It’s usually Hermès’ Birkin bags that are in the news for breaking auction sales records, but this time the brand’s other iconic bag the Kelly which has made it to the headlines. It was a Silver Mini Kelly bag which sold for the staggering sum of around US$63,750 (HK$500,000) at an auction by Spink in Hong Kong.
Made of sterling silver, this Kelly was definitely not bought off the shelf. It is likely extremely rare and features a single rolled top handle, a detachable Chaine D’Ancre shoulder strap and protective silver metal feet. This is definitely not an everyday bag and was probably created for someone who truly loved a show stopping evening bag.
Even though this sterling silver creation won the spotlight at auction, it shared the auction block with 100 other covetable bags including a Hermès Kelly Millennium Moonlight and a Birkin So Black.