Luxury bags and handbags, Leather Goods and Luxury Accessory Valuations
How Much Is Your Handbags Worth?
Do you own any Kelly handbag? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
The Kelly handbag by Hermès
The Hermès Kelly bag is a reference to Princess Grace Kelly. It is one of the symbols of the brand, as is the silk square, or carré. It can be recognised at first glance by its trapezoidal shape and two gussets. The Kelly was inspired by the “Haut à Courroies” model, designed to carry the boots and saddle of a horse rider. It will then be adapted for use in cars. The man who gave it its present shape was Robert Dumas in the 1930s. The Kelly bag experienced its moment of glory in the 1950s.
A handmade bag
The Kelly represents French expertise. The bag was revisited by some of the greatest designers, such as Jean Paul Gaultier in the 2000s. It is entirely handmade and requires an average of 18 to 20 hours of production. There is a wide range of colours and materials. It is possible to have it personalised, but in case of resale this can have an impact on the price.
High sales prices at auction
This iconic bag became a real collector’s item. The popularity of this model has been on the rise for several years. The state of conservation will have a positive or negative impact in the appraisal. The Kelly is regularly found on the market at quite different prices depending on the size or material. A Kelly dated from 1958 in cognac crocodile and some wear and tear sold for 7,500 euros in 2018. A cherry red crocodile Kelly from the 1990s was sold for 20,400 euros in 2019.
The expertise needed to authenticate a Hermès bag
You still have to be careful, because there are many counterfeit products in circulation.
How do we appraise your Kelly handbag?
Requesting an online appraisal of your handbag is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our Hermès experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a Kelly handbag, use our online form for a free appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.