Launched in 1997, Ave Maria Boutique is an online designer boutique that offers a wide range of authentic designer handbags, fashion handbags, outerwear, jewelry and accessories in the most current styles and fashions. Our merchandise is personally selected from the hottest designers following the latest trends and our prices range from moderate to expensive. Our internet only aproach enables us to cut the overhead costs and offer you brand new designer products at great prices.

Currently Ave Maria Boutique carries handbags, diaper bags, computer bags, accessories and seasonal items. We carry various styles of handbags and currently some of the brands we carry include Gucci, Fendi, Lupe' of Argentina, Tiffany and Fred Paris, Besso, Borsetta Milano Bags, Diva Pu, Elliott Lucca, Guess, Junior Drake, Mimo, Theresa Kathryn and many other designers. We will be expanding our market and carrying many other Designers in the very near future.

Some of the accessory and clothing items we carry include scarfs, shawls, sweaters, Jewelry, wallets, compact mirrors and business card holders and Spare Soles, a new line of portable travel shoes.

Ave Maria Boutique also offers a variety of moderate priced fashion handbags from such merchants like Big Buddha, Candice, Karma Kreations and Urban Expressions.

Ave Maria Boutique has recently added a Consignment Shop. In the Consignment Shop we will be carrying designer handbags, fashion handbags, vintage bags and accessories. We will also carry some clothing items. If you live in the Chicago area and would like to sell some of your designer handbags, contact me and we can talk about selling your handbags in the Consignment and Vintage Boutique. We will accept current designer items (styles must be within the last two years) and vintage designer pieces. The consignment period is 90 days. All consignment items must be clean and in excellent condition. Consignors are paid 50% of the final net sales price.

Ave Maria now offers a lay away program. A deposit of 50% of the total price of the sale is due to hold any item. The item(s) may be held for a maximum of 60 days.

Ave Maria Boutique also does personal shopping for handbags. If you are looking for a particular bag, let us know and we will try our best to locate that special handbag for you.

Sign up for our I Love Ave Maria Boutique Handbags Group on Facebook to receive information on our sales, new items, discount coupons and be informed of our monthly Trunk Shows. Facebook Friends save 10% on all online sales.

We invite you to browse through our online boutique often as we add new items monthly.

Thank you for visiting Ave Maria Boutique's online store.

The best way to contact us is via email. All questions will be answered within 24 hours.

By email:

By standard mail:
Ave Maria Boutique
4751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

By phone:
(773) 538-8024 Monday through Friday (between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. central standard time zone).

Shipping Information:

All orders will be processed within 48 hours of receipt of the order.

There will be a flat rate of $7.95 per order to cover Shipping and Handling. All packages will be sent via UPS ground. Shipping is free on orders over $100.00.

If you would like your order sent by another delivery merchant, please email me to find out the price for shipping.

Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies:

Refunds will be accepted for all Designer Luxury Handbags.

No refunds will be given on "sale" items.

Returns should be made with 7 days of receipt of the item.

How to return an item:

Please email us and let us know that you would like to make a return.

All merchandise must be in mint condition, in the original manufacturer's packing with all included items it originally shipped. Failure to do so will result in the item not being refunded.

Include a copy of your original sales receipt with your return items.

Specify why you are returning the item.

For your protection, insure the package and ship it to Ave Maria Boutique via a traceable method.

Ship the return to:

Ave Maria 4751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 Attn: Maria Jossey

Please allow up to 72 hours "thereafter" for the refund to reflect on your account. A refund will be given for the returned product minus any shipping charges.