Even as the cooler months of the year fast approaches, thoughts of the warmer season linger. Sunny days, walks along the beach and outdoor picnics might be out of season, but they are still fresh in the minds of many. Summer picnics, in particular once inspired the creation of Hermès’s Kelly picnic bags. Following previous models like the Garden, Farming and Bolide, this story is renewed this season with the Kelly II Seller Mini—a rustic Mini Kelly with that truly embodies the ambience and nuances of a pleasant picnic.
This unique Mini Kelly is brought to life by two sets of skills: that of the basket-maker and the saddle-manufacturer. The former creates models in wicker, while the latter crafts and assembles the leather parts, including the flap-handle and the luxurious interior with braiding, interlacing and leather knots.
In short, the Mini Kelly is a real technical feat presented in a tiny package. Unsurprisingly, a lot of time and effort goes into the making of each individual bag. The wicker strands used in the Mini Kelly, for instance, are among the finest in the world, therefore necessitating extreme attention to detail and expertise during its crafting. The Mini Kelly features two wicker shells, representing more than 10 hours of braiding.
The lining of the bag, meanwhile, is made using pigmented goatskin or Swift calfskin. A small inside pocket on the bag adds one more functional touch to the Mini Kelly.
Finally, with the Mini Kelly, Hermès also presents a beautifully versatile piece that can easily fit just about any occasion or wearing style. The removable shoulder strap allows it to be carried cross-body or simply on the shoulder, and it can also act as a handbag for a sophisticated on-the-go look.