WORDS BY NATALIE YIASSOUMI
The ‘Mend my Manolos’ repair services is now be directly available via Manolo Blahniks website and through key UK stores.
Manolo Blahnik signature styles can be reheeled, resoled and painted by The Restory. Images courtesy of The Restory.
Repairing our shoes rather than throwing them away when damaged is a big part of the journey towards more mindful consumption.
London-based company The Restory has already built a name among fashion insiders as the ultimate authority when it comes to luxury shoe and leather goods repairs: They reheel, resole, fix broken straps, and if you happened to stain your satin Hangisi pumps after a big night out, they will remove the stain too. If the “damage” is big and the stain doesn’t come off, they will paint your shoes a new color and give them a new lease of life – there’s no such thing as irreparable as far as The Restory is concerned.
This means that by using repairs, women can hold on to shoes they love for longer, make more for their investment, and buy less new items. It’s a no-brainer and a necessary approach to adopt in the collective race against climate change.
‘Mend my Manolos’ is Manolo Blahnik’s new partnership with The Restory, the first luxury brand to do so, offering post-purchase repair services directly through its website and U.K. boutiques.
As a brand that puts craftsmanship, unrivaled quality and timeless design above all else, Manolo Blahnik wanted to ensure it offers its customers all the tools available to them to ensure longevity for their shoes.
We are thrilled to be partnering with The Restory, a business who understands the value of artisanry and craftsmanship and who is passionate about bringing well-loved pieces back to life – Kristina Blahnik
A customer’s Manolo Blahnik Lurum pumps gets a colour update. Images courtesy of The Restory.
The services, which are available to book as of this week, are simply to use: You can book a collection for your pre-loved Manolos from anywhere in the world via the brand’s website or drop the shoes off at one of the label’s U.K. boutiques, from there the shoes will be delivered to The Restory’s London atelier where its group of artisans will assess them, offer a quote, and following approval begin the work and make them look brand new again.
“Beautifully crafted, timeless investments to be treasured for a lifetime is what we strive to create in every pair of shoes at Manolo Blahnik. We are thrilled to be partnering with The Restory, a business who understands the value of artisanry and craftsmanship and who is passionate about bringing well-loved pieces back to life,” said Kristina Blahnik, the brand’s chief executive officer. “We trust our valued and loyal customers will be delighted with The Restory’s ability to responsibly restore and update their Manolos which can be arranged seamlessly though our website and London boutiques.”
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