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Restoring a Louis Vuitton Vanity Case

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 ... Read more

Ultimate Bag Guide: Mulberry Bayswater Bag

Ultimate Bag Guide: Mulberry Bayswater Bag

Mulberry Bayswater. The quintessential British ‘IT’ bag for 18 years. The nostalgia that surrounds this iconic design is immeasurable. Waiting lists quickly developed and a design icon was born! The Bayswater became an instant hit with style icons and the general public. Grandmothers, Mothers and ... Read more

Chloe: Our Favourites

Chloe: Our Favourites

Chloé has always been known for creating cult handbags. It is not unusual to see their newest designs on the arms of many a celeb and influencer. We still remember the original cult bag, the Paddington, which was introduced back in 2005 and featured a relaxed silhouette and heavy padlock detail – to... Read more

Do You Know the Most Demanded Lockdown Restorations?

Do You Know the Most Demanded Lockdown Restoration

Historically, the most demanded restorations at Handbag Clinic 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... Read more

Vintage Hermes Constance Restoration

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 thei... Read more

Leather Types: Vachetta Leather

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... Read more

Colour Changing a Lady Dior

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 ... Read more

Does Your Louis Vuitton Have This Common Issue?

Does Your Louis Vuitton Have This Common Issue?

At Handbag Clinic we refurbish many Louis Vuitton handbags, but one issue appears more than most At Handbag Clinic’s flagship Chelsea store in London, one of the most prominent handbag related issues we deal with on a daily basis are problems with Louis Vuitton Vachetta leather handles. These pink... Read more

Red Sole Restoration

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 c... Read more

Balenciaga City Restoration

Balenciaga City Restoration

The Balenciaga City bag quickly went from cult status to classic, and has always been a firm favourite with Fashion Editors and Celebrities. The soft goat and lambkin leather is one of the reasons it is loved so much, but this leather can fade and wear quickly if not appropriately protected. At Ha... Read more

Why Should You Buy Pre-loved Handbags

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 brand... Read more

5 Reasons to Shop Vintage Louis Vuitton Handbags

5 Reasons to Shop Vintage Louis Vuitton Handbags

This week, we explore the many reasons you absolutely must own a vintage Louis Vuitton handbag.  Since 1854, Louis Vuitton have been designing the most exquisite trunks and handbags - an iconic staple in the world of luxury accessories. So, why do you need a vintage Louis Vuitton handbag?... ... Read more

Restoring A Vintage Chanel

Restoring A Vintage Chanel

At Handbag Clinic our Artisans go through several years of in-depth training to develop the skills required to achieve the best possible finish on all the repair services we offer. Post training, many of our Artisans then go on to specialise in certain brands and leather fields such as exotics. All ... Read more

How To Spot Fake Chanel Handbags:

How To Spot Fake Chanel Handbags:

This guide will highlight how to differentiate between replica and genuine Chanel handbags... Chanel is one of the most luxurious brands we stock at Handbag Clinic and a personal favourite of ours. Chanel is also a brand that is heavily copied, replicas cost up to hundreds&nbsp... Read more

Leather Types: Saffiano Leather

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... Read more

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Hermès Birkin’s continue to retain their title as the hardest bag to secure but you’re in luck, as we’ve dropped two Birkin 35’s on our website and they will be in our Chelsea store this week 👜