Is your designer handbag ready for a makeover?

I have a thing about handbags.  It didn’t really come to me till I was about 35 when I found a fabulous slouchy Radley bag.  Before then, I had always had a leather handbag but it was functional…. practical…. boring!  It always fitted with my Natural style personality, and was chosen to work with as many outfits as possible.

I’d bought a tan Radley messenger bag and had a couple of years hard wear out of it and it needed to be replaced.  I’d no sooner bought the oxblood version than I’d had a look in the handbag store and saw “the bag that changed my life”  The softest leather, a handle that sat perfectly on my shoulder – beautiful!  It was a dark brown, so great to take me anywhere, but I loved it so much, I wanted to show it off.  I wanted a brighter colour, but they didn’t make it in any other colours.  I started looking at other Radley bags as alternatives, I gave in to temptation, hoping that they would make me feel the same way but it didn’t really work.  I was still yearning for the shape and handle.

I started working out of London a lot and walked past the Gucci and Mont Blanc shops at Royal Exchange every day.  I wanted the tan Signoria bag in Gucci but I thought that was too extravagent.  There was a cream Lady Star at Mont Blanc and I bought that.  Within a few months I needed a fix again, and went for the Signoria, and all became well with the world.  My craving was sated.  It was the perfect bag.  Big, soft, goes with anything, sits well on my shoulder – perfect!  When I have my Gucci on my shoulder, it just gives me a confidence and a bit of a spring in my step.

Over time, it got battered, dirty, rubbed.  It still looks OK, but it is showing its age.  I’ve given in to another handbag in the meantime.  But I’ve just seen there is a new service being offered from Newcastle (but offering a worldwide mail order service) which will restore your designer handbags to new – the Handbag Spa.

Admittedly, it isn’t a cheap service, but if you have paid several hundred pounds for a designer handbag, and you love it, it’s well worth it.  It’s been recommended by Elle, and they know their designer handbags!

http://www.handbagclinic.co.uk/index.php

They can also change the colour of your bag if you’re looking for an update to suit your colour palette after you’ve had your Colour Analysis carried out or because you’re just looking for a bit of a change, for a special occasion where you need a matching handbag (mother of the bride perhaps?) or to keep up with the latest fashion colours.

Gillian Lewis Spectrum - Does your designer handbag need a makeover?

For the love of handbags!

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Gillian Lewis

Self Image Coach at Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Coaching and Consultancy based in Darlington, County Durham, UK
What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles.Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect.Sometimes it's serious.Sometimes it's just fun.Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience.If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you 😀
Gillian Lewis
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About Gillian Lewis

What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles. Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's just fun. Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience. If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you :-D

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