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

Kate Spade Handbag Zipper Replacement


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Tote handbag zipper replacement

Customer Location

Kurnell in Sydney, New South Wales

The handbag

The zipper on this Kate Spade tote had torn right off the material attaching it to the bag. When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, we offered to replace the zipper with an entirely new one.

Zipper replacement

We removed the existing zipper before preparing a new zipper of a length and type matching that of the original zipper and hand stitching that zipper to the bag. The replacement zipper we used is a high-quality brass zipper manufactured by Japan’s YKK, which supplies zippers to luxury fashion houses around the world.

Where possible, we prefer to repair rather than replace zippers. While manufacturers are able to achieve a perfect finish by stitching zippers to bags on flat surfaces before the bags are fully constructed, our craftsmen will stitch the zipper by hand or a hand-powered stitching machine — and do so carefully so as to achieve a finish as close to perfect as possible. This makes zipper replacements relatively expensive, albeit generally nowhere near as expensive as a new bag. However, where zipper teeth are missing or otherwise detached from the surrounding material attaching the zipper to the bag, a zipper replacement is necessary.

Have a Kate Spade handbag needing a zipper repair or replacement?

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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