How Hermes Make a Kelly Bag

jc2239 said:
i love seeing how a bag is made and the work that goes into it......
Me too! I'm a huge fan of souple Kellys so this slideshow is a real treat! :nuts: Also affirm my thoughts that it'd cost quite a bit to replace the handle on a Kelly bag.

From Slide #4
9. ''The handle is the hardest part,'' Gandrille says. ''If it is not perfect, the bag is not perfect.'' The handle is six pieces of leather; Grassi is shaving the leather to thin it.

10. It usually takes novice Hermes artisans 10 handles before they perfect their craft. ''A good handle,'' Gandrille says, ''will take three and a half hours to make.''
Great show Gigi...don't you wonder how many of the craftmen/women love their jobs? It is such an art! They are true masters of their craft and I do feel people don't think about that much when they see a bag.
OMG! 18-24 hours to make one Kelly? The handles take 3 hours to make? I'm so amazed at the craftsmanship on this bag. It's worth paying a lot of money for. I will someday get one... :love: