4. Mulberry bag and purse

Mulberry bag

A Mulberry black leather bag and purse, estimated at £400-600, at Lyon & Turnbull on December 7-8.

This Mulberry Bayswater black leather bag comes with a matching purse as well as its original dust bag, and carrier bag and box. It is estimated at £400-600 at Lyon & Turnbull's Jewellery, Watches & Silver sale on December 7-8.

5. Vintage Hermès handbag

This small vintage crocodile skin Hermès handbag in black is estimated at €800-1200 at Maison Jules Veilinghuis' Fine Arts & Antiques sale on November 27-28. 

For more information view our guide to buying handbags at auction.



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