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1970 Hermes Kelly Black Supple Leather Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vintage black box leather 32cm supple Kelly bag with gold hardware. Dates from 1970, as told by the Z blind stamp. Top handle, lock and key fob. Very minor scuffing on surface on maj...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly Cut
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes Kelly Cut in swift leather and tow color. The hardware is palladium silver. The lining is made of lamb leather of the same color with a large zipped pocket. It is in a very ...
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Early 2000s Pouches and Wristlets

  • HERMES Kelly Cut
  • HERMES Kelly Cut
  • HERMES Kelly Cut
  • HERMES Kelly Cut
H 6.7 in. W 0.79 in. L 13 in.
Hermes Micro Kelly 15
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This pre-owned bag from 1992 is a must-have and number 1 in the wish list of any Hermès lovers collection. An extremely rare piece, this pre-owned Micro Kelly 15 features a slim shou...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermes Green Kelly 35
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Designed with a trapeze-shaped body and polished gold hardware, this pre-owned 1993 Clemence Hermes Kelly 35cm has a spacious leather-lined interior with two open pockets and a large...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Malachite Kelly Wallet
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Both stylish and elegant, this malachite green Kelly wallet from Hermès features multiple interior card slots and an internal zipped pocket. Crafted from a precious leather, this lux...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Hermes Kelly Kellywood 22 cm Wood Kelly Barenia Leather Limited Edition
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an exquisite limited edition Hermes Kellywood "Kelly Wood" 22 bag featured in bog oak and Barenia leather. Not since the Sterling Kelly bag, has Hermes offered a ba...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermés Kelly 28 cm
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermés Kelly 28 cm Gold tone Hardware Measurements: width 28 cm depth 13 cm height 21 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini Kelly II Gold Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier bag. Coveted and rare to find classic Gold Epsom leather with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shoulder or cross body. Divine size for day t...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Kelly Amazonia 32
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
This Kelly 32 from Maison HERMES is two-tone in apricot-colored swift calfskin and Amazonia vegetable leather. The jewelry is golden. It has its padlock, zipper and bell and lined wi...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

  • HERMES Kelly Amazonia 32
  • HERMES Kelly Amazonia 32
  • HERMES Kelly Amazonia 32
  • HERMES Kelly Amazonia 32
H 8.67 in. D 4.34 in. L 12.6 in.
Hermès Kelly Tosca Clutch bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Kelly Tosca Clutch bag Tosca leather swift leather silver tone hardware width 22,5 cm height 13 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette Swift
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loose turn lock. Moderate scuffs, creasing and wear on exterior and underneath flap, splitting on side flap wax edge. Minor indentations and wear in interior. scratc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

  • Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette Swift
  • Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette Swift
  • Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette Swift
  • Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette Swift
H 5 in. W 12 in. D 1 in.
Hermes Kelly Blue 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Kelly 35 Bag. Palladium silver hardware. Good condition. Light cornflower blue color leather. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Bamboo Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Bamboo Kelly 35 Bag. Striking green bamboo color with palladium hardware. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 28 Pink bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Kelly 28 Pink bag Pink purple with gold hardware in togo leather Width:28 cm Height:22 cm Depth:10 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Zanzibar Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Kelly 35 Zanzibar Blue Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent condition. Looks like new. From 2017. Includes original receipt and Bababebi authenticity certificate. Plastic still ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly 35 Soleil Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermès Kelly 35 Soleil Bag. Color is yellow like the sun. Veau Epsom leather and Palladium plated hardware. Like new condition, comes with authentication from Bababebi. Sellier bag....
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Hermès Rose Azalee Kelly Cut
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A sought after piece, this supple swift leather 2021 Rose Azalee Kelly Cut Clutch bag from Hermès features tonal stitching, front straps and a top flat handle. The toggle closure is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Epsom Kelly Wallet
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Epsom Kelly Wallet is in pristine unworn condition. The perfect companion to organize cards, currency and coinage, the Classic Kelly Wallet is chic and f...
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2010s Wallets

Hermès Kelly pochette brown lizard
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Kelly pochette brown lizard 2007 Kelly in brown lizard leather, silver tone hardware in perfect condition for its age. Shows just some slight prints in the inside. It comes w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Kelly 32 Toile Rouge
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This Hermès Kelly 32 Sellier is an old time favourite. Meticulously made entirely by hand from natural Toile it is lined with evenly-grained Courchevel leather. The piece opens to re...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermès Malachite & Palladium Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès Kelly bag in Malachite Togo leather and palladium hardware. 40cm. Partial plastic on plates. Detachable strap in two-tone Malachite and turquoise included. Handle drop, 4." D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Malachite & Palladium Kelly Bag
  • Hermès Malachite & Palladium Kelly Bag
  • Hermès Malachite & Palladium Kelly Bag
  • Hermès Malachite & Palladium Kelly Bag
H 10 in. W 6.5 in. L 16 in.
Hermès Black Swift Kelly Cut GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Black Swift Kelly Cut GHW SKU: 118933 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Scratches to hardware. Marks on exterior Bran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermès Kelly 32 Jaipur Shoulder handlebag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès Kelly 32 Jaipur Shoulder handlebag width 32 cm height 23 cm depth 12 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Danse II Bag Swift
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, strap, underneath flap and in interior, minor splitting on flap opening corner wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermes Kelly Danse II Bag Swift
  • Hermes Kelly Danse II Bag Swift
  • Hermes Kelly Danse II Bag Swift
  • Hermes Kelly Danse II Bag Swift
H 6.5 in. W 8.5 in. D 3 in.
Hermès Red Crocodile Kelly Cut Clutch
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Vivid Red Crocodile Kelly Cut Clutch is in pristine condition. Hand crafted by skilled artisans; the Kelly Cut is extremely rare in exotic Niloticus crocodile ...
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2010s Clutches

Hermes Kelly To Go Wallet Ostrich
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Slight wear on strap bases, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, With Strap Measurements: Height 4.5", Width 8", Depth 1", Strap Drop 20.5" Designer: Hermes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermès White Togo Retourne Kelly 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès White Togo Retourne Kelly 35 SKU: 119805 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scuffing to corners. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Black Kelly By Hermes Crocodile Bag
By Hermès
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, GB
Circa 1962 A beautiful bag kept in excellent pre-owned condition. Carefully looked after & cared for Very rare and collectable, something that you just don’t see in this condition....
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1960s Handbags and Purses

Hermès green travel bag kelly 50
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès green travel bag kelly 50 50 x 30cm, 25 cm depth
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 red veau Calfskin
By Hermès
Located in Carnate, IT
Hermès Kelly 32 Smooth Red Veau Calfskin. Iconic and elegant bag. Featuring gold toned hardware. Size 32 Year 2011 It comes with dust bag but without box. As seen in the pictures it ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Ado Backpack Fjord 28
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Scuffs and creasing on exterior and in interior, minor cracking on flap opening corner wax edges, wear on straps, scratches and tarnish on har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Hermes Kelly Ado Backpack Fjord 28
  • Hermes Kelly Ado Backpack Fjord 28
  • Hermes Kelly Ado Backpack Fjord 28
  • Hermes Kelly Ado Backpack Fjord 28
H 11.5 in. W 11 in. D 4 in.
HERMÈS Graphite Swift Leather Kelly Cut
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Graphite Swift Leather Kelly Cut Xupes Reference: JJLG086 Serial Number: [O] Age (Circa): 2011 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made in...
  • HERMÈS  Graphite Swift Leather Kelly Cut
  • HERMÈS  Graphite Swift Leather Kelly Cut
  • HERMÈS  Graphite Swift Leather Kelly Cut
  • HERMÈS  Graphite Swift Leather Kelly Cut
H 4.73 in. W 12.01 in. D 0.79 in.
Hermès Special Order Tricolour Kelly 40
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
The peak of exclusivity, a special Order creation is the dream of every Hermès fan. Crafted from Togo leather, this rare one of a kind retourné pre-owned kelly 40 comes in three vivi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Fuchsia Leather Kelly Cut Clutch
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermès Kelly Cut model clutch crafted in fuchsia crocodile leather and silver hardware. Closure with straps, internally lined and equipped with a pocket. Equipped with a leather top ...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Hermès Fuchsia Leather Kelly Cut Clutch
  • Hermès Fuchsia Leather Kelly Cut Clutch
  • Hermès Fuchsia Leather Kelly Cut Clutch
  • Hermès Fuchsia Leather Kelly Cut Clutch
H 5.12 in. D 0.79 in. L 12.21 in.
HERMES 25cm Ostrich Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
The Hermés bag embodies the quintessence of style and luxury due to its impeccable design, craftsmanship, and significance. Being that it is the most iconic and desired piece from th...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Shoulder Strap Leather Red
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Kelly Shoulder Strap Leather Red Leather Condition Details: Minor peeling on strap base wax edges, scratches on hardware. 50535MSC Height 35.5", Width 0.5", Depth None", St...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly 32 Black Chèvre PHW
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Kelly Black 32 Bag. Chevre leather with palladium hardware. Beautiful vintage black Kelly bag. Smaller size and stiffer leather. Nice structure. Some wear on hardware. Leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Purple Togo Kelly 28cm
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
With timeless style and elegance, this 2011 Hermès Kelly 28 is a true testament to the quality of the house's craftsmanship. Crafted from smooth Rose Porpoure Togo leather, a favoure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Tiffany Blue Epsom Kelly Wallet
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Tiffany Blue Epsom Kelly Wallet is in pristine unworn condition. The perfect companion to organize cards, currency and coinage, the Classic Kelly Wallet is chi...
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2010s Wallets

Hermes Blue Zanzibar Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Zanzibar Kelly 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent like new condition. Vibrant blue color. Togo leather. Kelly bags are classic investments. Includes clochette, lock, k...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Rouge Casaque Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Kelly 32 Rouge Casaque Bag. Smaller size 32 Kelly. Gold hardware. Good condition. Light dark spot on top left side of bag. Not noticeable but is there. The clochette and keys ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès White Leather Kelly 32 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermès Kelly 32 model bag made of white togo with silver hardware. Closure with straps and personalized padlock. Equipped with leather handle and removable shoulder strap. Internally...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès White Leather Kelly 32 Bag
  • Hermès White Leather Kelly 32 Bag
  • Hermès White Leather Kelly 32 Bag
  • Hermès White Leather Kelly 32 Bag
H 8.67 in. W 12.6 in. D 4.73 in.
Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermès Kelly 35 model bag made of Vert Claire color Epsom with golden hardware. Equipped with leather handle. Closure with straps, very capacious inside, lined in leather and equippe...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
H 9.45 in. W 13.78 in. D 5.12 in.
Customised Bandana Print Hermès Kelly 28
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This one of a kind Hermès Kelly 28 in Box Leather features a white intricate bandana print and a Twilly. The bag is customized and the stencil is not original to the piece. Its black...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Miel Crocodile GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Good condition Hermes Kelly 32 Miel Crocodile GHW A must for any serious collector. You will only very seldom see a Kelly bag in this beautiful warm "Miel" honey color, made from o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Tricolor Togo 32
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This fantastic Hermes Kelly Tricolor Togo in size 32 is constructed with scratch-resistant Togo leather in striking blood orange front, tangerine back, and chocolate brown sides and ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Kelly Handbag Tricolor Togo 32
  • Hermes Kelly Handbag Tricolor Togo 32
  • Hermes Kelly Handbag Tricolor Togo 32
  • Hermes Kelly Handbag Tricolor Togo 32
H 8.67 in. D 4.73 in. L 12.6 in.
2012 Hermès Noir Leather Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Fantastic Hermès Kelly model bag made of black textured leather with silver hardware. Closure with classic straps. The bag is in good condition, equipped with its original dustbag. D...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • 2012 Hermès Noir Leather Kelly Bag
  • 2012 Hermès Noir Leather Kelly Bag
  • 2012 Hermès Noir Leather Kelly Bag
  • 2012 Hermès Noir Leather Kelly Bag
H 9.85 in. D 4.34 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Kelly 35 Retourne White Palladium
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes kelly bag 35 cm retourne in white taurillon clemence leather and palladium hardware. Detachable strap, 35". Date stamp N for 2010. Recently treated at leather spa. Comes with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 32 Rouge Imperial Vintage
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Kelly 32 Vintage Box Boredaux Leather Gold Hardware
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès Kelly 32 Rouge Imperial Vintage
  • Hermès Kelly 32 Rouge Imperial Vintage
  • Hermès Kelly 32 Rouge Imperial Vintage
  • Hermès Kelly 32 Rouge Imperial Vintage
H 8.67 in. D 3.94 in. L 12.6 in.
Hermès 28 Kelly Black handbag shoulder bag
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermès 28 Kelly Black handbag shoulder bag black togo leather, gold tone hardware Kelly 28 from the 2021
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermès Pink Epsom 25 cm Selleir Kelly
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Pink Epsom 25 cm Kelly Sellier is in pristine condition with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxury i...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Pink Epsom 25 cm Selleir Kelly
  • Hermès Pink Epsom 25 cm Selleir Kelly
  • Hermès Pink Epsom 25 cm Selleir Kelly
  • Hermès Pink Epsom 25 cm Selleir Kelly
H 7.5 in. W 10 in. D 3.5 in.
Hermes BNIB Kelly 25 Blue France Swift
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New in box Hermes rare Kelly 25 cm retourne. Blue France swift leather and gold tone hardware. Date stamp U for 2022. Detachable strap. Handle drop 3". Comes with dust cover, clochet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes BNIB Kelly 25 Blue France Swift
  • Hermes BNIB Kelly 25 Blue France Swift
  • Hermes BNIB Kelly 25 Blue France Swift
  • Hermes BNIB Kelly 25 Blue France Swift
H 7.5 in. W 4.75 in. L 9.75 in.
Hermes Model: Candy Kelly Handbag Epsom 32
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Light marks, wear and scuffs on exterior and in interior, cracking and splitting on flap opening corner wax edges. bubbling underneath flap, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Chevre Mini Kelly Sellier 20 Anemone
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
This Kelly, in the Sellier style, is in Anemone Chevre with permabrass hardware and has tonal stitching, two straps with front toggle closure, clochette with lock and two keys, singl...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Natural Vache Retourne Kelly 32 BPHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Natural Vache Retourne Kelly 32 BPHW SKU: 119423 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Plastic on some hardwar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Sport Bag Box Calf GM
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate darkening, creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, strap and in interior, nicks on base and opening trim. Indentation on rear, cracking on base corners, open...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Kelly Sport Bag Box Calf GM
  • Hermes Kelly Sport Bag Box Calf GM
  • Hermes Kelly Sport Bag Box Calf GM
  • Hermes Kelly Sport Bag Box Calf GM
H 13 in. W 11.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Hermès Pink Magnolia Togo 25 cm Kelly
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Pink Magnolia Togo 25 cm Kelly is in pristine condition. Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxury item worldwide. Each piece is handcrafted with waitli...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Pink Magnolia Togo 25 cm Kelly
  • Hermès Pink Magnolia Togo 25 cm Kelly
  • Hermès Pink Magnolia Togo 25 cm Kelly
  • Hermès Pink Magnolia Togo 25 cm Kelly
H 7.5 in. W 10 in. D 3.5 in.
Hermes Red Leather Kelly 32cm Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Red Leather Kelly 32cm Handbag with leather, gold-tone hardware, trim leather, interior zip pocket, lining leather, top handle, and turn lock closure. PLEASE NOTE: Item re...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Red Leather Kelly 32cm Handbag
  • Hermes Red Leather Kelly 32cm Handbag
  • Hermes Red Leather Kelly 32cm Handbag
  • Hermes Red Leather Kelly 32cm Handbag
H 4.5 in. W 12.5 in. L 9 in.
Hermès Sanguine Mini Kelly Twilly Bag Charm
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A chic Hermès Mini Kelly Twilly bag charm. The exterior of this Kelly bag charm features a Sanguine Tadelakt leather detailed with tonal stitching. It features gold-tone hardware wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

  • Hermès Sanguine Mini Kelly Twilly Bag Charm
  • Hermès Sanguine Mini Kelly Twilly Bag Charm
  • Hermès Sanguine Mini Kelly Twilly Bag Charm
  • Hermès Sanguine Mini Kelly Twilly Bag Charm
H 2.96 in. D 0.91 in. L 2.49 in.
Hermès Black Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet is in pristine unworn condition with the protective plastic intact on the Palladium hardware. Sleek, stylish and versatile, the ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Hermès Black Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet
  • Hermès Black Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet
  • Hermès Black Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet
  • Hermès Black Epsom Kelly To Go Wallet
H 4.5 in. W 8 in. D 0.5 in.
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Vintage Hermès Kelly Bags

Vintage Hermès Kelly bags are among the most desired handbags in the world — a symbol of luxury and elegance, this design has a storied past and a legion of devoted collectors.

Is it any surprise that Hermès's description of the Kelly bag (with some quick reformatting) reads like poetry?

“thirty-six leather pieces / assembled by a craftsman / devoted to beautiful, noble gestures, / six hundred and eighty hand stitches, / sixteen small studs, / a padlock, / a swivel clasp / and a leather key cover or clochette.”

For devotees, the Hermès classic has a visual poetry and meaning that transcends the bag itself.

Founded in 1837 as a crafter of equestrian gear for aristocrats, Hermès was nicely aligned with actress Grace Kelly’s classic style and blue blood lineage. Like most of the storied house’s pieces, the iconic design of the Kelly bag boasts an evolution that reads like a timeline of good living.

The Haut à courroies, Hermès's original top-handled bag, was created in 1892 to carry boots and a harness. In 1923, it was modified for the wife of automobile magnate Ettore Bugatti to fit into a car’s side pocket. This design was called Torpedo No 1. Robert Dumas-Hermès redesigned it again in 1935, making it smaller, adding a belt and naming it the Sac à dépêches.

“In the age of travel, women needed a bag that was easy and safe to carry,” says Graham Wetzbarger, certified appraiser and authenticator. The Sac à dépêches fit the bill.

From 1955 onward, Grace Kelly was frequently spotted carrying her Sac à dépêches. Had Instagram been around in those days, #Kellysac would have included images of the star and her bag at the Cannes Film Festival and during the 1955 announcement of her engagement to Prince Rainier of Monaco. It would have included pics of Kelly and her bag on her royal honeymoon, and, yes, it would even have included images of the new princess using her bag to hide an emerging baby bump. She was a superstar marrying a prince, and her photo was everywhere.

By 1956, replicas of the “Grace Kelly handbag” were best sellers in America and Britain. By 1960, the Sac à dépêches had become a status symbol and was better known as the Kelly.

Find the perfect vintage Kelly bag for you on 1stDibs today.

Hermes Kelly For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary hermes kelly you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Blue and more. If you’re looking for a hermes kelly from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Hermes Kelly?

On average, a hermes kelly on 1stDibs sells for $15,010, while they’re typically $227 on the low end and $499,925 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.

Questions About Hermes Kelly
  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    A 32cm, 28cm, or 35cm Kelly would be best for daytime wear, while a 25cm, 20cm Kelly, Kelly Pochette, or Kelly Cut would be best for the evening. The best size would also depend on the stature and build of the woman or man, the occasion, and his or her ensemble. A dark 32cm or 35cm Retourne Kelly in Clemence may be appropriate for a business meeting, while a bright or jewel-toned selliier Kelly 25cm or Kelly Pochette may be ideal for a dinner date.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Depending on the color and style, the Hermès Kelly Sellier bag has been made with epsom leather and fjord leather. Both are water-resistant and durable. Although rare, the Kelly Sellier bag has also been seen in togo leather. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Hermès bags from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Chèvre Mysore is a material used to produce some Hermès handbags. It is a lightweight goatskin leather that features a pronounced grain. The leather is highly scratch resistant. You can find a range of Hermès Chèvre Mysore bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    How you wear a Hermès Kelly Ado bag is largely a matter of personal preference. Some people slip both straps on their shoulders for a classic look, while others wear just one strap for an asymmetrical modern effect. Shop a collection of Hermès Kelly Ado backpacks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Kelly Sellier refers to a type of handbag produced by the luxury brand Hermès. It gets its name from Grace Kelley and the French word for a saddle maker. The bag has a highly structured appearance with visible stitching. You'll find a selection of Hermès Kelly bags on 1stDibs.