MaiTai liner for Hermes Kelly bags
The Kelly liner is perfect for those who desire an almost weightless solution to protect and keep the interiors of their bags unblemished and pristine, and who don't want or need extra pockets to organize the contents of their bag.
The liner, designed and crafted in France, is made from beautifully embroidered natural French linen. It is made-to-measure to fit your Kelly like a glove and safeguards your bag's base from scratches, dust, pen marks, crumbs, stains, etc. It is also extremely lightweight.
- Size 25: 32 g (1.13 oz) - fits Retourne and Sellier
- Size 32: 47 g (1.65 oz) - Retourne only
(The liners will be available for other bag styles in the near future)
- Fabric: 100% French linen. Dry clean only.
Designed and made in France
Additional note to those who prefer to keep the 'fresh out of the box' look of their new Kellys for as long as possible:
The liner's low height and the soft structure of its sides ensure that your Kelly's end panels can fully fold inwards when the straps are closed. To give the folds additional room, the liner is also a fraction shorter than the interior base of the bag. The bag's base remains protected regardless - the liner's sides lean naturally outwards, hereby closing any gaps between the liner and the sides of your bag. Most importantly – due to the soft construction and linen fabric, the liner will not cause denting to or stretching of the end panels of your bag.
Please keep in mind that with usage and over time, it is natural for a retourne Kelly or a Birkin to eventually develop slouch and for its end panels to fold outwards when carried– the “batwing” effect. It is the nature of most leathers and part of the bag's design. (Sellier Kelly’s or bags in stiffer leathers and/exotics are exceptions.)
Correct storage: Keeping the bags flat on their backs when not in use (or, better still, resting them on the pillow in their box, but without the lid on) and filling them with airbags is by far the most effective method to prevent your bag from developing slouch and batwings. Conversely, storing them in an upright position accelerates the slouching process. It is simply a matter of gravity!
Never attempt to reverse or prevent slouch by forcing stiff inserts into your bags. The pressure points and lines that hard inserts or liners create risk marking the leather and thus damaging your bag irreversibly.