Handbag Clinic | Blog

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

12/01/2019

How To Spot Fake Louis Vuitton ‘Monogram Icon’ Handbags

This guide will highlight how to differentiate between replica and genuine Louis Vuitton ‘Monogram Icons’ Spotting a fake Louis Vuitton can be difficult as these bags are one of the most counterfeited in existence. Within this guide I have chosen the most popular bags from Louis Vuitton, from the ‘Monogram Icons’ collection, to show you how I authenticate this brand on a daily basis when sourcing Louis Vuitton for Handbag Clinic. As with all of our brands, authenticity is guaranteed without doubt, as we source 100% genuine items globally and... Read More

11/01/2019

How To Authenticate Mulberry

This guide will show you how to identify a fake Mulberry handbag Mulberry was founded in 1971 by a young entrepreneur named Roger Saul and his mother Joan. They began their career’s making poacher bags and binocular cases in their factory in Somerset but soon moved into women’s fashion. The brand has gone from strength to strength with Creative Director Emma Hill taking over in 2007 turning Mulberry into a hugely popular brand collaborating with the likes of Alexa’s Chung, Lana Del Ray and Cara Delavigne. Mulberry created the first... Read More

09/01/2019

Why Should You Buy Pre-loved Handbags

More people than ever are choosing to buy pre-loved designer handbags. Find out from Handbag Clinic why it can be a savvy and intelligent investment Newcastle Handbag Clinic offers the customer a taste of everything. From Louis Vuitton and Chanel to Celine and Balenciaga, we source the finest brands from all over the world. From vintage handbags to brand new ones, our stock has something for everyone and we can find whatever you wish. All pieces for sale have been lovingly cared for, so whatever your preference we will have... Read More