Hermès

Black Ardennes Kelly Retourne 40cm

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SKU
QGB0QS59KB002
$12,500
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."
Coco Chanel
Black Ardennes leather Kelly accented with gold tone hardware. Ardennes is a sturdy calfskin leather with raised visible grain known for its durability against moisture, scratches and slouching. 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 strap
  • Signature 'H' cadena closure
  • Interior zip and slip pockets
  • Leather
  • Leather lining
  • Gold hardware

Excellent Condition. Slight creasing to leather exterior; minor scuffs to hardware.

  • Length: 16" (41 cm)
  • Height: 11.75" (30 cm)
  • Depth: 6" (15 cm)
  • Strap Drop: 3.75" (10 cm)
  • Made in France
  • 1994
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Hermes Black Ardennes Kelly Retourne 40cm