Vintage Kelly 32 from 1959

May 21, 2014
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Hi Hermes lovers!

I am dreaming about Kelly bag, but didnt see any possibilities to buy new or even pre-loved one. Recently I found vintage Kelly 32 for a good price, but the bag is in very bad condition. I thought I can buy her and send to Hermes SPA for reconditioning.

Your thoughts please

Thank you in advance
 

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hazeleyes25

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You may want to post this on Docride's vintage thread. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. Has it been authenticated?
 
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Hi Hermes lovers!

I am dreaming about Kelly bag, but didnt see any possibilities to buy new or even pre-loved one. Recently I found vintage Kelly 32 for a good price, but the bag is in very bad condition. I thought I can buy her and send to Hermes SPA for reconditioning.

Your thoughts please

Thank you in advance
Just be aware that spa can be expensive as well depending on what needs to be done. Sometimes, comparing a neglected pre-loved that need a lot of work with a bit more expensive pre-loved with minimal problems can come out very close.

Plus spa can only do so much, you could pay a lot for spa and don't see the magnitude of the results you're expecting.

Perhaps you can read the thread on spa and refurbishing, many people post costs for some spa/refurbish in those threads, might give you an idea of what spa can cost because it is not inexpensive.

Also if you purchase a bag that is torn and has been neglected, spa might not be able to repair.

Just my opinions... Good luck.
 
May 21, 2014
146
124
Switzerland
Just be aware that spa can be expensive as well depending on what needs to be done. Sometimes, comparing a neglected pre-loved that need a lot of work with a bit more expensive pre-loved with minimal problems can come out very close.

Plus spa can only do so much, you could pay a lot for spa and don't see the magnitude of the results you're expecting.

Perhaps you can read the thread on spa and refurbishing, many people post costs for some spa/refurbish in those threads, might give you an idea of what spa can cost because it is not inexpensive.

Also if you purchase a bag that is torn and has been neglected, spa might not be able to repair.

Just my opinions... Good luck.

Dear plastic-fish,

Thanks for your advice! Honestly, I didn't thought about the spa costs.. I can't imagine how much it can cost, but since the bag costs is around 3k, I think it does not make sense to buy that old bag..
 

bagidiotic

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If price is a major considering factor for you
I have no comments
Otherwise i definitely pass this piece
There are much better vintage box in the market
Lots to choose from
 

juss

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Forget it.
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no matter what the price is you risk being disappointed. this kelly belongs to the train wrack thread - sorry for honest (but of course subjective) opinion. sometimes it is better to wait and save a bit more. good luck!
 

millivanilli

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Dear plastic-fish,

Thanks for your advice! Honestly, I didn't thought about the spa costs.. I can't imagine how much it can cost, but since the bag costs is around 3k, I think it does not make sense to buy that old bag..


that's too much for that bag, really. Check out collector square they have 5 K's under 3k Euro in much better condition + they give you a certificate of authenticity plus you can go to their showroom and check the items you are interested in ( as you are from Switzerland it might be a short trip)

I am not tied to that company, btw. So this is no advertising.

I'll post a link here, I guess the K should be GHW?


https://www.collectorsquare.com/en/...-cm-handbag-in-gold-epsom-leather-315203.html
 
May 21, 2014
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Thank you all for your advice and help! I recently understood, that I need Kelly in my life 😺 But I will not buy that bag 100% sure as you say nothing can fix the bag!

Thank you so much!
 
May 21, 2014
146
124
Switzerland
that's too much for that bag, really. Check out collector square they have 5 K's under 3k Euro in much better condition + they give you a certificate of authenticity plus you can go to their showroom and check the items you are interested in ( as you are from Switzerland it might be a short trip)

I am not tied to that company, btw. So this is no advertising.

I'll post a link here, I guess the K should be GHW?


https://www.collectorsquare.com/en/...-cm-handbag-in-gold-epsom-leather-315203.html
Thank you millivanilli! I will check that page! Who knows, maybe I will find my dream Kelly 😻
 

ladysarah

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I also think that the price is too high - but if you have better pictures post them to http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes-r...nd-hermes-leather-917933-50.html#post30124840 asking for ms doc rides advice. She is the master of restoration and can see what the rest of us often miss. She carries out restorations personally, though she is based in the US. Things I d look for is the integrity of the handle, dry rot and or deep tears. I have a Kelly from 1959 and is my favourite!