A great bag is to an outfit what a great lipstick is to a face.

It can stand out and make a statement, or it can fit in and complement the rest of your outfit. But let’s face it - designer bags don’t come cheap and the more you love them and carry them, the faster they get stained, scuffed, faded, and damaged.

So imagine restoring an old stained designer bag so that it looks relatively new, or recoloring something to fit next Season’s “It” color.

Or buying a second-hand bag at a fraction of the original price and restoring it so it looks relatively new.

You can! 

Dr. Bags is a bag restoration company that offers HP coating, cleaning, restoration, and recoloring services for luxury bags. I heard about them from a friend and decided to try them out.

Read about my recent experience here!


WORLD BRIGADE - model: Anais Mali, Binx Walton, Herieth Paul, Marga Esquivel - photographer: Giampaolo Sgura - fashion editor: Anna Dello Russo - hair: Andrew Guida - makeup: Jessica Nedza - Vogue Japan February 2016

featuring Resort 2016 Collections

Christian Louboutin - Piloutin Maharadja bag

“Tied to Place: Christian Louboutin was sitting in traffic in Mumbai’s tony Malabar Hill neighborhood when a burst of jewel tones inside a tiny storefront caught his eye. ‘The sun was hitting it just so, and you could see how beautiful and colorful the ribbons were, ‘ says Louboutin of his chance sighting of Vivah Borders, an embroidery shop on Nepean Sea Road. He returned the next day and walked out with 40 plastic bags overflowing with trimmings, ‘ I had to buy extra suitcases to carry it all home,’ he adds, The result? The Piloutin Maharadja handbag - inspired and dictated by a finite supply of ribbon. Although each bag is unique, all have hints of shimmering gold, bold cobalt, and of course Louboutin’s signature crimson.“~ Jayna Maleri

photograph by Stephen Lewis