TREATMENT LIST

The Handbag Spa have a variety of different services to suit your restoration needs, from cleaning through to complex repairs and recolouring.

Bespoke Treatments Menu

All the treatments offered by The Handbag Spa are designed for luxury handbag brands ranging from Chanel, Hermes, Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Chloe, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs to Michael Kors and many more...

CLEANING

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    FULL CLEAN

    The Handbag Spa’s unique cleaning systems deliver results like no other in the market. A full interior and exterior clean is available for all types of leather and fabric, to bring the suppleness back in to dried out leather and thoroughly clean even the dirtiest of bags. Add DETOX to this treatment option for the ultimate clean. Please note: problems such as colour wear will not be rectified with this treatment and we cannot guarantee full removal of stains from fabrics.

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    SPECIALIST INTERIOR CLEAN

    A full clean for the interior of your handbag, this treatment includes a full interior vacuum and cleaning of the fabric or leather. Please note: we cannot guarantee full removal of stains from fabric interiors. Some leather interiors can be rectified with colour. We also offer lining colour changes to cover up those stubborn stains.

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    SUEDE & NUBUCK CLEAN

    A specialist clean designed to effectively clean these delicate styles of leather. 100% stain removal cannot be guaranteed with this treatment, but significant reductions can be achieved. In some cases we can offer colour changes to those suede or nubuck items that won’t come clean.

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    PATENT LEATHER CLEAN

    This treatment revives the shine on patent leather. We use professional products to clean away light surface dirt and improve the shine on patent leather. Please note: removal of stains (including ink and dye transfer) cannot be guaranteed and is often not possible on patent leather. In some cases a colour change to black is the best option to eliminate dark stains.

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    DETOX

    An antibacterial cleaning treatment for all types of leather and fabric, scientifically proven to kill 99% of bacteria commonly found on handbags and purses. Have the peace of mind that your item is fully clean and bacteria free with this perfect add on treatment! Includes a bottle of Anti-Bacterial Cleanse for you to use at home.

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    ANTI-BACTERIAL

    Designed to eliminate issues such as pet urine smells and vomit, this intense cleaning treatment is suitable for all types of leather and fabric. This treatment must be purchased alongside a Full Clean to ensure the item is fully rid of contamination. Please note: this does not guarantee to remove stains.

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    LINING STRIP

    We developed this treatment specifically for the crumbling linings that are commonly found on older handbag styles. The crumbling surface is completely stripped off and the underneath lining is then dyed to your chosen colour. There is the option to dye the underlying fabric to a darker colour after the top layer has been stripped. See Lining Dye. Please note: any logos printed/stamped onto the lining can be compromised with this treatment. This can be bought as a stand alone treatment.

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    MOULD REMOVAL

    An effective mould removal treatment for all types of leather and fabric, which cleans away the mould itself and kills its spores to ensure that they don’t return. Restoration work may be required after this treatment, if the mould has damaged the leather underneath. This could be achieved with a colour touch up or a colour restoration treatment on finished and unfinished leathers. Please note: the Mould Removal treatment does not guarantee removal of stains. This treatment must be purchased alongside a Full Clean.

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    ODOUR REMOVAL

    To eliminate nasty or unwanted smells such as cigarette smoke, musty odour, food spillages, perfume leakage etc. This treatment works on all types of leather and fabric. Please note: Odour Removal can be a lengthy process, so it could increase the turnaround time (depending on the severity of the smell). This treatment must be purchased alongside a Full Clean.

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    METAL POLISH

    To bring up the natural shine of metal work and hardware. This treatment will clean off any surface dirt, but it does not bring back any colour loss or tarnish to the metal itself and it will not remove scratches or permanent marks in the hardware.

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    STAIN PROTECTION

    We recommend adding Stain Protection onto any of your chosen treatments to get the best wear out of your item after its visit to the spa. This treatment will include the application of our in-house stain or waterproof protector to your item at the spa and a bottle for you to use at home afterwards.

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    STAIN DEGREASE

    Spillages happen... and quite often these can contain oil or grease. Spillages from food, perfume and cosmetics can leave a large, unsightly dark stain on your leather handbag. This treatment will aim to extract the oil from the leather. Please note: this does not guarantee to fully remove the stain so further stain removal treatments may be required after this treatment. This treatment must be purchased alongside a Full Clean.

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    HANDLE DEGREASE

    Handles commonly pick up grease with use, particularly as our hands have natural oils which transfer onto handles, also if you wear hand cream this can make your handbags handles greasy! Grease content can darken leather and weaken the structure of handles. Our Handle Degrease treatment aims to extract as much grease as possible. Suitable for all types of leather and fabric. Please note: handles severely affected by grease, can experience drying and cracking with this treatment. Colour Restoration may not be possible on handles due to underlying grease content, as the colour would be unstable. This treatment has to be purchased with a Full Clean.

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RESTORATION

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    INK REMOVAL

    Our Ink Removal process can mainly be achieved on finished and unfinished leathers. With this treatment, we aim to extract as much loose ink on finished and unfinished leathers as possible and then carry out a Colour Touch Up on the affected area, to eliminate any discolouration or colour loss caused by the ink. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment.

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    DYE TRANSFER REMOVAL

    Dye Transfer is a common issue we see, but it can be easily rectified on finished and unfinished leather. This treatment includes extraction of any loose dyes from the leather and a Colour Touch Up on the affected areas to rectify any discolouration. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment. We recommend adding on a Stain Protection to help prevent future staining.

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    VACHETTA STAIN REMOVAL

    Designed for the restoration of pure aniline leather, which is commonly found on Louis Vuitton handbags. This treatment will concentrate on the staining and darkening of the leather, aiming to even out the colour and remove any discolourations and liquid staining. A Handle Degrease is recommended as an add on treatment for dark handles. Please note: this treatment does not guarantee to restore vachetta back to its original colour. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment.

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    STAIN REMOVAL

    Stain Removal is required for any stains that will not be removed by a Full Clean alone for finished and unfinished leathers. Colour correction is carried out on finished and unfinished leathers to the affected areas only. Perfect for problems such as liquid staining, water leaks, food or drinks spillages and paint splatters etc. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment.

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    LINING DYE

    Linings can become faded and grubby. Sometimes they are so badly affected by ink the only option is to dye the lining to black. This can be done with our specialist suede and fabric dye so whether your lining is suede, pig skin or fabric we can dye it to black to conceal the stains and give you many more seasons use.

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    COLOUR TOUCH UP

    This treatment is perfect for finished and unfinished leather items suffering with a small amount of colour wear to the corners or items which have suffered from colour loss to a small specific area. If colour wear or loss has affected multiple areas on the item, a Colour Restoration treatment may be required instead. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment.

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    COLOUR RESTORE

    For all over colour loss on finished and unfinished leathers. Our specially trained technicians will colour match the leather to the original colour and restore the overall colour of the handbag. The perfect treatment for rectifying sunlight damage, colour wear, colour fading, discolouration and all over staining etc. In some cases when the colour is too worn, we may suggest a Colour Change. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment.

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    COLOUR CHANGE

    Whether it is pigment coated, patent, dyed, suede, nubuck or fabric, we can change the colour of your bag to suit your needs, match the latest seasonal trends or to help you get the most out of your item if it is not possible to restore it to its original colour. This treatment is subject to the leather, condition and colour desired. We usually recommend changing from a lighter colour to a darker colour for the best finish. This treatments price can vary depending on style and size.

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    CHANEL STRAP RESTORATION

    The leather in Chanel straps can become discoloured, worn looking and sometimes even look a completely different colour to the bag itself. This treatment is recommended alongside a Full Clean and Full Colour Restoration, to bring your Chanel bag back to looking great again. This treatment includes fully unthreading the leather from the chain, a Full Clean to the leather strap, Colour Restoration to the strap and Re-threading. Please note: this does not include colour restoration to the hardware itself.

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    COLOUR TOUCH UP PEN

    Now you can opt to add on a small pen of bespoke mixed colour for your bag. We will save some of the colour mixed from your chosen colour touch up, colour restore or colour change so you can fix any minor colour wear or scuffs that may happen in the future. This colour is mixed with our waterbased finish to match the sheen on your bag. This option is only available with a Colour Touc Up, Colour Restore or Colour Change Treatment. There will be an additional £10.00 custom mix charge to add this on without one of these treatments. This is not available for suede, nubuck or fabric handbags.

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REPAIRS

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    HOLE REPAIRS x1, 2, 3+

    A treatment for finished and unfinished leathers, to smooth over any holes that have gone all the way through the leather or which have been caused by a burn. The severity of the damage can affect the success of the treatment and it is not always possible to carry out a completely invisible repair. For holes on the corner piping see Piping Repairs. This treatment must be bought alongside a Full Clean.

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    HANDLE EDGING/INKING

    Due to the use and wear of handbag handles, the rubber edging along the seal of the handle can often become cracked and wear away. The new Handle Edging treatment can match the original colour of the edging and replace all damaged areas, leaving your handles looking fresh. This treatment must be bought alongside a Full Clean. Please note: in some cases a Handle Degrease may be required if handles are affected by grease.

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    FULL HANDBAG EDGING

    Edging or Inking as some call it, can be an intricate detail on your handbag. This can be found around the handles, along the top of the bag, around the tabs and sometimes along the sides and bottom. When edging becomes worn and cracked, it can look very unsightly. This treatment will colour match to the original edging and rectify all damage and cracking to the overall handbags edging. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment.

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    PIPING REPAIRS

    The Piping on a handbag can often become worn and even be exposed with use. This is quite often on the corner of a bag, but it can sometimes lead up the side or around the bottom of a handbag. The leather around the piping, is repaired and filled to strengthen the area. This treatment is charged per exposed area. Please note: this is not a full piping replacement, as we do not replace piping. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatments.

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    HARDWARE REPLACEMENTS

    We can offer replacement hardware for your items, including turn locks, metal feet, D Rings, zip pulls, studs, rivets and chains etc. Please note: we do not use branded parts, but we will always aim to match as close to the original as possible. All hardware replacements are subject to review and quoted for individually, this treatment is not available on our Bespoke Form.

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    ZIP REPLACEMENTS

    Zip Replacements can be achieved on most handbags. We use YKK zips and order each zip individually to match as close to the the original size and colour of the existing zip. Where possible we will transfer over original details, such as zip pulls from the original zip. The zip ordering process can take approximately 4 weeks, which can therefore lengthen the turnaround time of your item whilst it’s at the spa. Please note: we do not offer Zip Replacements on purses.

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    STITCHING REPAIRS

    A handbags thread can often come loose with wear. We offer a range of different stitching repairs, which are all carried out by hand, ensuring we can stitch back through the existing holes, giving the highest standard of finish for your item. All stitching repairs are subject to review and quoted for individually, this treatment is not available on our Bespoke Form.

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    TAB REPAIRS

    Tabs can often become worn or torn, as where they’re attached to the strap carries a lot of the handbags weight. This treatment includes the repair or replacement (whichever is best suited) of leather or fabric tabs. We aim to match the new tabs as close to the original as possible. Please note: in some cases this treatment may not be possible due to the construction of the handbag.

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    SCRATCH & SCUFF REPAIRS x1, 2, 3+

    Leather can easily become damaged with day to day use and the surface can often become rough and scratched. This treatment includes the repair and smoothing down of any surface damage on the leather. Available on finished and unfinished leathers. A Full Clean is required alongside this treatment.

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    HANDLE REPLACEMENTS

    Handles can often become so worn that only a replacement will do. This treatment is subject to the leather type and overall construction of the handbag. We do also offer strap replacements. This treatment is not available on the Bespoke form as each item will need to be reviewed prior to a quote being given.

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