Visiting an auction house for fabulous vintage buys? Yes you can.
The Alice Olins from the Times went to Christies a few months ago to check out amazing vintage fashion pieces they were set to auction off. It included amazing vintage dresses from the likes of Pucci, Ozzie Clark and Dior with this one stand out in the form of a strapless pink Christian Dior dress (which looks much like a few pieces in Alexander McQueen's spring 2008 collection). Estimated by Monica Turcich from Christies to sell for just £200 - £400, it would have been a great vintage pick up (if the fit was right). So it made me think, we trawl around vintage and second hand shops in hope of a bargain buy, so why not hit an auction house for quality vintage designer pieces that are almost guaranteed to be authentic? for great buys, but we never really think of going to an auction house. Perhaps we should all mark down the next date of Christie's next fashion auction (this September) and see if we can pick up an Hermes Birkin or Kelly for ourselves, after all there seemed to be quite a few available in this clip.