The Handbag Spa is a handbag cleaning and restoration company, specialising in luxury designer brands and genuine leather. Based in the picturesque spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, it restores high-end brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry.
Services provided include Leather and Interior Cleaning, Colour Correction, Corner and Edging Repair, and it’s exclusive HBSpa Clean treatment which brings the suppleness back to dried out leather and cleans even the dirtiest of handbags.
The Handbag Spa was set up in 2012 by 22-year-old Freya Bass, straight after she left university, in partnership with her mother Judy Bass. Combining Freya’s fashion degree with Judy’s 15 years experience working in the leather care industry, they saw a gap in the market for this unique company. A combination of designer handbags increasing in their value, and the growing popularity of the resale market has meant that their expertise in leather has found its niche and fan base quickly.
In 2015, Judy and Freya Bass appeared on the BBC series Dragon’s Den. Freya says of the show: “Pitching in front of the Dragon’s was an unforgettable experience, and we learned a lot from the feedback that they gave us. It wasn’t really about getting investment for us – although that would have obviously been a bonus – it was more about getting feedback for our business idea from incredibly successful businesspeople.”
Since their TV pitch, the business has gone from strength to strength and the company is now the preferred restoration experts for high street favourite Daniel’s footwear and Prestige Pawnbrokers, from channel 4’s popular documentary series, Posh Pawn. It’s also a firm favourite with celebrities including Coleen Rooney.
To cater for an increasing demand for their unique luxury handbag restoration service, The Handbag Spa now has 70+ drop off points throughout the country, based in dry cleaners and dress agencies. This means wherever you live, there’s somewhere nearby you can drop your arm candy with and book it in for a little spa break to the Harrogate HQ!
The Handbag Spa also offer a UK collection and shipping service using an insured courier (charges apply). This means that customers have the convenience of having their item collected straight from their door on a day that suits (between Monday to Friday) and delivered back on completion. This service can be booked by emailing a collection address details, along with a contact name, number and suitable collection day to: email@example.com
Personalised treatment estimates can be provided prior to a customer dropping off their bag or before booking the courier service by filling out the Bespoke Book option or by emailing photos directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To make it easier for customers who have an idea of which treatment(s) their item requires, The Handbag Spa have specially curated packages which can be purchased online instantly. These packages have been carefully put together by experts to get the best results for your bag based on its condition.
Working with some of the world’s best leather chemists, The Handbag Spa have developed a range of after care products specifically to cater for the delicate and fine leathers in luxury handbags. By using water-based ingredients rather than solvent based (which is the case with many of The Handbag Spa’s competitors), this product range will not alter the look, feel or finish of a leather bag in any way. This combination of protectors, cleaners and hydrators creates the ultimate handbag care at home for consumers.
So whats next for The Handbag Spa? Freya says of the future: “The Handbag Spa has built a reputation on trust, recommendations and quality service, and we’re excited to build on that.”
For any further queries you can contact The Handbag Spa directly:
Telephone: +44 1423 888 709
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