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Saturday 28 July 2012

Wanted: Home for an Hermès

Last week we received an email from the lovely ladies at Chic & Seek appealing for our help. Well YOUR help actually...

If you aren't already familiar with Chic & Seek, (where have you been hop on over immediately and check it out...) the site specialises in finding new homes for pre-loved fashion. From Louboutin heels to Jimmy Choo clutches with a little bit of fabulous Issa, Balmain and Alexander McQueen in between - this is a true treasure trove for finding designer gems at a snip of their original price.

Chic & Seek's latest project is a little different to usual though. The current orphaned item seeking a new home is a little slice of fashion history - a vintage Hermès Kelly bag.

A family heirloom dating back to somewhere between 1937 and 1953, the bag was recently valued by Hermès in Paris at £45,000. The current owner inherited the family collection of vintage fashion including the Kelly from her grandmother fifteen years ago. Understanding how special this iconic piece of fashion history is, the owner doesn't want to sell to a faceless bidder at auction but instead is keen to find a true fashion lover who will cherish the piece just as much as her grandmother did.  

The Kelly was first produced by Hermès in the 1930s but it wasn't until 1956 that it earned the 'Kelly' moniker when Grace Kelly, the then Princess of Monaco, used her favourite Hermès bag to hide her pregnancy from the prying lenses of the paparazzi. The Kelly immediately became an icon and was toted by Hollywood's screen sirens including Ingrid Bergman and Marlene Dietrich. Today the timeless Hermès classic is still loved by celebrities and fashionistas alike - the perfect go-to accessory for dash of polish and elegance.

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Although this beautiful bag is sadly well out of the Mice's budgets, we're sure there's someone out there who's going to be lucky enough to give this little treasure a new home. If you or anyone you know is that lucky person, contact the customer services team at Chic & Seek to arrange a viewing on +44 (0)20 7229 4308. 

10% of the sale proceeds will be donated to Syria Relief charity (

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