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Hermes Bleu Electrique (Blue Electric) Togo Kelly 35cm Gold Hardware

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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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Hermes Blue Electric Kelly 35cm in rich togo (bull) leather with gold hardware.

The Hermes Kelly bag, like its sister bag -- the Birkin -- is a coveted and scarce bag. Like its muse, Grace Kelly, this bag is the definition of timeless elegance. The original prototype for this bag dates back to 1892 when Hermes developed a large bag to hold a saddle; the prototype was modified over the decades but the Kelly sold by Hermes today is similar to the Sac a Depeches introduced in the 1930s. In 1954, Grace Kelly was given the bag to use in the Hitchcock movie To Catch A Thief and she became an immediate fan. She wore it regularly after her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco and the media and public dubbed it the Kelly bag. It was officially called the Kelly in 1977.

The Hermes Kelly is immediately recognizable by its trapezium shape, its thin straps with metal plates on the end of each strap (one engraved) that meet on a center toggle, its single rolled handles and its bell shaped key fob (clochette) and matching lock, it is an outstanding piece of workmanship. Each Kelly bag takes up to 25 hours to produce and each is hand sewn, buffed, painted and polished by an Hermes skilled craftsman in Hermes' factories. The leathers come from a variety of tanneries and individual artisans produce each bag, so each is likely to have its own unique details. Typically, a Kelly features a date stamp which is a letter that signifies the year of production and a craftsman's stamp, which are a series of letters, numbers and/or symbols designating the specific person(s) who hand produced the bag. In addition to a wide range of leathers, The Kelly is produced in exotic skins such as ostrich, lizard and crocodile. The bag is typically accented by palladium plated or gold plated hardware. Unlike the Hermes Birkin, the Hermes Kelly has the advantage of having a shoulder strap enabling it to be worn on the shoulder, in addition to hand or forearm. This option makes it popular with younger Hermes devotees.

Hermes produces its Kelly bags in classic and seasonal colors. Not infrequently, a seasonal color in high popularity will be reissue or become a staple. This Blue Electric is a rich and striking blue that is one of the "must have" colors craved by new and old Hermes collectors. A vibrant blue that seems more intense with gold hardware, this is an awe-striking bag.

This Hermes Kelly features tonal stitching, front toggle closure, clochette with lock and two keys, single rolled handle and optional shoulder strap.

The interior is lined in Bleu Electrique chevre and features: one zip pocket with Hermes engraved pull; two open pockets on opposite side.

Blindstamp Q in a square (2013). Comes with box, dustbag, clochette, lock, two keys, shoulder strap, clochette dustbag, shoulder strap dustbag, rainhat, felt, care booklet.

Condition is Pristine; never worn.

SKU: 34-137786
Hardware: Gold
Country of Origin: France
Color: Blue
Interior lining: Blue Electric Chevre Leather
Closure: Toggle closure
Handle Drop (in inches): 4
Height (in inches): 10
Width (in inches): 13.75
Depth (in inches): 5
Authenticity Details: Stamped Hermes Paris Made in France
Primary Material: Leather

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF HERMÈS

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.