Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fashion Flashback: The Hermès Kelly


An Hermès Vintage Kelly bag

Mad Men designer Janie Bryant is the featured guest curator for Amazon's private sale Web site, MyHabit.com, and the collection includes some pretty amazing items -- including an Hermès Vintage Kelly bag for $10,500 (which is already sold out... jealous!).

Here are the specs from the site:

  • "The Kelly bag is a girl's best friend--so stylish and great to bring with you everywhere," says Bryant. Named after the actress Grace Kelly, each Kelly bag is hand-stitched by a single craftsperson. Original box and dust bag included. This vintage product has been previously owned. To speak with a luxury specialist in member services, call 1-877-343-2939
  • Material: Colorblock leather
  • Lining: Leather
  • Dimensions: height 9.5", width 13", depth 4.5", shoulder drop 3.5"

Hermès has a long history, dating back to when the company was founded in 1837.  The company produces luxury goods, from leather goods to scarves and neckties and of course, handbags.  Before it was known as the Kelly, it was the Sac à dépêches.  The story goes that a 1956 photo of Grace carrying the bag in LIFE magazine resulted in its popularity in the States, and was dubbed by the public as the Kelly, which caught on and the bag was officially renamed.





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