Hermès Rouge Casaque Kelly 35
Hermès didn’t introduce the color of this Rouge Casaque Kelly 35 until the spring/summer collection of 2012—looks like Grace Kelly missed out but you don’t have to! With a base of 35 centimeters, this is one of the larger Kellys made, this time in red Epsom leather with gold hardware in the feet, lock, key, clochette, and zipper and handle hardware. In excellent condition from 2015 (an unboxed T) with wear on two of the feet and the strap metal, it comes with a box and dustbag. The single rolled and padded handle has a drop of 4 inches and the additional clip-on leather strap lets you change it up with a crossbody or shoulder-bag look. An Hermès closure secures the flap that opens to matching-leather lining with one zipped pocket along the back wall and two slide pockets along the front wall. The Kelly is known for its sophisticated, cosmopolitan vibe but don’t count it out for something less formal—probably not a mud-wrestling competition but pretty much anything else!
14”W x 10”H x 5”D