Does anyone have or has seen a 28 retourne kelly in epsom?

jedimaster

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Is so, does anyone have pictures? What are your impressions? Is is stiff, and if so how stiff? I assume the stiffness is similar to fjord, eg, stiffer than togo but not as stiff as box? I know you guys are tired of hearing me perserverate on this but...sister is leaving for Paris next week and I need to give her my wish list of bags. She tells me, better shot of a kelly than a birkin but she wants me to give her two or three choices. My first choice is black togo, but as second and third choices I am thinking about blue jean or natural epsom, as I like the way those colors look in epsom. I suppose the other alternatives are natural barenia or natural vache, although I feel those are such a long shot.
I have a really nice sister by the way. She actually says she likes going to the store and is planning to go to both FSH and the other store.
 

archangel

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Here you go. cyclamen epsom 28cm retourne. she holds her shape really well but epsom can be a bit stiff when new so you may have difficulty in opening the bag or tightening the straps initially. I am not a huge fan of epsom but Epsom in cyclamen is lovely (and also in jaune which is a bright yellow)


 

isus

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archangel, that's beautiful!!

jedimaster, the skins are always a matter of personal preference. I had a lovely 32 Epsom Kelly....and traded it with a friend. Sometimes I regret having done so but, at the time, knew very little about Epsom but felt it to be a little stiff.

archangel is correct in that with a stiffer skin, you'll have to play with the straps a bit more to get them into place. But, as with with epsom and box calf which is both stiffer and soft ( if that makes sense?) I always love the crinkle sound of the straps as I tighten them. Something about that sound that just gets to me, in a good way!
 

little.bear

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Reviving this thread. Has hermes recently released Retourne in Epsom leather? And how common is it nowadays? I really like Epsom and would be really cool to get a retourne in that leather one day [emoji7]
 

W1Luxury

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Reviving this thread. Has hermes recently released Retourne in Epsom leather? And how common is it nowadays? I really like Epsom and would be really cool to get a retourne in that leather one day [emoji7]
I recently turned down a retourné in epsom, so it is definitely around. :smile:
 
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surfer

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I recently bought a vintage K28 Retourne , Gold Epsom with GHW
ATHT how are you liking your beautiful Kelly? I found one in the same combination. Do you know roughly which year yours is from? Also did it come with one d ring and a strap?

Thank you!
 

ATHT

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ATHT how are you liking your beautiful Kelly? I found one in the same combination. Do you know roughly which year yours is from? Also did it come with one d ring and a strap?

Thank you!
Hi Surfer
Yes, I love it! The Kelly is from 1991. No, it didn’t come with d ring and strap but I sent it to Hermes Store for 10 months to have the former fixed and the latter made.:smile:
 
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surfer

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Hi Surfer
Yes, I love it! The Kelly is from 1991. No, it didn’t come with d ring and strap but I sent it to Hermes Store for 10 months to have the former fixed and the latter made.:smile:
Oh wow I didn’t know you could do that. So they added a D ring and made a strap?
Would you mind if I ask you some questions in private please??