What we do
Restore the Beauty of Your Beloved Handbag!
The perfect handbag for “that outfit” can quickly become a treasured possession, an investment piece that lasts season after season, it may become a family heirloom in years to come, but our beloved handbags, clutches, totes and satchels have a tough life though … they are rained on, we put them on the floor, we touch them constantly to open and close them.
The Barrington Handbag Hospital utilises our 35 years of textile expertise to clean, restore and even repair your beloved bag.
Our expert team can make damage and everyday wear and tear virtually invisible. Indeed you might be surprised what we can do when it comes to repairing damage that you probably thought meant the end of the road for our favourite handbag, ensuring it can be returned to its rightful place … a starring role in your wardrobe.
Here are Treatments & Treatment Packages we offer.
Having established Barrington Laundry Co. back in 1977, as the North East’s Premier Dry cleaning & laundry service our customers began asking us if we could offer the same cleaning service for their treasured handbags. Following the same highest quality principles, the owner and founder of this unique service still heads up this operation.
Howard, the owner studied and trained in fashion design. He also has trained in every aspect of garment construction (the dry cleaning & laundry service was originally created to link with the family bespoke tailoring firm).
More recently Howard has received additional training in leather cleaning, leather pigment colour techniques and leather repair which has enabled in us to create another unique facet to the Barrington service.
Barringtons Handbag Hospital is located in Fenham, located only 5 minutes from the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne. We have a busy office dedicated to handbag hospital. We repair everything on site.
It would be a privilege to care and repair your handbag.
Howard Barrington Walmsley
why our customers love us
One of the tabs on my Katie Loxton bag had came off. I also had a nice denim stain on the back of the bag with it being lightly coloured. some of the strap was used to make a new tab and I am over the moon! I can use my favourite bag again.
My daughter has asked me to tell you Howard she was absolutely delighted with the replacement zip and the cleaning of her Skagen bag it is now looking like new again, thank you so much.
It wasn't an expensive bag but I loved it so much and was devastated when I thought it was beyond repair! The handle had come apart and Barringtons Handbag Hospital proved me wrong & managed to save it!! Good as new with fantastic and speedy service. Highly recommended.
Totally repaired my Yves St Laurent bag, it looks brand new. Delighted with the result!