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Love At First Bid schedules fashion-related auction June 28

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Written by Auction House PR   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 14:15

Vintage Chanel Dress Suit. Love At First Bid image.

NEW YORK – Love At First Bid, New York's newest auction house for all things fashion-related, is announcing their second sale, to be held in their new midtown state-of the art facilities. The auction, scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 11 a.m. EDT, promises to be a worthy follow-up to their premier sale last fall.

Internet live bidding will be provided by

Annegret von Winterfeld, founder of Love At First Bid, and William Lash are excited to be offering such a wide variety of desirable items.

"There is an extremely eclectic mix, and certainly something for every taste,” said von Winterfeld. “There are luxurious crocodile and alligator handbags, precious stone and platinum jewelry and Chanel couture on the one end of the spectrum, and carefree summer-inspired pieces like the woven straw pink pig faced handbag and wide array of floriform costume jewelry on the other. Some are investment pieces while many others will prove to be affordable indulgences."

The sale, titled "Objects of Desire," features a wide variety of clothing, jewelry and other accessories, as well as fine art and silver. Highlights include an exceptional collection of American artist and studio jewelry featuring Sam Kramer and Paul Lobel. Costume and designer pieces include a Miriam Haskell prototype necklace, as well as examples by Coppola e Toppo, Countess Cissy Zoltowska, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiesselstein-Cord, Judith Lieber, and many other noteworthy makers. Fine diamond, pearl and colored stone jewelry set in platinum and gold will also be offered. A small but choice selection features Chanel Couture, and also includes examples by Commes des Garcon, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaia and others. Exquisite vintage handbags in a variety of materials from crocodile to straw, by many well-known makers; Gucci luggage; silk scarves by Hermes, Gucci and Pierre Cardin. Hats, belts and many other stylish pieces will be included.

Fine art features a collection of graphics and other works on paper signed W. de Kooning, H. Matisse, P. Picasso, E. Schiele, Le Corbusier, A. Warhol, P. Cadmus and H. Moore. Also included are two exceptional Franz Hagenauer sculptures, along with a diverse offering of fashion illustrations by well-noted designers and illustrators including C. Berard and E. Schiaparelli.

Love At First Bid is located at 444 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019. Once again, interested individuals will have their choice of bidding in person at the auction, via telephone, left bid or Internet through For complete information on the June 28 sale, visit or call 212 262-8001.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to


Vintage Chanel Dress Suit. Love At First Bid image. 

Miriam Haskel necklace. Love At First Bid image.  

Two-tone bracelet, 18K. Love At First Bid image.

Henri Matisse lithograph. Love At First Bid image.

Vintage piggy bag. Love At First Bid image.

Hagenauer sculptures. Love At First Bid image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:00

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