Launching Clothing Repair

“Having spent years cracking the complexity of leather goods, launching our clothing vertical is a natural progression for The Restory. Extending ‘desirable life’, whether through repair, cleaning, or alterations, is the most stylish and sustainable way to consume. Our aim is to make falling in love again with your favourites as easy and trustworthy as possible.”

Vanessa Jacobs, Founder and CEO, The Restory

With the most talented and creative atelier of artisans, we are expanding into clothing repair to ensure your whole wardrobe works for you. You can now alter, repair, and restore your clothes, shoes and bags in one go at the click of a button.

We offer a wide range of services from simple hemming and button reattachments to advanced alterations and resizing. Learn more about some of our favourite services below or explore the full services list.

1. Shortening hems or sleeves

Shortening the length of sleeves or legs is a simple service that makes a big difference to your wardrobe. These simple alteration services don’t require a fitting. Before sending your items in, we ask you to pin them in place according to the desired length. You can learn how to measure and pin your items here.

2. Suit alterations

For suits, gowns, eveningwear and couture, our master fitters are experts in making your clothing look good on you. Whether you need bespoke sizing adjustments or advanced tailoring, everything looks better when it fits.

3. Reattaching and replacing buttons

A fallen button can deem your favourite clothes unwearable, but we can reattach buttons for just £2 per button. Whether your buttons have fallen off or you don’t like the style of the current ones, make your wardrobe work for you. Learn more about our button services here.

4. Repairing holes

We have many techniques to repair holes in knits and wovens, whatever the size of the damage. We can darn small hole or use invisible mending techniques, for repairs that blend into the original weave . Alternatively, our artisans are specially trained in woven visible mending methods. This is where cotton threads are woven together to create a new pattern concealing the hole. While adding a new design element, we also stitch around the hole to ensure it doesn’t open any further and add a layer of material on the inside to support the structure of your garment.

5. Zip replacement

Be it trousers, dresses, jumpsuits, sweaters and everything in between, broken zips can prevent you making the most of your favourite items. We source zips to suit the original, matching material, texture, colour and size, and carefully stitch the replacement into place.

From debobbling knitwear to reinforcing bags, and reheeling shoes to hemming jeans, we have the solution to all your sartorial problems. Get a preliminary quote or book a collection to repair your bags, shoes and clothes in one stop at the click of a button.

Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to read new posts