Louis Vuitton fans carry off designer classics at Handbag Clinic

Handbag Clinic is hosting a special Louis Vuitton event in Newcastle this week to give fans of the designer the chance to bag a rare or preloved piece from the French fashion house.

The firm, which has stores in Newcastle, London and Leeds, says since opening in Newcastle in December, it has noticed the favourite designer of customers in the North-East is Louis Vuitton, with its famous LV monogram.

Now, Handbag Clinic is bringing Louis Vuitton bags from across the country to Newcastle to give clients in the region the option to purchase the accessory of their choice, whether a fan of the Tote, the Speedy or the Bucket style.

Handbag Clinic purchasing manager Charlotte Staerck said: “There’s no doubt we love our labels here in the North-East and it seems we love Louis Vuitton most of all.

“Since our launch in Newcastle, we’ve found Louis Vuitton is the most sold and the most requested brand in the city. That’s why we’ve decided to make it easier for customers to come in and see our Louis Vuittons all together in the same store in Newcastle, whether they’re looking to buy or just to admire some of these design icons.”

Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854, first producing flat-top travelling trunks, before evolving into one of the world’s most valuable brands. Handbag Clinic’s Louis Vuitton event runs from until August 7.

Handbag Clinic, which is headquartered in County Durham, cleans and restores bags from leading designers, including Vuitton. The firm also stocks vintage and preloved bags, many of which come in to the store in as-new condition.

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Bags are sourced from customers across the country who used Handbag Clinic’s “Buy my Bag” service as well as through Charlotte’s expertise and extensive network of contacts.

Charlotte added: “We have some customers who always want the latest bag on their arm, so they bring in around three bags a month, usually less than three months old, allowing our clients to snap up immaculate and current bags at heavily reduced prices.

“A large number of our bags come into store in brand new condition, sometimes with the tags still attached. One person’s unwanted gift then becomes someone else’s dream bag. But those bags which do need some TLC are revived by our expert technicians.

“We often have customers desperate for certain bags. Some have been on the shelf for just 20 minutes before being sold so anyone who does have their heart set on a certain Louis Vuitton may need to act fast.”

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