We primarily stock handbags and accessories that come directly from the brand's boutiques. Our items are typically accompanied with the same items that come with the bag when purchased at the boutique, including original box and dust bags. We also carry a small selection of gently used and vintage items.
The specific condition details and accompaniments are found on each product page.
Madison Avenue Couture classifies conditions as following:
The item is in boutique-fresh condition and has never been used; it comes with all of its original accompaniments.
The item has never been worn but is several years old and has been stored. It may show minor storage wear, such as natural aging of the leather or missing of a single accompaniment.
The 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 worn.
The 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.
The item shows clear signs of use to the leather/and or hardware but is still in wearable condition.
The item is vintage but given its age is in near flawless 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 loss of puffiness to the quilting of the leather.
The 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
The item is vintage and shows natural signs of aging with moderate wear to the leather and/or hardware.