While fashion trends are always in a constant state of change, quality never goes out of style. Yet even the classics need a refresh every now and again. A customized vintage handbag from us can seal your signature look of luxury while still revealing your sense of modern taste.
Let’s go into how we customize our handbags. Whether it’s a hand-me-down from a relative or a bag you purchased decades ago, or even a rare vintage shop find, we have ways to spin those classic looks into something fresh. You could start by adding a new strap or one of our beautiful charms crafted from vintage jewelry. If you want to go further or need to repair some damage, we can embellish it with a unique hand-painted design, needlework, or even custom leatherwork.
Once we are finished, your bag will not only have kept its original underlying quality and craftsmanship, but it will also be one-of-a-kind.
How Our Customization Works
The process begins when you schedule a free 15-minute consultation with us. One of our in-house design coordinators will work with you to help create a one-of-a-kind piece. Even if you aren’t sure what you are looking for, we can help.
First, browse the bags that we have on the site or on our Instagram account to get inspiration about how we can transform your vintage treasure. Once you’ve decided how you want to customize your handbag, we will give you a quote.
After we receive your payment, the next step is to send your bag to us. We advise all our clients to add insurance and tracking to their shipment for peace of mind. Your shipper can provide you with materials to ship your bag safely, like bubble wrap and spacers.
Many of the bags we work on are from Louis Vuitton, but that is not the only brand we work with! We can give any quality vintage handbag new life by the hands of our artisans. New Vintage will be happy to paint any handbag with the design you choose. So, If you want to give your treasured vintage handbag or favorite accessory a whole new lease on life, even if it’s not of the fanciest brands, we’ll be happy to help make that happen for you.
What paints do you use?
Painted handbags are part of our signature style, but many clients worry how well they’ll last. Our talented artisans use paints specially formulated to remain colorfast on leather and, if cared for gently, will stand up to the test of time. We advise our customers to be careful with their freshly painted bags.
Try to avoid any exposure to harsh chemicals, constant rubbing, and be sure to continue to condition the leather of your bag to keep it supple. If the leather dries out under the paint, it could cause cracking.
I'm not sure what I want as a design. Is there somewhere that I can check out some of your past work?
Absolutely! Besides our store page, you can check out our Instagram to see some of our latest projects. Inside our Instagram page, you can click on the Customize category to see how our artists transform these treasures.
How long will it take for you to customize my bag?
Our usual turnaround time to complete your bag will be somewhere between 7 to 28 days after we’ve received your bag. During the quote process, your Design Coordinator will tell you if there are factors that could delay your bag’s return, such as a busy shop or an intricate design. If there are unexpected delays, we will contact you promptly to give you an update.
Can I visit New Vintage's Design Studio?
Yes, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic and current health restrictions, we are open by appointment only. We want our clients, artisans, and staff to be as safe as possible, so we ask that you call us in advance to schedule an appointment.
We are located at:
5115 South Decatur Boulevard, Suite 200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Our number is (725) 221- 7712. Our studio hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. You may also contact us by email at Design@NewVintageHandbags.com with questions.
We look forward to working with you and creating a New Vintage look that’s yours alone!