Winter Fashion Sale

Hammer Highlights

The Winter Fashion Sale was our first auction of 2021, and started the year off in style! Featuring a very special collection of clothing from a Cheshire lady who was a buyer in the fashion industry for many years, the Winter Fashion Sale boasted 160 lots of hardly worn designer clothing, handbags and accessories.

 

Clothing

The selection of designer clothing in the Winter Fashion Sale included sought-after brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Moschino, Christian Dior, Fendi, Maxmara and countless others. With an array of beautifully kept, vibrant and exquisitely made coats, jackets, dresses, suits, trousers and skirs, there truly was something for every style and taste. 

Acquired over many years, and sourced from fashion buying trips across Europe the wardrobe of our Cheshire lady attracted a wealth of attention from our stylish bidders, both locally and internationally from our online catalogues. With viewing events held in person in November and virtually in the run up to the sale, it was clear that this collection of couture was going to sell exceptionally well!

The stand-out piece from the coats was a beautiful leather full length coat with a detachable black fur collar by Gianni Versace. With bidders on our free online bidding platform Wilson Live battling it out with online bidders on The-Saleroom and Invaluable the lot sold for £756.

A leather coat by Gianni Versace, the full length black leather coat with detatchable black fur collar and lilac satin makers logo lining, size 44.

A leather coat by Gianni Versace, sold for £756

 

Other pieces to catch the eye of our bidders was a fur tipped wool cape, beautifully made with a satin lining, this timeless piece sold to a local lady for £366.

A fur tipped wool cape, the black wool cape with undulating hem and black fur trim.

A fur tipped wool cape sold for £366

 

As expected, the Alexander McQueen two piece suit complete with original tags and labels attracted a huge amount of interest from collectors. In immaculate condition and with a beautiful zip design, this two piece suit eventually sold for £342.

A wool two-piece suit by Alexander McQueen, comprising a mid-length skirt and jacket with gold tone zip detailing, smooth leather accents and black satin lining, size 42.

A wool two-piece suit by Alexander McQueen, sold for £342

 

Unsurprisingly, our Fendi pieces were amongst the most viewed in the entire sale. This gorgeous wool coat with original tag and stylish double breasted design went to one lucky bidder for £293.

A wool coat by Fendi, the beige wool coat with double breasted buttons and oversized lapel, size 42.

A wool coat by Fendi, sold for £293

 

Bags

The designer at the top of everyone's list this sale was Chanel. Our selection of Chanel bags featured something to suit every style and taste, with hard to find vintage designs catching the eye of our style-savvy bidders. The top-selling Chanel was a gorgeous two-tone 'In The Mix' bag, dating to circa 2012-13. The 'In The Mix' bag was introduced in Chanel's Autumn Winter 2010 collection and features a beautiful quilted base, top handles and detachable chain shoulder straps making it a wonderfully versatile piece. 

A Chanel In The Mix Shoulder Bag, circa 2012-3, the beige quilted calf leather exterior with smooth black leather detailing, gold tone hardware, interlace chain and black leather strap, serial no. 17422353. With maker's authenticity card and dust bag.

A Chanel In The Mix Shoulder Bag, sold for £1,586

 

Next up was a stylish and elegant Chanel Cerf bag in white. Dating to 2008-9, and accented perfectly with a silver-tone interlocking CC hardware, this eye-catching bag fetched £1,269.

A Chanel Cerf Tote Shoulder Bag, circa 2008-9, the white grained calf leather exterior with white leather straps and silver-tone hardware, serial no. 12381545. With shoulder strap, maker's authenticty card and pouch.

A Chanel Cerf Tote Shoulder Bag, sold for £1,269

 

Another Chanel to sell well was a black velvet 'Medallion' bag. An iconic design that was particularly popular in the 2000s, this beautiful piece dating to 1997-9 fetched £1,159 under the hammer. 

A Chanel Medallion Shoulder Bag, circa 1997-9, the black velvet quilted canvas exterior with black canvas strap and gold tone hardware, serial no. 5411744.

A Chanel Medallion Shoulder Bag, sold for £1,159 

 

Accessories

The accessories section of this stylish sale also fetched fantastic prices. From silk scarves, heeled boots, sandals, wallets and cosmetic pouches, those little additions to any wardrobe. One lot to attract a lot of attention was the Chanel vanity case, crafted in the brands wonderful caviar leather and featuring the iconic double C logo, this piece sold for £634. 

A Chanel vanity case, circa 1994-7, the black caviar calf leather cosmetic pouch with stitched monogram detailing, gold-tone hardware and shaped top handle, serial number 3882394, with maker's authenticity card.

A Chanel vanity case, circa 1994-7, sold for £634

 

The selection of Hermès items in this sale sold very well, with two silk scarves reaching £232 each. A Bearn wallet in a joyous yellow hue sold for £329, and a bangle with buckle detailing, a brooch, and a Hermès necklace reached £220 each.  

A Hermès "Les Perroquets" silk scarf by Joachim Metz, the pink, red, green and brown pattern depicting parrots, signed Hermès. With maker's box.

A Hermès "Les Perroquets" silk scarf by Joachim Metz, sold for £232

 

The selection of shoes included the likes of Jimmy Choo, Balmain, Pucci and countless others, one of the top lots to catch our bidders attention was a pair of black suede Jimmy Choo heeled boots, with smooth leather scalloped detailing and complete with original box. This eye-catching pair of boots sold for £232. 

 

A pair of Jimmy Choo heeled boots, the black suede boots with smooth black leather scalloped detailing, pointed toe and zip back, size 37, with maker's dust bag and box.

A pair of Jimmy Choo heeled boots, sold for £232

 

Good news for our fashionista bidders - there is still half of this remarkable collection of garments, due to sell in our Summer Fashion Sale. The Summer collection of this fantastic selection of fashion, bags and accessories will sell on 22nd April, and will be online on the 2nd April.


Prices stated are inclusive of Buyer's Premium.

View the full list of results from the Winter Fashion Sale here. 

Our Summer Fashion Sale will take place on Thursday 22nd April, view the preview for this fantastic sale here.

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