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Restoration By Design

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

Honest Crafters mention "Restoration by Design" a lot these days. It sounds fancy BUT- what does it actually mean?

Today we will be covering this terminology (and service) in detail, and why you should definitely know about it too - if you're a fashionista, or owns a luxury bag collection!

Here at Honest Crafters, it refers to a Restoration Service that is not limited to restoring the item to near its original condition - rather, a complete overhaul that restores the item to a NEW & BESPOKE design. This new design is custom-made by hand using the original authentic parts of the bag that is sent to us. The design can be provided by yourself, or suggested by our Bag Specialists/Creative Artisans!

Here is one of our earlier Restoration By Design works!

Check out this not-only creative Restoration By Design work above! A rare Louis Vuitton Murakami Multicolor handbag is deconstructed and given a complete makeover to a fresh design! Louis Vuitton's Murakami collection is no longer issued and rare as they are - and this restoration made it truly one-of-a-kind in our world.

Yes, you did not read it wrong nor are your eyes lying to you. Honest Crafters are able to do this for you. The technical polish & creativity of our Artisans, combined with the extensive knowledge & experience of our Bag Specialists - has made available this service in Singapore! You can only find this service with Honest Crafters, not anywhere else on our sunny little island (yet another notch on our belt that no one else can claim).

Our clients (and you reading this) are fashionistas, lovers of luxury & the finer things in life. Surely, one example is not enough to demonstrate our skills or that it is a good idea. So here is a recent and interesting ResByDes case!

Louis Vuitton Neverfull, to be restored into a custom Wallet & Shoulder Bag!

We know what you are thinking! Even if our technical credentials are proven, why on earth would anyone want to change up the iconic and classic designs that they have paid premium dough on?

Well, all things start from somewhere. Our previous client sent in her discontinued and rare LV Murakami, and now another client sent in the most popular Louis Vuitton design - the LV Neverfull. Requesting not only restoration for her aged Neverfull, but restoration by design to 2 different custom-made items!

Work in progress!

Our Artisan measured, cut, and reassembled every component - every cut of canvas & leather. Not stopping there, every piece is precisely stitched together with surgical precision to match LV's original style of stitching. Then edge-coated by hand to ensure the seals are clean and secure.

Check out the completed work! Can you believe they came from 1 LV Neverfull?

If you're impressed and curious, feel free to message us on our Social Media pages or our Bag Specialists directly on the hotline. If you're in Singapore, look nowhere further. It is a niche service but as fellow lovers of luxury design, we know some of you out there have always wondered if you could own something that is not only made by premium workmanship - but also a one of a kind, branded item you can call your own.

This Restoration By Design Service is not strictly limited to cases like this where the result is a brand new item(s). For example, IF you sent in your Chanel Classic Flap for cleaning or color services - and you're feeling inspired to replace the chain strap with a handle (think Hermes Kelly) - a bespoke work like that is also considered a Restoration By Design!

If you enjoyed reading this and want more, you can read our article on our most challenging Bag Color Restoration here! Alternatively, you can also learn more about us, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and even check us out on TikTok!

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