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Hermes Orange Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Orange Kelly 35 Bag. Togo leather. Gold hardware. Excellent condition. N square stamp from 2010. The classic orange color from Hermes. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes Gold Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Gold Kelly 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Light wear on corners. Fair to good condition. Has lots of life left. The most wanted color combo. Gold on gold bag. Don't miss out on a clas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Kelly 35 in brown leather
By Hermès
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: HERMES - Model: Kelly 35 - Condition: Very good condition. Scratches on hardware, Minor sign of ear on 1 base corner, Few scratches - Accessories: Padlock, Keys, Strap (R...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  •  Kelly 35 in brown leather
  •  Kelly 35 in brown leather
  •  Kelly 35 in brown leather
  •  Kelly 35 in brown leather
H 24 in. W 35 in. D 11 in.
Hermes Black Kelly 35 Togo Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Black Kelly 35 Togo Leather Bag. Classic combination. Black with gold hardware. Good condition. Includes clochette, lock, keys, and dust cover. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 35 Black Crocodile 1997
By Hermès
Located in Lugano, Ticino
Hermès Kelly 35 Black Crocodile 1997 -100% authentic Hermès - crocodile leather with gold-toned hardware - zip pocket and two slip pockets - keyholder and padlock - interior in black...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Kelly 35 Black Crocodile 1997
  • Hermès Kelly 35 Black Crocodile 1997
  • Hermès Kelly 35 Black Crocodile 1997
  • Hermès Kelly 35 Black Crocodile 1997
H 9.85 in. W 4.93 in. L 13.98 in.
Hermes Blue Izmir Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Izmir Kelly 35 Bag. Gold hardware. Stunning vibrant blue color. Most wanted combo. From 2013 with original receipt. Light wear on corners. Bag is in good condition. Inclu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermès Kelly 35 model bag made of Vert Claire color Epsom with golden hardware. Equipped with leather handle. Closure with straps, very capacious inside, lined in leather and equippe...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
  • Hermès Green Epsom Kelly 35 Bag
H 9.45 in. W 13.78 in. D 5.12 in.
Hermes Blue Zanzibar Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Blue Zanzibar Kelly 35 Bag. Palladium hardware. Excellent like new condition. Vibrant blue color. Togo leather. Kelly bags are classic investments. Includes clochette, lock, k...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Raisin Clemence PDH
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes purple raisin kelly 35 in excellent condition. Deep purple raisin clemence leather exterior trimmed with silver palladium hardware. Signature twist lock double strap top flap ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Retourne White Palladium
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes kelly bag 35 cm retourne in white taurillon clemence leather and palladium hardware. Detachable strap, 35". Date stamp N for 2010. Recently treated at leather spa. Comes with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Brown Canvas Kelly 35 Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Irvine, CA
Hermes Blue Leather Electric Kelly 35 Satchel Bag with gold-tone hardware, three interior compartments pockets, leather lining, top handle and turn-lock closure. 47523MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

2011 Hermès Tosca Togo Kelly 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermès Kelly 35 model bag made in Tosca-colored Togo with silver hardware. Closure with straps, internally capacious. Equipped with top handle and removable shoulder strap. The produ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • 2011 Hermès Tosca Togo Kelly 35 Bag
  • 2011 Hermès Tosca Togo Kelly 35 Bag
  • 2011 Hermès Tosca Togo Kelly 35 Bag
  • 2011 Hermès Tosca Togo Kelly 35 Bag
H 9.85 in. D 5.12 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermès Gold Epsom Retourne Kelly 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Gold Epsom Retourne Kelly 35 GHW SKU: 110670 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint wear to corners. Scratching and oxidation to hardware...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Clémence Retourne Kelly 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Black Clémence Retourne Kelly 35 PHW SKU: 108488 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing to corners. Scratching and tarnishing to...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Kelly 35 Crocodile Shiny Black Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
MAGNIFICENT Kelly 35 bag from the House of HERMES in shiny black porosus crocodile. The jewelry is gold plated. On each tab, inscription "HERMES Paris". It has its padlock, its bell ...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

  • HERMES Kelly 35 Crocodile Shiny Black Bag
  • HERMES Kelly 35 Crocodile Shiny Black Bag
  • HERMES Kelly 35 Crocodile Shiny Black Bag
  • HERMES Kelly 35 Crocodile Shiny Black Bag
H 9.85 in. D 4.73 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Kelly 35 Retourne Rouge Clemence Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 35 cm rouge casaque taurillon clemence Kelly bag with palladium hardware. Date stamp H in a square, 2004. Comes with: clochette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, detachable strap, origi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Candy Rose Tyrien Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès limited edition 35cm Candy Kelly Retourne bag with rose tyrien epsom leather exterior, tosca chèvre mysore interior, and palladium hardware. Handle drop, 3.5"L; detachable str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 35 Ruby Red Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This unique Hermés bag is made from exquisite Togo leather and it is accentuated with luxurious silver hardware. The beautuful shade of red color it is called Ruby and it easy for yo...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermès Kelly 35 Ruby Red Togo Leather
  • Hermès Kelly 35 Ruby Red Togo Leather
  • Hermès Kelly 35 Ruby Red Togo Leather
  • Hermès Kelly 35 Ruby Red Togo Leather
H 9.85 in. D 7.09 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermes Blue Ciel Kelly 35 Togo Palladium Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermes kelly 35cm blue ciel togo leather and palladium hardware in excellent condition. Handle drop 3.5", shoulder drop 17.25". Date Stamp Q. Comes with clochette, tirette, lock, 2 k...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Blue Ciel Kelly 35 Togo Palladium Bag
  • Hermes Blue Ciel Kelly 35 Togo Palladium Bag
  • Hermes Blue Ciel Kelly 35 Togo Palladium Bag
  • Hermes Blue Ciel Kelly 35 Togo Palladium Bag
H 9.5 in. W 5.25 in. L 13.5 in.
Hermes Rouge Kelly 35 Tadelakt Griss Interior Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Rouge Kelly 35 Tadelakt leather. Griss interior. Light grey color interior. White contrast stitching. Beautiful vintage Kelly bag. Collector's piece. Light scratches on front ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Parchemin Taurillon Clemence Leather Kelly 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hermes Parchemin Taurillon Clemence Leather Kelly 35 in excellent condition. Cream Parchemin beige clemence leather exterior trimmed with gold hardware. Signature front double strap ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rare White Dalmatian Retourne Kelly 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rare White Dalmatian Retourne Kelly 35 PHW SKU: 111224 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scratching to hardware. Brand: Hermès Model: Kell...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Ebene Barenia & Shearling Teddy Kelly 35cm
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Hermès Ebene Barenia & Shearling Teddy Kelly 35cm Xupes Reference: HBJJLG054 Serial Number: [I] Age (Circa): 2005 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Lock, Keys, Clochette, Rain ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Bleu Electrique Tadelakt Sellier Kelly 35 GHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Hermès Bleu Electrique Tadelakt Sellier Kelly 35 GHW SKU: 108892 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on har...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Retourne Etoupe Togo PH Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 35 cm etoupe Togo retourne Kelly bag with palladium hardware. Date stamp M in a square, 2009. Comes with: clochette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, detachable strap, original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Retourne Black Chevre PH Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 35 cm black chevre mysore retourne Kelly bag with palladium hardware. Date stamp M in a square, 2009. Comes with: clochette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, detachable strap, original ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

HERMES black Clemence leather KELLY 35 RETOURNE Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès Kelly 35 Retourne bag in back Taurillon Clemence leather with palladium hardware. Lined in black goat skin leather with two open pockets against the front and a...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES black Evercalf leather KELLY 35 SELLIER Bag Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'Kelly 35' shoulder bag in Evercalf leather featuring silver Palladium hardware. Has been carried and is in excellent condition. Comes with dust bag, shoulder s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Kelly 35 Brown Semi Matt Crocodile Porosus Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes 'Kelly' 35 handbag in brown semi matt crocodile porosus with padlock. No zipper, keys or clochette. Stamp O (1959). Gold-plated hardware with micro scratches. The interior i...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

OOAK Vintage Hermes Hand Painted Tennis Court Kelly 35
Located in Philadelphia, PA
OOAK Vintage Hermes Hand Painted Tennis Court Kelly 35 in very good condition. One of a kind hand painted tennis court scene surrounds exterior over black box calf leather with gold ...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Bag Rouge H Sellier Box Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly Sellier 35 bag featured in Rouge H and coveted Box leather. Rich with Gold hardware. In beautiful condition with minor wear. Comes with shoulder s...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

HERMES Rouge H burgundy leather VIBRATO KELLY 35 RETOURNE Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes 'Kelly II 35 Retourne Vibrato' bag in Rouge H (burgund) Veau Evercalf leather with multicolor Vibrato panel. Rare limited edition. Lined in Rouge H Chèvre (goat skin) with two...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

HERMES Chocolat brown Epsom leather & Palladium KELLY 35 Sellier Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermès 'Kelly 35' shoulder bag in veau Epsom featuring silver Palladium hardware. Has been carried and is in excellent condition. Comes with dust bag, shoulder strap, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 35 Bag Black Retourne Togo Palladium Hardware New
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Hermes Kelly 35 Retourne bag featured in classic Black. Togo is scratch resistant and butter soft. Fresh with palladium hardware. Comes with shoulder strap, slee...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès 2011 Kelly 35cm So Black Box Calf Leather Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Made in France, this beautiful 2011 Hermès ‘Kelly’ 35cm ‘So Black’ handbag has been made from smooth black Calf leather exterior in ‘black’ and matching leather interior, this piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Rouge H Sombrero Sellier Kelly 35 GHW with Striped Canvas Strap
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Rouge H Sombrero Sellier Kelly 35 GHW with Striped Canvas Strap SKU: 111557 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Barenia Leather & Multicolour Toile Indian Ganges Kelly 35cm Retourne
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Barenia Leather & Multicolour Toile Indian Ganges Kelly 35cm Retourne Xupes Reference: HBJJLG021 Serial Number: [L] Age (Circa): 2008 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Shoulde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Vermilion Red 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Athens, GA
Hermes Vermillion Red Kelly 35 Bag. Beautiful red with orange undertones color with gold hardware. Togo leather. Good condition. Comes with original receipt. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

New in Box Hermes Kelly 35Cm Horseshoe Etoupe Pivoine Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 35 cm Kelly horse shoe edition in etoupe and rouge pivoine togo leather, Gold tone hardware. Handle drop, 3.75"L. Date stamp A for 2017. Brand new in box with full set: cloche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

HERMES Gris Tourterelle grey Clemence leather & Palladium KELLY 35 Retourne Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermès "35cm Kelly Retourne" handbag in Gris Tourterelle Togo (Calfskin leather) with palladium hardware. Lined in Gris Tourterelle goat skin leather with two open pockets against th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermès Kelly 35 retourné handbag with strap in Black Calf leather, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Hermes Kelly 35 Handbag with strap in black box Calfskin , Gold Plated Metal hardware, black leather handle, removable leather shoulder strap black box for Carrying Hand or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Kelly 35 sellier strap shoulder bag in epsom blue saphir leather, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Hermes Kelly 35 cm sellier in Epsom blue sapphire leather shoulder bag , gold plated metal hardware, blue leather removable shoulder strap, blue leather simple handle allow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès Raisin Togo Kelly Retourne 35 PHW
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Raisin Togo Kelly Retourne 35 PHW SKU: 111993 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

HERMES 35 cm Crocodile Black Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Hermes 35cm Brown Crocodile Birkin Bag COLOR: Brown MATERIAL: Crocodile ORIGIN: France CONDITION: Pristine
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Retourne 35 Anemone Togo GH Bag
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès 35 cm anemone Togo Kelly retourne bag with gold tone hardware. Date stamp R in a square, 2014. Excellent condition. Comes with: clochette, tirette, lock, 2 keys, detachable st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Kelly Retourne 35 Anemone Togo GH Bag
  • Hermes Kelly Retourne 35 Anemone Togo GH Bag
  • Hermes Kelly Retourne 35 Anemone Togo GH Bag
  • Hermes Kelly Retourne 35 Anemone Togo GH Bag
H 9.5 in. W 5.25 in. L 13.5 in.
Rare Hermès Kelly 35 shoulder bag with strap in beige canvas and black calf, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Gorgeous Hermes Kelly 35 cm handbag in black box calfskin leather and beige canvas, gold metal hardware, black leather handle, a removable strap in black leather box (not signed Herm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Rare Hermès Kelly 35 shoulder bag with strap in beige canvas and black calf, GHW
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Gorgeous Hermes Kelly 35 cm sellier handbag in black leather box and beige canvas, gold metal hardware, black leather handle, a removable strap in black leather box (not signed Hermè...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Togo Kelly Retourne 35 Cobalt Blue PDH
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous Hermes Togo Kelly Retourne 35 Cobalt Blue PDH in excellent condition. Limited edition cobalt blue togo leather exterior trimmed with silver palladium hardware. Matching leat...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Kelly Handbag Menthe Clemence with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Good. Wear and darkening on base corners and handle, moderate creasing on exterior, small indentation...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

HERMES Kelly II 35 Bag in Brown Grained Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Kelly II 35 HERMES brown grained leather bag with a removable shoulder strap. The jewelry is in gilded metal. It is in a very good condition. Made in France. Stamp I in a square (20...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • HERMES Kelly II 35 Bag in Brown Grained Leather
  • HERMES Kelly II 35 Bag in Brown Grained Leather
  • HERMES Kelly II 35 Bag in Brown Grained Leather
  • HERMES Kelly II 35 Bag in Brown Grained Leather
H 9.85 in. W 5.52 in. L 13.78 in.
Hermès 35cm Etain Swift Palladium H/W Kelly Retourne Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This extremely beautiful Hermès Kelly Retourne 35cm Swift Bag in Etain with Palladium Hardware is a must have for your collection! The beautiful rich grey-tone exterior of the bag w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly II Retourne 35 Ghillies Rosy / Rouge H Swift
By Hermès
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Hermes Kelly II Retourne 35 Ghillies Rosy / Rouge H Swift Silver Hardware Perfect condition We have dustbag and invoice
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2010s Shoulder Bags

2007 Hermes Etoupe Swift Leather Kelly Flat 35cm Sellier
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Etoupe Swift Leather Kelly Flat 35cm Sellier Xupes Reference: CB385 Serial Number: [K] Age (Circa): 2007 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Care Booklet Authenticity Details: D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Retourne 35 Sanguine Matte Alligator Bag Palladium Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic Hermes Retourne 35 Kelly bag featured in Sanguine Matte Alligator. Warm clay red with orange undertone makes this a fabulous neural year r...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermès Black Togo Leather 35 cm Kelly Bag with Palladium
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Hermès Black Togo 35 cm Kelly is in pristine condition with the protective plastic intact on much of the hardware. The handstitched ladylike Kelly is in extremely hig...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Cobalt Togo Leather Gold Hardware Kelly Retourne 35 Bag
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Hermes Kelly is beautiful as it is carefully hand-stitched to perfection. This Kelly Retourne is crafted from Togo leather and has gold-tone hardware. Retourne has a more casual ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Kelly Flat Handbag Rouge H Swift with Palladium Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy odor in interior. Moderate loss of shape and scuffs on exterior, wear on base corners, indentations on base and interior base, bubbling and creasing underneath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly Handbag Noir Box Calf with Gold Hardware 35
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Wear on base corners, flap edges and closure straps, creasing and heavy scuffs on exterior, underneath flap and in interior. Scuffs on handle, small stains on strap ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermés 2003 Kelly Retourne Rouge 35cm Hermes Togo Leather
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Hello Hermés! Handcrafted by the artisans of Hermes into an iconic 35cm Kelly from 2003. This beautiful Hermes Kelly handbag is crafted from togo leather in the iconic Hermés Rouge w...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Hermès Special Order Tri-Colour Leather 35cm Kelly Bag
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This Special Order 35cm Tri-colour Kelly bag from Hermès is a true testament to the quality of the house's craftsmanship, exuding timeless style and elegance. Crafted from rare leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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Kelly 35 For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary kelly 35 you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Orange and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a kelly 35 may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Kelly 35?

The price for a kelly 35 starts at $465 and tops out at $145,000, and on average, selling for $10,297.

Hermès 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.

Hermès Biography and Important Works

Hermès Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Hermès furniture collection there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Hermès' original furniture was created in the Romantic style in Europe during the 20th century. Prices for Hermès furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $145 and tops out at $2,899, while pieces like these can sell for $815 on average..

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.