J.Lo Debuted a Uncommon Hermès Kelly Purse on Her Honeymoon

On the final day of her Parisian honeymoon slash household trip with Ben Affleck and their kids, Jennifer Lopez stepped out of the Hôtel de Crillon not together with her new hubby on her arm, however reasonably what appeared like a brand new Hermès acquisition: a really uncommon, extremely coveted 35cm Picnic Kelly. (If you happen to’re protecting monitor she alighted in Naples just a few hours later and is now in Capri, the place she is scheduled to carry out this weekend on the LuisaViaRoma occasion for UNICEF.)

And despite the fact that she was noticed procuring on the maison’s flagship on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré just a few days prior, this definitely did not come from there. After its 2011 runway debut by then-creative director Jean Paul Gaultier, the Picnic Kelly—which requires 10 hours of meticulous craftsmanship by each a grasp saddler and a basket weaver—was discontinued in 2018. Now it might probably solely be acquired by way of the secondary market when the model often surfaces at public sale.

“The final time we had it was in 2019, and it bought for nearly $44,000,” says Cynthia Houlton, the worldwide head of trend and equipment at Sotheby’s. A miniature model continues to be made by the maison and may command even increased public sale costs: somebody paid greater than $100,000 for a inexperienced leather-based iteration final summer time at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. The retail worth, by the way in which, is round $14,000.


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A primary—however hopefully not final—sighting of J.Lo’s Hermès Picnic Kelly.

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Jenny from the Block already owns a kaleidoscopic assortment of Birkins (should you’re ever within the temper for an additional J.Lo rabbit gap, Google it) and not less than two have made appearances on this Paris journey. She famously likes to hold them as health club baggage, too. However this wicker second feels doubly historic: first as a result of she does not typically tote a Kelly, and in addition as a result of J.Lo could now be one of many solely A-listers to be seen with the Picnic bag. “It is positively not a bag you see,” Houlton says, although given the diva’s outsize affect, it will not keep this fashion for lengthy. “I am unable to title names however we have now definitely bought baggage to different celebrities, or their wives, who’ve needed what J.Lo was carrying.”

Then there may be the very minor controversy that arose when Mrs. Affleck was photographed placing her Birkin on the bottom, which some take into account to be dangerous luck, to not point out the difficulty of sullying a six-figure purse. This is the reason, Houlton says, Hermès Birkins and Kellys are bolstered with {hardware} ft. Plus, if this can be a lady who has no hesitations about carrying a $300,000 Himalaya Birkin to the health club, she definitely has no qualms about putting a crocodile Birkin on a Paris avenue, superstitions be damned.

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