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

Yves Saint Laurent Handbag Restoration


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Handbag colour cleaning, conditioning and recolouring

Customer location

Newstead in Brisbane, Queensland

The handbag

This signature Yves Saint Lauren Sac De Jour tote bag is defined by the accordion sides that make it instantly recognisable to handbag aficionados. Unfortunately, these sides — particularly their outermost ends — tend to bear the brunt of daily use. In this particular case, the sides had become scratched and discoloured while the bag's weighty padlock had scratched the front surface of the bag. 

When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, we reviewed the photos she submitted and offered to clean and condition the leather throughout the bag before performing a leather colour restoration around the scratches.

Leather cleaning and conditioning

Before a colour restoration can be properly performed on a bag, we first need to clean and condition the leather to ensure it is in a satisfactory state to fully and consistently absorb the new colour. So we started off by thoroughly cleaning and conditioning the calfskin leather.

Leather colour restoration

We touched up the scratched leather with a thin brush and let the new colour set before lightly conditioning the leather again, for added longevity and protection.

Have a Yves Saint Laurent handbag needing 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 Yves Saint Laurent 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 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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