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Arm Candy: A private Florida collection of luxury handbags at Leslie Hindman Auctionners© Leslie Hindman Auctionners

WEST PALM BEACH, FL.- On February 20, 2016, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer a single-owner collection of designer handbags at the Arm Candy auction in Palm Beach. This sale includes over 100 covetable Hermès handbag styles such as the Evelyne, the Lindy, the So-Kelly, the Kelly and the Birkin, each represented by cool and warm color combinations. 

The Birkin in particular has seen an influx of interest from both fashionable and practical buyers who recognize its investment potential. Harper’s Bazaar has called the Hermès Birkin the most exclusive purse in the world, and a new study finds that the bag has outpaced both the S&P 500 and the price of gold in the last 35 years. With an extensive waiting list, buying a Birkin at auction offers an accessible and reliable way to purchase a luxury accessory with staying power. 

The array of bright and bold colors seen in Arm Candy offers something for every style. “Auctions are a great way to purchase highly sought after designer bags such as the Birkin or Kelly,” said Anne Forman, Director of Couture and Luxury Accessories. “Our client purchased many of the unique, attractive colors from Hermès stores in Naples, New York and Paris. We’re fortunate to have such a well kept collection of handbags that are essentially new.” 

The preview opens Friday, February 12 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ West Palm Beach saleroom. Also on preview will be paintings, furniture and decorative arts from the auction houses’ Palm Beach Winter Auction, which will be held February 19. 

For those participating online, live and absentee bidding is available through LH Live or Bidsquare. Arm Candy offers a concise yet diverse shopping experience for bidders who have the potential to snag a designer bag under retail value. 

 

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An Hermes Bleu Galice Togo 35cm Birkin Handbag, 2013, Special Order. Estimate $ 8,000-10,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctionners

with palladium hardware, dual rolled handles, a front flap turn lock closure, a clochette with lock and keys, an interior zip pocket and an interior slip pocket. Together with a dustbag, box, raincoat and receipt. Square Q blindstamp. Stamped: Hermes. 14" x 10" x 7". 

Very light scratching to the hardware. Interior shows minimal wear. Very light wear to the exterior bottom corners. Slight scratching to the protective feet. 

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An Hermes Geranium Togo 35cm Birkin Handbag, 2012. Estimate $ 8,000-10,000© Leslie Hindman Auctionners

with palladium hardware, dual rolled handles, a front flap turn lock closure, a clochette with lock and keys, an interior zip pocket and an interior slip pocket. Together with a dustbag, box and receipt. Square P blindstamp. Stamped: Hermes. 14" x 10" x 7".

Interior shows very light wear. There is a small white mark on the lower right section of the exterior of the handbag. Light wear to the bottom exterior corners

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An Hermes Rose Tyrien Candy 35cm Birkin Handbag, 2013Estimate $ 8,000-10,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctionners

with palladium hardware, dual rolled handles, a front flap turn lock closure, a clochette with lock and keys, an interior zip pocket and an interior slip pocket. Together with a dustbag, box and receipt. Square Q blindstamp. Stamped: Hermes. 14" x 10" x 7". 

Plastic is still in place covering some of the hardware. Light scratching to the uncovered hardware. Light interior wear with light marks to the interior front side. Light wear to the exterior bottom.

 

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An Hermes Bicolor Jaune d'Or Epsom 30cm Birkin Handbag, 2012Estimate $ 7,000-9,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctionners

with gold plated hardware, dual rolled handles, a front flap turn lock closure, a clochette with lock and keys, an interior zip pocket, an interior slip pocket and an orange interior. Together with a dustbag, box and receipt. Square P blindstamp. Stamped: Hermes. 12" x 8.5" x 6". 

Plastic still on the hardware. Light wear to bottom corners. No wear to interior. 

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An Hermes Malachite Togo 30cm Birkin Handbag, 2013. Estimate $ 7,000-9,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctionners

with palladium hardware, dual rolled handles, a front flap turn lock closure, a clochette with lock and keys, an interior zip pocket and an interior slip pocket. Together with a dustbag, box and receipt. Square Q blindstamp. Stamped: Hermes. 12" x 8.5" x 6". 

Plastic still on the hardware. Very minimal wear to the interior and exterior. 

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Arm Candy: A private Florida collection of luxury handbags at Leslie Hindman Auctionners. © Leslie Hindman Auctionners