Services and Prices:
Replacement strap(s) from £40
Hole, puncture or tear repair from £40
Relining or adding lining from £80
Colour retouching from £60
Reconditioning leather from £35
Replacement zip(s) from £60
Chanel Leather Chain Strap Replacement.
Clients Chanel bag strap needed a replacement leather woven inner. The new piece is constructed from a black goat skin which is skived by hand to make it thin enough to fold over and glue in place then hand threaded into the chain strap. The base parts are tack stitched by hand to fix it. The body of the bag is then given a polish to protect the leather and add luster using a high quality French made black polish. price £120-
Marni Tote Bag strap Repair.
Clients Marni tote straps were split due to water damage. The straps were sealed back together using contact adhesive, the edges are then prepared and hand finished with matching black leather edge paint. Price £45-
Louis Vuitton Musette Tango Bag Strap Replacement.
My client requested the strap on her Louis Vuitton Musette bag to be re made into a cross body strap so she could gift it for her daughter's 18th birthday. The strap has been remade longer in exactly the same way as the original, matching the stitch length, thread colour and edge finish. The vegetable tanned leather will darken over time to a natural tan brown patina. Price £90-
Before & After
PU & Leather Sentimental Bag Restore & Relining
This continental PU & leather shoulder bag had great sentimental value but was in need of a sympathetic restore. The bag needed a new lining including the original pockets and central pocket. This has been finished using a Scottish dry oilskin cotton with smooth black calf skin trim and Ykk Excella zippers. The strap has been replaced in calf skin leather like for like with hand finished edging in Italian matte black leather edge paint. The corners of the bag had worn away to reveal the inner fabric back of the PU so these have been filled with matt black edge paint. The hardware was also cleaned as some was beginning to rust. Price £165-
Paul Smith Bag Colour Re-Touch: Before
Paul Smith Bag Colour Re-Touch: After.
Clients Paul Smith digitally printed swirl leather shoulder bag had become worn in places. The worn sections are hand painted with specialist leather paint that is mixed to create the original colours. Price £130-
Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière Bag Recondition
Clients Speedy bag had considerable wear to the pipping on all sides and the edge paint on the handle straps had partly melted and become sticky due to prolonged use. All edge paint has been replaced or colour retouched. Colour retouch to pipping and worn areas and a fully polish with a red pigmented French leather polish. Brass zip polished. Price £150-
Holdall strap loops replaced.
Michael Kors Strap Repair.
Spanish chair stitch repair.
Egg Chair Reconditioned.
My client requested their iconic Egg chair & stool by Arne Jacobsen to be reconditioned. The chair had suffered from prolonged sun exposure and the original rich tan brown colour had faded to a sand yellow. Using a natural beeswax based leather conditioning cream the chair was treated 3 times over a 3 week period to bring back the original tan brown colour and leather sheen. Price £445-
Bag lined with pockets.
Paul Smith Wallet reconditioned.
Gucci Belt Shaft Replaced.
Safari Chairs Repaired & Reconditioned.
Clients Safari chairs by Danish designer Karre Klint required replacement straps, small leather repairs and an overall recondition to the leather which had become very dry and brittle. Originally the leather was a natural flesh coloured vegetable tan, in order to create the same patina to match the vintage straps on the chairs the new back straps are hand cut from Swedish vegetable tanned leather to match the exact size and shape of the originals. They are then hand dyed tan brown, creating a naturally aged finish and finally hand saddle stitched using linen thread. A leather arm had broken this has been patched on the reverse side and stitched with matching coloured thread then blended with beeswax conditioning cream. All leather parts were then conditioned heavily. Price, new straps: £65 each, arm repair £45, conditioning £85 per chair.