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Hermes Kelly Bag

A handbag by Hermes.

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An Ode to the Handbag of My Dreams...

  • Mar 16, 2010
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I have been in love many times and in every form.  The lustful first sighting of brighly colored leather... The infatuation with gold hardware...  However, no bag has come close to the lasting eternal love I feel for the Hermes Kelly Bag.  Hopelessly expensive, I don't really expect to ever own one... But I search ebay and thrift shops endlessly for deals and similar styles. 

The Kelly Bag is so named because it was a favorite of Grace Kelly - the bag was not designed for her (as some say) but became her most famous accessory when she used the bag to hid her pregnancy from over zealous paperazzi. 

To me the shape of the bag is classic, timeless and utterly sophisticated.  I recently went to the hermes store in Beverly Hills and tried one one (I pefer the 25cm bag, which is smaller and consider a "luncheon" size.)  I was sort of embarrassed and told the saleswoman upfront that there was no way I could afford to buy the bag. She was lovely and said that I should try it on anyway and come back to the store any time.  She wasn't in the least snobby, which was greatly appreciated.  By the way, the bag retails for about $7500.00, so to say it is an investment is sort of an understatement. 

On our recent Honeymoon, my husband took a photo of my standing next to the Kelly Bag window display in Rome... it kinda says it all. ;)
An Ode to the Handbag of My Dreams...

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March 16, 2010
I want! Such a classic handbag, and that's a cute photo of you next to it! Digging the perspective ;) This is exactly how I felt about my Balenciaga City and Part Time bags. I never thought I'd own them, but as a handbag addict, I believed (oh, and saved up!) and eventually got them.  Of course, the cost of both of those bags combined still don't add up to the price of The Kelly :P  Well, there are a lot of similar bags out there.  My mom got one at a Parisian flea market that looks exactly like a Birkin!  Okay, I'm going to stop myself there because I can go on and on about handbags.... Great review, lady! :)
 
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The Hermes Kelly Bag is a handbag designed in 1956 by the house of Hermes and named after actress Grace Kelly.
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