The sac à dépêches, later named the Kelly bag, was introduced in 1935 and owners at the time included Marlene Dietrich and Ingrid Bergman. This Hermes bag became famous in 1956 when Grace Kelly, then Princess of Monaco, was photographed for the cover of Time magazine shielding herself with her Kelly bag. Our Kelly below comes from that same era, the glamourous fifties, it has no shoulder strap as that was added in the seventies, has a slightly larger handle and comes in a beautiful cognac color with gold hardware. If you need a bag to have for life invest in a classic Kelly. Because of their commitment to quality, artisanal craftsmanship and fully family owned, Hermes remains the number one producer of luxury goods. Quite an achievement considering their first customer was a horse.
Hermes Kelly 35cm chamonix leather in cognac with gold hardware, c. 1950's. SOLD
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