POV: You’re on the hunt for a mini bag.
Although tiny, the Hermes Mini Kelly bag possesses many unique qualities that make it stand out from other Hermes Kelly bags (she’s also super deal-worthy as far as resale value goes). So what are the unique qualities, you ask? Several exterior and interior features and coveted colorways make the Hermes Mini Kelly an unbeatable investment. Let’s start by taking a closer look at the surface, seeing what makes the Hermes Mini Kelly bag a sensation from the outside.
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Exterior Features of the Hermes Mini Kelly
Looking from the outside, it’s clear that the Hermes Mini Kelly is the smallest of the Kelly bags. It also happens to be the bag that only comes in Sellier (for now, who knows). If you want to learn more about Sellier and the differences between Hermes Sellier and Retourne bags, read this post. The dimensions of the Mini Kelly bag are 7.5 in x 5 in x 2.25 in.
Unlike other Hermes Kelly bags, the Mini Kelly has no lock or hanging clochette. However, the Mini Kelly does come with a matching removable leather strap and features the iconic Kelly turn-lock closure.
You can find the Mini Kelly dressed in many different leather types. Most common are Epsom, Chevre Mysore, and exotic skins.
When it comes to hardware, Mini Kelly bags can feature palladium (otherwise known as silver-plated) or gold-plated hardware. Both hardware types will always feature the front plate stamped with ‘Hermes Paris. If you’re interested in reading further, here is everything you need to know about Hermes hardware.
As with any object in this world, there is more than meets the eye. Beyond the Mini Kelly bag’s exterior features, from the outside looking in, there are also interior features to note.
Interior Features of the Hermes Mini Kelly
The inside of the Mini Kelly bag is fully lined with leather. The bag features one interior slip pocket, and you can likely fit your core essentials, such as your smartphone, car keys, and credit cards inside the Mini Kelly.
Also, on the inside, you’ll notice a blind stamp (otherwise known as a date stamp) indicating the bag’s age with a symbol that references the year the bag was manufactured.
Besides exterior and interior features that make the Mini Kelly bag stand out from other Kelly bags, another feature that makes them special is their colors.
Hermes Mini Kelly Colorways
Colors are special, especially with Hermes. You can find Hermes Mini Kelly bags in various hues, from classic colors like Black to coveted seasonal colors such as Vert D’Eau and 5P Pink Bubblegum. Special order and tri-color releases featuring popular color combinations and HSS Mini Kelly bags are also available and loved by collectors.
Many elements make the Hermes Mini Kelly bag special. Since its release in 2016, the Hermes Mini Kelly bag may be tiny in size; still, several exterior and interior features and coveted colorways make the Hermes Mini Kelly an unbeatable investment. At the end of the day, the Hermes Mini Kelly bag is one of the most sought-after Hermes styles, making it also one of the most valuable bags in the world.