Among Hermes exotic bags, Lizard Birkins and Kellys are the rarest, produced in extremely small numbers. Among Hermes Lizard bags, those with Ombre coloration are their own distinct category, considered by many well above the rest. These bags, which display the natural gray rings of the lizard skin against a background of cream scales that ombre’s towards the sides, are visually similar to the famous Himalayan crocodile bags. The pattern on each bag is unique, with some sporting different amounts of more or less distinct rings. Older examples are known to yellow if not properly cared for, but this example, a 25cm Ombre Lizard Kelly from 2010, has not, having been kept unused and properly stored for the last decade. It features the matching Palladium hardware, and is a prime example, dotted heavily with distinct rings. In recent years these bags have shot up in popularity, and now rarely change hands.
Investment BagColor: Ombré
Collection: 2010, N Square
25cm: 25x19x9cm 10"x7.5"x3.5"
Condition: Store Fresh
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.