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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 your go-to destination for your authentic ultra-luxury items, including Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. The Top 10…

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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 in 1892 and was known as the Haut à Courroies. In the 1930s, a smaller version…

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Hermès Birkin vs. Kelly: How to Choose the Right Hermès Bag for Your Personality

Hermes Birkin vs Kelly

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 to Hermès, shoppers either fall under team Birkin or team Kelly. The Hermès Birkin vs. Kelly…

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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 multitude of Birkin bag sizes (as well as colors and leathers) also makes it a fashion…

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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 Epsom, Taurillion Novillo is rich in saturation and absorbs color beautifully. But having a natural grain,…

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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 of personalities and lifestyles. At Madison Avenue Couture, we have the best curated collection of Hermès…

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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 with VIP client requests dates back for generations, but it wasn’t until these choice items were…

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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, an appeals court ruled that the conditions placed on Lexmark’s products could be enforced “as a…

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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 for the following season are placed. In accordance with the Hermès family’s edict, in addition to…

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Chanel

A Girl’s Best Friend

In its long, storied history, Chanel has built a reputation that few in the fashion industry can surpass. It continues to thrive in the saturated marketplace by keeping to certain motifs that its founder, Coco Chanel, instilled from the onset, reinventing them for modern times. These include boucle jackets, camellias and the ubiquitous little black dress. In the handbag category, quilted leather and chains are as common to the brand as sand is to the dessert. The size and silhouette…

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