The it bag made for princess – Hermès Kelly. Wearing one will make you feel like a princess. But such a exequisit bag comes with a hefty price tag and a long waitlist. Are you willing to spend $10,000 and wait 2 years for one?
The Hermès Kelly bag originally wasn’t named that. It had a different name. IIn 1923, Émile-Maurice Hermès and Ettore Bugatti designed a plain bag for Hermès’s wife Julie, named after Bugatti. In 1930, Hermès’s son-in-law Robert Dumas redesigned it as a spacious travel bag called “Sac à dépêches”, which roughly translates to dispatch bag. It was only after Alfred Hitchcock allowed Hermès bags on a movie Grace Kelly was working on, did she first get introduced to it. She fell in love at first sight and bought many on her own. On one famous occasion she used the bag to hide her pregnant belly from the paparazzi. Then she was Princess of Monaco and style icon, which made the bag a huge success. In no time everyone called it the Kelly bag. In 1977, it got officially renamed the Kelly bag.
Like it’s sister bag, the Hermès Birkin, both use a scarcity tactic. Meaning you can’t walk into a store and get one, you must be on a waiting list. This made the Kelly bag into a wealth symbol because not everyone can have one.
Between the Birkin and the Kelly, which one do you prefer? Do you think expensive bags are worth it? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more videos like this one!
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Written by: ML
Narrated by: LanessaVO
Edited by: Steven Suñe
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2:00 Princess Grace Kelly
3:51 The Bag that Started it All
5:36 Hermes Craftsmanship
5:47 Status Symbol