• 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!
  • The History of Hermes Orange

    The History of Hermes Orange

    Today Hermes orange is instantly recognized as a symbol of ultra luxury worldwide. Interestingly enough, Hermes didn’t always use this iconic color for his brand. Emile Maurice Hermes (1871-1951), Thierry Hermes’ grandson, initially chose beige to represent his family label. The boxes were imitation pigskin with a gold edge. A few years later the boxes became mustard with a brown edge, still in imitation...
  • Everything You Need to Know about the Hermes Twilly

    Everything You Need to Know about the Hermes Twilly

    The Hermes Twilly is an indispensable accessory for all Hermes lovers. The natural oils of your bag, mixed with lotions/perfumes and dirt you are bound to pick up once you leave your house, can leave your Hermes bag handles looking less than perfect after some wear. Twillys are a great way to not just protect your bags handles, but also showcase your personality and style....
  • 7 Hermes Bags Every Hermes Lover Should Know

    7 Hermes Bags Every Hermes Lover Should Know

    Everyone knows and loves Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags, but there are many other Hermes bags worthy of the same love and admiration. Here are 7 bags every Hermes lover should get to know better.   Constance Instagram: @j_que_ Introduced in 1959, the  Hermes Constance is one of Hermes’ most sought-after style. The Constance can be worn on the shoulder, or crossbody. This sleek...
  • 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.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Hermès Date Stamps but Were Too Afraid to Ask

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Hermès Date Stamps but Were Too Afraid to Ask

    Whether you’re an Hermès lover or looking to buy your first Hermès bag, you will have certainly heard of Hermès Date Stamps. We often get a lot of questions, and we’ve provided the some answers below. What are Hermès Date Stamps? Authentic Hermès handbags have a date stamp embedded into the leather that signify the year a handbag was manufactured. These are also called...
  • Hermès Exotic Skin Bags and Accessories

    Hermès Exotic Skin Bags and Accessories

    Hermès exotic skin handbags are worshipped by any Hermès lover and are virtually impossible to procure from an Hermès boutique. In recent years, Hermès has reserved their exotic handbags and accessories for their ultra VIP customers; those who have spent close to or above seven figures in store. This has created a scarcity of exotics, and we predict the price of these items in...
  • How to Buy a Birkin for your Significant Other

    How to Buy a Birkin for your Significant Other

    Are thinking about how to buy a Birkin bag for your significant other but are overwhelmed with the options? Here are five steps to follow to find the perfect bag for that special someone in your life. 1. Consider whether or not it’s their first Birkin If you’re purchasing their first Birkin ever (lucky them!) your best best will be black. Black matches with...
  • Your Complete Guide to Hermès Leathers and Skins

    Your Complete Guide to Hermès Leathers and Skins

    There are countless Hermès leathers, but there is only one Hermès. Below is a comprehensive guide of all the currently known leathers and skins. We will be updating seasonally as new Hermès leathers are introduced. We have separated this guide in three: 1. The Top 10 Most Popular Hermès Leathers, followed by 2. Hermès Exotic Skins and 3. Other Leathers. Madison Avenue Couture is...
  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KELLY BAG; A CLASSIC ICON BY HERMÈS

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KELLY BAG; A CLASSIC ICON BY HERMÈS

    The history of the Kelly bag is as iconic as the handbag itself. To understand more about the Kelly, it is important to understand about Hermès. This iconic French house started out making harnesses and saddles for horses. So it comes as no surprise that the first version of the Kelly bag was much larger and intended to hold saddles. This version was introduced...
  • Hermès Birkin vs. Kelly: How to Choose the Right Hermès Bag for Your Personality

    Hermès Birkin vs. Kelly: How to Choose the Right Hermès Bag for Your Personality

    When it comes to choosing an Hermès Birkin vs. Kelly, what type are you? What do you like better? Which one best describes you? We tend to lump people into distinct classifications. Whether it’s liberal or conservative, downtown or uptown, Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie, these categorizations are a relatively clear way to distinguish personality types and show outsiders one’s Modus Operandi. In regards...
  • Which is the best Hermès Birkin size?

    Which is the best Hermès Birkin size?

    Sizing up the differences between the 25cm, 30cm, and 35cm Birkin bag sizes Does size matter? When it comes to Birkins, it certainly does. Seen on the arms of countless celebrities and trendsetters throughout the decades, the Birkin has gained legendary status. The silhouette, expert craftsmanship and fine attention to detail remain consistent, making it a recognizable classic. But the fact there are a...
  • Reintroducing One of Hermès’ Smoothest Leathers Taurillon Novillo

    Reintroducing One of Hermès’ Smoothest Leathers Taurillon Novillo

    Behold Taurillion Novillo, a rich leather that has the advantages of both Togo/Clemence and Epsom. In limited production since 2015, it has now taken center stage in Hermès new fall line-up. Taurillion Novillo, made from bull leather is a natural finely textured grain, much finer than either Togo or Clemence. It is lighter in weight and more rigid than these other two leathers. Like...
  • Why Swift Leather Is Best for the Hermès Lover of Bold Colors

    Why Swift Leather Is Best for the Hermès Lover of Bold Colors

    The type of leather used in making a luxury bag dictates the vividness of the color and the overall look.  However, the most important factor comes down to your preferences and how you want your bag to perform. This is perhaps why Hermès has a far-reaching catalogue of leathers that all have their own unique qualities, offering a myriad of options for a multitude...
  • SO and HSS Bags from Hermès – The Most Coveted Hermès Bags (Well, Except For The Diamond Crocs!)

    SO and HSS Bags from Hermès – The Most Coveted Hermès Bags (Well, Except For The Diamond Crocs!)

    What is the significance of SO and HSS bags at Podium? Prior to attending semi-annual Podium, each store is allocated a certain number of so-called “Special Order” (SO) bags.  They are typically limited to Birkins, Kellys and Constances, and have a Horseshoe stamped next to the Hermès name on the front, hence being know by Hermès afficiandos as “HSS” bags.  Bags made in accordance...
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