Rouge Vif Courchevel Kelly Retourne 28
Rouge Vif red Kelly Retourne rendered in Courchevel leather featuring gold-plated hardware. Courchevel leather has been retired by the house of Hermès and was the predecessor to Epsom. Like Epsom, Courchevel leather has an embossed grain and is lightweight and easy to clean. Includes lock, two keys and clochette.
About the Kelly: First designed in 1932, the Kelly was introduced as a travel bag that was referred to as the sac à dépêches. It was then renamed to the Kelly after actress Grace Kelly was photographed numerous times with the bag (most notably, while she was pregnant and using it to cover her baby bump). The impeccable craftsmanship, classic silhouette, scarcity, and unique history make the Kelly a must-have for any handbag collector. The two styles of Kelly are the Sellier (or Rigide) and Retourne (or Souple). The Sellier has a more structured, rigid shape with distinct corners and visible exterior stitching, while the Retourne has a more relaxed, softer shape that has rounded edges as though the bag were turned inside out. It can take a single Hermès craftsman up to 18 hours to construct each Kelly.
- Top Handle, Optional Shoulder Strap
- Signature Kelly Lock Closure
- Interior Zip And Two Slip Pockets
- Courchevel Leather
- Leather Lining
- Gold Hardware
Very Good Condition. Light slouching to structure, minor mark on front, light scratching to hardware
- Length: 11" (27 cm)
- Height: 8" (20 cm)
- Depth: 4.5" (11 cm)
- Strap Drop: 3.5" (8 cm)/ 16" (40 cm)
- Made in France
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