The Best Destinations For Fashion Repairs

As we begin 2019 with a resolution to make more from our existing wardrobes, there’s never been a better time to consider giving our heroes a makeover. Whether it’s an old cashmere sweater with a snag or a tough stain on your favourite silky slip skirt, there are lots of services dedicated to transforming your old wares. The best bit? There’s no schlep involved as they're all available online. Scroll below for our guide to the best.

Belinda Roberston

Based in Scotland, Belinda Robertson offers a spa service for your cashmere sweaters. First, post your damaged sweater to the team, then you’ll be able to discuss your options and agree a price before work begins. The revive and repair service will mend holes and snags and deliver your knit back in a luxury sweater bag with a new lease of life.


Clothes Doctor

With a simple mission statement of ‘rework, repair, rewear’, this clever clothing repair service offers a door-to-door service in the London area and a CollectPlus option for those in the rest of the UK. Founded by 31-year-old Lulu O’Connor, the process is incredibly simple. Your garment will be collected from your door, couriered to Cornwall where a team of expert seamstresses will work to resolve the problem, then, your item will be delivered good as new to you, all within a week. Even better, all garment bags are canvas.


The Restory

For both men and women’s shoes and handbags, head straight for The Restory. This service offers everything from new bag linings, handles and straps to shoe stretching and re-heeling. You can either drop into Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge or order a collection within 48 hours, then the team will provide a quote and a rough time frame. Once that’s approved, your shoes or bag will be mended and delivered back to you anywhere in the UK.


The Handbag Clinic

This clever service not only promises to repair and restore your old bags, but they will even buy and sell old pieces, too. Much like The Restory, you’ll find general cleaning services, alongside hardware repair and even colour change and customisation services. You can quickly get an online quote, or you can drop into one of the UK stores and speak to an expert. If you’re looking to invest in a designer piece, why not shop their impressive pre-worn bag offering?


Cashmere Care Service

Don’t throw out your moth-bitten cashmere just yet. Cashmere Care Service will repair, wash and steam your item, which is then de-pilled and de-fuzzed, packaged and efficiently returned to its owner. The service for minor repairs costs just £29 for cashmere and lambswool fabrics, while major repairs are also considered, but should be discussed with the team prior to sending.


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