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New in Box Hermes Kelly Danse Deep Blue Gold Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box deep blue evercolor kelly danse with gold tone hardware. The best and newest reissue of the Hermes collection, can be worn as a fanny pack, a clutch or a cros...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

New 2020 Hermes Kelly 32 Vert Maquis Green Gray Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
NEW 2020 Hermes Kelly 32 Vert Maquis Green Gray Togo Palladium Hardware. Y stamp 2020. From collectors closet, has been displayed and handled but never worn out. Shop with confiden...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Mini 20 Alligator Bougainvillea Pink Gold Hardware New 2020
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
New Rare Hermes Kelly Mini 20 Alligator Bougainvillea Pink Gold Hardware. Full set with copy of receipt and cites. Y Stamp 2020. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authenticity...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Kelly Classique To Go Wallet Bordeaux Alligator Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Classique To Go wallet featured in jewel tone Bordeaux Alligator. Rich Gold hardware accentuates this exquisite Hermes Bordeaux ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Kelly Classique To Go Wallet Craie Epsom Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Classique To Go wallet featured in coveted neutral Craie. Accentuated with Gold hardware in Epsom leather. Removable shoulder st...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Kelly Sellier 20 Rouge Tomate Epsom Leather Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Sellier 20 bag is featured in Rouge Tomate. This Kelly Sellier bag is stunning with gold hardware. Epsom leather is known t...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini Blue Electric Alligator Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Sellier 20 featured in vivid Electric Blue Alligator. Rich with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shoulder or cross body. Divine siz...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

1990s Barry Kieselstein Cord Leather Handbag Purse Kelly Bag New never used
By Barry Kieselstein-Cord 1
Located in Wallkill, NY
Gorgeous EARLY BARRY KIESELSTEIN CORD Handbag SMALL KELLY HANDBAG TOTE AND ORIGINAL DUSTER BAG. Great greenish grey Hard to Find a New Old Stock Kieselstein, Collectable and uni...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

BRAND NEW-Hermès Kelly 28 strap in black Epsom leather and gold hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid handbag Hermes Kelly sellier 28 cm shoulder strap in black Epsom leather, gold-plated metal hardware, black leather handle, removable shoulder strap in black leather allowin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Bag Nata Gold Hardware Epsome Leather New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini bag. Neutral Nata 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 20 Mini Sellier Bag Rose Pourpre Chevre Leather Palladium New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in rich Rose Pourpre. Chevre leather accentuated with Palladium hardware. Comes with signature Hermes box, shoulder st...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

New in Box Hermes Kelly 32 Black Evercalf Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box Kelly 32 retourne in black ever calf skin with palladium hardware. Comes with full set: couchette, tire, lock, keys, booklet, rain jacket, box, ribbon and dus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

new VERSACE Icon Medusa white leather long continental wallet kelly clutch
By Donatella Versace, Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
FALSE We are a luxury fashion online retailer and we joined 1stdibs in 2019. We offer a curated collection of pristine and pre-owned items, from rare collector’s pieces to coveted m...
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2010s Novelty Bags

new VERSACE Icon Medusa black leather long continental wallet kelly clutch
By Donatella Versace, Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
FALSE We are a luxury fashion online retailer and we joined 1stdibs in 2019. We offer a curated collection of pristine and pre-owned items, from rare collector’s pieces to coveted m...
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2010s Novelty Bags

New in Box Hermes Kelly Cut Rose Azalee Swift Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box rare and collectible kelly cut in rose azalee swift and palladium hardware. Date stamp Y for 2020. Comes with booklet, dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Bag Black Retourne Togo Palladium Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 35 Retourne bag featured in classic Black. Togo is scratch resistant and butter soft. Fresh with palladium hardware. Comes with shoulder strap, slee...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

New in Box Hermes Kelly 25 Vert Criquet Swift Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New in box Hermes rare Kelly 25 cm retourne. Vert criquet swift leather and palladium hardware. Date stamp Y for 2020. Detachable strap. Handle drop 3". Comes with dust cover, cloche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

New in Box Hermes Kelly 25 Rose Extreme Espom Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New in box Hermes rare Kelly 25 cm sellier. Rose extreme epsom leather and palladium hardware. Date stamp Y for 2020. Detachable strap. Handle drop 3". Comes with dust cover, clochet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Lakis Bag Tosca Swift Palladium Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic limited edition Hermes 32 Kelly Lakis bag featured in rich, saturated Tosca. Signature front and zipper pockets. Swift leather with Palladium hardware. This be...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 25 Anemone Epsom Sellier Orchid Purple Shoulder Bag NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 25 Anemone Epsom Sellier Purple Shoulder Bag NEW Devastatingly gorgeous color! Beyond darling and super chic! New or Never Worn. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly II Sellier 25cm Epsom Rose Extreme PHW New
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
An exquisite Hermès Kelly II Sellier 25cm Epsom Rose Extreme handbag. The exterior of this Kelly features a sellier style in rose extreme epsom leather. The vivid rose epsom leather ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28 Blue Electric Sellier Epsom Shoulder Bag Rare NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 28 Blue Electric Sellier Epsom Shoulder Bag Rare NEW New or Never Worn. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Perfect gift! Comes full set with keys, lock, cloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes NEW Navy Blue Gold Kelly Evening Top Handle Clutch Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold plated hardware Leather lining Turn-lock closure Made in France Top Handle 1" Measures 12.5" W x 5.5" H x 1" D Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes NEW Pink Leather Palladium Kelly Evening Top Handle Clutch Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Palladium plated hardware Leather lining Turn-lock closure Made in France Top Handle 1" Measures 12.5" W x 5.5" H x 1" D Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guarant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

New in Box Hermes Kelly 35Cm Horseshoe Etoupe Pivoine Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 35 cm Kelly horse shoe edition in etoupe and rouge pivoine togo leather, Gold tone hardware. Handle drop, 3.75"L. Date stamp A for 2017. Brand new in box with full set: cloche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Cavalcadour Sellier 32 Bag Sellier Limited Edition New/Box Rare
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Sellier Cavalcadour 32 bag. This striking Limited Edition Kelly bag is featured in washed Toile de Camp and and black swift leath...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Cut Clutch Bag Fresh Souffre Yellow Epsom Palladium Rare New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Cut bag feautred in Souffre. Souffre is a fresh yellow pop of neutral colour and rare to find in Epsom. Accentuated with pallad...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton NEW Brown Cognac Trunk Top Handle Kelly Style Shoulder Bag in Box
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Coated canvas Leather trim Gold tone hardware Woven lining S-lock closure Handle drop 3.25" Shoulder strap drop 13.5" Measures 10.25" W x 6.25" H x 2.75" D Includes dust bag and bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

new VERSACE Tribute Icon 1993 black calfskin crystal stud Medusa flap kelly bag
By Donatella Versace, Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new VERSACE Tribute Icon 1993 black calfskin crystal stud Medusa flap kelly bag Brand: Versace Designer: Donatella Versace Collection: Spring Summer 2018 Model Name / Style: Tribute ...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Kelly 28cm Craie "Chalk" Off White Epsom Sellier Shoulder Bag NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 28cm Craie "Chalk" Off White Epsom Sellier Shoulder Bag NEW Craie with Palladium Hardware is spectacular in person! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly 28 Black Boxcalf
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand New Hermes kelly 28 made out of boxcalf leather in a gorgeous deep black color with gold hardware. Hermès boxcalf leather is very smooth with a glossy finish, and a structured...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly 28 Black Togo GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
BRAND NEW Hermes Kelly 28 Retourne Togo Black Skip the waiting list and get your hands on the world's most wanted bag! This handcrafted Kelly bag is the epitome of luxury, elevatin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly Geranium Retourne 32 Togo
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand new, storebought Hermès Kelly Retourne 32 PHW. Handcrafted with Togo leather in a vibrant "Geranium" '' color. This it bag is finished with palladium hardware. Skip the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes kelly 35 Gold Togo GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand New Hermes kelly 35 Gold Togo GHW. The Kelly bag (formerly known as the Sac à dépêches) is a leather handbag designed by the Paris-based, high-fashion luxury-goods manufacturer...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly 25 Gris Mouette Epsom
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Very Rare Brand New Hermes Kelly 25 Gris Mouette Epsom PHW is the perfect mini bag. Perfect for a day to night bag. Mini bags are the most desired in the marketplace. Togo leat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly Feu Epsom 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Hermès Kelly 25 cm made out of Epsom leather in a gorgeous Feu color with silver plated hardware. This compressed type of leather holds true to its shape in all instances and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

New Hermes Black Kelly 28 matte Croco Niloticus 28
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Extraordinary Hermès Kelly bag with strap, in matte crocodile niloticus. Niloticus Crocodile is considered by many to be the premier Hermès skin.  It is characterized by a symmetr...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Brand New Plombe Hermes Kelly Retourne 28 Clemence Taurillon
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand New Black Hermès Kelly Retourne 28 Clemence Taurillon This BRAND NEW Kelly bag is the proof of the craftsmanship of the house of Hermès. This beauty has never been worn, The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

BRAND NEW Hermes Kelly Clemence Taurillon Rouge Tomate 32
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand new and never used Hermès Kelly Rouge Tomate 32 in Clemence Taurillon. This Kelly features tonal stitching, a front toggle closure, a clochette with lock and two keys.
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2010s Top Handle Bags

RARE Brand New Black Kelly Crocodile Porosus 25 PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Super rare! This is a 25cm Black Crocodile Porosus Hermes Birkin bag. The bag contrast beautiful with its palladium hardware. The plastic remains on the hardware and the bag is in ne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

BRAND NEW Hermès Kelly Bag Taurillon Clemence 32 Blue Nuit
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand new, storebought Hermès Kelly bag 32 in beautiful 'Blue Nuit' or midnight blue - a deep, rich dark blue hue - in Taurillon Clemence leather. Has paladium hardware and comes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermès Kelly Retourne 28 cm Evercolor Rouge Grenat GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This is a brand new, storefresh Hermès Kelly Retourne 28cm Evercolor Rouge Grenat Evercolor Leather is known for it's fair firmness and it's matte texture. The golden hardware an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

BRAND NEW Hermès Kelly II Sellier 35 Veau Sombrero Black PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This brand new and Hermès Kelly bag in matte black Sombrero leather comes in its original invoice and box. It is packed with dustbag, raincoat, clochette cadenas keyholder and padlo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

BRAND NEW Hermès Kelly Bag 28 Togo Vert Fonce GHW With Shoulder Strap
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Never worn Hermès Kelly bag 28 in beautiful soft but structured, matte calfskin 'veau Togo'. Color 'Vert Foncé', Dark Green. Gold-tone turnlock and hardware throughout. No ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Kelly Danse Etoupe Swift Leather Palladium Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Danse featured in neutral Etoupe. Exquisite in Swift leather with signature bone top stitch. Fresh with Palladium hardware. Comes with sleeper and s...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Brand New Hermès Kelly 32 Gold Retourne Taurillon Clemence
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Skip the waiting list and get your hand on this brand new Hermès Kelly 32 Gold Retourne in Taurillon Clemence leather. Finished with luxurious gold hardware. Bought in 2016. Full...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes New Kelly Mini 20 Orange Feu Verso Pink Rose Inside
By Hermès
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Hermes Kelly 20cm Orange Feu Contrasting Rose Eglantine inside Hermes Kelly Sellier Style, Rigid 7.3"L x 2.25"W x 4.75"H Palladium Hardware Sellier Chevre Leather, one of the most ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes brand new in box Kelly cut clutch in swift blue sapphire leather and palladium hardware. Plastic still on hardware, never worn. Dated X for 2016, comes with felt, dust cover, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
  • Hermes New Kelly Cut Bleu Saphir
H 5 in. W 1 in. L 12.25 in.
Hermes Kelly Danse Bag Beige de Weimar Swift Gold Hardware New w/ Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Danse featured in Beige de Weimar. Exquisite in Swift leather highlighting the new 2019 color. Lush with Gold Hardware. Comes with sleeper and signa...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

NEW Hermès Kelly 28 Etoupe PHW Togo
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Lovely Hermès Kelly bag with strap. Never worn, straight from the store! It is made from one of Hermès' most beautiful hides: the Veau Togo in 'Etoupe' or taupe color. This ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly 32 Etoupe Togo
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Hermes Kelly in timeless etoupe is a real statement piece. This Kelly bag is made of the Popular Togo leather. The Kelly bag is accented with palladium hardware and features a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

New Hermès Gold Togo 35cm Kelly
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 35cm Kelly Retourne in gold Togo leather with palladium hardware. Blind stamp A for 2017. Handle drop, 4"L. Brand new with clochette, tirette, lock, two keys, detachable strap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • New Hermès Gold Togo 35cm Kelly
  • New Hermès Gold Togo 35cm Kelly
  • New Hermès Gold Togo 35cm Kelly
  • New Hermès Gold Togo 35cm Kelly
H 10 in. W 5 in. L 13.75 in.
Brand New Black Hermes Kelly 35 Epsom
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Kelly 35 Epsom in Timeless Black Hermès This compressed type of epsom leather holds true to its shape in all instances and is completely resilient to scratches. This BRAND ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly 28 Epsom Feu
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand New, straight from the store Hermès Kelly 28 Epsom. This compressed type of leather holds true to its shape in all instances and is completely resilient to scratches This vib...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly 28 Evercalf Hydra
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
One of the nicest vibrant blues Hermes has ever done. Evercalf has an appearance similar to boxcalf in terms of grain; however it is much softer to touch. This vibrant Blue color, t...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

BRAND NEW-Hermès Kelly 28 Evercolor strap shoulder bag in blue royal calf, PHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid Hermes Kelly handbag turned 28 cm Verso in Evercolor Royal Blue calfskin, palladium metal trim, blue leather handle, removable shoulder strap handle in blue leather allowing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

BRAND NEW-Hermès Kelly 28 Touch with strap in black Togo&alligator handle, PHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
THE VERY RARE LIMITED EDITION KELLY 28 TOUCH/ BRAND NEW/ FULL SET Splendid Hermes Kelly handbag turned 28 cm Touch in black Togo, palladium metal trim, embellished with a handle in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 28cm HSS Craie "Chalk" Trench Epsom Sellier Shoulder Bag VIP NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes Kelly 28cm Craie and Trench Epsom Sellier Shoulder Bag World Exclusive! A fabulous combination custom made by Hermes for a VIP special order. Brand New in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Kelly 25 CM Epsom Retourne Rouge Color NEW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly Retourne 25 CM with shoulder strap. Epsom leather . New with plastic cover on the the hardware . Mini kelly with a stiff quality that keeps the bag rigid, Epsom is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

BRAND NEW Hermes Kelly 32 Sellier Black Epsom
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
BRAND NEW Hermes Kelly 32 Sellier Black Epsom. This Kelly bag is made out of the Popular epsom leather. Epsom leather will really hold its shape, and will show scratching less tha...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

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New Kelly Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of new kelly bags for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of new kelly bags includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Blue and more. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding appealing new kelly bags such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Hermès, Donatella Versace and Versace each produced popular versions that are worth a look. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much are New Kelly Bags?

The prices for new kelly bags start at $469 and top out at $499,925 with these items, on average, selling for $19,005.

hermes 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.