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Designer Clothing

For brand-conscious types who appreciate luxury apparel, nothing compares to designer clothes. From off-the-rack clothing to custom-made couture, there's something for everyone to be found on the auction block.

Designer clothing takes many forms. There are labels like Yves Saint Laurent, who took what were traditionally considered to be masculine looks and converted them into beautiful, feminine creations. And colorful, ultra-modern pieces by Pierre Cardin, the Italian-born Frenchman appreciated for his futuristic, avant-garde designs.

There are also fashion basics, including leggings and blazers, by Donna Karan, founder of the DKNY label. Karan's concept of dressing is based on Seven Easy Pieces, a handful of interchangeable staples that form the foundation of an entire wardrobe. Stylish suits and separates for men and women are made by influential designers such as Giorgio Armani, who revolutionized the use of fluid, lightweight fabrics to clean, tailored looks with a classic feel.

Everything from vintage labels dating to the golden era of haute couture to contemporary stars of the ready-to-wear world are common sights at auction.


Quick Facts

  • A 1966 Mondrian-inspired black and yellow Yves Saint Laurent dress was auctioned off at Christie’s in England in December 2013 for £30,000. The dress is believed to be a gift to Madame la Baronne Guy de Rothschild of the aristocratic European banking family
  • In 2011, an auction at Augusta saw a period (1920-1949) zoot suit with characteristic long jacket and balloon-style pants in a cream striped wool go for an incredible $78,000
  • In November 2014, a Augusta Auction Company sale of an early 1920s multicolored silk beaded dress by London-trained French designer Madeleine Vionnet achieved a hammer price of $90,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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Merlot Larcheveque Paris Style Red Velvet Bodice and Skirt
Jan 26, 10:00 AM CST
Merlot Larcheveque Paris Style Red Velvet Bodice and Skirt
by Revere Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1004 Bids
Joseph Abboud, Bugatchi, Tasso Ella Collar Shirts
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Joseph Abboud, Bugatchi, Tasso Ella Collar Shirts
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$354 Bids
(3pc) Levi Strauss Signature Jeans
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
(3pc) Levi Strauss Signature Jeans
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$453 Bids
Levi’s Jeans & Levi’s Denizen Jeans
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Levi’s Jeans & Levi’s Denizen Jeans
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
(5pc) New Robert Graham Collar Shirts
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
(5pc) New Robert Graham Collar Shirts
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$503 Bids
Gaylord, 2 Full Boxes FULL New Ralph Lauren POLO
Jan 22, 9:00 AM MST
Gaylord, 2 Full Boxes FULL New Ralph Lauren POLO
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
New Cashmere Addiction Long Sleeve V-Neck Shirt
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
New Cashmere Addiction Long Sleeve V-Neck Shirt
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$402 Bids
Superdry Company Jacket & Neiman Marcus Scarf
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Superdry Company Jacket & Neiman Marcus Scarf
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Levi Strauss Signature Jeans
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Levi Strauss Signature Jeans
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Calvin Klein, Kombi & Descente Clothing
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Calvin Klein, Kombi & Descente Clothing
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Ralph Lauren Wash Cloths & Ambassador Towel
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Ralph Lauren Wash Cloths & Ambassador Towel
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Polartec, Free Country & Tommy Hilfiger Clothing
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Polartec, Free Country & Tommy Hilfiger Clothing
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Hermès. A silk waistcoat
Jan 27, 5:00 PM CET
Hermès. A silk waistcoat
by Duran Arte Y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€1201 Bid
Vintage ESCADA Blue Fox & Cashmere Ladies Jacket
Feb 23, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage ESCADA Blue Fox & Cashmere Ladies Jacket
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $100- $250
$11 Bid
Mavi, Paper Denim & Agave Jeans
Jan 22, 10:00 AM MST
Mavi, Paper Denim & Agave Jeans
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Vintage LEVIS 704 E Straight Leg Jeans c 1950 1960 high waist zipper front
Jan 23, 10:00 AM PST
Vintage LEVIS 704 E Straight Leg Jeans c 1950 1960 high waist zipper front
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $400- $500
$3500 Bids
MÉNAGÈRE DE GRANDS COUTEAUX
Jan 29, 2:00 PM CET
MÉNAGÈRE DE GRANDS COUTEAUX
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €60- €80
€600 Bids
Mano Swartz Black Diamond Mink Full-Length Coat
Jan 27, 12:00 PM EST
Mano Swartz Black Diamond Mink Full-Length Coat
by Alex Cooper
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Nina Ricci Brown Mink Half-Length Coat
Jan 27, 12:00 PM EST
Nina Ricci Brown Mink Half-Length Coat
by Alex Cooper
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Beretta Cashmere, Sheared Mink & Fox Coat
Jan 27, 12:00 PM EST
Beretta Cashmere, Sheared Mink & Fox Coat
by Alex Cooper
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
De Carlis Roma Lunaraine Mink Full-Length Coat
Jan 27, 12:00 PM EST
De Carlis Roma Lunaraine Mink Full-Length Coat
by Alex Cooper
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Clothing


Duran Arte Y Subastas

Duran Arte Y Subastas

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

Ripley Auctions

Ripley Auctions

Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper