Though the new Mini Kelly II has exploded as the latest "it" iteration of the iconic, century-old top-handle bag, dedicated Hermes collectors will always have a place in their hearts for the original 20cm Kelly. Produced from the 1980's until around the turn of the century, this edition featured a round handle that fit easily around the wrist, transforming the bag into a hybrid bracelet/bag with a wider base than the latest version. This exquisite example, rendered in finely scaled shiny black Porosus Crocodile skin with gold hardware (could there be a more classic combination?) is the most timeless, classic, and ultimate version of the vintage 20cm Kelly. This is an ideal evening bag that sings with almost any outfit, and is the perfect heirloom to pass down for generations.
Material: Porosus Crocodile
Measures: H 5.5" x D 3.5" x W 8"
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.