To put it simply, we love our designer bags. And because they come with such a hefty price tag, our designer bags are precious commodities that we hope to preserve and protect to the best of our abilities. Besides, they also serve as good investment pieces — some might have a good resale value, if we (God forbid!) want to get rid of them some day.
But life doesn’t always go our way and our designer pieces might sometimes be the victims of a dreaded spill or a stain that cannot be removed with just a soft cloth and water. That’s where bag spas come in. When things get too tough, we say leave it to the professionals. Their expertise will restore our beloved luxury bags back to their original splendour.
To help you take the guesswork out of which bag spa to head to, we’ve found out which brands are favoured among customers of designer labels. So bookmark this page — you’d never know when you might need it.
Favoured by customers of designer labels such as Bottega Veneta, Celine and Goyard, ColorWash is a recognisable brand for bag and shoe cleaning as well as repair services since it was founded in 2003. Moreover, the brand is committed to sustainable green practices, such as using non-toxic detergents and cleaners, energy-saving machines and biodegradable bags only. Besides a whole host of services including cleaning, colouring and waxing, ColorWash also conducts workshops to educate enthusiasts on leather and product care.
ColorWash boutiques are at places including #02-20 Asia Square Tower 2 and #03-05 Mandarin Gallery.
Located conveniently in International Plaza, Tanjong Pagar, we’ve been told that Bagspa has been favoured by clients of Chanel and Alexander McQueen. Besides the usual cleaning, restoration and colouring services, Bagspa prides itself on removing bacteria and mould that, while invisible to the naked eye, can fester in your bags and shoes, especially since we carry them wherever we go (yes, even to the toilet). They also provide waterproofing and odour eradication services.
Bagspa boutique is at #02-39 International Plaza.