JOURNAL

Reviving a Louis Vuitton Noé Bucket Bag

Learn about the history of the classic Louis Vuitton Noé bucket bag and see how the team were able to replace the base of this well loved item.

Colour Theory with Gianvito Rossi

Taking the risk to turn yellow shoes to blue, our dyeing experts tested the mix of base colour and dyes to ensure these Gianvito Rossi’s turned navy, not green.

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour

A large scratch needing a subtle repair that posed its challenges in our atelier but made all the difference to the client.

Manolo Toe Cover

With the tips of the toes torn and heavily worn, there had to be a way to rescue these Manolo’s. See how the team worked their magic to conceal the well-loved toes.

Hermes Birkin Bag

Hermès Birkin Restoration

A handbag as iconic and symbolic as the Birkin will no doubt see a lot of love and wear through its life. See how the team extended the life of this zesty orange Birkin by creating leather reinforcements to strengthen the front and back panels and a colour revival.

Manolo Magic

In our latest case study the team were confronted with a pair of yellow satin Manolo’s stained with mud. In this case, we were able to test the limits and see how light we could keep the colour ensuring the stains were concealed. The end result is a beautifully rich burgundy.

Sunshine in the form of a Celine Trio

A well loved item we often see in our atelier was in need of some TLC in the form of a colour restoration. See how our team hand mixed the perfect colour to revive this Celine Trio.

Loro Piana Restoration

These classic Loro Piana trainers came in with scuffs, scratches and some discolouration from general wear. As the damage wasn’t so severe, see how the team revived them with a colour restoration. These are a wardrobe essential that deserves to be looked after properly.

Double the Chanel love

As the saying goes, if the bag fits, buy it in every colour. Right? These Chanel mini bags are the perfect compliment to any outfit but of course, with daily wear comes natural wear and tear so both came into our atelier in need of a revival.

Gucci loafers loved by everyone, and your pet

They call it puppy love, but not so much when they chew your new Gucci loafers. Luckily, our shoe expert new exactly how to repair them which involved cutting away the old, damaged leather and replacing it with a fresh piece.

Resurrecting A McQueen Nude Leather Strap Heel

With slanted seams, heavy scuffing and a drooping Mary Jane strap, our shoe expert worked some restoration magic on these beloved Mcqueen heels to transform them.

Before restoration

The Restory x McQueen Vault

We delved into a special archive of McQueen pieces courtesy of John Matheson, the man behind McQueen_Vault and had to pleasure of working some restoration magic on a couple of items that needed a little TLC. First up, see how the team restored the unique stitching on the soles of these knitted thigh high wonders.

The classic Chanel flap bag with a twist

See how the atelier team transform this classic Chanel lambskin bag into a cross body bag. A minor change that makes a big difference, ensuring the client can make the most of of their accessories!

Techniques For Pony Skin Hair Loss

Follow the process of these much loved Ferragamo pony skin pumps. Our atelier have created unique techniques to replicate the leopard print pattern as well as the pony skin. This case study shows the innovation we provide to ensure you can restore your favourite items and fall in love with them all over again.

Recreating a Chloé Marcie Tassel

In this case study our team needed to build and create a missing piece for the Chloé bag. One of the original tassels had been lost, so our team used the existing tassel to create a replica for the client to restore it back to its original design.

Reviving a Jaeger Doctor’s Bag

See in our latest case study how the atelier team transform this tired, dull looking Doctor’s bag and give it a new lease of life using a variety of techniques to restore the colour, the exposed piping and a small hole that started to form.

Putting the sparkle back into Louboutin

Read all about how we restored a pair of sparkly ‘Follie’ Louboutin heels that were unwearable when they entered the atelier. Our talented artisans created a new combination of glitters to recreate the leather for the heels, replaced the heel tips and replace some missing crystals.

An atelier classic: Waterstaining Tod’s loafers

See how our atelier team undergo a typical technique to revive a wardrobe classic; a pair of Tod’s loafers. The colour is hand mixed in our atelier to ensure the perfect colour match and applied with a sponge to ensure it is done evenly and sent back to the client almost as good as new.

Restored and ready for ‘Gucci Soho Disco’

The ever popular Gucci Soho Disco bag is seen frequently in our atelier; A testament to how well loved and used it is. See how our artisan revived this zingy red crossbody bag by using fillers to conceal piping, re-edging and doing a light colour touch up.

Restoring a Rockstud Reversible Valentino

Having been used daily, it was inevitable this Valentino Rockstud reversible bag would need some TLC at some point in it’s life. Upon a physical assessment of the bag in our atelier, it was certain the bag needed a number of services for it to be in perfect working order again and we could expand its life.