Luxury vintage marketplace Open for Vintage is partnering with restoration and repair business Handbag Clinic “to strengthen and expand its circular offering”.
Available on the Open for Vintage website from today, customers are able to book in their pre-loved bags for a range of services via a new “Repair & Restore” portal.
Customers need to provide details of the service they require as well as images of their product, and Handbag Clinic will respond with a bespoke quote.
Cleaning and stain removal will be available from £45, while repair services, encompassing everything from scratches to replacing broken zips and improving shape or colour loss, will be available from £135 to restore vintage treasures to their former glory.
For those looking to add a personal touch to their vintage item, a “customise” option will also be available to colour change, update detailing or add a new strap or chain.
Open for Vintage Chief Operations Officer, James Loftus, said: “We are very excited about our partnership with Handbag Clinic, which further advances our goal to create a more valuable offering for our luxury fashion customers. Not only can our community build a unique, sustainable wardrobe through buying pre-loved, but they can now also maintain its quality through Handbag Clinic’s ability to reimagine and revive fashion from decades past.”
Handbag Clinic Co-Founder, Charlotte Staerck, added: “Luxury vintage handbags are rare and coveted treasures people want to preserve and pass down for generations to come.
“Restorative work for vintage is not necessarily about making something look brand new, but using our specialist techniques to give bags a new lease of life while maintaining their all-important vintage aesthetic. We are super excited to be partnering with Open for Vintage who share our passion and vision.”
Synonymous with conscious luxury, Handbag Clinic lovingly restores over 700 bags per month and is the longest established luxury restoration service in the UK. Its highly skilled artisans have an intrinsic understanding of premium brands and their common areas of wear and tear and have created bespoke, brand specific restoration treatments accordingly