Collectible. Custom. Kelly.

The Insanely Rare Handbag

Not just rare, vintage. Not just vintage, custom vintage. Reserved for top clients, custom Hermès bags represent the pinnacle of personalized luxury. Today these very special orders are indicated by a horseshoe next to the brand stamp, but the 1993 vintage of this bag predates this practice.

Made of highly coveted lisse (shiny) porosus crocodile, this Kelly is classic Noir on the outside, but something exceptional on the inside. Usually, and especially in the pre-Jean Paul Gaultier ’90s, an Hermès bag’s interior will match the exterior.

But a special stealth design element is hidden just inside this Kelly — a porosus croc interior flap in Braise, a rich yet bright red. Used only for exotic bags, this hue is one of the oldest reds in Hermès production and can still be found in current collections, but you’d be hard pressed to find it on another piece as unique as this. 

Hermès Vintage Shiny Porosus Crocodile Kelly Sellier 28, $36,100