Jane Birkin's Hermès Bags Go Under The Hammer For Doctors Of The World
After the Hermès Birkin—named after the actor and singer Jane Birkin—was sold for over double its estimate at £162,500 (HK$1.5 million) in at Christie’s sale in London last month, Jane Birkin is donating two Hermès bags that were used by her and her late partner Serge Gainsbourg on their travels from Paris to London every Christmas.
French auction house Artcurial will be selling off the Haut à Courroies 50cm bag—four times the size of the iconic Hermès Birkin—and the American Garment Bag, made in the ‘70s featuring black grained leather with a brass trim at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monte Carlo on July 19, 2019.
The two bags are estimated to raise between €2,000 (HK$17,599) and €4,000 (HK$35,199) and between €1,500 (HK$13,199) and €2,500 (HK$21,999), respectively, which will be donated to Doctors of the World, a non-profit organization close to Birkin's heart, to provide healthcare services worldwide.
Learn more at artcurial.com
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