Tennants Auctioneers’ sale of Costume, Accessories and Textiles on 22nd August was dominated by luxury designer and vintage fashion, which continues to see high demand pushing prices well above those seen in recent years.
The sale was led by a Private Collection of elegant ladies’ designer outfits and accessories, largely made by Chanel, but also including pieces by Chloe, Gucci and Aquascutum. All immaculately presented and mostly in size 14, the collection saw soaring hammer prices as dedicated followers of fashion competed for prized lots. The top lot of the collection, and of the sale, was a Chanel Loose Woven Jacket in Peach and Cream, which sold for £900 (all prices quoted exclude buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £200-300. A lot comprising a Chanel Mauve Dress and a Chanel Woven Jacket in Black, White, Pink and Green was not far behind, selling for £850.