The Kelly Ado has been around for almost three decades now. One of the earliest, most striking and enduring re-designs of Hermes’ iconic Kelly bag, the Ado, or à dos meaning ‘back’ in French, was produced into the early 2000’s before taking a decade long hiatus from the Hermes ateliers, only to return again in recent years to fanatic collector excitement! This example from 2001 is particularly unusual, not only for its exotic crocodile exterior, but for its classic Toile H interior. Beyond that, it is the large 27cm size, featuring a very handy handle at the top, furthering the Kelly aesthetic. Maintained in exceptional condition with the plastic intact on the hardware, this is a backpack that is sure to rise above the rest.
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.