The Hermes Kelly bag is a timeless classic that has represented the pinnacle of elegance in handbags for decades. Ever since Grace Kelly was photographed using the style over half a century ago, it has remained sold out in Hermes boutiques and rarely available only through close customer relationships. This example is a perfect 25cm in visually stunning Potiron Togo leather - Potiron is pumpkin in French. This bag while being produced in 2005, has never been worn and still has plastic on the hardware.
Retourne refers to the inside stitching of the bag’s edges – observe the piping on the edges, you can see it’s as if has been sewn and then turned it inside out. This makes the bag a bit “softer” at the edges, and more flexible (there’s no piping on sellier Kellys).
Collection: 2005, I Square
25cm: 25x19x9cm 10"x7.5"x3.5"
Material: Togo Leather
Multi color strap is available separately
No box or dust bag
Where used in this sale 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 coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.