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
XO Wil Harris