In my obsession with everything French today we're going to discuss the Hermes Kelly. The origins of the Kelly first appeared, in its original form in the 1930’s but it wasn’t until 1956 that it truly became a star. Grace Kelly, the Morocco princess of the time had particular interest to it. Grace Kelly favored the handbag style when she was pregnant, because it initially allowed her to hide her pregnancy from the paparazzi.
The Hermes Kelly handbag is a top handle style that you carry by hand. They are roughly rectangular in shape and function in a similar way to an envelope. With the width wider at the bottom and quite narrow and sleek looking at the top. They feature a flap that comes over the top and fastens with a lock. They are available in several different sizes. A regular sized Kelly handbag starts at round $7000 US dollars and can go well above $25,000 US dollars depending on the color, leather type and other details. They are one of Hermes most expensive handbags following closely on the heels of the Birkin. New Hermes Kelly bags must be ordered from Hermes stores (assuming you get on the waiting list).
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