We primarily stock and source luxury handbags and accessories that have never been used, as if they came fresh from the boutique. We also carry a small selection of gently used and vintage items.
The condition of each item can be found on the item’s product page. Madison Avenue Couture classifies conditions as following:
Pristine, never carried: This item has never been carried and is in pristine condition as if just bought fresh from the store. This item is complete with all original accompaniments.
Mint: This item is in near pristine condition. It has been worn no more than a few times but shows virtually no signs of wear on the leather or hardware. Mint items often come with all (or most) of the original accompaniments and to the untrained eye can often pass as never carried.
Excellent: This item has been used but is still in beautiful condition. There will be minor signs of wear to the leather and/or hardware but the wear does not distract from the overall look of the item.
Very good: This item shows clear signs of use to the leather/and or hardware but is still in wearable condition.
Vintage mint: This item is vintage but given its age is in impeccable condition. There may be minimal wear to the leather and/or hardware and slight signs of natural aging. Signs of natural aging can (but do not necessarily) include slight loss of structure and/or slight loss of puffiness to the quilting of the leather.
Vintage excellent: This item is vintage and shows natural signs of aging. This item will also have some wear to the leather and/or hardware.
Vintage very good: This item is vintage and shows natural signs of aging with moderate wear to the leather and/or hardware.