Orange became the house color of Hermes back during the war, when supplies were thin and the only color available to brighten up their new paper boxes (which had previously been pigskin), was orange, bright bright orange, Orange d’Hermes! This spectacular hue has been a mainstay in the Hermes catalog for many decades. In a 32cm Swift leather Retourne Kelly, the color screams behind it’s shiny Palladium hardware. Neon, a subversion of the classic ladylike Kelly bag, entering into it’s teen years, this bag is young, and always will be.
Handle Drop (in inches): 5
32cm: 32x23x10.5cm 12.5"x9"x4"
Color: Orange H
Material: Swift Leather
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.