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    Christie’s launches ‘Department X’ as collectible sneakers, street-wear boom

    Nike Unreleased Air Jordan VI Donda West Sneaker CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2022 Christie’s is launching a new department to capitalize on the booming market for collectible sneakers, streetwear and sports history. The auction house on Monday announced its Department X, giving Air Jordans and Supreme skate decks their own category, alongside Impressionist & Modern Art and Old Masters. The move is the latest sign that a wave of younger collectors are redefining the collectibles world. “When looking at the auction world and the way collectors are evolving and the new collectors coming into the marketplace, we felt this is a strong a robust marketplace,” said Caitlin Donovan, Christie’s head of…

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