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Selling And Consigning With Madison Avenue Couture

Madison Avenue Couture is a leader in selling pre-owned luxury goods.  We pay top dollar for high quality items and issue payment within days of receiving the item.  Our research has shown that we typically pay more than most other online and bricks-and-mortar resale shops and often more than what you would realize by selling the item directly on an online auction site.  Madison Avenue Couture does all the work, so you can have a pleasant, hassle-free selling experience.

There are many benefits to working with Madison Avenue Couture.

  • Multiple selling channels and broad market exposure.  We utilize multiple selling channels to get to potential buyers.  In addition to our own website, NYC showroom and other online portals, we are exclusive vendor of Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton on Gilt.com.
  • Competitive consignment fees.  Our consignment fees vary based on the price of the item.  We start at 40%, and have a declining fee scale based on the value of the bag. Importantly, our fees are flat, so there are no extra charges, such as transaction fees, incremental portal fees, stylist/sales person commissions, etc. that are tacked on by some of our competitors.
  • Profession presentation.  Our professional photographers capture the beauty of every item and our team of feature writers ensures that the item is described properly.  We maintain a database of prices to ensure that every item is priced competitively.
  • "Seal Of Assurance".  Every bag we sell comes with our Seal Of Assurance, that the bag is 100% guaranteed authentic, clean and/or reconditioned, described accurately and priced in accordance with market.
  • Outstanding customer service.  Be it buyer or seller, we do our best to ensure our clients have an enjoyable experience and return to us again and again.  Have a special request; we do our best to honor it.
  • Fast payment.  We pay within 3-5 days of receipt of the item if being purchased outright. 

Selling versus Consignment:

We offer the option of selling your items outright or consigning your items.  The advantage to an outright sale is that the price is agreed to and payment (via check, bank wire or Paypal) is made in only a few days.   However, we pay less on an outright sale than when an item is consigned.  Please note that we do not purchase clothing or shoes outright.
Consigned items typically sell within 1-2 months, but can take longer to sell.  The advantage is that the payout is higher; the disadvantage is the longer wait and less certainty of the actual payout.

Next steps

We offer two options:

Option 1:
Package your items providing that they comply with the Brands We Love in which we are interested.  Complete the Contact US, schedule a pick-up with UPS and use the shipping label provided.  Once the items arrive, we will review them, compiling a schedule and indicate which items we are interested in keeping and their value for purchasing outright or consigning.  Items that we are not interested in will be returned to you at your expense. 

Option 2:
Complete the Selling Form.  We will review it and provide you with an estimate of the price we would be willing to pay outright and the estimated value on consignment.  If the prices are acceptable to you, we will ask you to ship the item(s) to us using the shipping label provided. Once we receive and reviewed the items in person, we will firm up our offer. If you decide that the final value is not acceptable, we will return your items at our expense.

Click here for the selling form.

Brands We Love:

We buy and consign from those designers whose items are in demand in the secondary market.  All items must be authentic and in one of the following conditions:

  • Never carried/worn.  Never worn and properly stored since purchase.
  • Mint.  Worn one or a few times with virtually no signs of wear (e.g., minor scratches on feet of handbag) or never worn but minor marks from storage.
  • Excellent.  Worn with only minor signs of wear
  • Very good.  Worn with somewhat greater signs of wear.

We do not take items that are missing parts or have other defects.

When possible, we like to have items with their original accompaniments, i.e., dustbags, boxes, COA cards, extra buttons, carebooks, etc.

The list below represents the lines that we most frequently buy or consign and is not meant to be limiting.  Please contact us if there are other brands of comparable luxury quality that you wish to consign or sell.

Top Brands We Are Seeking In All Categories:
Chanel Hermès (excluding clothing)      Louis Vuitton

Other Brands:
Handbags Scarves,
Belts & Accessories
Costume
Jewelry
Fine Jewelery/
Watches
Apparel  & 
Women's Shoes
Alaia
Alexander McQueen
Balenciaga
Bottega Veneta
Burberry
Cartier
Celine
Christian Dior
Chanel
Chloe
Dolce & Gabbana
Fendi
Ferragamo
Goyard
Gucci
Hermès
Louis Vuitton
Miu Miu
Prada
Tod's
Valentino
Yves Saint Laurent
Chanel
Gucci
Hermès
Louis Vuitton
Chanel
Christian Dior
Chrome Hearts
Gucci
Hermès
Louis Vuitton
Breitling
Buccellati
Bvlgari
Cartier
Chanel
Chopard
David Yurman
Damaini
Gucci
Harry Winston
Hermès
Ippolita
Louis Vuitton
Roberto Coin
Tiffany & Co.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Alaia
Christian Louboutin
Chanel
Louis Vuitton
Manolo Blahnik
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