• We Love Hermès' Birkin Sellier

    We Love Hermès' Birkin Sellier

    We love Hermès’ new Birkin Sellier, introduced by Hermès toward the end of 2019.  The Birkin Sellier is a highly sophisticated and modern interpretation of the Birkin. The bag has a rigid, structured and minimalist design that makes it appear more elegant compared to its togo and clemence counterparts. Made of a fine grain, lightweight leather that has a bit of shimmer – Epsom,...
  • How do I Know I'm Buying an Authentic Hermès Bag?

    How do I Know I'm Buying an Authentic Hermès Bag?

    The best way to guarantee your Hermès bag is authentic is by purchasing it from a reputable dealer, like Madison Avenue Couture. But if you’ve been gifted or purchased a bag elsewhere, you will want to check it for the following features. The Embossed Logo    First thing to check is the iconic Hermès logo, an embossed stamp located on the front of the...
  • Why Is Hermès’ Himalaya Bag So Coveted?

    Why Is Hermès’ Himalaya Bag So Coveted?

    Hermès’ holy grail bag is the Himalaya, and with one glance it’s easy to see why.      The Himalaya is, for many Hermès lovers, the ultimate bag to own.   They are unique, unrivaled in design and construction. They are a symbol of refinement and success, as only Hermès VIPs have access to them.  And they are highly collectible, increasing in value over time due to...
  • New Hermès Colors For Fall 2019/Winter 2020

    New Hermès Colors For Fall 2019/Winter 2020

    A new season means new Hermès hues are in, and we’re loving the colors for Fall 2019/Winter 2020. Our experts have hand-curated a selection of the hottest hues, and we’re constantly adding new luxury options to our collection. We know these new colors will go fast, so read on to see what styles we’ll have in stock.    Vert Amande   One of the...
  • The Kelly Sellier vs. Retourne; Which One Will You Choose?

    The Kelly Sellier vs. Retourne; Which One Will You Choose?

    The Kelly Sellier vs. Kelly Retourne debate is a tale as old as time. While both styles have die-hard fans, we believe both are wonderful additions to any wardrobe. When it comes to similarities, both the Kelly Sellier vs. Retourne come with detachable shoulder straps that allow for hands-free carry. They both take anywhere form 18-24+ hours to make and are crafted by one...
  • The Best Celebrity Birkin Bags

    The Best Celebrity Birkin Bags

    The Birkin bag is beloved by many celebrities around the globe. Below are some of the best celebrity Birkin bags, in alphabetical order. We have also listed the same or very similar authentic Birkin bags that are available at Madison Avenue Couture. All these bags could be yours with just the click of a button, or by visiting our NYC showroom. Call today to...
  • New Hermes Colors (Spring/Summer 2019)

    While it feels like we just did a Fall/Winter color guide, it’s already time to admire the new Hermes colors for the Spring/Summer 2019 season. Below are the new Hermes colors, in alphabetical order. As the most trusted independent curators of authentic Hermes handbags and accessories, at Madison Avenue Couture we are constantly adding the newest colors to our already large inventory. So keep an eye out...
  • Hermes Birkins Remain A Lucrative Investment – InStyle Magazine

    A January 2019 article in InStyle.com reaffirms that buying a Birkin bag can be an extremely lucrative investment. Based on some research from HEWI, a UK company, the article states that: Tireless demand and the laws of scarcity have driven the Birkin prices up virtually every year since its creation Extrapolating data over the past ten years, HEWI states that the bags are poised...
  • Why Buying From An Hermes Specialty Dealer Is The Way To Find Your Dream Bag

    Why Buying From An Hermes Specialty Dealer Is The Way To Find Your Dream Bag

    Without doubt, getting a Birkin or Kelly directly from an Hermes boutique is the ideal scenario. We all would like to walk into one of these marvelous stores, ask a Sales Associate (SA) for a Birkin or Kelly in the color and size of our choice, pay for it and leave the store with our bag in hand. This, of course, is a fantasy;...
  • Hermes Crocodile and Alligator; What’s the Difference?

    Hermes Crocodile and Alligator; What’s the Difference?

    At first glance, Hermes crocodile and alligator bags may look alike. However, there are distinct characteristics that make both these exotic skins some of the most coveted handbags in the luxury market.
  • New Hermes Colors Fall/Winter 2018

    The new season means an array of new Hermes colors for Fall/Winter 2018-2019. Below are the new colors from Hermes, in alphabetical order. As the most trusted independent curators of authentic Hermes handbags and accessories, at Madison Avenue Couture we are constantly adding the newest colors to our already large inventory. So keep an eye out for more handbags to be added in these popular new...
  • A Brief History of the Birkin Bag; the Holy Grail Handbag

    A Brief History of the Birkin Bag; the Holy Grail Handbag

    The history of the Birkin bag is one filled with legend and happenstance. By the time the Birkin bag had come along, Hermes was already established as a house of luxury, catering to their elite clients’ needs. The year was 1983. Jean-Louis Dumas was CEO of Hermes at the time had a chance encounter with It-Girl Jane Birkin. Keep reading to find out more!...
  • The Differences between Birkin and Kelly Bags

    The Differences between Birkin and Kelly Bags

    The two most popular bags by Hermes, the Birkin and Kelly bag can look similar at first glance. However, there are a few differences between the two. Both the Birkin and the Kelly are made by hand and crafted by a single skilled artisan, taking anywhere between 18-24 hours to make.
  • A Guide to Buying Your First Exotic Hermes Bag

    A Guide to Buying Your First Exotic Hermes Bag

    The time has come for you to purchase your first exotic Hermes bag! If you’re here, it’s because you’re doing your due diligence and finding out as much information on exotic Hermes bags as possible. So you’re in luck, because at Madison Avenue Couture we’re experts in Hermes handbags, including the much beloved exotics. Here are some things that you need to consider before...
  • How to Carry a Birkin vs. How to Carry a Kelly

    How to Carry a Birkin vs. How to Carry a Kelly

    When shopping for a new Hermes bag it’s important to take multiple elements into consideration. An often overlooked factor is how to carry a Birkin vs. how to carry a Kelly bag. Which one is more convenient for you and your lifestyle? Keep reading to find out which Hermes bag is right for you!
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