Hermès Kelly Prices 2019: USA vs. Europe

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One of the most frequent questions we get at PurseBop is how much does a Kelly cost? While you may think the answer can be found with a quick Google search, that’s simply not the case. Because Kellys (obviously) aren’t listed on the Hermès website, and you can’t really waltz into an H boutique and inquire about Kelly prices, it can be rather difficult to assess and compare one of the most noteworthy features of the Kelly. There’s no getting around the fact that this is one of the most exclusive—and hence expensive—bags in the world, and this is where we come in.

The question of Kelly prices is especially relevant after the somewhat discreet Hermès price hike earlier this year. (Basically, if you thought you knew K prices from before February, think again.) So let’s assess things systematically. We’ve done the math for you on the Kelly Retourne in Togo, which is the base price for a Kelly (the Sellier, whose standard leather is Epsom, is more expensive). Ready for the full range of U.S. ($) vs European (€) vs U.K. (£) pricing?

The Prices

RegionKelly 25 (Togo)Kelly 28 (Togo)Kelly 32 (Togo)
USA$9,350$10,200$11,000
Continental Europe€6,600€7,050€7,800
USD Equivalent ($)$7,524$8,037$8,892
Savings ($)$1,826$2,163$2,108

€1.00 EUR = ~$1.14 USD

Exchange rates refer to June 23rd, 2019. Given the changing nature of currency, values are subject to change. All prices are for togo leather as individual leathers vary in price. 

RegionKelly 25 (Togo)Kelly 28 (Togo)Kelly 32 (Togo)
USA$9,350$10,200$11,000
UK£6,560£7,150£7,750
USD Equivalent ($)$8,331$9,081$9,843
Savings ($)$1,019$1,119$1,157

£1.00 GBP = ~$1.27 USD

Exchange rates refer to June 23rd, 2019. Given the changing nature of currency, values are subject to change. All prices are for togo leather as individual leathers vary in price. 

RegionKelly 25 (Togo)Kelly 28 (Togo)Kelly 32 (Togo)
USA$9,350$10,200$11,000
Continental Europe€6,600€7,050€7,800
USD Equivalent ($)$7,524$8,037$8,892
Savings ($)$1,826$2,163$2,108

€1.00 EUR = ~$1.14 USD

Exchange rates refer to June 23rd, 2019. Given the changing nature of currency, values are subject to change. All prices are for togo leather as individual leathers vary in price. 

RegionKelly 25 (Togo)Kelly 28 (Togo)Kelly 32 (Togo)
USA$9,350$10,200$11,000
UK£6,560£7,150£7,750
USD Equivalent ($)$8,331$9,081$9,843
Savings ($)$1,019$1,119$1,157

£1.00 GBP = ~$1.27 USD

Exchange rates refer to June 23rd, 2019. Given the changing nature of currency, values are subject to change. All prices are for togo leather as individual leathers vary in price. 

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The Analysis

First, let’s consider the price in comparison to the Birkin. (Read: Hermès Birkin Prices 2019: USA vs. Europe) Like the Birkin, the Kelly saw a price hike throughout the month of February in all three currencies. All Kelly sizes have increased by a few hundred dollars/euros/pounds. This is especially significant for the U.S., which hasn’t seen a bag price increase since 2015! Still, the Kelly Retourne is less expensive than a Birkin. The difference between the B and K ranges from $500 to $1,100, depending on size.

As for the comparison between currencies, it’s evident that it’s still less expensive to buy a Birkin abroad in continental Europe or the U.K. than in the U.S. As the above charts show, the savings are greater by almost $1,000 when purchasing in euros than in pounds, but the savings are substantial in both currencies. For example, the Kelly 25 is 19.5% less expensive in euros than in dollars, and 10.9% less expensive in pounds.

However, as you probably know, these aren’t the final prices, so to speak. Yes, they’re the “sticker price,” but when shopping abroad it’s always important to take into account the VAT refund and Custom Duties, which can change your total cost—not usually significantly, but it depends on the country. (For more information, read our guides on navigating these issues: Travel Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts and How It Works – VAT Refund and Custom Duties)

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Tell us about any Kellys you’ve “scored” recently, or the Kellys you’ll be aiming for this summer! Will you be traveling to London, or perhaps Paris, hoping to find your perfect new H companion? In which city do you buy most of your Ks? Let us know in the comments!

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