Handbag Clinic in Newcastle is celebrating a successful first year’s trading with more than half a million pounds worth of designer handbags repaired, restored or re-coloured.

More than 500 bags have been bought or sold by the store over the last 12 months and customers have travelled from as far afield as Edinburgh, bringing significant benefits to the city’s economy.

Handbag Clinic opened in Mosley Street in November 2015 and offers all the usual Handbag Clinic services, including cleaning and restoring while also selling vintage bags from designers such as Chanel, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton.

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.”

The Handbag Clinic Newcastle is holding a birthday celebration on 1st December with cake, prosecco and lots of gorgeous handbags!   There will also be 50% off all cleans 1st, 2nd and 3rd December.