The Handbag Clinic News & Views

Chanel's edgiest bag turns 20!

20 years of Chanel's edgiest bag!

Chanel are renowned for creating the It-bags of each decade, with the Cambon claiming the number one spot for the early 2000s. Karl Lagerfeld often played with the parody of the Chanel logo insignia, transforming it in new ways. For the Cambon style, Lagerfeld exaggerated the design.... Read More

From Basket to Birkin, the unlikely story...

From Basket to Birkin, the unlikely story...

40 years of the Birkin

The Hermes Birkin bag wasn’t designed in the traditional manner one might expect. Its creation occurred unexpectedly, in a chance encounter between Jane Birkin and Jean-Louis Dumas, stemming from Birkin's iconic straw basket.... Read More

Discover the complete Guide to Louis Vuitton collaborations

Celebrating 69 Years of the Chanel 2.55

2.55, a date and bag which liberated women’s hands. In February 1955, Gabrielle Coco Chanel designed the 2.55 shoulder bag - the first bag designed to be worn over the shoulder..... Read More

Discover the complete Guide to Louis Vuitton collaborations

Complete Guide to Louis Vuitton Collaborations

Despite the heritage appeal of Louis Vuitton the fashion house has become renowned for their iconic collaborations with trending street designers. The partnership between Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami in 2002 for the multicoloured monogram reigns supreme in the world of handbags.... Read More

Discover the legacy of the Fendi Peekaboo with The Handbag Clinic

Discover the legacy of the Fendi Peekaboo

In 2023, the fashion world celebrates a milestone - the 15th anniversary of the iconic Fendi Peekaboo bag. A true masterpiece of craftsmanship and innovation, the Peekaboo has become a symbol of sophistication and a must-have accessory for fashion-forward individuals worldwide that want to channel.... Read More

Celebrate 140 years of Prada with The Handbag Clinic

Celebrating 140 years of Prada

Established in 1913, Prada has become an iconic and globally renowned fashion house. With a rich heritage spanning 140 years, the brand has captivated fashion enthusiasts worldwide with its avant-garde designs, luxurious craftsmanship, and unwavering commitment to innovation. The Handbag Clinic.... Read More

Find out why vintage handbags are more sustainable with The Handbag Clinic

The Handbag Clinic Now Open in Selfridges: Oxford Street, London

The Handbag Clinic is excited to announce that we are partnering with Selfridges for the launch of The Stock Market; a destination within the stores Corner Shop, where customers can uncover the value of what they already own, exchange items for Selfridges credit and repair and restore clothing and accessories.... Read More

Find out why vintage handbags are more sustainable with The Handbag Clinic

Are vintage and preowned handbags more sustainable?

Yes – buying and selling preowned bags will always be more sustainable than buying a new one. There are many reasons why preloved designer handbags are better for the environment. Less pollution Recycling and reusing mean fewer polluting resources that would otherwise be needed to produce... Read More

the handbag clinic has now opened in York

The Handbag Clinic Now Open in York

We’re excited to be expanding our partnership with Fenwick and opening our new concession in Fenwick York. This is our third Fenwick location alongside Fenwick Newcastle and Fenwick Colchester offering our fully-circular Buy, Sell and Restore services. Located on the ground floor... Read More

discover why vintage handbags are making a return with the handbag clinic

Why vintage designer handbags are having a comeback

Vintage handbags, especially Vintage Chanel are often more sought after than a new one. Why, you may ask? Well we believe there are several reasons for this. The first being they are sustainably stylish. With sustainable fashion now top of mind and with the understanding that we all have a part to... Read More

sit down with Charlotte Staerck and discuss all things the Handbag CLINIC

A Conversation with Charlotte

Celebrating women within business is something we love to do at The Handbag Clinic and in honour of International Women's Day, we sat down with our CEO and Co-Founder, Charlotte Staerck for a catchup on all things women in business. So, enjoy a conversation with Charlotte... Read More

interview with Abby Carter at the handbag clinic

An Interview with Abby, Operations Manager

Abby, you’ve been with The Clinic from the beginning. Could you imagine then how big the restoration market – and the business - would become? Definitely not! It has been such an amazing journey and I have loved every minute of it. I initially joined the business eight years ago as a Sales... Read More

Getting on the handbag clinic ladder with Charlotte Staerck

Getting on the Handbag Ladder: Top Tips

Are you asking what the best first designer purchase should be? Easy, one that fills you with excitement. But, if you shop wisely, it can also be a lucrative investment that you can cash in on later to move yourself further up the handbag ladder. The Handbag Clinic was created by this... Read More

Getting on the handbag clinic ladder with Charlotte Staerck

Do your investments look this good

Bringing passion and performance together Investing is putting your money where it has the opportunity to grow and create more value for you over time. And it just so happens, luxury handbags continue to be a favourite for collectors. In fact, handbag’s ‘holy trinity’ dubbed the ‘big three’ including... Read More

Getting on the handbag clinic ladder with Charlotte Staerck

Bags that Defined the Decades

Many of the cult classic handbags that we know and love today have been making their mark in fashion for decades. Shining a spotlight on vintage bags allows us to appreciate the true circularity of handbags and that great designs will never go out of style and how investing in vintage helps... Read More

The Handbag Clinic nominated for a Drapers Sustainable Fashion Award

Made by Women

In recognition of International Women’s Day, The Handbag Clinic want to shine the light on our Top 5 favourite handbag icons, all designed by women. 1. The cult classic that is the 2.55 Reissue, crafted by Coco Chanel 2. The understated everyday essential that is the Fendi Peekaboo.... Read More

The Handbag Clinic nominated for a Drapers Sustainable Fashion Award

The Handbag Clinic Shortlisted for Drapers Award

We’re excited to announce that The Handbag Clinic has been shortlisted for a prestigious Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards in the Recommerce Award Category.... Read More

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