If you live in or near L.A. and you need to repair a handbags (or bring one back to life) – then you’re in luck! Thanks to L.A. being the nation’s capital of fashion and textile production we have quite a healthy amount of repair locations around town.
If you’re in Orange County, then consider making the trip down to Laguna Beach and dropping your bag off at Factotum. They’ve been in business repairing bags since 1969 and are probably the best at fixing bags in the country.
Pasquale Shoe Repair
Bedford Shoe & Luggage Repair
Tips For Keeping Your Bag in Good Condition in Los Angeles
To many people, L.A. seems like it has relatively benign weather and a laid back lifestyle – probably the best place for a designer bag to spend its life right? Wrong! We’ll go over a few things you should keep in mind if you’re going to do a lot of “daily driving” with your handbag in L.A.
1. Cars Are One of the Worst Places for Handbags
No one walks in L.A. Maybe you’ve heard the song:
And that’s because we’re always in our cars. One of the worst places for bags. The first big issue with having a designer bag in a car is sunlight. Even if you’re driving around, the sun can be beaming down on your bag for a good 45 minutes. No beuno! Keep that bag covered while you’re driving. And of course, there’s the issue of leaving your bag in your car. A parked car gets hot. Cars can easily reach 100+ degrees – temperatures that will wreck havoc on leather, glue, and other materials. If you have to leave your bag in your car, stow it away in your trunk.
Like most major metropolitan cities, Los Angeles has plenty of nightlife which means plenty of nice bags get weekend beatings.
Our recommendation is to halve the amount of times you take your best bags out a year. Try to stock up on good looking lower-end bags for the real nights of heavy partying. Not only is your bag going to bump into tables, corners and people – plenty of food and drinks will eventually spill on them. So, spend and extra few minutes rethinking about taking your nicest bags out on the town.
3. Don’t Take a Nice Bag to the Beach!
The beach is the absolute worst place for a handbag. Not only do L.A. beaches have 300 plus days a year of sunlight, they tend to get windy in the afternoon, which means your bag will be perpetually sand-blasted. Who needs microdermabrasion for their Louis? Probably no one :).