Hermès Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Vintage Black Box Leather with Gold Hardware
When it comes to tradition and historical significance, few materials in the Hermès repertoire can match the prestige of Box Leather. Named after the renowned English shoe maker Joseph Box from the 1890s, this leather is the oldest variety utilized by the French luxury brand to create their iconic handbags, including the vintage versions of the famous Kelly bags. It is a testament to the timeless appeal of the Kelly, originally introduced as the "Sac à dépêches" in 1935, that it remains a beloved and highly sought-after style, garnering even greater fame when it was renamed in honor of Princess Grace Kelly in 1956.
Collection: 1989, Circle S
Material: Box Leather
The term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.