in Austin, Texas
Luggage Repair by Austin Shoe Hospital
Suitcases. Duffle Bags. Rollerbags. Carry-Ons.
A quality piece of luggage is not only a large financial investment, but it quickly becomes an emotional one, too. As you travel the state, country, and world, the miles you put on your luggage are connected to deep memories, and we want your luggage to last you a lifetime or travel.
When your favorite luggage needs some TLC, Austin Shoe Hospital is here to help. We offer leather luggage repair services for all styles and brands of luggage.
From carry-on bags to large luggage, our experienced leather and hardware repair team can save you from having to buy new luggage.
"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 luggage 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 cobblers at Austin Shoe Hospital 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. In fact, we inventory thousands of pieces of hardware at Austin Shoe Hospital 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 luggage, 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 luggage. And in extreme cases, teething puppies have been known to destroy a perfectly good strap. Not to worry!
Our Austin Shoe Hospital cobblers 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 luggage to ensure your new strap or handle looks as good as the original.