Bag Repair & Restoration

Our team are experts in leather bag repairs, cleaning and restoration services. Bring your bag to our heritage workshop in Melbourne for a personalised consultation or use our convenient online bag repair service with Australia Post.

Examples of Bag Repairs

Recent examples of bag repairs and customer stories from our Facebook page. Learn about the type of work we do, brands we service and the bespoke solutions we provide to our clients.

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YSL handbag repair

Yves Saint Laurent bag sent by Olivia to repair the hardware / press stud, which had a small tear in the leather. We decided on replacing the entire panel as there was a bit of wear and discolouration to the suede.

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Excellent work, as usual.

Marvellous job!

Extremely pleased with my bags.

It looks fantastic!

Melbourne Leather Bag Repairs

As an established bag repair shop in Melbourne for over sixty years, our team offer both repairs and leather bag restoration services. Visit our heritage workshop at Shop 50 Royal Arcade, 150 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne for a consultation with our specialists or post your items to our bag repairers from anywhere in Australia.

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Online Bag Repairs Australia

If you're looking for a bag repair shop near you we offer an online bag repair service with Australia Post. Our team can assist with organising your bag to be delivered to our heritage workshop. Send photos of your bag to our team to get started with your repair.

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Our Bag Repair Services

We repair, clean and restore all types of leather, suede, canvas and all styles of bag. Popular bag repair services we provide are outlined below including a full service list and bag repair prices.

Bag loop repair or replacement

Loop Repair / Replacement

The loop is the point of attachment of the handle or strap to the bag and is prone to wearing. We repair loops by using a combination of stitching and reinforcing the leather. Worn loops can be recrafted and replaced.

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Bag relining or lining replacement

Lining Replacement / Relining

We replace bag linings or reline bags with matching new leather or material. This involves removing the original bag lining before adding pockets or zips to the bag lining and transferring hardware or brand tags.

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Bag strap repair or replacement

Strap Repair / Replacement

We repair bag straps by either stitching, reinforcing or strengthening with a supporting layer of leather. For straps that are well worn we recraft new straps from similar leather and redye to match the original colour.

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Bag handle repair or replacement

Handle Repair / Replacement

We repair bag handles by either stitching the handles or reinforcing with supporting layers of leather. For bag handles that are well worn we recraft new handles flat or rounded handles and reattach to the bag.

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Bag resizing or reshaping

Resizing, Reshaping or Restructuring

We modify the structure or change the size of leather bags. This can involve a variety of jobs such as correcting bags that appear saggy or taking in the seams of bags to make them smaller.

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Bag strap shortening or lengthening

Strap Shortening / Lengthening

We shorten or lengthen bag handles to achieve a custom length. A measurement is taken to find the ideal length of the strap and the strap is shortened to the new size.

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Bag hardware repair or replacement

Hardware Repair / Replacement

We replace or reattach all types of bag hardware including locks, clasps, eyelets, buckles, D-rings, grommets, chains, snaps, small pins, metal feet, trimmings, frames, rivets and press studs.

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Bag zip repair or replacement

Zip Repair / Replacement

We repair bag zips or completely replace the zip with a new one. We stock a variety of zip colours and fabrics for most brands, which we can custom match to the exterior and interior of any leather bag.

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Bag restitching

Stitch / Restiching

We repair stitching or restitch leather bags. This may include restitching handles, straps, zips or interior areas of the bag. We stock a variety of threads matched for colour and thickness.

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Bag Patch or reinforce

Patch / Reinforce

We patch tears and worn areas in leather bags from an unexposed side. External patching can be used on worn corners and the leather can also be recoloured for a seamless repair.

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Bag fixing or reglueing

Reglueing, Fixing, Metalwork...

We attend to a variety of bag repair jobs that do not fit neatly into other categories. Examples may including fixing locks, replacing small pins, reglueing, re-welding hardware and bag frames.

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Bag strap edge re-waxing or resealing

Re-waxing Handles and Straps

We repair worn edges on straps or handles by resealing with beeswax and custom matched leather dye. We lightly sand and smoothen the edges before reapplying the finish to the edges of straps or handles.

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Bag waterproofing or protection

Waterproofing / Protection

We professionally waterproof leather bag with silicon-free waterproofing agents. This helps strengthen the leather fibres, prevents staining to the bag and assist with cleaning or maintaining your leather bag.

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Bag cleaning and restoration

Cleaning / Restoration

We clean and removed stains from bag. Our deep cleaning procedure involves removing any marks or stains on the leather with extractive techniques before restoring the surface with cleaning and conditioning agents.

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Bag refinishing and recolouring

Refinishing / Recolouring

We refinish, redye or recolour bag that are discoloured, scratched or deeply stained. The dye is custom-matched and the finish is reapplied by hand before the leather is nourished and waterproofed to prevent colour migration.

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Bag dyeing and colour change

Colour Change / Dye

We recolour or dye bags to a new colour. The original finish of the bag is stripped before the new dye is applied. Our dyes allow for a natural and refined finish to the leather that preserves the original character.

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Full Service & Price List

Our full service and price list. If you require a repair or restoration not listed above or need a custom quote for your items send photos to our team via our online order form.

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Customer Reviews

  • Nam Nguyen
    2019-10-12

  • Tom Burns
    2019-10-12

    First class service!

  • Rawaf B
    2019-10-12

    Not even a one star!!!!!Extremely overpriced for extremely bad experience!!!! A complete ripoff!!!!Terrible service!!!! ruined my shoes for 300 AUD.No insight on how to provide decent service for money paid upfront.Does not have capabilities to properly fix leather shoes.No communication whatsoever prior commencing work despite not able to conduct job as promised.No stitching machines to apply new leather soles. Glued soles with high confidence that this a standard treatment to replace leather solesReplaced ankle block despite discussing not to be replaced. Boot base highly prone to collapse post this bad job.Disregard to concerns about how the shoes look after terrible work.No money refund if they ruin your dear leather item!Will post pre and post photos as soon as I get the shoes off their unskilled hands!!......You did not have the means to repair the shoes properly the first attempt! How are you going to manage on the second attempt?! I lost trust in the hands that did the job in the first place!Your emails did not reassure me at all that you will fix the shoes like a real craftsman. Rarely you have problems with repairs you say. Check reviews buddyCalling the manager 31 times who avoided dealing with the problem when I was in the shop is the least I can do!Send me the photos that your staff claim to have taken so I can show people the repair job that was carried on!.....In response to latest update by Evans,Please review the photos of the original pair prior and post repair uploaded by myself. The single photo that is posted by Evans on their website does not show the major faults that were inflicted by the repairer:-small heel block, replaced without prior consent.-heel block not levelled-small sole size-no stitching on sole-shoes looks significantly WRONGMy wife picked up shoes from the shop. Ten minutes later, when I had the chance to inspect it, I reported back to shopkeeper over the phone regarding my concerns. Brushed off the problem but accepted to have the issues discussed with manager. Came back to shop 4 days later, manager refused to come down and discuss or answer the phone. All those interactions not declared by Damon in his last update!For 300AUD, my expectations were high. Turned out to be misplaced in the wrong hands. Yes, strongly demanded a full refund as shopkeeper declared that they can’t do sole stitching like regular cobblers!! And, redoing the sole the way it was originally will weaken its structure!!Happily paying someone else (not 300 bucks) to get the boots sorted out. Will provide further photos later.

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