A Kelly bag is my dream bag of all bags. I have wanted one ever since I was a young girl and saw Grace Kelly with this bag. To me it is timeless, classic, and beautiful.
I just placed my order for my first Kelly today and have at least 6mo. to 1 year to wait for her to arrive. But man, when she does.....well, it's going to be more than just a bag for me....it's going to be finally getting to a new step on the ladder of life of which I have spent many many years on the bottom rung!!
I have been trying to decide between a Kelly or Birkin for my first. It will not be any time soon that I'll be getting one but it is fun to have in mind what I want, so I can think about it, dream about it, etc. I guess you could say I'm saving for one but I just bought an Evelyne, so I'm sort of back to zero on saving! I wouldn't mind a vintage bag if it was the "right one".
Even though I totally love both, I'm leaning toward a Kelly rather than a Birkin because I like the optional shoulder strap and I think the bag may be a more practical purchase for me.
I think I have narrowed my choice to the 32 cm or 35 cm and the more slouchy construction. I don't have a leather or color choice yet. I will be in Atlanta and NYC in January, so I hope to visit the H boutiques and see some leathers and colors, and maybe even see an actual Kelly in person!!
There is no Hermes store where I live so it is really hard to build a relationship with an SA. I usually just pop into H whenever I travel and see what is in store for me.
2006 was my birkin year I didn't have the luck of finding her in H but did find her at a great reseller and after all the authentication help from the great ladies on this board, she was all mine.
I'm really hoping that 2007 will be my Kelly year and this time I hope to find her in H. A 28 sellier (i love my bags stiff) and in either, black, raisin or choco! ****fingers crossed**** DH and I will be doing a lot of travelling next year too so I hope I find her.
good luck to all you wonderful ladies on the H hunt too!!
Okay, so I've technically ended 2006 without my dream Kelly (32cm black retourne in chevre with whatever HW finds me) but I can't complain 'cause I just got a Birkin a few months ago.
But I can still dream!