• 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!  
  • 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 Hermès 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 Hermès 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 Hermès Bags Every Hermès Lover Should Know

    7 Hermès Bags Every Hermès 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...
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