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Bag Repair: Fix It For Less!

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Our friends at Luxaholics.com offer insider tips on how to zip your way to handbag and shoe perfection<<


Fixing your handbag's broken zipper or getting its leather cleaned can really work wonders. Here's a repair roundup - from department stores to local shops -- to give your damaged goods a second life...

Department Stores and Boutiques:
Bloomingdales: Will send out bag purchased from stores for repairs.
Fee: Fees are waived if bag was purchased within six months. Otherwise costs vary.

Macy's: Offers no bag repair service.

Neiman Marcus: If bag was purchased at Neiman's, they will send it out for repair.
Fee: No repair fees on newer bags. Fees for older bags vary depending on work.

Nordstroms: If bag was purchased from store, they will send it out for repair.
Fee: $40 or less.

Gucci: Offers repair service only for authorized products. Major repairs are sent to their New Jersey repair center.
Fee: No cost for items purchased within one year. Repair fees vary on older items.

Louis Vuitton: Will repair in-store or send out to repair center as long as spare parts are available.
Fee: Costs vary depending on repair.

Prada: Will repair any bag purchased at one of their boutiques. Bags are sent to their NYC repair lab.
Fee: No fees if bag is under a year old. Nominal fees for older bags depending on repair

Best Local Bag Repair Shops:
L.A.: Try Arturo's Shoe Fixx or Progressive Shoe Shop. Both are in Beverly Hills.

NYC: Try Shoe Service Plus (midtown), Arty's Shoe Service (downtown) or Dino's Shoe Repair (uptown).

Miami: Try Brickell Shoe Repair & Alteration or Gem Shoe Repair & Cleaner.

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