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Christie’s repositioned handbags as objets d’art

Christie’s repositioned handbags as objets d’art

By Jen King, Luxury Daily
Although one of the newest categories offered by the 250-year-old auction house, Christie’s rare and vintage handbag department has become one of its most profitable. The handbag department at Christie’s boasts the youngest buyers, the most female clients at 55 percent and the highest spend, totaling approximately $20 million for 2016 sales.

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The Handbag’s Tale

The Handbag’s Tale

By Julie Schulte, The Atlantic
I had started out thinking handbags and purses were the same thing. I was a handbag newbie, an unpaid writer, an impartial observer hired as a ghost memoirist for the CEO of a luxury-handbag resale site.

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