Preserving the Past, Whilst Mindfully Reinventing the Future

Handbag Clinic is the world’s leading authority on luxury handbags. We are the proud gate-keepers of sustainable & sentimental luxury; providing a seamless one-stop service for buying, selling and restoring handbags.

We have stores throughout the UK where customers can browse our vast range of vintage handbags and contemporary classics; where furthermore, our staff can consult on bespoke restorations and hygienic cleaning. 

Our services are open to anyone, anywhere, anytime as we endeavour on our journey to preserve the past whilst mindfully reinventing the future! 

Restoring an item to its former glory!

Handbag Clinic is the number one expert in handbag restoration and repairs in the U.K, pre-dating new and upcoming services for pre-loved luxury handbags; our dedicated team of experts work meticulously, cleaning & restoring handbags for customers all over the world!

We currently clean & restore more than 700 handbags each month and our services have amassed a prominent and pioneering fan base. We’re trusted by some of the biggest names in fashion; from well-known luxury handbag makers to auction houses such as Christie’s. 

Visit our online clinic to discover our full range of services - Handbag Cleaning & Restoration

Buy and Sell Your Designer Handbags

Our bespoke service focuses solely on you, the customer. We are an open-community of handbag connoisseurs, passionate about protecting the design and craftsmanship that we admire; whilst further promoting the inclusivity and accessibility of designer fashion. 

In 2015 we launched a new concept of buying handbags directly from you, our customers, and re-selling them in our stores. 

Giving you the opportunity to buy a pre-loved designer handbag at up to 50% off the RRP, whilst also providing access to vintage handbags that aren’t easy to source. 

Shop our range of Pre-Owned Designer Handbags  or;  Sell your bag to us

Highlights of Our Journey So Far

  • August 2013: We launched Handbag Clinic, offering our service mail order.
  • Later that year, Liz Jones wrote an article about us in the Daily Mail & Sky TV visited our clinic for filming too!
  • As news got out, we started to restore about 50 handbags a month.
  • 2014: We established our dedicated workshop 'The Clinic', where our artisan’s save the lives of bags. We have 20 staff carrying out anything from a small stitching repair to restoring a faded and worn bag. 

    • February 2015: we opened our first store on Kings Road in Chelsea. Another store followed later that year in Newcastle, where we started to buy & sell handbags.  
    • In 2015 we also restored (at that time) the Worlds most expensive handbag. A diamond encrusted Hermes Birkin in pink Croc leather. We’ve since gone onto to restore many more Birkins for this customer.
    • June 2016: we opened our third store, in Leeds.
    • We’re now restoring over 600 handbags a month and since launching we’ve restored over £30 million pounds worth of bags!
    • Buy our handbags Online! We launched a new website with online shopping in July 2016.
    • Summer 2016: The Middle East was calling. We launched our first international store in Qatar. We now also have a second store in Harvey Nichols Doha, and another in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • June 2016: we opened our third store, in Leeds.
    • We’re now restoring over 700 handbags a month and since launching, we’ve restored over £30 million pounds worth of bags!
    • July 2016: We launched a new website with online shopping where customers could buy our handbags online! 
    • Summer 2016: The middle East was calling! We launched our first international store in Qatar. We now also have a second store in Harvey Nichols Doha, and another in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • 2017: Quadrupled the number of bags on our website.
    • 2019: To celebrate the redesign of our Flagship store in Chelsea, we hosted a relaunch event attended by London's finest fashionistas.
    • February 2020: Launched our YouTube Channel.
    • November 2020: We opened a coveted concession within the longest family run department store: Fenwick’s. We based ourselves within their original Newcastle store (us Geordies stick together)!
    • April 2021: We rolled out our service further within Fenwick’s; to their Colchester location

    In the Press...

    Our popular and unique service has often captured the interest of the press. Read further in this section to see some examples of what they say about us.

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