All about Hermes Kelly Bag Sizes and Prices – The Ultimate Guide

All about Hermes Kelly Bag Sizes and Prices – The Ultimate Guide
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Are you looking for Hermes Kelly sizes and prices? You are in the right place! We have rounded up everything you need to know before buying a Hermes Kelly bag.

But first, let’s take a look at the legendary bag’s history. There’s a misunderstanding when it comes to the Hermes Kelly bag’s history. The bag wasn’t made for Grace Kelly. The bag was given to Grace Kelly for the movie ”To Catch A Thief ” and she loved it so much that she continued wearing it.

The prototype, the ”Haut a courroies”, was created back in 1892, and it was used as a saddle holder.

Later, in 1923 the prototype was redesigned as a bag for Hermes’s wife, Julie.

Some years later, in 1930 Robert Dumas redesigned the bag (like the Hermes Kelly we know now) and named her ”Sac a depeches.

Finally, in 1977 the bag was renamed after the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly.

So now that you know the Hermes Kelly bag history, it’s time to move on to the

Hermes Kelly bag design.

The Hermes Kelly bag has a trapezoid structure, a top handle, and a strap. Actually, the Hermes Birkin bag doesn’t come with any strap and that’s a reason why many women prefer the Hermes Kelly bag over the Birkin. The adjustable strap makes the bag a lot more practical for everyday use.

There are two different styles of the Hermes Kelly bag. The Kelly Sellier and the Kelly Retourne or Souple.

 

kelly sellier vs retourne
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Shop the HERMES KELLY 40 SELLIER AT FARFETCH.COM $11,198

Shop the HERMES KELLY 32 AT FARFETCH.COM $10,402

What’s the difference between Kelly Sellier and Retourne?

The only difference between the two styles is the stitching. The Kelly Sellier has the stitching outside whereas  the Retourne has it inside. So, because of the stitching, the Kelly Sellier has sharp edges and a more visible structure than the Retourne. Therefore, the Sellier model appears more formal and lady-like than the Retourne model which feels more casual.

What materials are used for the Hermes Kelly bag?

Hermes Kelly bag comes in many different materials. The most common are Box Calf leather, Epsom leather, Chevre leather, Togo leather, Clemence leather, Swift leather, etc.

Think that every year, there are available special edition Kelly bags (to very exclusive customers) made of exotic skins and other materials like suede, rattan, etc.

The rarest, most expensive, and most famous model is the Hermes Himalayan Kelly bag. Recently a Hermes Himalayan Kelly was sold for $382000.

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What about Hermes Kelly bag hardware?

Usually, there are two options for the Hermes Kelly bag. The palladium-plated metal hardware and the 18k gold-plated metallic hardware. Some special edition Kelly bags come in 24k gold plated hardware. Also, sometimes in models like the Himalayan Kelly the hardware has diamonds on.

What are the sizes for the Hermes Kelly bag?

The Hermes Kelly bag comes in 8 different sizes. These are the Kelly 15 (mini Kelly), Kelly 20(mini Kelly ), Kelly 25, Kelly 28, Kelly 32, Kelly 35, Kelly 40, and Kelly 50.

 Below you will see the dimensions of each size. 

Hermes Kelly Style   Size (cm)   Size (inches)

Kelly 15         15 x 11 x 5 cm         5.9” x 4” x 2”

Kelly 20         20 x 16 x 10 cm               7.8” x 6.3” x 4”

Kelly 25           25 x 19 x 9 cm           10” x 7.5” x 3.5”

Kelly 28                28 x 22 x 10 cm.         11” x 8.5” x 4”

Kelly 32             32 x 23 x 10.5 cm          12.5” x 9” x 4”

Kelly 35             35 x 24 x 12 cm          14” x 9.5” x 4.7”

Kelly 40              40 x 28 x 16 cm         15.2” x 11” x 6.3”

Kelly 50                50 x 34 x 25 cm         19.6” x 13” x 9.8”

HERMES KELLY SIZE COMPARISON

The images bellow will help you see the difference between the various Hermes Kelly sizes .

HERMES KELLY SIZE COMPARISON
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Which Hermes Kelly size is most popular?

The most popular Kelly sizes are the Kelly 25 and the Kelly 28.

The two sizes are perfect for everyday use because you can carry all your essentials without having all the extra weight of a bigger bag.

On the other hand, the Kelly 15 and Kelly 20 are mini Kellys so they aren’t ideal for everyday use. Also, the Kelly 40 and `Kelly 50 are considered travel bags because of their size and capacity. So, the winners are Kelly 25, and Kelly 28.

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Hermes Kelly 25 Bicolor Chevre Mysore with Gold Hardware  at REBAG.COM

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Hermes Kelly 28 Red Taurillon Clemence Leather Gold Hardware  THELUXURYCLOSET.COM , $13,884

What are the Hermes Kelly prices for 2022?

Well, unfortunately, prices tend to increase every year. However, the percentage of increase isn’t always the same and it depends on many factors. For example, the exotic leather Hermes Kelly bags got a small increase compared to the other leathers. Also, between ”regular ” leathers there are price differences.
You should keep in mind that the Hermes Kelly prices depend on many things such as materials, the country you are shopping from, etc.

According to collectingluxury.com the

According to purseblog.com the Kelly  sellier 25 costs $11.400.

The price increased 3.64% since 2021 when the price was $11000. Let’s take a look at the photo below to see more Hermes Kelly prices in 2022.

 

hermes kelly prices
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However, buying a Hermes Kelly from a Hermes store it’s not your only option.

You can always buy a preloved Hermes Kelly bag and stop begging your Hermes sales assistant to show you a Kelly bag.

Shopping from secondhand stores like vestiairecollective.com, rebag.com($200 off first order), and theluxurycloset.com will save you money, and time and you will be able to choose among many sizes, colors, and leather combinations.

In Hermes, if you are lucky enough, your sales assistant will show you only 2 designs to choose from.
All these sites are legit and the items are checked by professionals to guarantee the authenticity and the condition of each item.

According to vestiairecollective.com, the price range for a second-hand Hermes Kelly bag is between $2950 -and $130,000 ( Kelly 28 in pink alligator ).

So, now that you know everything about Hermes Kelly sizes and prices which one is next on your list?

Are you going to buy a new one or a second-hand one? Are you team Sellier or Retourne ?
Whatever decision you take, hurry up because the prices will continue to go up and up! So, the sooner, the cheaper!