Nobody plans to become a collector of great fashion–it just happens. Before you know it, your closets are overstuffed. That’s when you need to start making tough choices. You can either stop buying or begin to ‘recycle’.
Hanna Kim, the founder of A Modern Take, began accumulating so many bags that she made a rule that she needed to sell a bag in order to buy a new one. If Hanna sets her eyes on the newest style Chanel, Vuitton or Hermes, she says good-bye to an existing member of her expansive collection. This tactic has turned into a full fledged business and others have followed suit and asked her to sell their bags too.
“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.”
Once or twice a year, Hanna holds a private Chanel and Vintage Designer bag sale. This year, the sale again will take place at the Bowery Hotel on Friday, February 24th. The sale is by appointment only.
Shoppers can expect to find lots of vintage Chanel with a focus on classic flap bags. Aside from Chanel, there are also bags from Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chloe, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Saint Laurent. We are also told that there will be a small assortment of wallets.
To request an invite, email A Modern Take with your preferred shopping time. They will reply with a confirmation. Everything at the sale is fully authenticated and in excellent condition. You can check out A Modern Take’s Instagram to get a sneak peek of what can be found at the sale.