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

Yves Saint Laurent Bag Zipper Replacement


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Bag zipper replacement

Customer location

Brighton East in Melbourne, Victoria

The bag

This Yves Saint Laurent bag is a lightweight, stylish accessory and, although accompanied by a hefty price tag, undoubtedly a welcome addition to any lady's wardrobe. YSL's bags are made of high-quality materials and carefully sewn together by hand. But even so, the zipper on this particular bag broke.

When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, we offered to replace the broken zipper with an entirely new one. Our preference is always to repair an existing zipper (usually by adjusting or replacing the runner that runs along the teeth of the zipper), a zipper needs to be replaced wherever the zipper's teeth are broken or the material surrounding them is ripped — in this case, the zipper's teeth had broken and so the zipper needed to be replaced with an entirely new one.

Zipper replacement

We firstly unstitched and removed the existing zipper and then preparing and hand stitching onto the bag a replacement zipper manufactured by Japan's YKK — manufacturers of zippers for luxury fashion houses around the world.

Have a Yves Saint Laurent bag 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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