The inaugural Designer Collection at Fellows Auctioneers was celebrated at Marco Pierre White Champagne Bar at The Cube yesterday, where customers, bloggers and members of the press viewed over 400 designer handbags and accessories featuring in the auction, whilst sipping on custom-made Fellows cocktails.
The Designer Collection is taking place as an online timed auction hosted on partner website the-saleroom.com and features handbags and small accessories by brands including Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry. Louise Ludlam, head of the Vintage department at Fellows said
The auction closes on the 17th at 7.30pm so the event was a great opportunity for customers to view all of the lots on display in person, and indulge in a cocktail or two as well!
Undoubtedly one of the many highlights in this auction is a blue Fjord Birkin 35 handbag by design house Hermès; to celebrate this lot a cocktail was created by a Marco Pierre White mixologist for guests to enjoy “A Blue Birkin” was expertly mixed containing Vodka, Elderflower cordial, Lime and Blue Curacao for its distinctive colouring. A total of six Hermès Birkin handbags feature in this auction as lots 202 to 207.
Many guests were overwhelmed at the range on offer and commented on the affordability of many lots. One guest commented
When I think of designer handbags, I automatically think of an extortionate price tag. I’ve happily discovered that these estimates are well within my price range and fingers crossed there will be a bonus of a vintage designer bag on its way to me after Sunday!
The Designer Collection ends on Sunday 17th April at 7.30pm, with condition reports and 360 imagery for all lots online at www.fellows.co.uk