The Rarest, Most Extravagant Bags and Jewels at Christie’s Hong Kong Auction

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If you’ve had enough of leftover turkey, football, and arguing about the election with your relatives, Christie’s is offering a lavish Thanksgiving-week diversion with its Hong Kong fall auction, November 26 to 30, featuring not only artworks and fine wines but also handbags (on November 30) and important jewels (November 29). Bonus: You won’t have to set foot in a mall on Black Friday.

The Cut rounded up the most extravagant pieces of jewelry in this auction — some of which may sell for over $10 million each — and bags, including a version of the same rare Birkin model that broke a sales record at $300,000 last summer.

While there are a few Fendi, Chanel, and Gucci purses among the handbags up for sale, Hermès accounts for the vast majority, including those estimated to bring the highest prices. And you don’t have to be a billionaire to shop: With about 300 lots in each category, there are many more affordable options, with both bags and jewelry starting in the $1,000 range. Click ahead to preview the most expensive bags and jewels. To bid online during the live auctions, register at Christie’s Live at least 48 hours in advance here.

Lavish Bags and Jewels at Christie’s Hong Kong Auction