SoleHeeled offers convenient and affordable 3.1 Phillip Lim handbag repairs by Australia’s best craftsmen, with free shipping to your door. This case study outlines how we recently restored a customer’s 3.1 Phillip Lim handbag.

3.1 Phillip Lim Handbag Recolouring


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Satchel leather cleaning, conditioning and colour restoration

Customer location

Cremorne in Sydney, New South Wales

The handbag

The 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel is a signature piece of this New York City-based luxury fashion house, combining edgy aesthetics with everyday functionality. However, over time, the bottom and bottom corners of this bag bore the brunt of daily use — the colour had worn away leaving the leather looking old and discoloured.

When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, we offered to clean and condition the leather and then re-dye those parts of the bag affected by the loss of colour.

Leather recolouring

Before any leather recolouring, the leather was first thoroughly cleaned and then conditioned to ensure it was fresh, supple and ready to fully absorb the new colour. We then custom mixed a leather dye to match the existing colour of the bag and applied it to the discoloured parts of the bag with a thin brush followed by a polish — for a perfect finish.

Have a 3.1 Phillip Lim handbag needing repair or restoration?

Our experienced craftsmen have been trusted by not only generations of Australians but also local and international brands (including Versace and Canali) with the repair and restoration of luxury designer handbags since 1955. If you have a beloved 3.1 Phillip Lim handbag in need of repair or restoration, ask us for a free diagnosis/quote by completing our online order form — where you can upload photos of the bag and let us know exactly what you would like done to it, or let us advise you on what the bag needs based on the photos.

SoleHeeled serves all of Australia through its free 2-way shipping service:

  1. Order online: Answer a few questions to get an instant quote and complete your order.

  2. Send your handbag: Drop your handbag off at a local post office for free packaging and shipping to us.

  3. We repair: A team of experienced craftsmen will carefully repair your handbag.

  4. We return: We'll deliver your repaired handbag to you, wherever you are in Australia.

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