(Courtesy of Michael Herbert)
If you’re eager to restore your worn out soles for spring, the Leather Spa is your quick fix.
This Manhattan locale, popular among shoe lovers in the style industry, refurbishes top-of-the-line heels and handbags. If you’re accessory-obsessed — let’s not even get into my addiction to Alexander Wang — the Leather Spa’s ability to make something shabby look shiny and new is second to none.
There’s a constant flow of chic men and women, especially in-the-know fashion editors, clamoring to get in the door. Why? The Leather Spa is staffed with experts — nay, miracle workers — who can take any overused item and make it immaculate again.
The Leather Spa’s team will spend time determining the exact shade of blue thread that is best to re-sew the handle of your cobalt Balenciaga bag and precisely which heel tip is perfect for your chewed up Elizabeth and James pumps. Their attention to detail is impeccable, and their care for the items you splurge on is what sets them apart.
On fast-paced sidewalks that claim hundreds of shoes every day — what city girl hasn’t snapped her heel on a subway grate? — the Leather Spa is my accessory collection’s saving grace. They’re also famous in New York for fixing the signature red lacquer on Louboutin soles.