SPA.

RE/PAIR + RE/STORE.

Leather Goods + Luggage.

We specialize in the technical repair and restoration of high quality leather goods, including vintage and designer items.  Authentic leather goods of any variety are always welcome to visit the spa.

Due to the variant nature of handbag repair, we are unable to offer pre-listed pricing.  Listed below are the services we currently offer for leather goods + luggage repair.  Please contact us with more information about your item or any questions you may have. We look forward to helping your restore and revive your loved and preloved pieces.

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SPA

It's called a spa because your item should return to you refreshed and renewed, ready to take on another day. We gently clean and carefully condition every piece that comes through the spa, regardless of what other work is being done. When possible, natural oils and waxes are used but each item is highly specific.  We let you know the best products and techniques to use moving forward to maintain your refreshed item.

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INTERIOR

The most common interior issues are staining, tears and odour, particularly if you puchase from the secondary market. We can work with you and your budget to decide the best option for your bag, whether a cleaning, custom insert or full lining replacement.

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EXTERIOR

Beautiful bags are meant to be carried and used. Common exterior issues are scuffs, scratches, stains, denim transfer and general dryness. Wear on corners and edges is the most common.  Raw veg tan or vachetta leather trim is notorious for staining and conditioning issues. We use conditioners, cleansers, dyes and pigments to fully renew the appearance of your items, including changing the colour of your piece (lighter to darker with few exceptions).

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STRAPS + HANDLES

The most utilized component of any bag are the straps and handles. Depending on the issue, these can be repaired or replaced. You can choose either to match the original or switch up the look and create contrast or a more modern look, especially for vintage pieces. 

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CUSTOM

Looking to totally revamp or design a custom piece? We can create seamless crossbody conversions, belt bags, upcycling and reworking to completely transform an item or textiles into something totally personal and tailored for you. We have the capacity to sew comfortably through a half-inch of material, and have been designing + patterning for over a decade. Let's chat!

POPULAR TREATMENTS

CONDITION:

improve the look and feel by cleaning + moisturizing.

CUSTOM INSERTS:

add structure / protect interior

DYING:

revive or refresh damaged leather

EDGE REGLAZING:

refine rough, cracked or chipping edge coat.

MODIFICATION:

change or create convertible styles (crossbody).

STRAPS:

the areas with the most stress, repair or replace.

WE WORK WITH...

Balenciaga

Burberry

Celine

Chanel

Chloe

Coach

Gucci

Hemés

Louis Vuitton

Michael Kors

Prada

Valentino

YSL

Vintage + Antique

Leather / Luggage

Any Authentic Items

GUCCI

Soho Tote

Our experience in authenticating handbags spans more than a decade, with professional experience in high-end consignment and auctions.  Over the years, we've compiled some great resources about the world of luxury, leather and all things well crafted.  Visit the link below for great resources and fact sheets on history, resale + authenticity.
 

BEFORE YOU BUY
Ask questions

Purchase only from trusted sellers

Look at payment policies [buyer protection/refunds]
Review authenticity markers + seller guarantees
Look for condition issues / past repairs

Get a second opinion

Know the market value

Pay attention to shipping details

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

 

If you need help locating a specific item, are looking for a suitable consigner or have any other questions about handbags in the secondary market, please reach out.

CONTACT

Calgary, AB. Canada

colleen.b.oreilly@gmail.com  |  Tel: 1.587.703.2274

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