The Handbag Clinic launches luxury aftercare programme
The Handbag Clinic has launched The Inner Circle, “in response to growing consumer demand”.
It’s a “unique 360° luxury care plan” introduced by the UK-based luxury accessories restoration and pre-owned designer resale retailer.
It will enable “luxury investors to effortlessly maintain the value and condition of their items and enjoy their wardrobes even more sustainably, all year round”.
From rainwater damage and accidental stains, members of The Inner Circle can now fully capitalise on their ‘wears per spend’ knowing they have full cover in place “to protect their most treasured items against life’s inevitable hazards”.
The Handbag Clinic, which claims to restore over 700 bags each month, says the Inner Circle launch aims to “open up the best kept secret of fashion insiders for its growing community of 360,000+ sustainable shoppers”.
Its research has shown that by extending the life of an item by just nine months can also reduce its carbon waste and water footprint by between 20-30%.
From as little as £7.99 per month, the new membership programme offers priority access, expedited lead times, free shipping and VIP discounts for services including cleaning, repair, protection and restoration for all leather luxuries including handbags, shoes, accessories and leather clothing.
Members can choose from a range of four specialist care plans to suit their needs. From Essentials (which offers reassurance to those who want to treasure their favourite handbag, an upfront protection against staining treatment and a tailored cleaning and maintenance plan) through to Elite. This covers up to 10 items with protection against staining, direct access to specialists to support with year-round cleaning and maintenance needs, free shipping, complementary Care Kits for at home maintenance, VIP discounts and exclusive event invitations, priced at £59.99 per month.
CEO and co-founder, Charlotte Staerck, said: “Investing in luxury is a promise of longevity and we’re excited that, with the launch of The Inner Circle, we can help keep that promise. Luxury items are crafted from delicate and absorbent materials, which look beautiful but are highly disposed to wear and tear. Accidental stains are some of the most common problems we treat in the Clinic; dye transfer from jeans, liquid damage in restaurants and bars, hair dye from a visit to the salon, rainwater stains or a pen lid spillage – it can be devastating given the sentimental or monetary value invested.”
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