Timeless bags, such as Hermès Kelly bag, are an endless source of inspiration for styling. Classics such as this have no need for publicity, but there is a Mini Trend on Instagram lately of this beautiful bag.
Investing in a Kelly bag is now an historically safer investment than the stock market: while shares regularly fluctuate depending on the economic climate, the Hermès bag has never lost its value, instead continuing to rise steadily year on year says a study lead by Bag Hunter.
The Kelly bag (formerly known as the Sac à Dépêches) is a leather handbag designed by the Paris-based, high-fashion luxury-goods manufacturer Hermès. Originally a saddle holder, it was redesigned several times before it was popularised by and then named after the American actress and princess Grace Kelly. (Celebre Magazine)
“Hermès has been creating beautiful leather pieces, renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship, since 1837. First established by Thierry Hermès as a harness workshop in the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris, the atelier quickly became dedicated to serving European noblemen – even Napoleon Bonaparte was a client – and in 1922, the first Hermès handbag was created.
Émile-Maurice was head of the firm and when his wife complained there were no bags on the market to her liking, he designed a line of bags himself. The Sac à Dépêches was introduced in 1935 – later to be renamed the Kelly bag after Grace Kelly, the Princess of Monaco, in 1977.
‘I would definitely recommend a 32cm Kelly bag in black box leather and golden hardware,’ says Lalande, Hermes expert at second-hand luxury goods specialists Collector Square, who himself has personally collaborated with Hermès for over twenty years in search of ancient pieces for the house. ‘Black and 32cm because it is the most timeless colour and size; box leather because it is among the most resistant leathers and no longer produced so rare.’” (Vogue)
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