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Hermès Mini Kelly II Foin Chevre Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini II Color: Foin Leather: Chevre Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2021 Z Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item has never been carried and is in pris...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Mini Kelly II Nata Epsom Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini II Color: Nata Leather: Epsom Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2020 Y Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item has never been carried and is in prist...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Mini Kelly II Blue Glacier Epsom Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini II Color: Blue Glacier Exterior & Blue Pale Interior Leather: Epsom Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2021 Z Condition: Pristine, never carried: The ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Mini Kelly II Blue Brume Epsom Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini II Color: Blue Brume Leather: Epsom Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2021 Z Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item has never been carried and is in...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

1stdibs Exclusive Hermès Mini Kelly II Rose Lipstick Chevre Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives from Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini II Color: Rose Lipstick Leather: Chèvre Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2020 Y Condition: Pristine, never carri...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

1stdibs Exclusive Hermès Mini Kelly II Rose Shocking Matte Alligator Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives From Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Mini Kelly II Size: 20cm Color: Rose Shocking Leather: Matte Alligator Hardware: Palladium Year: 2020 Y Condition: Pris...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Amazing & Rare Hermès Mini Kelly 20cm double strap in brown calfskin and GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, Paris
Exceptional Hermes Mini Kelly 20 cm brown box leather handbag, gold-plated metal hardware, handle and 2 removable shoulder straps (one short and one long, not signed Hermès) brown bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Intense Blue Chevre 20 cm Mini Kelly
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Intense Blue Chevre 20 cm Mini Kelly is pristine with the protective plastic intact on the hardware. Petite and feminine, the crossbody Kelly is very rare in t...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly Mini Sellier Veau Epsom Rose Texas PHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Kelly Mini Sellier Veau Epsom Rose Texas PHW Extremely hard-to-get and highly sought after, this exclusive Hermès Kelly Mini Sellier Veau Epsom Rose Texas PHW is a piece rese...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rose Azalee Chévre Mini Kelly 20 II GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rose Azalee Chévre Mini Kelly 20 II GHW SKU: 110543 Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic on hardware. No visible signs of wear. Final...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Bag Craie Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini bag. Coveted neutral Craie Epsom leather with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shoulder or cross body. Divine size for day to evening. ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

1stdibs Exclusive Hermès Kelly Mini Picnic White Swift Leather Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives From Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini Picnic Color: White Leather: Swift and Wicker Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2020 Y Condition: Pristine,...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Mini 20 Alligator Bougainvillea Pink Gold Hardware New 2020
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
New Rare Hermes Kelly Mini 20 Alligator Bougainvillea Pink Gold Hardware. Full set with copy of receipt and cites. Y Stamp 2020. Shop with Confidence from Lux Addicts. Authenticity...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

2021 Hermes White Swift Leather & Woven Osier Whicker Mini Kelly Picnic
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS White Swift Leather & Woven Osier Whicker Mini Kelly Picnic Xupes Reference: HB3987 Serial Number: Z Age (Circa): 2021 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Shoulder Strap, P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Bag Rose Extreme Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier bag. Coveted and rare to find this Kelly bag is featured in vivid Rose Extreme Gold Epsom leather with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shou...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Bag 5P Pink Matte Alligator Palladium Limited
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Limited Edition Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in coveted unircorn 5P Pink matte Alligator. Fresh with palladium hardware. The Ke...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini Blue Electric Alligator Gold Hardware New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Sellier 20 featured in vivid Electric Blue Alligator. Rich with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shoulder or cross body. Divine siz...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Bag Mini Sellier Rose Lipstick Chevre Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 bag features the sellier in pink Rose Lipstick. Coveted Chevre leather and fresh palladium hardware. Small bags are the story and none is better ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

1stdibs Exclusive Hermès Kelly Mini Picnic Rouge De Coeur Swift Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives From Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini Picnic Color: Roude de Coeur Leather: Swift and Wicker Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2019 D Condition:...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Bag Nata Gold Hardware Epsome Leather New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini bag. Neutral Nata Epsom leather with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shoulder or cross body. Divine size for day t...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Mini Sellier 20 Bag Feu / Rose Eglantine Chevre Bi-color Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in vibrant orange Feu with gentle pink Rose Eglantine interior. Coveted Chevre leather accentuated...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Sellier HSS 20 Mini Bag Black / Rose Extreme Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly HSS 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in dramatic Black and Rose Extreme. Espom leather accentuated with Gold hardware. Comes with si...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Smallest Mini Kelly Bag Ever Pill or Photo Box Sterling Silver RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare Authentic Hermès Pill Box Mini "Kelly" Bag shape Can be used to put jewelry, a photo, your pills, your treasures! Made of Sterling Silver (925/1000) Opens by the front "HER...
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20th Century Other

Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier Bag Rose Pourpre Chevre Leather Palladium New w/Box
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in rich Rose Pourpre. Chevre leather accentuated with Palladium hardware. Comes with signature Hermes box, shoulder st...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Exceptional Hermès Vintage Mini Kelly Sellier Bag Shiny Red Lizard Gold Hdw 20cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Adorable Authentic Hermès "Mini Kelly" The current "It bag" ! Sellier Version, rigid, so chic ! Made in France in 1990 Made of Lizard skin and Gold Plated Hardware Colorway: Rou...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Exceptional Hermès Vintage Mini Kelly Sellier Bag Satin and Doblis Gold Hdw 20cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Extremely Rare Authentic Hermès Bag "Mini Kelly" Sellier version, rigid, so Chic ! Collector piece ! Only a few in the world. A true collector bag Made in France Stamp U in a c...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Brand New Hermes Mini Kelly 20 Moutarde
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand New Hermes Mini Kelly Moutarde Everybody loves the Kelly by Hermes and this mini model will definitely take your breath away. It's been made to fit al our modern contraptions,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier Mini Kelly II Gold Epsom Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Sellier bag. Coveted and rare to find classic Gold Epsom leather with gold hardware. Carry by hand, shoulder or cross body. Divine size for day t...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly II Mini 20 cm epsom Anemone
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This beautiful and precious Hermès Kelly II Mini Veau Epsom Anemone GHW features a detachable shoulder strap and it the perfect bag for a night out. The gold tone hardware complement...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly II Mini Veau Epsom Rose Azalee GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
New and never worn Hermès Kelly II Mini Veau Epsom Rose Azalee GHW Rose azalee, one of the most perfect pink colors Hermès' ever made. Hermès Kelly mini bags are adorable and almo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 20 Sellier Mini Chèvre Mysore Bleu Hydre
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Kelly II Sellier Mini Chèvre Mysore comes in a color named after the stunning hues of the Greek island of Hydra: Bleu Hydra. The bag features palladium hardware which contrasts ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Never Used Hermes Kelly Sellier Mini Epsom Bleu Zephyr
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
The talk about town Hermes hard to find Kelly Mini in beautiful soft light blue zephyr epsom. Divine size for day to evening. Tonal stitching, a front toggle closure, a single rolle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Never Used Hermes Kelly Sellier Mini Geranium Mississippiensis Alligator
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Never used Hermes Geranium Sellier Kelly Mini 20cm Shiny Mississippiensis Alligator PHW The talk about town Hermes Limited Edition Kelly Mini in Shiny Vibrant red toned "geranium" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Brand New Hermes Kelly Pochette Bag Mini Swift Glycine
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brand New Hermes Kelly MIni Pochette Bag with Palladium hardware. The Hermes Kelly Pochette is the perfect clutch from the Hermes family, offering a small structured bag that can be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Never Used Hermes Kelly Mini Pochette Geranium Alligator Mississippiensis GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
This exquisite hard to find Hermès Kelly Mini Pochette comes in a shiny alligator leather in Vibrant red toned "geranium" color. The alligator mississippiensis skin is iden...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly II Mini Veau Epsom Rose Azalee GHW Bag
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Kelly II Mini Veau Epsom Rose Azalee GHW Rose azalee, one of the most perfect pink colors Hermès' ever made. Hermès Kelly mini bags are adorable and almost impossible to get...
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2010s Novelty Bags

Hermes Kelly Mini Sellier 20 Bag Deep Blue Epsom Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 20 Mini Sellier bag featured in rich, saturated Deep Blue. Epsom leather and accentuated with gold hardware. Carry by hand, sho...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly II 20 cm Mini Veau Epsom Rose Azalee GHW Bag
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hermès Kelly II 20cm Mini Veau Epsom Rose Azalee GHW Rose azalee, one of the most perfect pink colors Hermès' ever made. Hermès Kelly mini bags are adorable and almost impossible t...
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2010s Novelty Bags

*NEVER USED* Hermes Kelly 20 Mini II 20cm Black Epsom GHW
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Never used ! The talk about the town, this new Limited Edition Hermès Kelly 20 mini II This is a very limited edition release from Hermès reserved for VIP's, this Black Mini Kelly i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Pochette Kelly Mini Veau Swift
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
The Hermès Pochette Kelly Veau Swift comes in a black leather with palladium hardware. The adorable design contains a front flap with two straps, a toggle closure and a single fla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Mini Kelly Sellier Moutarde
By Hermès
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Gold hardware, comes with complete packaging and accessories, original invoice.
Pristine, unworn condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Mini Kelly Sellier Bleu Agathe
By Hermès
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Métal hardware, comes with complete packaging and accessories, original invoice. Pristine, unworn condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2010s Hermès Mini Kelly Crocodile Bag
By Hermès
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Extremely luxurious Hermès mini Kelly bag in gorgeous pigeon grey crocodile leather. Comes with its strap and silver hardware. Excellent conditions and brand new. Please note this it...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Mini Kelly in Blue Izmir Crocodile
By Hermès
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Mini Kelly in Blue Izmir Crocodile. Gold hardware, comes with complete packaging and accessories, original invoice.

 Pristine, unworn condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

HERMES MINI KELLY BAG OSTRICH 20 CM WHITE
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Its graph of elegance, the pinnacle of opulence, warrants the iconic Hermès Kelly an indisputable status symbol amongst handbags. With Hermès releasing only limited quantities, its s...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • HERMES MINI KELLY BAG OSTRICH 20 CM WHITE
  • HERMES MINI KELLY BAG OSTRICH 20 CM WHITE
  • HERMES MINI KELLY BAG OSTRICH 20 CM WHITE
  • HERMES MINI KELLY BAG OSTRICH 20 CM WHITE
H 5.91 in. W 7.88 in. D 3.55 in. Dm 9.06 in.
Hermès Mini Kelly II Etoupe Epsom Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini II Color: Etoupe Leather: Epsom Hardware: Gold Stamp: 2019 D Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item has never been carried and is in pri...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Mini Kelly II Rose Confetti Chevre Leather Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Brand: Hermès Style: Kelly Size: Mini II Color: Rose Confetti Leather: Chèvre Hardware: Palladium Stamp: 2020 Y Condition: Pristine, never carried: The item has never been carried...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Never Worn Hermes Mini Kelly 20 Cactus Blue Atol Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Never worn Rare Hermes VIP mini kelly II sellier verso collection in cactus epsom leather, blue atol interior and palladium tone hardware. Handle drop 2". Date stamp Y for 2020. Com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Mini II 20, crafted from Bleu Hydra blue Chevre Mysore leather, features single rolled top handle, frontal flap with turn lock, and palladium hardware. It opens to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
H 5 in. W 7.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Hermes Mini Kelly Sellier 20cm Box Calf Rough H/Gold Metal
By Hermès
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- This one of a kind and excellent condition Hermes mini Kelly Sellier 20cm box calf leather is from the year of 1988. The date code is OQ. - Made in France. - Measurement W7.8 i...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Mini II 20, crafted from Bleu Hydra blue Chevre Mysore leather, features single rolled top handle, frontal flap with turn lock, and palladium hardware. It opens to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
H 5 in. W 7.5 in. D 2.5 in.
HERMES Mini Kelly Bag 20CM Black Pleated Collectors Piece Mint
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Extremely rare Hermes Mini Kelly bag 20 cm black pleated Satin & Veau Doblis suede leather with gold hardware. Definitely collector's piece..... Excellent mint vintage condition.Sa...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
This Hermes Kelly Mini II 20, crafted from Bleu Hydra blue Chevre Mysore leather, features single rolled top handle, frontal flap with turn lock, and palladium hardware. It opens to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
  • Hermes Kelly Mini II 20
H 5 in. W 7.5 in. D 2.5 in.
1stdibs Exclusives Hermès Mini Kelly II Bubblegum Matte Alligator Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
1stdibs Exclusives From Three Over Six Brand: Hermès Style: Mini Kelly II Size: 20cm Color: Bubblegum Leather: Matte Alligator Hardware: Palladium Year: 2020 Y Condition: Pristine...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Mini Kelly Sellier 20 cm Handbag Blue Gold Hdw RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
GORGEOUS AND RARE AUTHENTIC HERMES BAG Mini Kelly Sellier Version Made in France Stamp W Made of Box Leather and Golden Hardware Colorway: Blue, Lined with Blue lea...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Authentic Hermes Mini Kelly 20 Bag 3 ways Rouge H Lizard Gold Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
GORGEOUS and RARE AUTHENTIC HERMES BAG MINI KELLY So rare to find a baby Kelly with both handle and shoulder strap, especially in Lizard skin and Rouge Hermès colorway, and in...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Mini Kelly Bag Vintage Black Lizard Gold Hdw 20 cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Authentic Hermès Small Bag "Mini Kelly" Super cute baby Kelly Bag Made in France Vintage, from the 90's Made of Lizard skin and Golden hardware Colorway: Black Insid...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Hermès Mini Kelly Sellier Bag Black Box Leather Ghw 20 cm
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Authentic Hermès Bag Mini "Kelly" Sellier version, rigid, so Chic ! This bag is the old version of the Mini Kelly. Unlike the new edition, the handle is longer, and the ...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Exceptional Hermes Mini Kelly 20 cm Bag 3 ways Blue Lizard Gold Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
This bag has no Cites, but it can be shipped from the USA on my next trip. Please contact me for details regarding dates. GORGEOUS AND RARE AUTHENTIC HERMES BABY KELLY ! Mini Kelly...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermès Mini Kelly Vintage Bag Sellier Black Croco Crocodile Ghw 20 cm RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Adorable Authentic Hermès Mini Kelly Bag Sellier Version, Rigid, So Chic ! This Baby Kelly is a vintage one (Higher and handle longer than the new version. Can hold your cell phone...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

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Hermes Mini Kelly 2 For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary hermes mini kelly 2 you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Blue, Red and more. If you’re looking for a hermes mini kelly 2 from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Hermes Mini Kelly 2?

The price for a hermes mini kelly 2 starts at $489 and tops out at $170,750, and on average, selling for $20,638.

hermes Biography and Important Works

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.