Hermes Kelly Bag Brings World Record At Heritage Auctions

A one of a kind Hermès 32cm Matte Geranium Porosus Crocodile & Black Togo Leather Sellier Kelly Bag with Feet set a world record as the most valuable Kelly bag sold at auction when it realized $125,000 in Heritage Auctions’ $3.8+ million Holiday Luxury Signature Auction in Dallas.

Hermes Kelly BagThe Dec. 10-11 designer bag event capped a three-day, $10.1+ million offering which included Heritage’s $6.3 million Fine Jewelry Signature Auction. The designer bag event featured the finest selection of brands from Hermès, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton to Celine and Judith Leiber. Of over 900 lots, 99.4 percent were sold by value and 99.2 percent were sold by lot.

“After setting the record for the top 10 most valuable Hermès bags sold at auction, taking the record for a Kelly bag rounds out another stellar year,” said Matt Rubinger, Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage. “As the leader in this exciting market, our clients are excited to see what we have in store for them.”

Top highlights include a Hermès 30cm Matte Paille Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware at $65,625, a Hermès 30cm Shiny Blue Brighton Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, which was pushed to $65,625 by 17 bidders.

Among the most anticipated lots, a Hermès 30 cm Cyclamen Chevre Leather Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware hammered for $13,125, and a Chanel Stingray & Black Lambskin Leather Boy Bag with Brushed Silver Hardware more than doubled its estimate at $5,625.