The Kelly handbag is one of the most elegant and distinctive of bags in the world. Often seen in the arms of royalty, celebrities and the well-heeled, it is a mark of sophistication. Like the Birkin, it is rare and exclusive. Originally coined the Sac a Depeches, it only got its popular Kelly namesake years after the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, threw it into limelight. Using the bag to shield her baby bump from the paparazzi, it landed the bag on the front pages of magazines and newspapers, thus gaining it instant fame.
This classic Kelly Sellier is crafted from box leather and was produced in 1993. The Kelly Sellier has sharper edges giving it a distinctive structured trapezoid shape. It stands just a little wider and taller than the Kelly Retourne which has a more relaxed, slightly curvier silhouette.
There are inevitable hairline scratches on the metal hardware and exterior leather, and some minor scuffs at the bag corners. There is also slight peeling on the two buckle straps. This bag comes with its original Hermes strap, clochette, lock, keys and dustbag. Vintage Klly bags have added cachet, making them a popular investment choice.