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    Chanel Limited Edition Matte White Alligator Diamond Forever Flap Bag with 18K White Gold Hardware
    Excellent to Pristine Condition
    10" Width x 6" Height x 2.5" Depth
    This Chanel bag shook the luxury world in 2008, when it was announced that the astute fashion house would be releasing a limited edition series of classic flap bags, dubbed the Diamond Forever bags. A tour de force of fashion, and only thirteen currently in existence, this bag is certainly for the most elite of clientele and collectors. With a staggering retail price of $261,000, and a matte black alligator version recently auctioned with amfAR Cinema Against AIDS event for an impressive $675,000, this Diamond Forever Flap bag is the current record holder for the most expensive handbag in the world. This is not simply due to charity, however, given this bag is done in milky matte white alligator, featuring a CC turnlock closure replete with a dazzling 334 diamonds mounted in 18K White Gold hardware totaling in weight at an astonishing 3.56 carats. This bag is an incredible opportunity to own one of luxury's most exclusive and highly prized handbags. This bag features one 18K white gold and stationary matte white alligator Reissue shoulder chain, one slip pocket on the reverse exterior, and a flap top with this stunning CC turnlock closure. The interior is done in white lambskin leather, featuring two adjacent slip pockets, and one slip pocket in front of the main interior compartment.

    This bag is in Excellent to Pristine Condition. There is light creasing to the lambskin leather beneath the flap top, and a few light scratches to the hardware in places. This bag includes a Chanel box, suede dustbag, one suede protective felt for the exterior, one suede protective felt for the flap, one suede protective felt for the interior slip pocket, a care card, and an authenticity card.

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    Estimate: $80,000 - $100,000.

    Condition Rankings:

    Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
    Excellent - shows very minor evidence of handling.
    Very Good - shows evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
    Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
    Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    18th-19th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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