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Tori Turner

20/02/2021
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Do You Know the Secrets Behind Fashion Week?

Fashion Weeks are synonymous with high fashion and higher expectations.  The world’s first fashion week was in New York: 1943 (to provide alternatives to European fashion when the War prohibited travel between the countries); it would be another 40 years until London curated their own catwalk in 1983! The distribution of locations allows designers to localise their shows; Chanel in France, McQueen in England and so on… Whilst we know that the world’s largest luxury designers exhibit their collections in New York, Milan, Paris and London, do you know the... Read More

14/02/2021

Do You Know the Most Demanded Lockdown Restorations?

Historically, the most demanded restorations revolved around accidents out and about, placing them on restaurant floors or bathroom sinks, an accident in a hair beauty salon, food spillages from clumsy waiters and tipping over cocktails when you’ve had one too many drinks… However, since lockdown and the imminent closure of most establishments, restoration requests have changed and you would be surprised at how many Chanel’s have been bitten by dogs, how many Gucci’s have suffered a dreaded wine stain and how many Prada’s have been the victim of an ink... Read More

07/02/2021

Celebrating the LGBT+ Community within Fashion.

February celebrates the LGBT+ community and their history in achieving representation and awareness.  As an inclusive company, Handbag Clinic has chosen to recognise the progressive field of fashion and explore the iconic designers that represent the LGBT+ community. Pride (the annual celebration of self-affirmation, equality and dignity) has evolved from a political demonstration in the 1960s, to a global, electric and colourful extravaganza of inclusivity!  Fashion is renowned for its celebration of uniqueness, which amplifies our desires to represent this community as season after season we fall more in love... Read More

24/01/2021
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Ultimate Bag Guide: Dior Saddle Bag

Everything you need to know about Dior’s Cult Classic Saddle Bag… Dior’s iconic Saddle Bag debuted on the runway in John Galliano’s Spring/Summer 2000 collection and quite frankly ladies, the rest is history.  It’s adorned the shoulders of countless celebrities and before the year was out, Dior’s accessories sales had increased more than 60%!  Whilst the popularity of this kidney-shaped bag did decrease in popularity for a few years, it came back with a vengeance in 2018 when it made its impactful return on the arms of Beyonce, Rosie Huntington-Whitely... Read More

17/01/2021
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Restore a Vintage Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier With Us…

We recently received an incredibly worn Vintage Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier from a customer in Monaco, who required our assistance in restoring the entirety of the external Vachetta. Our team of Artisan’s regularly restore Louis Vuitton merchandise and utilised their knowledge of Vachetta, sewing and Vuitton to revive this unique piece. As leather experts, we adore the opportunity to extend our craftsmanship to uncommon items and we encourage you to send your leather luxuries to us for a bespoke restoration.  Due to the exclusive nature of each bag, we utilise... Read More

08/01/2021
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Britain: Did You Know it’s THE Fashion Hub of the World?

British Fashion: Britain hosts many of the most iconic brands in contemporary fashion. Our innovative and original ethos continues to trigger designers to not only be creative, but also commercial.  Over the years, Britain has cultivated a unique spirit that ignites the imagination of the fashion world. From birthing trailblazers, such as McQueen, to promoting refined craftsmanship (through the likes of Burberry & Mulberry); the continued originality of British designers subsequently maintains Britain’s status as THE fashion hub of the world!  A major strength of the British fashion industry is... Read More

23/12/2020
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Discover Why Vintage Handbags Are an Investment.

‘Vintage’ can often carry the negative connotations of being old, worn and unloved. However, when it comes to handbags, more often than not this couldn’t be further from the truth, as you’ll discover below…  Let’s take our minds back to the early 00s. Do you remember Sarah Jessica Parkers character Carrie Bradshaw? (silly question, we know!) From Manolo Blahniks to Fendi’s cult Baguette bag; her protagonists style constantly sparked worldwide trends… which remain active to this day!  Below, we’re going to guide you through some staples that are available at... Read More

17/12/2020

Vintage Chanel Restoration.

We recently received this Vintage Chanel from Freddy Cousin-Brown; prominent U.K fashion influencer and handbag appreciator.  Our artisan’s frequently work on Vintage Chanel handbags; utilising their knowledge of Lambskin and Caviar leather to revive them to their former splendour. We couldn’t resist working our magic on this pink model; it allowed our Artisan, Chloe, to tease a vibrant but in-keeping design for this particular restoration.  To begin with, we removed the larger metal work from the handbag, including: the interlocking CC clasp on the front and the chain handle that... Read More

09/12/2020
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12 Days of Christmas Gift List…

Not to alarm you but it is 16 days until Christmas. Is it just us, or did it feel like February was only a few weeks ago? Either way, Santa is en route and your gift guide needs to be completed asap! Whether you’re choosing for yourself or your loved one, we’ve curated a list of staple handbags that will complete any capsule wardrobe. 1. On The First Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me… The Givenchy Antigona: The Antigona was the IT bag when it launched; worn... Read More

02/12/2020
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Do You Know Chanel’s 5 Secrets?

Since Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel Headquarters in 1983, he bridged the creative gap between Coco Chanel and the contemporary audience.  As a result of consistently strong designs and influential audiences, Chanel remains one of the most recognisable fashion designers of both the 20th and 21st century.  So, do you know Chanel’s 5 secrets? We’ve delved into the depths of Chanel and discovered the 5 secrets that you will not want to miss…  The House of Chanel is the oldest haute couture designer that remains active. Demonstrating that whilst conspicuous consumption no longer... Read More