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

Bally Handbag Strap Extension


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Handbag strap extension

Customer Location

Hamilton South in Newcastle, New South Wales

The handbag

This Bally handbag had a shoulder strap that was a little too short given the customer’s height. When the customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, seeking a longer strap, we offered to lengthen the existing strap.

Strap lengthening

Although we could have replaced the strap with an entirely new, longer strap, the best course of action in this case was to extend the existing strap — due to the unique type of leather on the strap that matched that on the bag.

We cut the existing strap in its centre and then custom cut a new piece of leather that would slot into the gap — the length of this new piece was measured to match the width of the existing strap as well as the customer’s desired total strap length. In order to achieve a clean, flush finish between the ends of the new and old pieces of leather, we finely sliced the ends at a gradient and then glued and stitched the pieces together.

Have a Bally handbag in need of 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 Bally 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 cleaned handbag to you, wherever you are in Australia.

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