services 11.4.04

Leather

Handbags
From copying a handbag to zipper replacement, restitching, and hardware replacement and replating, Artbag, 1130 Mad [84th] 212.744.2720, has been repairing leather goods for over 65 years. They also sell vintage and contemporary bags.

Another old-timer in this field is Modern Leather Goods, 2 W. 32nd [5th/6th] 212.279.3263. Up on the fourth floor, healing for broken straps, dirty fabric, and other city-living hazards.

Garment Cleaning
Leathercraft Process has been the go-to company for leather cleaning for eons now. If you don't want to go to them (they're in Roselle, NJ, 908.241.2600), you can ship stuff to them and they'll ship back gratis. You can also take garments to Meurice Cleaners, 31 Univ [8th/9th] 212.475.2778 and 245 E. 57th [2nd/3rd] 212.759.9057, who use Leathercraft.

Leather Care
From the Leather Apparel Association, leather care tips and FAQs.
Leather Bar
Though it's moved from its original 11th Avenue location, The Eagle, 554 W. 28th [10th/11th] 646.473.1866, continues to be the city's leather bar star. On Thursdays, when the dress code is strictly enforced, turn up in sneakers or wearing cologne and you are so not getting in.

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