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Fashion trends may come and go but Chanel is eternal. If you are a fan of the French heritage brand and have always wanted to add some vintage pieces to your wardrobe, we have some great news for you.
Later this week, Sotheby’s Milan is auctioning off 177 “iconic pieces of superb quality.” The selection of curated items, called "A Collection of a Lifetime: Chanel Online", belongs to an unnamed Italian socialite and includes handbags, dresses, sunglasses, jewelry, and even a pair of over-the-knee boots, dating back decades and all the way up to the brand’s 2018 cruise collection.
Some of the highlights include Chanel’s iconic quilted bags (which by the way are also the best long-term investment, according to a 2016 study), including one in a red-hot hue with a silver-tone chain strap. In fact, one of the priciest items is a faux fur-trimmed shoulder bag that sports Chanel’s double C logo—it is expected to sell for about $3,200.
If you’re looking for a statement accessory, then you’ll love a pair of oversized round sunglasses that sports pearl-embellished lenses.
Jewelry aficionados may also be interested in a gold logo chain belt and a matching bracelet. Another chain necklace from the brand’s 1990-91 collection features coin-sized gold-tone plaques with the words “Coco Paris France” engraved on them and its starting price will be only $110.
The best part is that this is an online auction so anyone can bid for the pieces. It will take place starting Nov. 29 and go until Dec. 5th. In the meantime, if you happen to be in Milan, you can also see the items in person in Palazzo Serbelloni on Dec 3 and 4.