Stained your favourite handbag? Still can’t let go of your worn-out boots? Check out this list of London shoe and handbag repair shops that will bring your precious leather goods back to life.
George Shoe Repairs
35 Tottenham St, London W1T 4RT
020 7580 6024
This is our go-to place for repairing a wobbly heel (yes, they even fix London, N1 5LH
0203 487 0224
As their website says, this company is “bringing the word ‘Cobblers’ back into the High Street.” From removing stubborn pen marks inside your Chanel handbag to fixing the heel on your vintage leather brogues, rest assured Paul and his team have got it under control.
James Taylor & Son
4 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QE, UK
020 7935 4149
Family-run shoemakers established in 1857, James Taylor & Son is the place to go for bespoke altering, stretching and wedges (to assist with gait). They’ve got a pretty impressive clientele, so it’s safe to say you’ll be in good company.
1st Class Shoe Repairs
020 8300 1960
Featured on the BBC and recommended by the concierge at Claridge’s, 1st Class Shoe Repairs don’t have a physical store but they offer a ‘free post service.’ Once your shoes are received, you will be contacted regarding the required work and cost of the service. Approximate turnaround time is 10 working days.
Tony’s Quality Shoe Repair
9 Crown Passage, London SW1Y 6PP
020 7839 5295
Tony’s Quality Shoe Repair are the official repairers for Vibram, Church’s, New & Lingwood of Jermyn Street and Aldo with over 15 years of experience. They will repair or replace your worn out heels, stretch your shoes or boots as well as provide replacement zips and re-welting.
Merrifield’s of London
42 Grove Vale, London SE22 8DY
020 8693 1611
South London-based Merrifield’s is a family-run business with over 30 years of experience. They provide a full list of services whether it’s a belt buckle that needs replacing or a pair of shoes that require orthopaedic adaptations.
The Master Cobbler
183 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
020 7226 8126
James Louca of the Master Cobbler has been “perfecting the art of shoe repairs since the age of 15.” With all that experience comes a trained eye for professional shoe repairs and working with all types of leather craft. They are members of the Society of Master Shoe Repairers, so expect quality work.
448 Edgware Road, London W2 1EG
020 7723 9385
As honest as they get – these guys are a real treat to visit and we just love how efficient they are. Reasonably priced and about a 10 minute walk from Edgware Road station, chances are they’ll fix anything you bring.
Timpson, Green Park
54 Stratton Street, London W1J 8LP
The guys at this branch of the high street chain have over 20 years of experience and are conveniently situated just around the corner from Green Park tube station. Other standard Timpson services (key cutting, engraving etc.) are also available.
Suited and Booted
1 Dalston Kingsland Station, Kingsland Road, London E8 2JS
020 7249 3230
For that good ol’ East London charm and service, Suited and Booted (right next to Dalston Kingsland Station) is pretty damn good – not to mention cheap! They’ll get the job done and are famously charming.