One our favorite Kelly's... Hermes Kelly 28cm Black Box Leather with gold hardware. In pristine condition comes with strap lock and keys sleeper from year 1991. Another piece of Hermes history only on JaneFinds.
The oldest type of leather used in Hermes bags, box calf leather (or veau leather) has an incredibly smooth finish that offers a glossy and sophisticated finish. And while box calf leather is quite a sensational site, there is one downfall you have to watch out for: blemishes such as scratches and water marks are easily noticeable on this bag, but after time the deformities blend into the bag and create almost a mirror-like texture.
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.
New - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware and never worn.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn and essentially as new.
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.