Louis Vuitton Handbag Consignment
Classic, authentic Louis Vuitton handbags are always in demand. When you are ready to sell a Louis Vuitton bag or briefcase at auction, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price for new or vintage fashion accessories. These exceptional investment pieces, particularly limited-edition bags, might sell for far more than the high estimate, and that’s the excitement of auction.
The Louis Vuitton luxury brand was founded more than 150 years ago, when Vuitton was a young teenager. After leaving his home in the French countryside and apprenticing himself in Paris, he was appointed the personal box-maker to the Empress of France, Eugenie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. He later opened his own workshop and introduced rectangular, stackable bags in hard-wearing canvas instead of leather. By 1914, the Louis Vuitton brand was the largest travel-goods store in the world, and was frequented by Paris clientele such as Coco Chanel. Today, Louis Vuitton is among the world’s most highly valued fashion brands, and its signature logo is universally recognised.
To receive a complimentary auction estimate of your handbag, simply submit images and information through our easy-to-use online form. Our specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our upcoming sales.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell a Louis Vuitton designer bag?The fashion market for handmade designer bags is stronger than ever, with international collectors driving prices to unmatched heights. Once you consign a rare Louis Vuitton handbag, duffle bag, backpack or briefcase, our specialists will suggest the optimal location to sell a handbag for the highest price.
- Does Sotheby’s sell Louis Vuitton bags online?Yes, indeed. Handbags Online, offered in August 2019, featured almost 100 extraordinary examples of the finest craftsmanship from top fashion designers. Previously, in July 2018, Sotheby’s Paris unveiled the Quidam de Revel collection,160 pieces of jewellery and accessories from the 1930s through 2000s that delighted with unique designs by Louis Vuitton and other iconic designers.
- How is a Louis Vuitton designer bag authenticated?First, Sotheby’s experts review all stitching, date and trademark stampings, monogram motifs and hardware. Our specialists also inspect each Louis Vuitton bag for overall 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 Louis Vuitton handbag to yield the highest price at auction.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy, consign and sell a Louis Vuitton designer handbag, LV canvas bag, leather bag, vintage bag, clutch, purse, wallet, LV backpack, monogram duffle bag, Epi briefcase, President briefcase, Monogramouflage Speedy 35 Limited Edition Takashi Murakami, Grace Coddington Catogram Paname Camera Bag Set, Damier Azur St. Tropez Summer Trunk Neverfull MM of Coated Canvas and Vachetta Leather Trim with Polished Golden Brass Hardware, Monogram Patches Pochette Metis, Supreme Camouflage Apollo Nano Backpack, Catogram Micro Boite Chapeau, World Tour Zippy Wallet or other haute couture fashion accessories.