Handbags & Accessories

We Found the Perfect Handbags to Match Your Holiday Plans

By Halina Loft
The holidays can be a lot to handle – but with the right bag, you can conquer any challenge, no matter how festive. Sotheby's Handbags and Accessories Online offers a remarkable collection of bags and accessories from Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. The sale runs through 2 December – so be sure to bid, before time runs out.
For a Showing of the Nutcracker Followed by a Nightcap at Bemelmans Bar

Hermès Orange Poppy Kelly Cut of Porosus Crocodile with Gold Hardware. Estimate $24,000 – 30,000.

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This Kelly Cut clutch in Orange Poppy Porosus crocodile will add a festive touch to any holiday weekend. Gold hardware and and tonal stitching give this bag an ultra-luxurious finish, while a top flat handle ensures you'll keep a firm grip on your favorite accessory (no matter how persistent the Mouse King may prove to be).

For Making an Entrance at Your Office's Holiday Party

Hermès Bleu Encre "Touch" Birkin 30cm of Shiny Niloticus Crocodile and Togo Leather with Palladium Hardware. Estimate $28,000 – 35,000.

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When it's time to dress for the job you want (or the job you already have), choose this Birkin in Bleu Encre shiny Niloticus crocodile and togo leather. This bag features palladium hardware and tonal stitching, as well as two straps with front toggle closure, clochette with lock and two keys and double rolled crocodile handles.

For a Winter Solstice Celebration in St. Petersburg

Chanel Iridescent Burgundy Large Filigree Vanity Case of Caviar Leather with Matte Gold Tone Hardware. Estimate $3,200 – 4,000.

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Russia may be a bit chilly in December, but the perfect outfit – to match an evening of fresh caviar and crisp vodka – will certainly help. For this occasion, a Chanel Vanity Case is ideal: in quilted iridescent burgundy caviar leather with matte gold tone hardware, you'll be prepared for whatever the night may bring. A stitched in CC-logo on the front offers an understated nod to the storied French fashion house, while the top leather round handle and matte gold tone chain link and burgundy leather shoulder strap provide endless versatility.

For When You Have a Full Weekend of Holiday Parties, but Your Date Cancels

Hermès Rare Malachite "Quelle Idolle" Kelly Doll of Swift Leather with Palladium Hardware. Estimate $45,000 – 55,000.

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With this Kelly Doll bag as your wing-girl, you'll be sure to have a grand night – no matter what. This coveted bag is made from Malachite swift leather with palladium hardware, featuring tonal stitching, a turnlock nose, two palladium eyes and moveable arms. The interior is lined with malachite leather and has one zip pocket with an Hermès engraved zipper pull and an open pocket on the opposite side.

For Staying Comfortable Through a Full Day of Holiday Travel

Chanel Travel Trolley Rolling Luggage of Black Nylon with Silver Hardware. Estimate $1,900 – 2,400.

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This Chanel Travel Trolley Rolling Luggage will keep you moving in style, even if your holiday travel plans prove to be a bit more hectic than you'd hoped. This luggage is made from black nylon with silver hardware, and features a top and side handle and two zippered front pockets. The interior is lined with black nylon and has two flat zippered compartments on the opening side of the luggage, and one zippered compartment on the side of the luggage.

For a Relaxing Week at Pebble Beach

Hermès Orange Poppy Birkin 30cm of Togo Leather with Gold Hardware. Estimate $14,000 – 16,000.

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For long days packed with rest, relaxation and a round of golf, you need a bag that will see you through in style. This Hermès Orange Poppy Birkin in Togo Leather is the perfect fit. This bag is fit with gold hardware, tonal stitching, two straps with a front toggle closure, a clochette with a lock and two keys and double rolled handles.

For Carrying Your Essentials on a Quick New Year's Eve Trip to Paris

Louis Vuitton x Virgil Abloh Prism Iridescent Christopher Backpack GM. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000.

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How to carry your travel pillow and a cozy scarf (to protect against the Parisian chill) while still looking chic? Try this Prism Iridescent Christopher Backpack, created in collaboration with Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh. The transparent embossed Monogram PVC with white hardware makes a lasting statement, while adjustable PVC adjustable straps, a PVC top handle and white leather drawstring closure make this bag extra functional.

For Keeping Your Suits Crisp As You Ride the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Louis Vuitton Vintage Wardrobe 85 Casier Trunk. Estimate $7,500 – 10,000.

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This vintage Louis Vuitton monogram wardrobe trunk is the ideal luggage for your train ride across Europe. The interior includes two drawers on the right side and a hanging space with wooden hangers on the left side, to ensure proper storage. This trunk is a true collector’s item.

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