• Favorite Chanel Vintage: The Vanity Bag & Duma Backpack

    Favorite Chanel Vintage: The Vanity Bag & Duma Backpack

    Another example of a Chanel classic with a contemporary update is the Duma – a classic Chanel backpack. The original  “Duma Backpack” featured a half-moon shaped flap that fastened with the classic CC turn lock; it also had a small front pocket with another CC turn lock closure. The straps were just chains but were able to be slightly adjusted. Overall it was a...
  • 2.55 vs. Classic Flap vs. Chanel 2.55 Reissue: Everything You Need To Know

    2.55 vs. Classic Flap vs. Chanel 2.55 Reissue: Everything You Need To Know

    Coco Chanel was one of the most influential fashion designers in history. The Chanel 2.55 was her gift to stylish women worldwide. It was the first purse with a shoulder strap, making a statement that women of significant social standing were not just ornamental beings but busy people who needed their hands free to conduct their business throughout the day. The iconic Chanel 2.55...
  • The Guide to Chanel Leathers and Materials

    The Guide to Chanel Leathers and Materials

    The decision to buy a Chanel bag is always easy, but the decision of which Chanel leather to pick isn’t always straightforward. With many options readily available, how do you know which one is the best one for you? You should consider your lifestyle and how you plan on wearing your bag. Is it an everyday bag or do you plan to wear out...
  • The History of the Coco Chanel Camellia Flower

    The History of the Coco Chanel Camellia Flower

    From jewelry, to pins, textile design and more, we’re all familiar with the Coco Chanel Camellia Flower. This symmetric and iconic motif exemplifies the house of Chanel to perfection, with its understated elegance and timeless appeal. Legend has it that Camellias first peaked young Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s interest when, as a teenager, she saw a stage performance of Alexandre Dumas’ The Lady of the...
  • The Perfect Valentine’s Day Handbags

    The Perfect Valentine’s Day Handbags

    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking of gifts for your loved one, or even for yourself! At Madison Avenue Couture we have curated the best and the most romantic luxury and ultra-luxury handbags, to make this Valentine’s Day your best one yet.  
  • The Best Bags for The Chanel Collector

    The Best Bags for The Chanel Collector

    A true Chanel collector will have among her selection a mix of classic handbags, such as the the Wallet on Chain or Classic Chanel bag, and also more importantly an assortment of very special, limited-edition runway handbags. Chanel presents six collections per year, four of which are known as Metiers d’Art and presented on the runway with a different theme each time. The handbags featured there are produced in...
  • The Ruling on Reselling

    The Ruling on Reselling

    In early June 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court legitimized the resale market when it decided in favor of Impression Products in the case Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc. The case revolved around a lawsuit of patent infringement brought by Lexmark against Impression Products, which took used Lexmark ink cartridges, refilled them with their own ink and resold them at a discount.  Initially,...
  • A Girl’s Best Friend

    A Girl’s Best Friend

    In its long, storied history, Chanel has built a reputation that few in the fashion industry can surpass. It continues to thrive in the saturated marketplace by keeping to certain motifs that its founder, Coco Chanel, instilled from the onset, reinventing them for modern times. These include boucle jackets, camellias and the ubiquitous little black dress. In the handbag category, quilted leather and chains...
  • Welcome To Our New Blog

    We started Madison Avenue Couture almost eight years ago with a true love for the quality of Hermès and Chanel handbags and accessories and a recognition that the finest products of these brands are often hard to procure. Our mission was to simplify the process of purchasing ultra-luxury merchandise and enable those wanting an Hermès Birkin or Kelly or a Chanel classic to get...
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