How and where to repair rather than replace your damaged goods
What’s On profiles some leading repair shops in Dubai for clothes (tailors), shoes (cobblers), cars (mechanics), leather, bags and more.
My Bag Spa
If you are going to splash out on a designer bag it’s a given you’ll want to look after it. But accidents do happen, and if you’ve had a biro explode in your bag, it’s time to get chummy with the people at My Bag Spa. Specialising in removing ink from leather, they also offer colour-correcting services to restore your arm candy to its former glory.
Shop 20, Jumeirah Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 3440099. Taxi: Opposite Magrudy Mall. mybagspa.com
The sandy streets of the UAE aren’t the kindest to shoes, so when it comes to keeping them in good nick look no further than the experts at The Cobbler. With a policy of only employing staff recognised by the ‘Compagnons du Devoir’, a French professional apprenticeship that trains craftsmen to the highest standard of customer service, you know you are in for a VIP experience. Services include re-heeling, re-soling and even shoe tightening.
Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 5016920. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. cobbler.ae
The Stroller Spa
Baby paraphernalia gets grubby quickly thanks to sticky little hands, and cleaning bulky pushchairs and car seats can be an arduous task. The Stroller Spa will collect the item that needs cleaning from you and drop it off at your chosen location, looking as good as new.
Tel: (056) 7280869. thestrollerspa.com
The Leather Doctor
While it’s true that leather gets better with age, there is a cut off point when it comes to discolouring, wear and tear and scratches. The Leather Doctor will do house visits to work their magic on larger items like sofas, but they are also willing to tackle your leather jackets or boots. If you think your leather goods are beyond repair put them to the test – they welcome a challenge.
Tel: (055) 5081518. theleatherdoctorme.com
Most of us have been victim to a car park scratch on our motor, and finding the time to repair it can be tricky. Chipfix’d are a mobile company that will come to wherever is most convenient for you to erase scrapes to such a degree you’ll struggle to remember where it was.
Tel: (055)3495229. chipfixd.com
A Stitch In Time
Do you have an ever-growing stack of clothing with missing buttons, dropped hems, and faulty zips? Hot-foot it down to A Stitch in Time, where the team of expert tailors are all dab hands at fiddly alterations and repairs. If you are really in a rush they will patch up rips and tears there and then.
Dubai Mall, Dubai, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur to Fri 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3398996. Taxi: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. stitchintime.me