Handbag Repairs & Restoration

Specialising in all Designer and Luxury Bags.

Our team of leather artisans specialise in all types of handbag repair, cleaning and restoration services. From designer and luxury bags to sentimental favourites and vintage handbags, let our team breathe new life into your bag.

Chanel leather handbag restoration

Chanel Handbag Restoration

Prada leather handbag redyeing from cream to mulberry

Prada handbag redyeing

Oroton handbag relining / lining replacement with leather

Oroton Bag Relining

Quality Handbag Repairers since 1956

Well regarded as the best handbag repairers in Australia for over sixty years, we offer time-honoured methods of craftsmanship and modern standards of service. All our work is completed at our heritage workshop by our team of experienced craftsmen and leather restoration specialists.

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Australia Wide Postal Service

Repair your handbag online with our Australia wide postal service. Request a fully insured prepaid postal box to safely send your handbag for repairs. We offer handbag repair services in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Gold Coast, Hobart, Perth, Darwin and Adelaide.

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Handbag Repair Services

We offer a variety of handbag services including repairs, cleaning, restoration and colour changes. Our team works with all types of materials such as suede, patent and smooth leathers.

Handbag loop repair or replacement

Loop Repair / Replacement

Loops serve as the point of attachment between the strap or handles and the body of a bag. Worn or broken loops are either be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely replaced. We recraft new loops from similiar leather and redye to match the original colour.

Handbag relining or lining replacement

Lining Repair / Replacement

We replace the lining or reline handbags with worn, damaged or deteriorated linings with matching leather or material. Our craftsmen can incorporate multiple compartments, pockets and zips into new linings for a seamless repair.

handbag strap repair or replacement

Strap Repair / Replacement

We repair or replace worn or damaged leather bag straps. Straps can either be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely replaced. We remake new straps from similar leather and redye to match the original colour.

Handbag handle repair or replacement

Handle Repair / Replacement

We repair or replace worn or damaged leather bag handles. The handles can either be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely remade. We recraft both flat or rounded handles from similiar leather and redye to match the original colour.

Handbag resizing or reshaping

Resizing, Reshaping or Restructuring

We can change the size of the bag or modifying the structure. For resizing, a measurement is taken to find the ideal dimensions of the bag. The seams of the bag are opened and excess leather is taken away. Reshaping can involve correcting 'saggy' bags by opening the lining and adding leather stiffeners from the inside of the bag.

Handbag strap shortening or lengthening

Strap Shortening / Lengthening

We shorten or lengthen handbag straps to achieve a customised length. A measurement is taken to determine the ideal length of the strap. Excess leather can either be taken away or the strap can be lengthened, the original look and style of the strap is preserved.

Handbag hardware repair or replacement

Hardware Repair / Replacement

We replace all types of handbag hardware including locks, clasps, eyelets, buckles, D-rings, grommets, chains, snaps, small pins, metal feet, trimmings, frames, rivets and press studs. The original hardware can sometimes be repaired or recoated with metal instead of replaced.

Handbag zip repair or replacement

Zip Repair / Replacement

We repair broken zips or replace handbag zips with matching zips. A new zip is selected that matches the profile of the original hardware and colour of the fabric and fitted from the inside of the bag. Providing the original branded zip slider is not damaged, it can be inserted onto the new zip track.

Handbag restitching

Stitch / Restiching

We restitch handbags to repair any wear and tear. Our industrial-grade stitching machines are used for straight seams. Hand stitching is often used for thicker leathers. Our wide selection of threads allows for custom matching of thickness and colour for a seamless repair.

Patch or reinforce

Patch / Reinforce

We patch and repair worn loops, straps, handles, piping, edges or tears in the body of the bag. The new layer of leather is used to reinforce and strengthen the area from an unexposed side. External patching on areas such as corners or edges may require the leather to be redyed.

Handbag fixing or reglueing

Reglueing, Fixing, Metalwork...

Our craftsmen attend to a variety of repairs and fixes that do not fit neatly into other categories. Examples may include reattaching hardware, fixing zips, locks and small pins, runners and re-glueing leather, fur or material with specialised adhesives. We re-weld broken hardware and frames. Re-annodise scratched or discoloured metallic trimmings and hardware.

Handbag strap edge re-waxing or resealing

Re-waxing Handles and Straps

We apply a new wax edging to restore worn handle and strap edges. The edges of the handles or strap are lightly sanded for smoothness and an applicator tool is used to re-wax the edges. Several layers are built up on the leather edges until the wax finish and edging is restored.

Handbag waterproofing or protection

Waterproofing / Protection

We waterproof suede and leather handbags. We only apply high quality silicon-free waterproofing agents that do not change the colour or complexion of the leather while strengthening the fibres and creating a water protective barrier.

Handbag cleaning and restoration

Cleaning / Restoration

We clean and removed stains from handbags. 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. If there is any discolouration to the leather, a refinishing or dyeing procedure might be required to restore the colour.

Handbag refinishing and recolouring

Refinishing / Recolouring

We refinish, redye or recolour handbags 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.

Handbag dyeing and colour change

Colour Change / Dye

We recolour or dye handbags to a completely new colour. The original finish of the bag is stripped before the new dye is applied. Our dyes are applied by hand as opposed to spray gun application for a more natural and refined finish to the leather that preserves the original character.

Handbag Repair Price List

We specialise in all types of leather handbag repairs, alterations, cleaning and restorative work. Please find our full service list and handbag repair costs below.

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Customer Stories | Handbag Restorations

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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.

PM us with some photos for a quote - complementary, fully-insured collection & delivery to our Melbourne workshop.
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Excellent work, as usual.

Marvellous job!

Extremely pleased with my bags.

It looks fantastic!

11 months ago

Evans - Quality Shoe, Handbag & Leather Repairs

Michael Kors handbag repair. The zipper had worn through so we opened the bag up and installed a new one. We transfered the original Michael Kors branded runner and dyed the zip fabric to the colour of the bag. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job.

Yassinta Caltieri