So last summer, I purchased a cute, functional light leather bag. It was a subdued tan, had fashionable tassles, and went with just about everything!
After a summer of parties and fun, I took a look, and my poor bag was almost embarassing to carry around:
On top of being stained by my excessive cocoa butter use, black jackets, and dirt, it also had gum on it! Don’t ask me how it got there.
I really thought my bag was done for, before I spoke to a friend who told me I could get the problem fixed for a steal.
He directed me to a place called Evelyn & San…
A shoe repair shop nestled away at 400 West 83rd street and 1st avenue.
The shop itself was very unassuming…
…but when I took a closer look, I noticed all the Gucci bags, Manolo Blahnik and Louboutin heels…this place was all business!
I asked if my bag could be fixed, and the friendly Italian owner told me that with two weeks (and $75 cash), he could make it good as new. $75 seemed like a lot, but I decided to trust him…besides $75 is nothing compared to the price of buying a new bag.
Three weeks later, voila:
If you, too, have a light colored or white bag in your closet that you think is virtually unwearable…hit up your local shoe repair store. You never know. For a small fee, you may be able to rock your bag like new!
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