Special Order bags, also referred to as HSS or Horseshoe-Stamp for the small addition aded to the left of the Hermes logo, are a tier above other bags. Appealing because of their individuality, it's possible yours could be the only one made in that specific combination. This 28cm Kelly Epsom Sellier Kelly is a particularly special HSS bag due to its Rose Confetti pink body (one of the purest and most popular shades of pink Hermes has produced) and its Gold sides, handle, and sangles. It's so refreshing to see an exciting modern color paired with one of the house's true classics. A rule of thumb for special order bags is to always use the darker color for the handle, and this bags adds another rule of thumb: always get brushed hardware (which is only available via Special Order). With these two rules checked off, this bag gets two thumbs up!
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.
Condition: Store Fresh
Closure: Two-Strap & Turn-Lock
Accessories: Strap, Raincoat, Dust Bag, Clochette, Lock & Keys, Box
Note: Additional straps pictured are not included and available separately
Measures: 11.25" width x 8.25" height x 4.75" depth; 3.5" handle drop
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.