Off the Cuff: Chanel Bracelet

I was cleaning up my bookshelves when I found an old flyer for a vintage fashion and jewellery auction. This vintage Chanel cuff was one of the big draws for the sale, held at Ritchies in conjunction with the Paper Bag Princess in 2006. At that time, the estimate for this piece was $600 to $800.

That was back in the good ol’ days before the economy tanked. Both Ritchies and the Toronto outpost of Paper Bag Princess closed down since then (although Ritchies is back in business under new management). But I bet that bracelet would go for double that 2006 price at auction today. I wonder how broke we all need to be for the vintage bubble to burst?