Hindman’s Couture and Luxury Accessories Department specializes in vintage clothing, textiles, and luxury accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. Its auctions offer a compelling range of contemporary and vintage fashion, haute couture, luxury accessories, and museum-quality artifacts. They present a carefully curated selection of property from the United States and Europe and often include important and rare items from museums, collectors and estates.
The Couture and Luxury Accessories Department accepts consignments of individual items, small collections, and estates. Our international buyers regularly seek 19th-century handcrafted creations, vintage clothing, and contemporary ready-to-wear from today’s top designers. We invite you to contact department for a complimentary auction estimate.
Timothy Long is the director and senior specialist of the Couture and Luxury Accessories Department at Hindman.
Mr. Long joined the firm in 2018, after nearly 20 years as a curator of fashion and decorative arts in museums in the United States and United Kingdom, including the Museum of London, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and Chicago History Museum. At Hindman, he works closely with individual clients, collectors, dealers, and museums throughout the United States to identify, authenticate, and bring to auction an exciting collection of couture and luxury accessories. Mr. Long’s recent publications include Charles James: Designer in Detail and a chapter on the same designer in London Couture: British Luxury 1923–1975, both published by V&A Publishing.
“Laurent shows his acclaim with this purple silk and elaborately embroidered collar dress.”
“A rare commodity on the market.”
“Beautiful example of fitting using carefully placed seams and geometric pattern pieces.”
“The iconic Hermès Birkin bag is an auction favorite.”
“A brooch designed for the legendary Coco Chanel herself.”
You are welcome to submit items electronically or to contact any of our offices directly.
Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates.
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The Couture and Luxury Accessories department is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. To request an electronic evaluation of your property, click the button below and begin the consignment process now.