After the success of the summer Fashion & Leather Goods auction last June, which focused on the emblematic creations of the French Luxury Houses (Hermès, Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton), and in view of the growing interest in this specialty, the French auction house TAJAN wished to renew the experience with an exceptional sale on December 15.

"Our sales of antique and contemporary fashion and luxury leather goods highlight the plurality and quality of French craftsmanship and the search for excellence and limited editions. It was natural for us to echo our prestige sales of jewelry and watches by offering our clients bi-annual fashion-oriented sales that meet their quality requirements."

CHANEL by Karl LAGERFELD / Fall-Winter 1997 Collection - Gold-plated metal necklace holding a stylized clover pendant adorned with glass paste cabochons in shades of red, green, blue and green - Hook clasp set in coordinates 1997 | Signed on plate | Very good condition

“With Christmas approaching, we present an important collection of costume jewelry from the Maison Chanel (creations from the Gripoix, Goossens, Castellane, Largerfeld era), timeless bags such as the Birkin, Kelly, Haut à courroies d’Hermès but also antique trunks by Louis Vuitton (see photo of travel trunk composition circa 1910) and a collection of women’s and men’s vintage and contemporary fashion (Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Louis Vuitton)” says Louise de Causans, auctioneer and head of the speciality within the House. “Beyond luxury leather goods, we are also opening the specialty to lots with more accessible estimates, allowing our buyers to find small but high quality gifts, scrupulously verified and authenticated by us.”

HERMES- Birkin So Black bag 35 cm in black box - Interior in black goat, black jewelry finish | Year of manufacture 2011 - Limited edition bag | Estimate 15 000 / 20 000 €.

The sales catalogs present all of the House’s themes. This specialty includes travel items (suitcases, trunks), art of living and tableware (Hermès accessories and tableware), and men’s collectibles (cigar boxes, pens, briefcases and shoes from brands such as Berluti).

LOUIS VUITTON - Mail trunk in coated canvas monogrammed with stencil | Leather edges, Reinforced handles and brass lock, Inside lined with beige canvas with its original frame | Used condition


While second hand luxury bags are gaining in popularity, second hand branded it-bags are becoming increasingly popular. Among the most sought-after leather goods at auction are the timeless Kelly and Birkin from Hermès, “the smaller the bag, the more sought-after!”, the Neverfull Louis Vuitton, the baguette from Fendi, the classic Flap from Chanel and the City from Balanciaga, “A craze for iconic bags also illustrates the notion of investment and safe value in the dressing room of our bidders. We notice that Hermès bags can sometimes reveal surprises! They can be more expensive on resale than their initial value”. Indeed, due to the delay in ordering certain Hermès or Chanel pieces, individuals and collectors are turning to auctions to find a rare and immediately accessible pearl while being assured of its authenticity.

HERMES Paris - Birkin bag 30 cm in Courchevel gold calfskin, white stitching | 2004


Beyond these classic mythical bags, regularly presented at TAJAN, we also notice an attraction for the pieces resulting from a partnership between an artist and a brand. Symbols of rarity and exclusivity, co-created items enjoy strong demand: witness the success of the bags presented last June at TAJAN. “We sold a bag, the result of a collaboration between Virgil Abloh and Louis Vuitton, for €3500. On December 15, we will present a pair of Louis VUITTON / Kanye West sneakers, a testimony that music and street art go hand in hand with contemporary fashion”.

LOUIS VUITTON JASPER - Collaboration KANYE WEST | Pair of light grey leather high top sneakers, grey leather turn-up | Limited Edition | Estimate : 6000 / 7000€.


Next Fashion, Leather Goods & Luxury Accessories Auction
December 15, 2022 at 2 pm
Tajan Auction House – 37 rue des Mathurins, 75008 Paris

Next Free and confidential appraisals for the 2023 sales:
Every day on Monday or Friday by appointment
Contact: Louise de Causans, auctioneer
T. +33 1 53 30 30 32
[email protected]
37 rue des Mathurins – 75008 Paris


CHANEL - Pair of gilded metal clip earrings set with a green cast glass cabochon in a frame of ten oval crystals cut in the shape of a diamond by Swarovski and encircled by a twisted frieze | Signed on plate | Very good condition