How's about a vintage Kelly reveal? It's my first, too!

  1. I recently acquired my first Hermes: a gorgeous vintage Kelly! It was basically in good condition but needed a little TLC here and there. Some stitching was loose, and the color had been worn from the bottom corners a bit. So, I immediately sent it away to Rago Brothers in NJ, and it's on its way back now. It should be in my hands tomorrow! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! Here are the pics I took before I shipped it away (they're a little dark, but the bag is actually indigo courchevel.)

    (And please ignore my wrinkled dress.)

    (...And the fact that I accidentally locked the belts under the flap when I took the photo, haha)

    More pics to come when it's all better!
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  2. Congrats! She already looks brand new. Can't wait to see the new pics with her even more fixed up!
  3. Congrats on your vintage find! Looks beautiful, love the colour.
  4. Beautiful Kelly!
  5. This is a beautiful handbag. Enjoy her in good health.
  6. Congrats on your first Hermes! Here's to many many more
  7. The bag is beautiful and I love vintage Kellys, in fact my two bags are both vintage. Yours is gorgeous! It's a 28 or a 32?
  8. Thanks everyone! It's a 32, which is just the right size for me. It didn't have a strap, but I ordered one from that matches relatively closely. Combined with my collection of vintage scarves from who-knows-where, and it's going to be quite a mish-mash of accessories! Ha.
  9. So pretty! Congrats! I've been eyeing a vintage Kelly too with some color loss on the corners as well so I can't wait to see the after pictures! Maybe I'll pick her up after all! But here is a newbie question. Why did you send off to NJ? vs. at a Hermes Store?
  10. Oh, and I LOVE your outfit!
  11. Thanks! I sent it to Rago Bros as opposed to a Hermes store because I just didn't want to deal with the hassle. I've heard mixed reviews about the experience and wait times with Hermes, but I've heard nothing but great reviews of Rago and their handling of high-end leather. Plus, it only took two weeks! If it were a new bag, I would've sent it to Hermes for sure.
  12. Beautiful bag! Congrats!
  13. What an exquisite color!!! Congratulations on your excellent find. Can't wait to see photos once you get it back from Rago.
  14. it is in such an excellent condition. :woot::woot: Cant wait to see the brand new version of it! :biggrin::biggrin:
  15. How much are the Rago Brothers charging you? Maybe I should send mine to them if it only takes two weeks... :sneaky::sneaky::