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

Alexander McQueen Handbag Restoration


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Tote handbag exterior and interior cleaning, conditioning and colour restoration

Customer Location

Bentley in Perth, Western Australia

This Alexander McQueen tote is defined by a low-key design, particularly for this otherwise iconic, London-based fashion house known for pushing designer fashion’s limits, and a darker colour that helped to conceal the wear and tear suffered by the bag over the years. And yet it is the attention to detail that makes this class of handbag, and a keen observer would have noticed the many scratches and scuffs on the exterior of this bag and the interior suede that had become dirty and discoloured.

When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, we offered to clean and condition the interior and exterior of the bag before performing a full colour restoration.

Exterior and interior leather cleaning and conditioning

We firstly cleaned exterior of the bag and used a special suede shampoo to clean the interior of the bag, removing all trace of accumulated dirt and grime. We then applied different types of conditioners suited best to the exterior and interior of the bag, to help nourish the leather and get it looking and feeling fresh.

Exterior and interior leather colour restoration

Once the bag was fully cleaned and conditioned, we set about performing a thorough colour restoration, custom mixing dyes to suit the exterior leather and interior suede. This involved not only refinishing those areas where the leather was scuffed, scratched and discoloured but also recolouring surrounding areas to blend in the new colour.

Have a Alexander McQueen handbag needing repair or restoration?

Our experienced craftsmen have been trusted by not only generations of Australians but also local and international brands (including Canali and Versace) with the repair and restoration of luxury designer bags since 1955. If you have a beloved YSL bag 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 bag: Drop your bag 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 bag.

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

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