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HERMÈS White Clemence Leather Kelly 32cm Retourne

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HERMÈS White Clemence Leather Kelly 32cm Retourne Xupes Reference: JJLG075 Serial Number: [H] Age (Circa): 2004 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Shoulder Strap, Padlock, Keys, Raincover, Hermès Spa Receipt Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made in France) Gender: Ladies Type: Top Handle, Shoulder Colour: White Hardware: Palladium Material(s): Clemence Leather Interior: White Leather Closure: Turn Lock, Padlock Height: 23cm Width: 32cm Depth: 10.5cm Handle Drop: 10cm Strap Drop: 22cm Excellent Pre-Owned Condition -The exterior is in excellent condition with light signs of use. -The interior is in excellent condition with minimal signs of use. -The hardware is in excellent condition with light signs of use. -The corners are in excellent condition with light signs of use. -Overall this item is in excellent pre-owned condition. Please note the majority of the items we sell are pre-loved unless stated otherwise. Please look over our pictures and descriptions as they display the most detail of the product. Please make a note of the measurements. At Xupes we know that purchasing a pre-owned handbag online can be daunting. We aim to make your experience as seamless as possible, alleviating any concerns you may have when purchasing an item online with us. You can be assured that every item is carefully selected for our collection and is checked by our experienced in-house specialists to ensure authenticity. All of our items are precisely described and complete with studio images, meaning you can shop with complete confidence.

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    Height: 9.06 in. (23 cm)Width: 12.6 in. (32 cm)Depth: 4.14 in. (10.5 cm)
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    Bishop's Stortford, GB
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    Seller: JJLG0751stDibs: LU170215149772

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About the Design

Kelly Bag

Designed by Hermès
In 1837, Thierry Hermès (1801–78) founded his eponymous luxury goods company in Paris as a saddle manufacturer, serving the era’s carriage trade. In 1880, under the stewardship of Thierry's son Émile-Charles, fine riding gear was added to its offerings to complement the saddles. The company expanded their workshops to design handbags nearly half a century later. The Kelly bag, originally introduced as the Sac à dépêches (“the dispatch bag”) in 1935, was created by Robert Dumas, son-in-law to Thierry's grandson Émile-Maurice Hermes. Designed for independent women who wanted a piece that was both luxurious and efficient, the Kelly bag has a trapezoid shape, two triangular gussets, a sculpted flap and handle. To this day, the understated bag comprises 36 individual leather pieces, 16 studs and a signature padlock and leather key cover, with three layers of leather at the base to ensure the bag can stand upright. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.The Kelly bag earned its name during preproduction on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film, To Catch a Thief. Costume designer Edith Head sourced products from Hermès to outfit actress Grace Kelly, who fell in love with the Sac à Dépêches and continued to carry it long after the movie wrapped. Months after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, she was spotted carrying a brown pigskin Sac to shield her pregnancy from the paparazzi. And while the oft-repeated claim that Kelly and her bag appeared on a Life magazine cover isn’t true, photography of the actress and her cherished accessory began to appear everywhere at the time, and the bag’s profile suddenly skyrocketed. In 1977 Hermès officially changed the item’s name to the Kelly bag. Less than a decade later, Hermès introduced another handbag to its line, also named after a style symbol, the Birkin bag. The Paris-based British actress Jane Birkin sat next to Hermès CEO Jean-Louis Dumas — Robert's son — on an Air France flight. He noticed her overflowing handbag, and she told him she longed for “a handbag that is bigger than the Kelly but smaller than Serge’s suitcase,” in reference to her then-romantic partner, the French musician Serge Gainsbourg. The Birkin bag was created in 1984, joining the Kelly in Hermès’ permanent collection.
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