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Vintage Hermès Black Box Calf 32cm Kelly Retourne Bag with Gold Hardware



PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.

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A brilliant find, this Hermès Black Box Calf 32 cm Vintage Kelly Retourne is in very good condition. It has subtle signs of prior ownership that are consistent with a bag of this age. There are various light mars on the leather; a common occurrence with box calf. The hardware is lightly tarnished and has fine micro scratches. However, the corners, handle and interior appear excellent. Hermès bags are considered the ultimate luxury item worldwide. Each piece is handcrafted with waitlists that can exceed a year or more. The streamlined and demure Kelly style is always in high demand, but is especially coveted in black box calf with gold hardware; the ultimate Kelly combination.
The Retourne version of the Kelly has a softer appearance with more rounded edges and corners. Crafted in sleek black box calf leather, it is considered the quintessential Kelly. Box calf is very difficult to get at the present time. A classic smooth leather that develops a glossy patina, it can also be reconditioned by Hermès if necessary. Highlighted with elegant gold hardware. Single top handle is carried in hand. Shoulder straps were not included at the time of production of this piece. Black leather interior with one side zippered pocket. Blind stamped J within a circle. Made in France.

Purchase includes padlock, keys, clochette, raincoat and dust bag. Please note: the padlock and keys are tarnished but can be cleaned substantially with Tarnex.

SKU: 55-136460
# of interior pockets: 1
Hardware: gold
Country of Origin: France
Color: black
Accompanied by: padlock, keys, clochette, raincoat and dust bag
Interior lining: black chevre leather
Closure: twist lock
Handle Drop (in inches): 3
Authenticity Details: blind stamped J within a circle
Primary Material: box calf
Height (in inches): 9
Width (in inches): 12.5
Depth (in inches): 4.75

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Intention to return must be stated to the Portero Customer Care Department within 24 hours of merchandise receipt. Any returned item must be shipped back within 3 days of receipt, properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.

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Since Hermes began as a harness workshop specializing in the finest horse harnesses and bridles in 1837, Hermès has transfixed the world with its supreme craftsmanship and elegant designs.  From examining and cutting leather to hand-stitching and melding hardware, highly trained artisans craft each Hermès piece.  Many of the Hermès craftsmen have studied at Paris’ Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi, and are required to pass various exams prior to constructing their first Hermès handbag. 

Throughout its history, the Hermès brand has been inspired by numerous style icons such as Princess Grace of Monaco and Jane Birkin; leading to the design of the most coveted handbags in the world – the Hermès Kelly and Birkin.