Aug 20, 2008

Hermes So Kelly

Hermes has another new addition to the family. The new bag is called SO KELLY, debut during Fall/Winter 08. My Hermes SA called me couple days ago asking if I want to put my name on the list. I don't understand the name. In what way is it SO KELLY, besides the 2 straps for closure? The silhouette is younger and more casual with an adjustable strap but not long enough to wear across the body. I am quite surprised to fin the bag a little on the heavy side considering the silhouette is so simple. I am not too crazy about the price, around $5500 for the 26 cm which is the large size, not too savvy. The smaller size is 23 cm which is not available the day I visit the boutique but SA tells me it's quite small for everyday use. Maybe with the Euro depreciating recently, the price might adjust lower. Sure, when hell freezes over!SO Kelly and Kelly, do they resemble each other in any way at all?If I ever buy one, I will pick brick red or chocolate brown color. In my view it is a simple bag which a gal can't go wrong but nothing to write home about. Only time will tell if SO Kelly will join the likes of Kelly, Bolide and Birkin in the Hermes Hall of Classics. So is So Kelly savvy for you gals or the classic Kelly still the favorite?

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18 comments:

  1. so kelly is so much younger than it's predecessor - a bit of ease and slouch in the leather and the softer strap.
    love to see it in person and see the quality of the make. given the price of gas though, it does not fit my budget.

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  2. Hermes bags ARE GREAT...but they are just to expensive. Perhaps we'll find a Hermes bag at the flea market. (Just a dream!)

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  3. Hi there-I love the new So Kelly, it does look more of a casual look than that of the formal Kelly-however, I really love the new one!!

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  4. I like the chocolate brown one very much, but they are sooooo expensive.

    xx

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  5. Love Hermes bags and these autumn soft colours )))

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  6. In euros the price is only 3998 € Though it is huge still.

    I think that the bag looks really good, chic, modern and easy. But I don't eather understand what the hell do they mean with the name. Hermes using 'So' word is weird. i thought they were above that.

    juliet xxx

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  7. It's neat - althougth I'm a long strap kind of girl - or at least something that will go over my shoulder!

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  8. id still go for the classic kelly! :) aarrggh but bloody expensive!

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  9. i'd love to be a pimp for a year just to get the brown one. lol. it just so yummy.

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  10. Cupcakes and CashmereAugust 20, 2008

    don't get me wrong, this is still incredibly savvy, but i think i'd still prefer the original version!

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  11. I think the shape of the new one is not as functional is the old one; I prefer horizonally oriented purses, versus vertically oriented.

    I just read an interesting book, called Deluxe, and they say that Hermes is one of the few luxury accessory brands that is still truly hand made and not mass produced. This book is very critical of the mass produced luxury, but is very much in favor of the truly luxurious Hermes bags.

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  12. Don't take me wrong I think the SO Kelly is neat but I am not really sure if I am going to adore it 5 years from now. After all it is a $6000 bag so I better adore it for a long time.

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  13. SO will likely stand for Sold Out!

    This or classic? Depends on your attitude toward the bag. If you want a bag you can re-sell and that will look timeless buy a classic Kelly in "mou" (soft construction) with a shoulder strap in one of the more granied leathers (like chevre), not box calf. Looks way more casual than a 'rigide' Kelly. If you want the uber-it bag, get the SO.

    Hermes made a soft shoulder bag, the Masai, which I loved.

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  14. If I'm going to spend that much, then I will just go ahead and get a Birkin for a teensy bit more.

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  15. what colors do they come in??

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  16. besides red, chocolate brown, dark beige, i have been blue jean, black, orange and taupe. you should check with hermes for list of colors.

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  17. do u know , which website can i find color hermes so kelly bag? tq

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  18. I don't know if any site that has the list but if you call a hermes boutique, they are quite helpful.

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