Hermes Gold Clemence Leather PHW Kelly 35 Retourne Bag
Size 35 / Gold / Clemence Leather
Our Price $14,000.00
Hermes 2011 Gold Clemence Leather PHW Kelly 35 Retourne Bag
This highly covetable Hermes Kelly Retourne bag is in the sunny soufre and crafted in the much sought after Clemence leather. This leather has a beautiful natural grain that is incredibly durable. Many favour this leather type for its feel that holds a nice supple shape.
The history of the Hermes Kelly bag dates back to 1930. A century after the house of Hermès opened the doors of its saddle-making workshops, Robert Dumas created a small bag with straps for ladies. Several years later the Retourne technique was developed - sewing the bag backwards and turning it inside out, like a glove. But it wasn't until 1956 when Grace Kelly famously hid her baby bump behind her Hermès bag that it was officially crowned the 'Kelly'. Since then the Hermes Kelly bag has been curated by collectors the world over and remains one of the most coveted handbags in fashion history.
Year: 2011 - O Square Stamp
Condition: Great overall condition, most sticker seals intact with oxidisation on hardware, wear on all four corners of the bag, split at the stitch on the back right corner, leather damaged at the bottom front right corner, some palladium chipped off on underside on padlock, scratches to metal feet, indentations to leather of bag base, slouchiness to the corners of the bag, small leather seal split on top handle, handle has slightly soften & paint along the edges (colour restoration), dents & wear on interior, scratch on leather near interior pocket, light scent
Comes with: Dust bag, long strap with dust bag, clochette, lock & keys with dust bag, rain protector, care booklet, ribbon, box & PDF Certificate of Authenticity from Real Authentication
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**Do note that there may be a 1-2cm difference in measurements depending on how the item is measured and workmanship