Purse & Handbag Repair
in Austin, Texas
Purse and Handbag Repair by Austin Shoe Hospital
Purses. Handbags. Totes. Wallets.
We'll Fix All Your Favorites.
Crossbody, clutch, pocketbook, hip pouch, pochette. No matter what you call your precious carrier-of-all-things, it’s something that becomes a part of you as you travel together through all of life’s adventures. And when your carryall gets banged up, bruised, torn, or dirty, Austin Shoe Hospital can repair it!
Our skilled purse-makers have decades of experience, and we can fix just about anything ranging from tears in the leather to broken hardware. Purse repair can be complex, as each job is custom and completed by hand. Often, our craftsmen must sew through 3-4 layers of leather, strapping, and lining to make a delicate repair.
We understand that your handbag has a story to tell, and we promise to show it the care it deserves to go on living more lifetimes by your side.
"Repairs are our passion. We fix all brands, all styles, all shapes, and all colors. If you can wear it, we can repair it!"
Bao Bao Issey Miyake
Briggs & Riley
Dolce & Gabbana
Frye and Co
Gigi New York
Mali + Lili
Matt & Nat
rag & bone
See by Chloe
The Marc Jacobs
Treasure & Bond
Zadig & Voltaire
And so many more...
Zipper & Zipper Pull Repair
We’ve all experienced the aggravation of a zipper coming un-tracked or breaking during use. Even the loss of a tiny zipper pull can be a headache. All is not lost!
Most damaged or non-working zippers can be re-tracked, and we can install a new zipper pull quite easily. We will also completely replace the entire zipper if absolutely needed.
Our Austin Shoe Hospital cobblers maintain a vast collection of zippers and zipper pulls to match the original as closely as possible, so you’ll never know the difference.
Lost & Broken Hardware
Missing a buckle or snap? Our cobblers will replace lost or broken hardware like d-rings, buckles, gate hooks, feet, rivets, and more.
At the Austin Shoe Hospital, we inventory thousands of pieces of hardware in several different finishes, including many styles of rivets—round heads, raised heads and flat heads—as well as hundreds of gate hooks.
We know how important it is to best match the original hardware of your handbag, and we have a near limitless collection on hand for our craftsmen to work with.
Handle & Strap Repair
Over time, stitching can wear down and begin to break in the handles and straps of your pack. And in extreme cases, teething puppies have been known to destroy a perfectly good strap. Not to worry! Austin Shoe Hospital can help!
We can re-stitch and repair torn handles and straps using a large variety of colored polyester threads to not only match your favorite stitch, but to provide the greatest strength.
We can also custom-build (or re-build) a new handle or strap to completely replace the old one. Once made, we will dye-to-match the color of your bag to ensure your new strap or handle looks as good as the original.
Patchwork & Purse Lining Repair
A tear is no reason to give up on your beloved bag! All bags can be patched and stitched where needed, including torn bottoms and corners.
Austin Shoe Hospital can also repair damaged inside lining or replace it altogether if necessary.
Handbag Cleaning & Recondition
Inevitably, your purse is going to get dirty from everyday use no matter how careful you are. Even your blue jeans can innocently transfer their color onto a light-colored bag simply from rubbing on one another during a casual stroll.
To clean and restore your handbag, our Austin Shoe Hospital craftsmen will do a deep clean to remove any dirt and stains, add dye where necessary to restore color, and then deeply recondition your parcel back to its youthful glory.
Suede must be dry cleaned or finely sanded when cleaning to ensure dirt and stains can be removed. We work the stains out gently without harming the suede, and then waterproof for long-lasting protection.
Do you remember that buttery soft leather you fell in love with when you purchased your purse? We can bring it back.
Custom Re-dye or Color Change
If you have a light-colored leather bag, our talented dye artists at Austin Shoe Hospital can either re-dye the purse the same color or change the color of your handbag entirely if you’re feeling so bold.
So, what color will it be this season?
My Dog Ate My Purse!
So your dog thinks your favorite purse is a chew toy, does she? Don’t panic!
You’d be surprised how often we see articles that have been chewed up by dogs at Austin Shoe Hospital. Let us take a look.
9 times out of 10 we can fix them right up. No need to be upset at Bingo for long.
Austin Shoe Hospital
Handbag & Purse Repair Re-Cap
- Handle Tears & Unstitching
- Strap Tears & Unstitching
- Handle Replacement
- Deep Cleaning
- Stain Protection
- Hardware Repair & Replacement
- Leather Reconditioning
- Color Renewal
- Custom Dyeing
- Custom Color-Change
We’re looking forward to meeting your favorites and getting them fixed up and back out to you to enjoy!