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04/04/2019

S/S 19 Colour Direction

The Spring/Summer season is here and has hit the fashion world with striking new styles and colours. We have the essential Colour guide to getting this seasons on trend colour ways. From tonal and pastel’s, to sophisticated neutrals, what colour will you choose to accompany you this upcoming season? Core Colours  The continued trend for natural materials such as raffia, together with the wealth of neutrals seen on the S/S 18 catwalks, confirms the continued importance of fashion neutrals. Buttercream evolves the trend for white leather items, with a commercial... Read More

21/03/2019

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Your Mother’s Day Gift Sorted… Want to impress the most important woman in your life…your mum! We’ve done the work for you and come up with five gift ideas ideal for Mother’s Day. From a luxurious designer item for under £500, to the ultimate extravagant limited-edition gift.  Scroll down to check out our picks! Chanel      Chanel Wallet on Chain £1,345.00 You can’t go wrong with the gift of Chanel. This gorgeous Chanel Wallet is a timeless classic that will amaze anyone. The versatile piece features beautiful quilted patent... Read More

07/03/2019

Hermes Restoration Specialist

Here at Handbag Clinic we take pride in the fact that over the years, we have become experts in many brands that we stock, one in particular being Hermès from specialist knowledge, authentication right through to restoration work.   CRAFTSMANSHIP AT ITS FINEST… Hermès is known for its handmade luggage and handbags, which can take a craftsman 18 to 24 hours to handcraft. The construction of each Kelly bag, for example, requires 18 hours to fully realise. Hermès’ leathers come from all over the world, customers may currently wait from... Read More

28/02/2019

Made to Recycle – Made to Last

Made to Recycle – Made to Last Eat, Sleep, Recycle, Repeat. Here at Handbag Clinic recycling is a must! Keep reading to find out what we do to reduce our carbon footprint and be eco-friendly…   Wastage Our skilled team of experts always ensure they template designs on materials to ensure minimal wastage.  Any excess leather that cannot be used for bag components is then reused for customer samples and colour matching processes. We reuse cardboard until it cannot be used and is then recycled. We use electronic invoicing and... Read More

22/02/2019

Sustainability is the New Black

It’s no secret that fashion has been named and shamed for being one of the top 5 most polluting industries in the world. However, times are changing and so are modern day consumers. Customers change of attitude towards sustainability is growing at a rapid rate and for the better. Read on to find out what we do at Handbag Clinic to be more ethical.     It’s time to fall back in love with our wardrobes! Here at Handbag Clinic, we repair and restore handbags and shoes back to their... Read More

19/02/2019

5 Ways Karl Lagerfeld Changed The Face Of Fashion

5 WAYS KARL LAGERFELD CHANGED THE FACE OF FASHION He was larger than life. A force of nature. The fashion guru on the future’s edge. known as the creative director of the French luxury fashion house Chanel, as well as creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. Here we look at 5 of the most influential impacts he had on fashion during his time. NO.1... Read More

Crowd Cube 31/01/2019

Handbag Clinic are Crowd Funding

Get shares and become part of our family We’re giving our customers exclusive access to this investment opportunity prior to us launching on Crowd Cube later in the month. You can invest anything from £10 to £100,000 or more and it is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This is the first time the company are offering shares to private investors after investment of £680,000 from the Directors to launch the business over the past few years. The Idea We started in 2013 offering cleaning & restoration... Read More

31/01/2019

Leather Types: Vachetta Leather

What do you know about Vachetta Leather? Vachetta leather generally comes from the bull’s shoulder, making it a tough, long lasting and hard wearing leather. Vachetta is a very natural type of leather, coloured using only dyes. It has no protection or additive treatments applied after its colouring process, making it very absorbent. This comes with pros and cons. The leather doesn’t go through many processes in the tannery which is what makes it so natural; it’s soft, smooth and looks great! However, as there are no protection additives on... Read More

15/01/2019

Leather Types: Saffiano Leather

Saffiano leather is one of the most commonly used leathers found in the fashion industry today. It is a durable leather which is easy to clean. But what exactly is Saffiano leather, and where does it come from?   Its origin is Italy. Originally patented by Prada for ‘real’ Saffiano leather, and it is known as one of Prada’s masterpieces. However in today’s market Saffiano can be found on many market leading designers handbags, and they are not all as good as they should be. It is thought that Mario... Read More

15/01/2019

Louis Vuitton Bags Event in Newcastle

Newcastle Store filled with Louis Vuitton bags for one week Louis Vuitton is our most popular selling brand. Taking this into consideration we thought what better way to celebrate the brands popularity than to hold a Louis Vuitton Only event. With a wait list in our store on classic styles we thought what a fun way to create an exciting buzz surrounding the LV pieces we have for sale. Louis Vuitton most requested bags such as the Speedy and Alma were in stock plus more beautiful pieces on offer. All... Read More