• 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...
  • 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...
  • The Ruling on Reselling

    The Ruling on Reselling

    In early June 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court legitimized the resale market when it decided in favor of Impression Products in the case Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc. The case revolved around a lawsuit of patent infringement brought by Lexmark against Impression Products, which took used Lexmark ink cartridges, refilled them with their own ink and resold them at a discount.  Initially,...
  • The Preeminence of Podium

    The Preeminence of Podium

    What is Podium exactly? About 1,000 of Hermès’s store representatives—from directors to managers—go to Paris twice a year (in February and July) to select and bid for goods to carry in their respective outlets. The events are usually held at a building, where a sea on of products are lined up and displayed in a tradeshow-style fashion. Here, new collections are debuted, and orders...
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