Limited Edition Kellys have been produced by Hermes for decades. Prior to 2010, there were only a handful of editions to speak of, most of which were produced in larger sizes. This 25cm Retourne Kelly is a rare example of a Limited Edition in a small size. The Raisin Epsom body is complemented by bright Cyclamen piping and interior, which is all topped off with gleaming gold hardware. Retourne 25cm Kellys are known to be extremely usable, an ideal size and construction for many. This rare example, though missing it’s clochette, has been used lovingly and presents in Good condition, ready for another chapter in its life!
Color: Raisin & Cyclamen
Collection: 2004, H Square
Material: Epsom Leather
25cm: 25x19x9cm 10"x7.5"x3.5"
Pictured accessories available separately
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 is no piping on sellier Kellys).
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.