Archive for September, 2015


Beauty from a Beast: Hermès Crocodile Kelly Bag

At Michaan’s appraisal event on August 5, 2015, unexpected luxury walked through the door in the form of an authentic Hermès black crocodile Kelly bag. Brought in by a private Tiburon consignor, the piece showed all the earmarks of an original, further solidified by the accompaniment of Hermès packaging as well as an official Hermès of Paris refurbishment receipt dated to July 9, 2015. Hermès aficionados know such a receipt is a golden ticket so to speak, as the manufacturer will reject performing a service on any bag that is not an authentic Hermès.

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Time to loosen the purse strings for this purse!  The Hermès 32 cm black crocodile Kelly bag will be sold in Michaan’s estate auction of October 10, 2015 at an estimate of $17,000-20,000. For more information on this auction feature, please call Ms. Rhonda Harness at (510) 227-2525 or e-mail at