Rare bags fall under hammer for charity

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, 12:00am

Normally, we think the obsession with obtaining the latest 'it' handbag is a frivolous pursuit relevant only to bourgeois sycophants and fashion slaves. However, in this case we're giving in because it's actually for a good cause.

The Duty Free Galleria has very generously donated three of its Chloe Python Paddington Bags to the children's charity Variety and these 'must-have' items will be auctioned tomorrow night at its Tsim Sha Tsui DFS shop on Canton Road. Apparently, only 100 of these snakeskin totes were made in the entire world and 25 are in Hong Kong. For three to be given to Variety then is a big deal, especially for fanciful tai-tais. In addition, DFS is throwing in two expensive Chloe bags - the Maya and the Anoushka. All of these accessories are normally priced in the five figures.

It seems the DFS shops want to emphasise to local shoppers that their stores aren't only for tourists. In addition to the auction, a Chloe fashion show will be presented on the evening. Admission though is strictly by RSVP. To be added to the bidder's list, contact DFS at 2730 0128.