• How to Purchase an Hermès Special Order Bag

    How to Purchase an Hermès Special Order Bag

    While the Hermès Kelly, and specially the Birkin bags are considered Holy Grail bags, there is an even higher tier in this already ultra luxury handbag world: the Special Order (SO) bag, otherwise known as the Horseshoe Stamp (HSS) bag. What is an Hermès Special Order Bag? A Special Order Hermès bag is a handbag that is designed to the exact specifications of a...
  • 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...
  • The Louis Vuitton Prism Keepall

    The Louis Vuitton Prism Keepall

    From the mind of Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director, Virgil Abloh, comes this eye-catching piece. While it debuted in the men’s Spring 2019 runway, we think this Keepall is well-suited for women as well. From LouisVuitton.com: “This colorful take on the Keepall Bandouliere 50 represents the pioneering vision of menswear artistic director Virgil Abloh: the combination of his youthful vibrancy with the timeless elegance...
  • 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...
  • Hermès 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;...
  • Hermès Crocodile and Alligator — What’s the Difference?

    Hermès Crocodile and Alligator — What’s the Difference?

    At first glance, Hermès 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 Hermès 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 Hermès bag! If you’re here, it’s because you’re doing your due diligence and finding out as much information on exotic Hermès bags as possible. So you’re in luck, because at Madison Avenue Couture we’re experts in Hermès 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!  
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