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How To Save Money On Luxury Bag Restoration

The most dreadful feeling is when I go thrift shopping, I find a vintage luxury item. I feel like I scored and the thrill is exhilarating. Until, I analyze the item and realize it has severe damage due to vintage wear. Having a great shoe & handbag repair shop location is key to restoring a luxury vintage finds.

I found this amazing vintage Chanel handbag at the thrift store. The patent leather had faded on the front and back of the bag. Everything else about the bag was in excellent condition. I knew even with the damage just like purchasing a house. It had a great foundation. I called my luxury handbag restoration expert and he was able to revive my Chanel treasure. It’s a fabulous find that was left behind at the thrift shop because of the damage. Don’t let this happen to you if you find a luxury vintage item find a local talented shoe & handbag restoration store to fix your finds. By getting the bag restored I saved about $1,200.00. If I was to purchase it in pristine condition at a consignment store it would of cost about that amount.

Here is my vintage Chanel speedy after restoring.

Vintage Patent Leather Chanel Handbag fRONT


Luxury Restoration Handbag Finds Tips

  • Check to see how much it will cost to repair the item. Call on the spot and text them a photo on location.
  • Don’t buy an item with mildew, the interior wall of the bag is a most likely damage or with extreme damages.
  • You have to love it or it’s not worth restoring. Repairs can be costly.

Faded gold hardware is hard to restore. You will have a hard time finding repairers to restore faded gold like Chanel, Gucci emblems.

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