While very few people are offered Kelly bags at Hermes stores, even fewer are offered the chance to special order a unique Kelly. These bags, which sometimes take years to be produced, feature the exclusive Horseshoe Stamp of HSS, and can be ordered in potentially unique combinations with otherwise unavailable materials. This 25cm HSS Sellier Kelly is done in glittering Chevre leather, a material reserved for special orders. It features a black body contrasted with Gris Perle accents and Gold hardware. Black stitching is used throughout which shows beautifully against the Gris Perle Chevre. Produced just last year it is still in store-fresh condition.
Sellier – “boxy, structured, rigid” - The Kelly Sellier has visible topstitching along the side seams and no exterior piping like the Retourne. The corners and edges are “sharper” contributing to a more boxy look. Compared the retourne, the craftsmanship of the Sellier is a little more difficult and requires more steps. The seams are topstitched together and bees wax is applied to the edges, which protects the bag from damage. Due to this method of construction, the Sellier appears larger than a retourne in the same size. Out of the two styles, the Sellier is more limited.
25cm: 25x19x9cm 10"x7.5"x3.5"
Handle Drop: 3.5"
Material: Chevre Leather
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.