© Dave Moser Photography

Ilene Hochberg Wood has had a successful career in many creative capacities, including Fashion Direction, Visual Merchandising, Pet Product Design, Jewelry Design, Visual Artist, Magazine Editor and New York Times bestselling author of ten books.

She has curated and created what has been described by industry experts as the largest and best handbag collection in the world, pending Guinness Book verification. The collection forms the basis of a series of traveling museum exhibitions, PURSEonality, which is also the title of her upcoming book.

Ms. Hochberg Wood is a savvy individual, known for her wit and style. She has appeared on countless television programs to promote her projects, both here and abroad. Stories about her, the handbag collection, museum exhibition, and her books, have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers.

She holds a black belt in shopping, and enjoys collecting and selling art, antiques, jewelry, vintage fashion, and handbags. She is also an avid community leader and activist, involved in a number of non-profit organizations.

Live Showroom Auction: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 10AM ET
Public Exhibition: September 9-10-11, 11AM-4PM
Join Us! Catered Exhibition Reception, Sunday, September 10, Noon to 4PM

Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)


Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live Online:

Online Bidding Also Available on these Portals:

Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour. Shown below are a small sampling of lots. Please go to one of the online portal links above to view the entire auction catalog.