How Easy to Store/Access Items In/Out of A Kelly

Apr 18, 2006
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^^ this is so true. I find the retourne more casual than the sellier, and it's the retourne construction that opens up the top automatically anyway. I love the sellier because I know the shape will hold up so much better. I do choose to use the retourne or the sellier according to the nature of my outings for that day.
Mrssparkles, I totally agree. I love both retourne and sellier. I've been using a Kelly 32 retourne in Chevre de Coromandel for years and it has held its shape extremely well. Absolutely no sagging whatsoever!
 

pazt

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i love my kelly esp. going out shopping - i lov ethe strap and i find it easy to gt things in and out of the bag because of the strap!
 

misspiggy

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I've been using my Kelly 35 daily for months now, longer than when I use my Birkins, so that says something. The shoulder strap makes it very easy to wear, and once you get used to the straps, the Kelly will be a cinch to wear :smile:
 

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Always in an Hermes State of Mind
My first H bag is a gold kelly. Love! Love kellys! It is elegant and yet can be casual (esp in the grained leather). I think box is a little more formal looking. Then the kids came so I use my birkins more often these days.

I guess my point is that it depends on your lifestyle and/or ocassion. Both are wonderful bags.

I know this is not within the topic but another option to the kelly vs. birkin is the bolide. I believe it's a cross between the kelly/birkin in terms of practicality. It's definitely easier to access things out of a bolide and the zip takes care of the I-hope-nobody-takes-my-wallet issue that's present in a birkin.

It also has a shoulder strap so you can use that and have your hands free. It is casual and can be made to look a little formal if you use the handle vs. the strap.

Hope this helps! Good luck with your search.
 

Ozzysmom

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I have been carrying my Kelly for a little over a month now and I have had no problem accessing its contents. I usually keep the straps undone, but at times, when i want it to look more formal, I will close it entirely, straps in place et. al. I definitely can access it quickly and easily. I carry my kelly everyday.
 

orchids

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I adore the look of the Kelly but I do find it a bit annoying trying to deal with the flap at times. Much easier if it is hanging from you shoulder to lock the flap without doing the straps; however, I'm pretty particular and don't like leaving the straps hanging unless I'm in a big hurry.