Archive for June, 2008
Another day, another major watch auction. This time it was Antiquorum‘s New York summer sale of Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches and Clocks held just this past June 18. Readers of this site may find it interesting that the sale had a record 484 internet bidders from around the world–more proof that buying expensive items online is now the way of the world.
Want more witty accessories in this designer’s cache? Provence (above, $5,995) turns crystals into a beautifully wrapped bunch of asparagus, while Pineapple (below, $5,494) mimics the real thing in shades of golds and greens.
If you’re looking for sophistication without quite so much whimsy, Leiber also offers a wide array of bags in exotic skins, leathers, satins and beads. Portero is lucky to carry a generous selection of Judith Leiber in a rainbow of colors and styles. I’m particularly taken with this Full bead gold crystal version that feels like a night at the disco, and this Vintage Oversized Mauve Crocodile clutch that screams luxe without being quite so “look at me.”
The champagne was flowing and the handbags were selling as we celebrated our private Chanel event last night. Above, hosts Melanie Charlton, Emilia Fanjul Pfeiffer, Annie Churchill, Lauren Goodman and Sabine Heller at the Portero.com exclusive auction preview featuring vintage Chanel handbags hosted at Antony Todd in New York City Wednesday, June 18, 2008.
I find Chanel bags to be the ultimate in sophistication and utterly chic, so when I found out that our staff was aiming to pull off the event of the season, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the merchandise list. Close to 200 authentic Chanel bags at sweet deals, some limited edition and nearly impossible to find? Now that’s a reason to shop online.