19 Jun 2012
Los Angeles - On June 25 the inaugural US sale of 'What Women Want...At Auction' will be offered to the fashion set of Los Angeles. Known as the ultimate insider's shopping experience, the auctions delivers luxury brands and chic style at desirable prices. Highlights for the well-heeled buyer include designer vintage and contemporary fashions, shoes, accessories, handbags and luxury goods.
Since launching in the U.K., 'What Women Want...At Auction' sales have become a unique part of the fashion experience in London. Continuing on the forefront of fashion, Bonhams has brought together some of the most desirable accessories, shoes and handbags on the planet for women in Los Angeles who love to shop and who enjoy the best of everything. Are you ready to wear 'What Women Want...At Auction'?
Handbags and shoes of note include a classic Hermes black crocodile 'Kelly' handbag (est. $10,000-20,000); Gianni Versace small 'Marilyn Monroe' image handbag (est. $200-400); a Judith Leiber(r) 'Queen of Hearts' book-form minaudiere (est. $1,300-1,500); a Katherine Baumann red 'Lips' minaudiere (est. $1,000-1,500); a pair of black Stuart Weitzman pumps decorated with a rhinestone figure of a girl holding the leash of a white dog (est. $300-400) and a pair of Stuart Weitzman multi-colored rhinestone pumps (est. $400-600), among others.
Clothing highlights include a multi-color beaded Bob Mackie gown (est. $1,500-2,000); a light blue and multi-color Chanel coat together with a blue, yellow and black slip dress (est. $1,000-1,500); a black with white, pink and baby blue chiffon and knit Chanel dress adorned with flowered sequins (est. $800-1,200); a black and white striped pleated strapless silk Ralph Lauren Collection gown (est. $500-700); a pink, gray and lavender chiffon strapless Ralph Lauren Collection gown (est. $500-700) and a black and multi-color Christian La Croix coat and shift dress (est. $400-600).
The illustrated auction catalog is available online for review and purchase in the weeks preceding the sale at www.bonhams.com/20455
Preview: June 22-23, Los Angeles
Auction: June 25, Los Angeles
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and appraisal services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com