Hermès Kelly 28 Sellier Miel, Graphite & Black Alligator with Gold Hardware - 1995, Y Circle
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 Hermès takes it further using three classic neutrals: Miel, Black, and Graphite, the latter of which is ticked with Miel stitching bringing the warmth down from the gleaming Gold hardware. Maintained in immaculate condition, this is one of the best vintage Kellys we’ve seen in years!
Collection: 1995, Y Circle
28cm: 28x22x10cm 11"x8.5"x4"
Pictured accessories and straps available separately
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 colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.