My white vintage Chanel bag is one of my most prized possessions. I “borrowed” it from my mom in high school and have slowly taken it over since. The bag has seen it all, from vacations to graduations to (shamefully) the inside of various nightclubs across the world. Ten years on, it was showing some signs of wear. I’d searched YouTube for at-home remedies, but once the wear-and-tear had reached point of no return, it was time to call in the professionals.
Paris-based consignment destination Re-SEE is a one-stop-shop for all things vintage, offering a wide range of second-hand clothing, shoes, accessories, and handbags for purchase. Re-SEE also offers a full-service handbag repair spa, which sets them apart from many other consignment stores that often turn away items that were a little too well-loved. The lengthy list of repair options, including full bag color repair, re-stitching, and hardware repair, are all conducted by French artisans and start at 150€ (about $170).