Sometimes you fall in love with fashion only to realize that your closets aren’t big enough to support your addiction. In the case of Hanna Kim’s passion for handbags, she made a rule that she needed to sell a bag in order to buy a new one.
If Hanna set her eyes on the newest Chanel, Vuitton or Hermes, she would have to say good-bye to an existing member of her expansive collection. This tactic shortly turned into a business and others were following suit and asking her to sell their bags too.
The business model was great but the experience of buying and selling preowned luxury bags was notably limited. “As a vintage Chanel collector, I found the experience of buying preowned designer bags from online shops and consignment shops to be very different from buying new bags at boutiques,” Hanna says. “It did not feel as special as buying a bag at a place like a Chanel boutique. I wanted to create a more personal and luxurious experience that would match the high end bags that I am selling.”
This yearning to create an atmosphere for vintage that conveys the experience in a boutique has given birth to A Modern Take’s Chanel and Vintage Designer Bag Sale. This season, the sale will take place at the Bowery Hotel from Friday, October 4th through Saturday, October 5th. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of new and preowned Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Celine and more. Chanel prices will start at $800.
We got a preview of some of the bags included in the sale and found it hard to contain ourselves. A very rare dark gray Jumbo Chanel Flap with black hardware is priced at $3000, a limited edition Alexander McQueen Knuckle Clutch is $1800, a Chanel Mini Flap is $1300 and a classic Chanel tote is $1600.
Take note that these types of vintage sales do not happen often. In order to respect hotel guests, shopping is by appointment only. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in order to make an appointment and include your name and preferred day and time. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with details of the sale.
A Modern Take Designer Bag Sale
Friday, October 4th through Saturday, October 5th
Fri 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Sat 10am to 4pm
The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery
Please email for an appointment
Cash & Credit Cards Accepted