BIG names including Hermès, Chanel, Christian Dior and Gucci will feature in the autumn vintage fashion auction at Ewbank’s on Friday (October 27).

Viewing is welcomed at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms in Send until the day of the sale. The catalogue can be viewed online.

A highlight lot is an iconic black Hermès Birkin Veau Togo doublure chèvre pigmente handbag. A timeless and elegant piece that is sure to turn heads, it is made from Togo calf leather, which is known for its soft and supple texture, and has a chèvre goat-leather lining. 

The Birkin 35 is the most popular size of the Birkin bag, and it is both spacious and versatile.  

In addition, the Birkin 35 is a very valuable investment. 

It is one of the most sought-after luxury handbags in the world.  

Included in the lot are the original box, dust bags, keys, rain-protection covers and original paperwork such as the receipt from Hermès New Bond Street, London, dated January 17, 2009.  

The lot has been given a pre-sale guide price of £3,000 to £5,000.

Also going under the hammer are two Christian Dior cannage quilted handbags.

One is a medium Lady Dior in black cannage lambskin with gold tone hardware. The other is a large Lady Dior in chocolate brown cannage lambskin with gold tone hardware.  

Christian Dior cannage quilted handbags were made popular by Diana, Princess of Wales, in the 1990s and later were named after her.  

Both bags being auctioned by Ewbank’s are in very good condition. Each is expected to sell for £1,000 to £1,500.

Another stunning lot is a 1960s Thea Porter embroidered kaftan, which has a guide price of £600 to £800.

With metallic thread and turquoise silky lining and trim, it is a luxurious and bohemian garment that is sure to turn heads.  

Porter was a British fashion designer who was known for her bold and colourful creations, often inspired by Middle Eastern and North African cultures.  

Her embroidered kaftans were particularly popular in the 1960s and 1970s. They are now considered collectors’ items. 

Also in the auction is a classic and elegant pale blue/grey skirt suit by the renowned French luxury fashion house Chanel. It has been valued at £100 to £200.

The elegant two-piece ensemble was first introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s and was a revolutionary garment for its time.  

The suit was a symbol of female empowerment, as it allowed women to dress in a way that was both stylish and professional.  

The Chanel suit has been worn by some of the most iconic women in the world including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Diana, Princess of Wales.

A 1970s Ossie Clark maxi skirt is expected to realise £150 to £180. It is made from high-quality crepe-de-chine fabric, which is known for its soft and flowing texture.  

The skirt features a high waist with tie detail, which can be adjusted to create a perfect fit.  

Ewbank’s are now accepting consignments for their January vintage fashion auction.

Free expert valuations can be carried out at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms or in your home.

If you have items that you would like valued, call Elena Jackson, vintage fashion and textiles specialist at Ewbank’s, on 01483 223101.