BAG ALTERATION & REPAIRS
Our leather craft masters and expertly skilled artisans can provide all manner of repairs and alterations for your handbags.
STRAP AND HANDLE ALTERATIONS
Is your shoulder strap or handle broken? Want to replace your current shoulder strap or handles? Need a strap or handle shortened or extended? Want to add a shoulder strap to your handbag or purse? These are just some of the alterations we do daily.
We carry an extensive collection of hardware such as buckles,
D-rings, beads, ornaments, Swarovski crystals, zipper pulls, locks, studs, rivets, eyelets, clasps, and hooks for replacement or customization.
ZIPPER REPLACEMENT + INSTALLATION
We have a large stock of zippers in various colors and finishes that we use to replace broken zippers, replace for a different style or color, or even add to existing items that don’t currently have zippers. We carry the same high-quality zippers used by luxury brands.
Is your lining ripped? Does your lining need to be replaced? Want to install a different colored lining? Want to create a suede or leather lining to replace a fabric one, or vice versa? Want to add a cell phone pocket to your current lining? These are just some of the alterations we do daily.
Has fire damaged your bag, water, wear, and tear? Depending on the original construction, we may be able to clean and restore the damaged areas.
BAG CLEANING & TREATMENT
Our methods for bag cleaning stand apart from the rest because of our decades of experience and our enduring relationships with designers in the fashion industry.
At Margaret’s Couture Cleaners, we understand that bag cleaning requires a special touch. Our dedicated handbag cleaning department employs various tools, proprietary cleaning solvents, and conditioning methods specific for leathers, suedes, fabric, exotic skins, and eco-friendly alternatives.
Although Margaret’s Couture Cleaners is one of the industry’s most experienced leather repair companies, some stains, color transfers, and marks cannot be easily removed by cleaning without risking your bag’s original color and finish. Before that happens, Margaret’s technicians will work with you to identify what blemishes cannot be fixed easily. And they will provide you with alternative solutions should they be available.
Margaret’s Couture Cleaners is one of the industry’s most experienced leather care providers. Over the years, our expertise has generated near-miraculous saves of countless bags. However, some stains, color transfers, and marks cannot be removed by cleaning without risking your bag’s original color and finish.
For cleaning, depending on the bag’s materials, construction, and types of staining, we use various methods, including steam cleaning, dry cleaning, and water washing with water-based solvents. In addition, our deodorizing methods can neutralize
odors such as smoke, perfume, pet, musty/mildew, and more. Exotic skins, including lizards, ostrich, and alligator, can also be conditioned using our methods to help restore their distinct appearance.
For older bags that may have lost some of their character over the years, we also offer a post-cleaning service where we apply certain pigmentations to restore the color and finish of your bag.
RECONSTRUCTION / INSURANCE CLAIMS
If your leather goods or luxury accessories have been damaged, we’re on hand to help.
At Margaret’s Couture Cleaners, we can repair items damaged by fire or water.
Our ability to reconstruct your items will depend on the nature and extent of the damage and the materials and methods initially used to make your pieces. For a custom reconstruction quote, please book a consultation or email us photos of your damaged items. We will look at the condition of your items and establish a plan for cleaning and restoration wherever posssible.