Handbag Repairs & Restoration

Brand certified leather handbag restoration and repair.

We specialise in handbag repair, cleaning and leather restoration services. Post your handbag repairs from anywhere in Australia with our online bag spa or repair service or visit our heritage workshop. Let our team breathe new life into your designer, luxury leather or vintage bag. Send Photos

Chanel Handbag Repairs

Chanel Handbag repairs

Prada Handbag Repairs

Prada handbag repairs

Oroton Handbag Repairs

Oroton handbag repairs

Melbourne Handbag Repairs since 1956

With an established reputation in repairing and restoring handbags for over sixty years, we offer time-honoured methods of craftsmanship and modern standards of service. Bring your handbag repairs to our heritage workshop at Shop 50 Royal Arcade, 150 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne for a personalised consultation or post your bag from anywhere in Australia.

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Handbag Repairs Melbourne

Australia Wide Postal Service

We also offer online handbag repairs with our Australia wide postal service. Post your bag to us with Australia Post and we'll repair and return with fully insured delivery. Send photos to our team to get started.

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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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I’ve now taken three Chanel handbags to the team at Evan’s and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I only wish I had take a before picture to show the state of the leather and the workmanship the have done. This image is after and the bag looks brand new (as do the others)! The staff are also very knowledgeable and explain how to take better care of your leather products. Thank you team!

Julie Warburton2020-03-11

Amazing Staff & Amazing Service !!Highly recommend.

Tabitha Borg2020-01-11

John Letchford2020-01-11

Great service, great workmanship. Glad I found this place.

Virginia Brumby2020-01-11

Upfront and honest about what it would take to restore leather bag. Professional, outstanding customer service by Tanya - even followed up with a call on quote. Will not hesitate to recommend or return to get leather repaired or restored

Excellent and friendly service. A pleasure to do business with.

Henry Gillespie2020-02-11

One of my favourite 2 year old Doc Martens boots developed a split in the leather upper - Evans mended it so invisibly that I now can’t see which side was damaged. Beautiful work - thanks.

Melissa Gilmour2020-02-11

I’ve now taken three Chanel handbags to the team at Evan’s and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I only wish I had take a before picture to show the state of the leather and the workmanship the have done. This image is after and the bag looks brand new (as do the others)! The staff are also very knowledgeable and explain how to take better care of your leather products. Thank you team!

Bella Grand2020-02-11

Every time I've used Evans I've been so glad I did. The workmanship is superb, the attention to detail, and the attention they give to you as a customer! There's none better in Melbourne!

Nancy Black2020-03-11

Great service and professional finish. Definitely will come back for my shoes and bags repair.

Leilani Wang2019-10-11

I take my Oroton handbags to Evans for waterproofing as soon as I buy them. My everyday bag is still in near perfect condition a year later.

Carlee Deigan2020-03-11

Elegant and welcoming store stocked with quality products. The staff are down to earth and were very willing to share their knowledge with me. Left the store with all my needs met feeling rather satisfied.

Jack Rowe2019-11-11

Have been having my shoes repaired here forever. Great service and such a cute little shop.

Stacey Murray2019-12-11

Great service and very efficient. Superb craftsmanship will definitely come back.

Cory-dean West2019-12-11

I bring my luxury shoes here (4-5 pairs already) and am always really happy with the outcome. Their quality is seamless! Their prices are more expensive than the average cobbler, but worth it for items I've already paid a lot of money for in the first place.

Michelle -2019-12-11

I took a pair of RM Williams classic craftsman to get a Vibram sole put on it. Completed in 2 days. The customer service is what you would expect. Professional.

lithgow c2019-09-11

Did not purchase anything but their advice on how to clean my Suede shoes was excellent. Highly recommend.

Yaniv Meyer2019-09-11

Fantastic shoe repairs as always.

Simone Carter2019-09-11

thanks - always rescuing my jackets. not the cheapest repair place in melbourne but the best.

As usual, excellent and very prompt service from Evans, and high quality materials used. One other thing I like about Evans is that if you ask for advice on shoe care, it’s always very helpful.

Kevin R2019-09-11

So good to have genuine good old service with a smile. Work on shoes and boots are excellent.Lionel

Aus Sabu2019-09-11

Great service and quality Quite quick -4 day turnaround Both shoes repaired and look brand new

Halelu Tuji2020-05-11

Mandy Oldham2020-05-11

I was on the point of throwing out a very good bag because the strap was broken and nobody local would or could repair it.I contacted Evans and was delighted when they said it could be repaired. I posted my bag and received excellent service. Not only was the repair excellent but the communication and assistance was speedy and very good.A very prompt and professional customer service. I would certainly use them again and recommend them to anyone. Thank you Rvans!

I cannot recommend Evans highly enough. They replaced a defective zip on a boot, matching the other perfectly and using the original zip pull. Evans is more expensive than other shoe repair places in town, but for good reason. If they can't do it, it can't be done.

Wow: what a fabulous experience! Congratulations to Jenny and the team at Evans. The sad story was I'd fallen out of love with a beautiful, rugged leather jacket I bought a few years back while on a ski trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Loved the jacket, but back home the cotton lining - well, it just felt, meh. And so the jacket languished. Fast forward to now, and Evans replaced the lining with a slinky dark chocolate brown satin, and with a real attention to detail around the seams and pockets and so forth. Love rekindled!! Thank you, Evans!!

Lost hope with some Versace hi tops I’ve had for a while and Evans completely rejuvenated them for a great price and extremely efficient service!

Jay Jones2020-07-11

Amazing service and super efficient.

Sylvia Teon2020-07-11

Kate Chen2020-07-11

Excellent service!

Nin Yim2020-05-11

Excellent customer service, fast turnaround, shoes restored to as good as new!

Justine Diamond2020-05-11

I cannot recommend Evans highly enough. They replaced a defective zip on a boot, matching the other perfectly and using the original zip pull. Evans is more expensive than other shoe repair places in town, but for good reason. If they can't do it, it can't be done.

Carolyn Fraser2020-06-11

Wow: what a fabulous experience! Congratulations to Jenny and the team at Evans. The sad story was I'd fallen out of love with a beautiful, rugged leather jacket I bought a few years back while on a ski trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Loved the jacket, but back home the cotton lining - well, it just felt, meh. And so the jacket languished. Fast forward to now, and Evans replaced the lining with a slinky dark chocolate brown satin, and with a real attention to detail around the seams and pockets and so forth. Love rekindled!! Thank you, Evans!!

John Carruthers2020-05-11

Chevoux Chevoux2020-07-11

Highly recommend .Excellent customer service. Been a customer for 45 years .Had my wedding shoes covered with material to match my wedding dress . Great "cobblers "

Lynn Baker2020-03-11

simcott2020-03-11

Shoe: Visvim FBT Undercover x Fragment Design.Great customer service starting with an initial face to face consultation and evaluation. Clear presentation of costs and production timeline.I was updated with progress made throughout the entire restoration project lifecycle until finish. Thanks again to Tanya.

Aaron U2020-03-11

Thank you for mending my rare special edition Dr Martens. Your service is impeccable and staff are so lovely. 10/10

Jeanine Orr2020-04-11

I'd take any shoes I care about here.

Helen2020-04-11

Very Helpul, great service and fantastic overall workmanship.

Max Griffiths2020-07-11

Xavier George2019-09-11

We had my leather coat altered and were extremely happy with the result. The owner was very professional a family run business which we cannot recommend highly enough. Good in depth knowledge of their craft.

Garry Mitchell2020-05-11

Over 30 years ago, as a teenager I inherited a custom made pair of cowboy boots from my father..I've worn them continuously on countless adventures and misadventures and loved them dearly.. But they were dirty, really dirty and showed their age. As a prime example of the merit of buying quality once I figured they deserved to be restored properly and professionally. Enthused by words such as, cleaned, nourished and restored I agreed to most every option and paid over $1000..(!!) While dirty and scuffed the boots carried a patena that told a story. Retaining the character was specifically discussed, with reference in particular to the top of the boots that were beautifully uneven but natural and not as worn.I'll skip the bit about it taking over 5 weeks longer than told and the weekly request for updates. Then told they were posted and seemingly lost in the post. (tracking code registered as delivered but didn't turn up until over a week later).So when they finally arrived I was beside myself with excitement and relief that they weren't lost in transit..When I opened them I pretty much just wanted to have a bit of a cry.I feel like I've sent an antique timber table off for beeswax and oil restoration and they've said.. Here you go we painted it Brown.A thick layer of matt baby-poo brown to be exact...Instead of telling the story of life it looks like a pair of cheap and nasty probably fake leather boots..I don't even know what to say to them. I actually wonder whether it was deliberate punishment for 'harassing' them with weekly requests for updates after the due date ..I had a bit of trouble finding a before shot, but what do you think, $1000 to change this to that?There's a picture of the inside of the boot where you can see the beautiful original fawn tones of the leather...UPDATE - To be fair they are trying to contact me, but I just don't know what to say to them.I'm not saying don't use this company, they're clearly good at some things. Just make sure you have your expectations matched to what they can and can't do. We did discuss the patina and character of the leather before hand so I'm confused about the comments on dying now. I was under the impression the dying before after would look more like the jacket on their website examples. My disappointment is that it looks more like thick paint that what I imagine as 'dye'. Up close it barely looks like real leather. I thought nourished and hydrated would improve the leather from within and dyeing would be a rich polish like finish. It just isn't.The boots were dilapidated, and maybe in trying to make them look 'new' an ugly masking approach was taken. But we talked in detail about the boots, I never expected to look new, I just wanted them to last longer and look more presentable, faults and all. Had they checked in with me at points along the way and given me input on options we might have had a different outcome. Because the outcome does not reflect the original discussions we had.I won't address the delays (got the email trail) as that is a secondary issue, but suffice to say it was substantially longer than every indication along the way.UPDATE 2Discussion have progressed and Jenny is genuinely intent to make good. The boots have been sent back after long discussions and recap of what was actually expected. I can commend them on their positive attitude towards the issue and lack of defensive mindset.I'm changing my rating from 1 to 3 in anticipation of a good second attempt.FINAL UPDATE - To their credit they took them back and did a solid job of restoring them to the way that was discussed and expected. It was a traumatic experience, but they do have the skills. I'd jut make sure that your wants and expectations are outlined precisely in the first instance.

Jono Emblin2019-09-11

Thanks Jenny for the repair to my 10+ year old Fendi handbag - it looks almost as good as new.Very prompt service and good value compared to buying a new one.

Gaye Findlay2020-07-11

After a not so good experience Evans support team go in touch and resolved things quick smart. If this was the experience from the beginning this would be a 5 star review. I would have given a 3.5 but couldn't so 4 it is. Thanks team for resolving things as you did.

Shimon Goldberg2019-09-11

Lovely store and friendly assistant, but please, $25 for punching one hole in a belt? Daylight robbery! No on-the-spot service either.

Very unprofessional. I work in a business with over 20 stores in Melbourne who uses Evans for shoe and leather repairs on behalf of our clients and the service and attitude received from the Evans team is appalling. There had been issues with missing customer items, accusations of outstanding invoices and every time the business encountered a problem Jenny had been far from helpful. She gives us attitude, brushes us off and is plain rude. Just terrible customer service.

Stacy Leigh2020-08-11

Thuy Tran2020-08-11