Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Hermès Kelly Bag

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A timeless accessory with classic lines and a tailored shape can be found in one of the most sought out handbags, The Hermès Kelly Bag!

The Kelly, as it is often referred to, is named after actress Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. It first appeared in the 1930's but didn't become a star until 1956. Since then, it has reached iconic status.

The Kelly is named after Grace Kelly when during her pregnancy in 1956 the then Princess was frequently photographed clutching a  Hermès bag to prevent her baby bump from being exposed to the prying eyes of the Paparazzi. The photographs popularized the bag and became so closely associated with the fashion icon, that the bag was coined the name, The Kelly Bag. 


The bag is made entirely by hand from start to finish with the finest of leather. It is said that the craftsmen who make the bags are trained for 7 years and can take them up to 20 hours to make a single bag. It's a wonder this bag can set you back $6,000 to $150,000! All we can say is that they're pretty to look at. So lets take a look :) 


Its sister bag, The Hermès Birkin, looks very similar to The Kelly, but there are notable difference between the two.

The Kelly is more structured, the Birkin is more slouchy
The Kelly has a single handle, the Birkin has two handles
The Kelly is considered more formal, the Birkin is considered less formal
The Kelly is named after Grace Kelly, the Birkin is named after British-born actress and singer Jane Birkin


Happy Tuesday!
XO Wil Harris

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful bag. I must say, i like the Birkin more than the Kelly, but they are both great.

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  2. Great post! I never really knew the difference thanks for the little lesson.

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  3. Great, now I have a whole new bag to be obsessed with! Haha. I never knew the difference; Great post!

    xox emily
    www.once in a blue room.com

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  4. amazing bags :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  5. Timeless!

    www.samspinkslippers.blogspot.com

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  6. abolutely beautiful! i need one of these bags :)

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  7. I love the birkin it just look soooo fab with any outfit it has such a statement ;) but the kelly looks very classy too , though choice <3333 love hermes !!!

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    1. Yeah, the Birkin is more of an everyday bag but the Kelly is for those special occasions!

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  8. I dream of owning this bag one day. It is such a classic. I remember reading a magazine article (Vogue?) about Anne Hathaway a couple years ago. She was shopping in the Hermes store with the reporter and she contemplated buying the Kelly bag. She ultimately decided against it, citing it was too big of a purchase. I almost cried. I think I actually shouted "buy the dang bag, Anne!" at the magazine. Lord knows she has the money. I don't!!

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    1. Us too, at least one! And because it's a classic, it can stand the test of time.
      Lol about Anne Hathaway!!!

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  9. I had no idea the Kelly bag went back to the 1930's! It proves how it stood the test of time with its classic appeal. I could never tell the difference between the Birkin and Kelly, thanks for pointing it out. Love them in the brighter shades like yellow and red.

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    1. Hi Sam, we didn't either until we started researching! The things we learn, love it.
      You're very welcome,there are many lessons to learn in fashion too :)

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  10. I do favor the Birkin more... It would be a great everyday bag.

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XO Wil Harris