The Summer Fix

Are the brief glimpses of sun getting you excited to dust off your summer wardrobe? From wearing the brightest colour accessories to no longer being burdened by heavy coats, summer is truly the season of sartorial freedom. This season, rather than buying new, why not revive the items you loved wearing last year? Explore our guide of the upcoming season’s must-have accessories and the ways that we can help you make sure your summer wardrobe is ready to shine. Get a preliminary quote or book a collection to prepare your summer wardrobe.

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1. Sunglasses

The ultimate summer accessory has been waiting all year for a moment in the sun. Sure to brighten any outfit, sunglasses are the seasonal must-have. Moreover, with such a small window of sunshine, there’s no time to have your sunglasses in anything-but-perfect condition.

From replacing missing screws to sourcing lost embellishments, we’ll make sure your sunglasses are in top form to last you all season long.

2. White trainers

White trainers never go out of style. They are the ultimate accessory to see you from a picnic in the park to dinner and cocktails. As the staple that sees you through the whole year, it’s likely your white trainers are starting to look a little tired.

Whether your trainers are canvas, suede, leather or fabric, we have the solutions to clean, restore and repair them. Simply replacing dirty laces goes a long way in brightening the appearance of the whole shoe. For a full renewal, our signature restoration techniques will repair scuffs and dulled colour. Step into our atelier to learn more about trainer repair in this case study.

3. Colourful bags

If the sun can’t be trusted to brighten the skies, we can rely on our own portable sunshines in the form of colourful handbags.

Re-edging worn handles protects leather and gives strength to last another season. Or, have a full renewal with colour and leather restoration. Perhaps your summer bag collection simply needs a special clean for a new-season reset. We have developed specialist techniques to clean all materials and meticulously clean interior and exterior.

4. Espadrilles

The inarguable summer favourite, don’t hesitate in making sure your espadrilles are in top form to last all summer long. From city stomping to beach lounging, espadrilles have the style and comfort to see you through all summer long.

From repairing woven soles to deep cleaning canvas, and from resoling to restoring the seemingly impossible problems, your espadrilles are safe in our hands.

5. Heels

After being in hibernation over lockdown, your favourite heeled sandals are long overdue their moment in the sun.

Rather than buying a new pair, simply reheeling, resoling or cleaning can renew the life of your favourite heels. If you’ve just bought a new pair of heeled sandals that you can’t wait to wear, make sure they’re fully prepared for a summer of partying ahead. The savviest of shoe-lovers add rubber protective soles to their shoes before they even leave the house. This adds a gripping surface and protects the leather so reduces rate of wear.

Want to go behind the scenes in our atelier? Learn about our processes and watch the techniques in action in our case studiesGet a preliminary quote or book a collection to prepare your summer wardrobe.