• 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...
  • Types of Chanel Flap Bags: 2.55 vs. Classic vs. Boy

    Types of Chanel Flap Bags: 2.55 vs. Classic vs. Boy

    There are many types of Chanel Flap bags, but there are three classics that have stood the test of time. Keep reading to find out more about the original 2.55, the Classic Flap Bag, and the Boy Bag, and let us know in the comments which one if your favorite and why!
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 Best Chanel Leather for Your Bag

    The Best Chanel Leather for Your Bag

    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 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...
  • Madison Avenue Couture’s 10 Handbags Commandments

    Madison Avenue Couture’s 10 Handbags Commandments

    Happy New Year. With every New Year, comes resolutions, which are almost immediately broken. So this year, we’ve issued our Ten Handbag Commandments, which are set in stone at Madison Avenue Couture, and should be followed by every handbag lover worldwide. 1. Thou Shall Not Buy Fakes This tops our list. Buying fake handbags may seem like it is a money saving idea, but...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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