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New Hermes 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 colors! Abricot An orange hue with a touch of yellow, similar to a ripe apricot fruit.…

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A Brief History of the Birkin Bag; the Holy Grail Handbag

History of Birkin Bag

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! See: History of the Kelly Bag Who is Jane Birkin? Birkin and Gainsbourg Jane Birkin is…

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The Differences between Birkin and Kelly Bags

Birkin vs Kelly

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.…

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A Guide to Buying Your First Exotic Hermes Bag

First exotic Hermes bag

The time has come for you to purchase your first exotic Hermes bag! If you’re here, it’s because you’re doing your due diligence and finding out as much information on exotic Hermes bags as possible. So you’re in luck, because at Madison Avenue Couture we’re experts in Hermes handbags, including the much beloved exotics. Here are some things that you need to consider before purchasing your first exotic Hermes bag. Not even in your wildest dreams did you think you…

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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 Hermes 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 Hermes bag is right for you!…

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The History of Hermes Orange

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 pigskin. Hermes Orange Boxes are Introduced In pursuit of all things #Hèrmes! Our mascot Brooklyn is…

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Everything You Need to Know about the Hermes Twilly

Hermes Twily Scarf

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. With countless beautiful designs, there’s bound to be one (or two, or hundreds!) that speak to…

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The History of the Coco Chanel Camellia Flower

Chanel Flower Minaudiere

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 Camellias, with Sarah Bernhardt playing the leading role of Marguerite Gautier. Years later, Chanel’s lover Arthur…

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