Kelly 28 Sellier

nhoness

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Hi Ladies,


I wanted to get your advice on the Kelly 28 in Sellier. I recently got the K32 in Retourne and absolutely love it! Between the Birkin and the Kelly, I'm definitely more of a Kelly girl since it fits my lifestyle a little more.


I was thinking the next Kelly I want to ask for is K28 Sellier but I am a little worried that its too small? A lot of people mention that the Sellier is very difficult to open. Would you think the K32 is a better size than K28 for Sellier?


Thanks for your input!
 

emmaluvsH

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It depends on how you want to use your K28. If you're planning to use the bag for running daily errands then it's probably a bit small & too formal to serve that purpose. But if you're planning to use it for going out to dinners or semi formal evening events then I think it would be perfect . Good luck with your decision 😊
 

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It depends on personal taste. Do you like rigid/structure bags (sellier) or more relaxed (retourne)? Personally I prefer K in the retourne style.
 

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I have both K32 retourne and Kelly 28 Sellier. I've used them both for day into evening. If I'm going out from home, I will reach for the 28, but if I'm at work with my 32, It's fine for an evening out. I won't wear the 28 Sellier with jeans but that probably because I have many other choices.
No harm in having both.
ETA- my K28 is Epsom black Ghw. Fits almost as much as my k32s retournes, except my kelly wallet. I do go with a compact wallet when I carry my K28. It actually measures 29cms.
 
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shopaholicious

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The size could mean the interior capacity [how much fit inside the bag], and the exterior aesthetic [how it fits your style]. A sellier could look bigger than retourne.

Ease to open depends on the type of skin. A K32 Epsom could be harder to open due to the rigid nature of the leather.

I would choose K28 Sellier for variety. :smile:
 

feeefeee

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I have K28 Sellier in anemone. Yes, I found it difficult to open the bag, but I like structured bags so it is fine with me. Sellier is more difficult to find and I love the delicate craftsmanship of the bag.:smile:
 

jpezmom

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I have a K28 Sellier and it fits surprisingly everything I need - full size wallet, small cosmetic bag, and keys with a little room to spare. I typically carry big bags but find the K28 is roomy enough for my essentials and looks great. I agree with the others that having a Sellier would be a nice addition since you have a Retourne. I am the opposite - would love to have a Retourne to round out my K collection. Go for the Sellier!!:smile:
 

madisonmamaw

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i use my k32r and k28r a lot and not my k32s - simply because the first 2 stay out of their boxes and easily within reach

k28r is good and carries a lot but you have to be mindful about its capacity
i was with her yesterday but have a night lecture that i needed to carry notes - i ended up having to carry stuff with my hands...

doesnt happen with b35 if you ask me lol
 
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I have two box selliers 28cm and several 32 retourners.
Relatively same ease ( getting in and out) in fact, the selliers are easier to leave open because they have more structure.
I do wear mine( selliers) with jeans occasionally. They pair well with the jumping boots.
 

peggioka

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i have a sellier kelly 28. i have no problem opening it or fit all my stuff into it. but the problem is that it is a more formal bag so i can't use it as a daily bag. i think the birkin is more suitable as a daily bag.
 

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I have a sellier and I don't find it hard to open, some people find the Kelly opening in general fussy while others have no problem with it. As far as size, I think it depends, I am not as drawn to a 32 sellier as I am to a 28, it depends on what you like. And I think it's nice to have a smaller bag to save your back. I drag the kitchen sink with me when given an opportunity! :flowers:
 

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The sellier in general feels harder to get in and out of than the retourne, the 28 can work as a day bag if you dont carry much
 

carlinha

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Hi Ladies,


I wanted to get your advice on the Kelly 28 in Sellier. I recently got the K32 in Retourne and absolutely love it! Between the Birkin and the Kelly, I'm definitely more of a Kelly girl since it fits my lifestyle a little more.


I was thinking the next Kelly I want to ask for is K28 Sellier but I am a little worried that its too small? A lot of people mention that the Sellier is very difficult to open. Would you think the K32 is a better size than K28 for Sellier?


Thanks for your input!
congrats on your K32 retourne! i agree, it is an amazing bag!

i didn't think it was possible, but when i got a K28 sellier, i found myself loving this style/size more! granted, it fits less than the K32r, but i find that for my personal daily needs, the K28s fits all i need. yes, the opening was a bit harder to get into at first, but the more i used it, the more i got the hang of it. now, i find both comparable, the sellier not any harder to get in and out of than the retourne.

you will have to ask yourself what you carry on a regular basis... that's the only way to see if the 28 sellier will be too small for you. i carry a bearn wallet, sunglass case/sunnies, keys, little makeup kit, bastia coin purse, calvi card case, tissues, roll of doggy poop bags and dog treats in mine and it fits perfectly :P:lol:

by the way, i personally would not do a sellier larger than 28. i think 32 sellier, and definitely 35, are too box-like, bulky, and cumbersome.

and although sellier can look dressy, i don't think it looks out of place with a more casual outfit! i think whatever outfit you would use a retourne with, you can easily substitute with a sellier and still look great; whereas the converse would not be true (i would not use retourne with a dressier evening outfit)... if that makes any sense.

so, i hope you go for it, and i hope you will love it as much as i do!
 
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