The historical Kelly bag of Hermès

The historical Kelly bag of Hermès

The kelly bag, the most historical leather handbag that Hermès has ever created.

kelly bag

Indeed, at the time in 1923, called the « Haut à courroies » and designed specially for riders in order to be able to carry their horse riding equipment.

The handbag was then redesigned in 1935 by Robert Dumas- Hermès. He changed the purse by making it smaller and more feminin.

However, you must be thinking why is it called the Kelly bag ? It is thanks to Princess Grace Kelly who will popularize it by wearing the bag to shield her pregnancy in front of the paparazzis. She was a fashion icon and that is how the name of the handbag became « Kelly ».

grace k

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