Wednesday, January 27

Fashion News | Gucci Collector: Presented by Christie’s

Love Gucci? If so then you will be excited to hear that Gucci is celebrating the launch of “Gucci Collector: Presented by Christie’s,” the very first Gucci-certified online destination for appraising vintage Gucci products. The unique partnership fuses the rich heritage of the House of Gucci with the skilled expertise of this esteemed auctioneer, resulting in an unprecedented and specialized online destination for Gucci collectors around the world.

Starting on January 18th, 2010, the free service will be offered on a dedicated section of the Christie’s website which is accessible both via and The customized section, which allows owners to upload photos of their vintage items and to submit an appraisal request, is the first single fashion house specialization to be featured on the auctioneer’s site.
Within a 2 to 4 week period, “Gucci Collectors” will receive an auction estimate, prepared by Christie’s Director of Fashion and Textiles, Patricia Frost and her team of costume specialists in collaboration with the Gucci Archive Department. Collectors will also be informed as to whether the product would be appropriate either for an upcoming Christie’s vintage sale, or if it might be of interest to either Gucci or Christie’s from an historical perspective. Participation in sales is purely optional for owners seeking appraisal, while prospective buyers can be assured that the products have received an official appraisal from one of the world’s most respected auction houses. For more information click here.

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