1996 brought a number of slight but important changes to the iconic Kelly design, including the introduction of Palladium hardware and the updated shoulder strap. This 28cm Kelly is one of the finest examples of the pre-96 Kelly era, which saw essentially zero changes to the design since the late 1960’s. Shiny Alligator in Sellier construction is magnificent in its own right, but here Hermes takes it further using one of their most elegant golden shades, Ficelle, with gleaming Gold hardware. Maintained in immaculate condition, this is one of the best vintage Kellys we’ve seen in years!
Collection: 1994, X Circle
28cm: 28x22x10cm 11"x8.5"x4"
Pictured patterned shoulder strap available separately
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.