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Press Release - March 8, 2018

Hermès Crocodile Birkins, Chanel Exotics Expected To Headline Heritage Auctions’ Luxury Accessories Auction

Reaching top estimates could push sale near $2 million

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DALLAS, Texas (March 8, 2018) — Hermès crocodile Birkin handbags are expected to be in high demand at Heritage Auctions' Spring Luxury Accessories Auction March 25 in Dallas. The 419-lot event is projected to approach $2 million in total sales.

"Just like spring flowers, Heritage's Luxury Auction welcomes the new season representing remarkably rare and limited-edition pieces from Hermès and Chanel," Heritage Auctions Luxury Accessories Director Diane D'Amato said. "I am pleased to include our largest offering of Chanel exotics in a single auction."

Vying for top lot honors will be a Hermès 30cm Fuchsia Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware (est. $35,000-45,000). The bag includes two rolled handles, Palladium Hardware and a flap top with a turnlock closure, and the interior is in Fuchsia Chevre Leather, with one zip pocket and one slip pocket. The bag includes an Hermès dustbag, clochette dustbag and CITES.

Three bags enter the sale with a pre-auction estimate of $30,000-40,000:

· An Hermès 30cm Matte Sanguine Alligator Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware features two rolled handles, Palladium Hardware and a flap top with a turnlock closure. The Sanguine Chevre Leather interior includes one zip pocket and one slip pocket, and the bag includes two keys, a lock and a clochette. Also included are an Hermès box, dustbag, clochette dustbag, protective felt, rain protector and a care card.

· An Hermès Limited Edition 35cm Barenia Leather & Osier Wicker Picnic Kelly Bag with Palladium Hardware includes one top handle, Palladium Hardware and a flap top with a turnlock closure. The interior and exterior are done in Fauve Barenia Leather and Osier Wicker. The interior features one slip pocket on one side and two adjacent slip pockets on the other, and includes two keys, a lock and a clochette.

· An Hermès 30cm Blue Roi Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware has two rolled handles, Palladium Hardware and a flap top with a turnlock closure. The interior, which also is Blue Roi Chevre Leather, includes one zip pocket and a slip pocket. Also included with the bag are two keys, a lock and a clochette, as well as an Hermès dustbag, clochette dustbag and a rain protector.

An Hermès 30cm Matte Rouge H Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware (est. $30,000-35,000) has an Ecru Toile H interior, with one slip pocket on one side and two on the other side. The bag features two rolled handles, Gold Hardware and a flap top with a turnlock closure, and comes with two keys, a lock and a clochette. Also included are an Hermès dustbag and a rain protector with its dustbag.

Extending the wide range of colors among the top lots is an Hermès 30cm Shiny Vert Veronese Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware (est. $25,000-30,000), which boasts two rolled handles, Palladium Hardware and a flap top with a turnlock closure. The interior, in matching Vert Veronese Chevre Leather, offers one zip pocket and one slip pocket. The bag comes with two keys, a lock and a clochette, as well as an Hermès dustbag, a clochette dustbag, protective felt and its CITES document.

Just as the various handbags in the auction offer collectors an array of color options, Hermès Limited Edition 24cm Multicolor Swift Leather "On A Summer Day" Constance Bag with Palladium Hardware (est. $15,000-20,000) offers a burst of color by itself. Featuring an adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn long or doubled, Palladium Hardware and a flap top with an H clasp closure, the bag's interior is in matching Blue Electric Agneau Leather and features two partitioned compartments with one slip pocket and one zip pocket. It comes with an Hermès box, dustbag, protective felt and care card.

The auction also offers Heritage's largest collection of Chanel exotics, including:

· Chanel Orange Alligator Small Classic Flap Bag with Gold Hardware: est. $8,000-12,000

· Chanel Fuchsia Alligator Small Classic Flap Bag with Gold Hardware: est. $8,000-12,000

· Chanel Yellow Python Jumbo Double Flap Bag with Ruthenium Hardware: est. $4,000-6,000

· Chanel Fuchsia Python Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag with Shiny Ruthenium Hardware: est. $4,000-6,000

· Chanel Turquoise Python Jumbo Double Flap Bag with Gold Hardware: est. $4,000-6,000

· Chanel White Python Reissue 225 Double Flap Bag with Gold Hardware: est. $4,000-6,000

The top lots also include, but are not limited to:

· Hermès 42cm Shiny Bordeaux Porosus Crocodile JPG I Shoulder Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware: $22,000-28,000

· Hermès Amethyst Alligator Kelly Pochette Bag with Palladium Hardware: $22,000-25,000

· Hermès 32cm Blue Jean Porosus Crocodile Sellier Kelly Bag with Palladium Hardware: $20,000-30,000

· Hermès 35cm Mykonos Alligator Retourne Kelly Bag with Palladium Hardware: $20,000-25,000

· Hermès Limited Edition 35cm So Black Calf Box Leather Retourne Kelly Bag with PVD Hardware: $20,000-25,000

· Hermès 28cm Matte Havane Nilo Crocodile Retourne Kelly Bag with Palladium Hardware: $20,000-25,000

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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Steve Lansdale, Public Relations Specialist
214-409-1699; SteveL@HA.com

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