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We will clean your bags’ interior and exterior using a range of methods and techniques for different situations. All work is completed by hand with gentle water based products. While we can’t guarantee that we can completely remove all stains, we pride ourselves on delivering our clients a fantastic refresh.
We clean your bags’ interior and exterior using specialist techniques for exotic skins. While we can’t guarantee that we can remove all stains, you can rest comfortably that your exotics are in the most capable and passionate hands.
It happens, you have placed your bag somewhere and its come into contact with nasties; mould, fungas a pet or bodily fluid..... These situations require specific techniques to salvage. Fortunately, we have the equipment, experience and procedures in place to apply to your designer handbag.
Please let us know the source of the stain when requesting your quote.
Stain Protection and Waterproofing
Don't drop the value of your beloved bag with unwanted stains. Protect your handbag from water, dust, sanitiser alcohol with our crystal stain protection and waterproofing treatment.
Our specialist formula is invisible but highly effective. After the treatment, it will change the absorption of the leather so that the water beads off the item rather than absorbing and staining, Protects from liquids: water, alcohol, perfumes, syrups, oils, etc.
Treatment can last up to 2 years, dependant on user and wear and tear.
SCUFFING, WEAR AND TEAR
The loops of leather and other material hold important parts of your bag together such as straps and buckles, if they break in an unrepairable way, we simply make you a new one. We can match everything as close as possible to the original.
A common repair and often the first to need replacing on a handbag is the edging. Edging is the acrylic-based paint or wax, painted along the edges of cut leather which dries and cracks over time. We remove the old, damaged edging, add a new edging, then hand mix a new colour and reapply the paint. It will chnage the whole look of your bag and give it the facelift its crying out for.
Damage or discolouration, rivets or pins – our dedicated team can fix the original or source new pieces.
We like to think we are pretty talented when it comes to colour restoration, it takes an artist flair to replicate the manufacturers leather colour and to ensure an as new restoration. We will never compromise the touch or feel of a designer handbagl. Not all colour restoration will need surface restoration, but all surface restoration will need colour.
REMAKE TOP BINDING
The binding on a bag is the narrow strip of leather or fabric folded over an edge to provide a finished, decorative effect. Think of the opening of a Louis Vuitton Neverfull… (but really it can be found on many bags). When it tears or wears down, we can replace it in whole or in part with as close as possible a match to the original.
Linings, tabs, straps, gussets and zips – stitching.....when it breaks or gets loose we can repair for you. Its one of our specialties. Be it a simple repair or the most intricate and complex, our team will use the exact shade of thread to make sure it looks as if we were never there.
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COMFORT, PROTECTION AND LONGEVITY
The trouble with big bags, and their supportive rolled handles, is that we fill them to capacity! The leather stretches beyond the length of the plastic tubing, the tubing breaks or both. Always with our tools at the ready, we’ll unpick stitches, fix what is inside, stitch it back up (ever careful to go in and out of the same holes) and re-do the edge coat. Maybe you should leave a few things back next time.
How long is a piece of string, its the same for handbag straps. Everyone is different and like a bag to fall at differant points? Let us know your desired length, and we’ll make it happen. Pricing can vary between strap types, attachment pieces, materials and colours.
We can replace small zippers for a wallet or for side pockets. We’ll source a closest possible match in size, colour, material and zip teeth. To do this, we must carefully remove the old zipper and restitch in a new one (often by hand) taking care to line up everything perfectly. Additional sourcing costs may apply.
When its had its day and repairing is no longer an opten, replace. We can remake any handle or straps in the closest possible match to the original style and colour. Additional sourcing costs may apply.
REINFORCE STRUCTURE OR PANELS
Bag lost its shape? We open up your bag between the lining and the exterior to insert structured leather reinforcement that will give your bag back its youthful vigour.
We can replace large zippers for handbags and holdalls. We’ll source a closest possible match in size, colour, material and zip teeth. To do this, we must carefully remove the old zipper and restitch in a new one (often by hand) taking care to line up everything perfectly.
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REIMAGINE AND REFASHION
Love your handbag but it has seen better days? Maybe the colour is not cutting it in your wardrobe anymore. We can recolour bags in any colour darker than the original… the darker the colour, the more consistent the result. Some limitations do apply, and we do not recommended for suede, nubuck or patent.
New straps? Accessories? Harware? Dog Chewed?
Send us your delema and let our team create a solution just for you.
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– How long is a piece of string?