What is Wrong with Kelly Handles lately !

aisham

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Almost 50% of brand new Kelly 25/28 that I see lately ( on IG ) come with a round handle ! or even bent to the side ! I don't think it is considered a defect and I know it is hard to make . But they didn't used to be like that last year . It is bothering me so much , what If I got offered a bag like this ! I have to decline it . I don't like how it looks . I know that Kelly handles with time become more round but WITH USE not brand new.
 

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Almost 50% of brand new Kelly 25/28 that I see lately ( on IG ) come with a round handle ! or even bent to the side ! I don't think it is considered a defect and I know it is hard to make . But they didn't used to be like that last year . It is bothering me so much , what If I got offered a bag like this ! I have to decline it . I don't like how it looks . I know that Kelly handles with time become more round but WITH USE not brand new.
How about post a picture so we know what exactly a “round” and bent to side handle looks like?
 

aisham

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I didn’t know if I can post screanshots from IG without offending anyone . Hermes told me that this is not a defect . But i like asymmetry and I like my kelly handles to look like this
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but lately i see bags like this

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aisham

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A good percentage of the reveals on IG are not Hermés bags....there is that......
my friend bought a bag that looked like that . I was with her in store and her SA came out with a box that has the plastic still on so it was super fresh from paris . She rejected it and still waiting for another offer .
 

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Well, in my experience Kelly handles do not become more round with use. They stretch a bit vertically, creating/increasing the more oval shape you prefer, or they bend a bit to one side or another which is easily fixed.
Anything else I might say is an authenticity issue related to specific non-H "manufacturers" and I would not post such here.
 
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aisham

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Well, in my experience Kelly handles do not become more round with use. They stretch a bit vertically, creating/increasing the more oval shape you prefer, or they bend a bit to one side or another which is easily fixed.
Anything else I might say is an authenticity issue related to specific non-H "manufacturers" and I would not post such here.
The problem is , I saw a fresh on in store . Here is a picture of my friends bag that she rejected . The handle was more round than oval or pointy and it was crooked somehow. If I have never seen it with my own eyes I might say that they are not authentic . I posted this thread to know more about this . Is it normal ? I don'y think so :sad: .

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Are you certain they are all authentic Hermes bags?
I am not sure . I trust Luxlexicon and evclaireatelier . But I don't know if the pictures I posted are of authentic bags or not and that was why I didn't post pictures in the first post . I am not questioning the authenticity of the bag I saw , because my friend got offered a bag just like them . I am afraid more bags will be offered just like that . And what if an SO arrive , it has a handle like this. Am I the only one that is bothered by this ? :lol:
 

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I have noticed this also this defect with other person who bought it from the store also there is a problem with the stiches And even the strap that closes the kelly my sister can hardly close her bag (stamp c )i have a collection of kellys from previous years but non of them had these issues.
 
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My Kellys (25 Togo, 28 BB and chèvre, 32 indigo box) all have a more or less “pointed“ handle arch in increasing order (ie, k25 has least pointed curve), which I prefer. I agree that a more rounded handle arch would bother me.
 
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I didn't notice the round arch until this thread I saw today. I went back to pictures I have taken from my K28 sellier I myself got from the store (so authenticity isn't a question) earlier in March before the lockdown and it is definitely more round. See my bag. 20200307_104717.jpg
 
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Ball

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And if you look at the other thread on bags offered, some of the Kelly bags also have more rounded handles
 

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My etain k28 purchased in nov 2018 has this problem too. The handle is not symmetrical and “leans” to one side. It bothers me but not enough to reject the bag.