Nearly 400 people attended the exclusive preview party for our 25thAnniversary Auction last night at our Beverly Hills store. Our west coast fans and celebrity clients got to see in person some of our most elusive luxury finds before the live auction on September 18th at Christie’s in New York. The auction includes more that 200 rare collectibles, iconic runway pieces, and novelty accessories. Select auction items will be on display now through August 27thin Beverly Hills.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 21: (L-R) What Goes Around Comes Around Co-Founder Seth Weisser, A-List PR Founder Ashlee Margolis, Philanthropist & Editor of Town & Country Magazine Erica Zohar, Christie’s handbag specialist Caitlin Donovan, Bag Snob Co-founder Tina Craig, and What Goes Around Comes Around Co-Founder Gerard Maione attend Christie’s x What Goes Around Comes Around 25th Anniversary Auction Preview at What Goes Around Comes Around on August 21, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for What Goes Around Comes Around)
There’s no bigger name in American vintage fashion than What Goes Around Comes Around. The company was founded in New York City in 1993, and since then, it’s expanded into an internationally known source for the finest in designer vintage fashion. WGACA is also particularly well known for its ability to source handbags from the most sought-after designers, and its archive boasts both recently released rarities and deep vintage finds alike. To celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, a selection of those very special pieces is going under the hammer in New York City next month, in collaboration with Christie’s.
The landmark auction, comprised of one-of-a-kind items and coveted vintage pieces by Hermès and Chanel, among others, is sure to draw international participation from collectors with an eye for luxury fashion, accessories and collectibles.The auction, which closes New York Fashion Week on September 18, includes over 200 lots that reflect WGACA’s and Christie’s deep understanding of and appreciation for handbag history. In the selection, you’ll find excellent-condition pieces from all of Louis Vuitton’s major artist collaborations of the last 20 years, including plenty of Kusama, Murakami, and Sprouse bags, as well as Goyard trunks and luggage, exotics and rarities from Hermès, and limited edition Chanel runway bags.
The sale is tightly edited to reflect the best of the best when it comes to the most collectible bags and accessories of the past, both recent and more distant. The diversity of the selection is great, with bags ranging from those you’d immediately want to put into your everyday handbag rotation to those you’d want to display in your home. In addition to handbags, the available pieces also include jewelry, silks, art objects, and more, all from the most respected designer accessory brands in the world and sourced by WGACA from the finest private collections.
Online bidding is open now, and you can browse the lots on the Christie’s website, or view them in person at the Christie’s gallery at 20 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Viewing is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday, and 1pm to 5pm on Sundays, starting September 7 and running to September 17. The auction will take place on September 18 at 11am, also at Christie’s New York City flagship.
Goyard Classic Steamer Trunk in Goyardine Canvas
Hermès Birkin 35cm in Black and Fuchsia Porosus Crocodile
Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag in Shiny Blue Alligator
Chanel Briefcase in Canvas and Calf Leather with Graffiti Details
Chanel Ice Cube Evening Clutch, Limited Edition
Hermès Kelly in Shiny Natura Vert Céladon Alligator, Sellier, 32cm
Hermès Picnic Kelly Bag in Natural Barénia Leather and Ossier, Limited Edition, 35cm
Hermès So Black Birkin in Black Calf Box Leather, Limited Edition, 35cm
Louis Vuitton Boxing Gloves, Punching Bag, Mat, and Case, Limited Edition, Designed By Karl Lagerfeld