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Handbag Cleaning & Restoration

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

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

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

18/11/2020
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Vintage Hermes Constance Restoration.

We undertook a full Hermes restoration on this 1974 vintage Hermes Constance… Our Artisan’s frequently work on the hugely popular Birkin and Kelly bags; however, when this timeless Constance was booked into our Clinic for a full restoration and replacement strap, they couldn’t resist working their magic on an alternative Hermes model. Whilst we always try to restore rather than replace, this strap was too significantly damaged to guarantee a long-lasting repair, subsequently meaning that this client requested a replacement.  – To begin with, we removed the strap and the... Read More

23/09/2020

Mulberry Restoration – Art Insider

We spoke to Art Insider about the art of Handbag Restoration and showed them one of the most damaged bags we have seen to date. This Mulberry was substantially worn, the colour was significantly bleached out of the leather, areas had became burnt and warped, the handles were so heavily contaminated they needed to be replaced. This was a challenging restoration however one of our Senior Artisan’s knew exactly how to bring this bag back to life. Mulberry Repairs and Restoration are one of the most popular services at Handbag... Read More

21/07/2020

Restoring a Louis Vuitton Vanity Case

Some of our favourite restorative work is not necessarily the process of making something look brand new again, but instead, using our specialist techniques conservatively to restore and retain that vintage feel. The lining on this Louis Vuitton Vanity Case had completely come away, it was stained and had even been drawn on. Although the childhood writing was very heart warming, this client wanted to give the case a new lease of life while keeping all the branding and its vintage look. We started by removing the four corner pieces... Read More

02/07/2020

Balenciaga City Restoration

At Handbag Clinic we have perfected the art of restoring a Balenciaga City, ensuring every detail from worn corners, staining, handles and even the iconic chunky thread finish is restored perfectly while maintaining that soft and supple feel.

29/05/2020

Red Sole Restoration

The Louboutin Red Sole has become one of the most in demand fashion accessories in recent years however, whether worn on board room floors or dance floors, they can show signs of wear over time. As well as restoring scuffs to the leather and offering a range of traditional cobbler services we also can restore the red sole, giving that new shoe feeling all over again. This client had taken great care of their favourite shoes but of course could not avoid the sole becoming worn, so has booked them... Read More

Lady Dior Colour Change 30/04/2020

Colour Changing a Lady Dior

From bright statement colours to seasonal tones, here at Handbag Clinic we can change the colour of your handbag to any colour of your choice. Our Artisans are highly trained in the Colour Matching Process, by using this method we can achieve any colour, whether it be your favourite shade, to match another item or just a colour that is missing from your wardrobe. This is the perfect treatment for those handbags or shoes that you don’t want to part with but need new lease of life. The Lady Dior... Read More

Handbag Cleaning 06/03/2020

How Dirty Is Your Handbag?

With germs spreading like wildfire and the world going to meltdown over the current epidemic that we will not mention by name cough cough, we thought it necessary to share a little of our expert knowledge regarding the cleaning and maintenance of our beloved handbags. Our handbags can be cleaned and ridden of germs (tips at the bottom) but they are far dirtier than we ever could have imagined. One in five handbags contain enough bacteria to cause a serious risk to your health Our handbags contain more bacteria than... Read More