This month marks a first year’s successful trading for Newcastle’s Handbag Clinic which has seen more than half a million pounds worth of replica designer handbags repaired, restored or re-coloured.
Over 500 bags have been bought or sold by the store over the last 12 months, with customers travelling from as far afield as Edinburgh .
Handbag Clinic opened in Mosley Street in November 2016 and offers all the usual Handbag Clinic services, including cleaning and restoring while also selling vintage replica bags from designers such as Mulberry replica bags.
Ben Staerck, managing director of Handbag Clinic, said: “The Newcastle outlet represented a significant investment for the company but has really paid dividends.
We have created jobs for local people and brought something new and exciting to the city’s retail offering. Word of mouth has been a huge part of our success in Newcastle and it is rewarding for our dedicated team, both at the Burnopfield repair centre and in store, and testament to their hard work.
Stephen Patterson, Newcastle NE1 director of communications, said: “I’d like to congratulate Handbag Clinic on its first anniversary. It is a welcome addition to Newcastle, which improves the diversity and quality of the city’s retail offering. It is through its unique range of shops and businesses that Newcastle is able to attract so many visitors.”