An avid fan of instagram I had been following a bag and shoe spa based in China for a while and was seriously contemplating sending my bags over but didn’t quite have the nerve to ship them off to the other side of the world! So when I heard about The Handbag Spa based in the UK I literally jumped for joy!
As pathetic as it sound because of my job I am so precious about taking care of things, I am a massive believer in if you are spending money on something beautiful you should take care of it and it will last you for years.
I looked at the website and that was it. I HAD to give it a go. I absolutely LOVE handbags, they’re my absolute passion. Call me sad but when you’re in Zara or Topshop, finishing off your outfit with a beautiful bag makes you look stylish and ‘polished’ I love clothes from the high street, my bags however are a different story.
The Handbag Spa headquarters is located in the beautiful Spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The idea was conceived and set up by mother and daughter team Judy and Freya Bass after seeing a gap in the luxury goods market for a quality cleaning and repair service for handbags and purses. The Handbag Spa is the very first service of its kind in the UK.
Judy Bass, already a well-known instructor in the leather industry and a world renowned leather expert, together with her daughter Freya who graduated with a Degree in Fashion and has a passion for the luxury goods market make a formidable team unrivalled in the industry. Their combined knowledge of leather and fabric repair and restoration ensures the highest quality service is provided and the HB Spa process developed in-house for the ultimate in cleaning is not provided by any other company.
The Handbag Spa repair technicians are fully trained and insured, but more importantly have a passion for handbags! Their repair services range from a simple cleanse and hydration treatment through to full colour restoration, top coat refinishing and metal polishing. Their passion and commitment to providing only the highest quality services have become so well respected that they have achieved warranty support provider status service endorsed and recommended by some of the world’s most prestigious companies and design houses. Proving that they can be trusted with your beloved bags.
I have 3 handbags that I don’t use as much as I should purely because they are stained, slightly damaged and certainly don’t look like they did when I first bought them. They sit stuck away in my dressing room and it’s about time they felt some loving hands in the form of the handbag spa! I decided to send off the worse one, to give the service a go. This was a cream YSL muse bag. I bought the bag originally in Paris. Although the bag is gorgeous, it’s possibly the most impractical colour leather and all my dark jeans transferred onto it. It was probably more blue than cream!
I emailed in some photos of the bag, they came back to me with a quote and told me how to get the bag to them. You could use one of their drop off points or they book you a courier. 4-6 weeks later my bag was returned, looking brank spanking new!! Needless to say my baby pink lambskin Chanel and nude Alexander Wang Rocco will shortly be on their way to a spa break in Harrogate!
I cannot recommend the service highly enough. They are uber professional, efficient and have given me back my beloved bags. I just wish I could join them in the spa!
For more information contact: https://thehandbagspa.com/