Dior orange stardust backpack in an auction selling bags and accessories

Sell Your Handbags and Accessories with Sotheby's

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Get Started with an Estimate
Wonder how much your designer handbag or fashion accessory might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your item.

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A collection of Chanel accessories sold in an auction selling luxury accessories

Bags and Accessories Sold at Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell my designer handbag or accessories?
    The fashion market for handmade designer bags is stronger than ever, with international collectors driving prices to unmatched heights. Once you consign a rare handbag, evening bag, clutch, silk scarf, vintage hat, shoes or other collectible fashion accessories, our specialists will suggest the optimal location to sell a handbag for the highest price.
  • Must I have the original documents that came with my fashion accessories?
    To determine an auction estimate for an authentic leather designer bag, Sotheby’s specialists will need clear photographs and as much information as you can provide. Once you submit your designer handbag or fashion accessories details online, you will be able to track the estimate process. A Sotheby’s expert will be in touch if there are any questions.
  • How can I authenticate my designer bag or vintage accessory?
    First, closely look for any stamped markings and inspect your piece for quality craftsmanship. Because forgeries exist in the marketplace, request a complimentary auction estimate from Sotheby’s. Trust our experienced specialists to thoughtfully examine and appraise a designer handbag to yield the highest price at auction.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy, consign and sell a designer handbag, leather bag, evening bag, vintage bag, clutch, backpack, belt, vintage hat, designer shoes or other haute couture fashion accessories by designers such as Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Ferragamo, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Judith Lieber and Chanel.