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

Loewe Handbag Strap Repair


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Hobo handbag strap re-edging / re-waxing

Customer location

Edgecliff in Sydney, New South Wales

The handbag

This classic hobo manufactured by luxury Madrid-based fashion house, Loewe, is a versatile everyday bag. But with time and regular use, the once firm and secure waxing on the edges of the straps on this bag had started to crack and tear. When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, we offered to fully restore the existing straps by cleaning and conditioning them and then re-edging / re-waxing them.

Strap cleaning and degreasing

Before restoring the edging on the straps, we thoroughly cleaned the straps and removed the existing edging before cleaning up the frayed stitching underneath the edging. We also conditioned the straps to freshen up the leather — as unconditioned leather that has lost its suppleness would simply cause the edging to crack and peel off again.

Strap re-edging / re-waxing

To an expert's eye, the edging / inking on the strap of a luxury handbag is a mark of quality. And so we carefully removed the existing edging before applying by steady hand a new wax-based edge in a matching colour. Note that the edging can be made of other materials (like silicon) and can come in a variety of colours — sometimes contrasting with the leather on the straps.

Have a Loewe 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 handbags since 1955. If you have a beloved 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 handbag: Drop your handbag off at a local post office for free packaging and shipping to us.

  3. We repair: A team of experienced cobblers 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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