NOT ALL BROKEN ZIPPERS NEED TO BE REPLACED
Do you have a zipper giving you a problem and that you want to have it replaced? Do you know how expensive that can be? Do you know that repairing a zipper is a option for most broken zippers?
Enough with the questions. Let me explain… It is very common that Traveling Bags can do a zipper repair instead of a costly zipper replacement. Repairs can usually be done on purses, bags, backpacks, luggage, sports equipment and even shoes.
Zipper repair can save lots of time and money too. replacing large zippers can actually cost more than just buying a new item, but not with a quality zipper repair. Traveling Bags is the place to have your bags repaired from straps and hardware to, of course, zippers.
There are many parts of a zippers that break and can be fixed. We provide the image to the right so if you call we both have the same terminology to understand your zipper issue.
Many of these parts can be fixed just like there are many types of “Broken Zippers” and issues that can be fixed with zipper repair. Here are some great examples of things we fix everyday.
If none of these repairs will not solve the problem, there are also other options to replacing the zipper. We are almost always able to replace an unfixable zipper.
We will determine if that is possible and give you a free estimate. You can determine if it is cost effective and sometimes we will make a recommendation too.
For example the photo below is a bag that the zipper would have to be replaced. The bag simply costs less than a new zipper, but the owner was very attached . So a simple fix (dramatized with the black stop) allows the bag to be used with just a slight limitation of how the zippers work.
As the picture shows a zipper stop can be added to prevent the zippers from going over the broken area, but still allow full access to the bag. Normally we use a more matching zipper stop of course. This fix can even work for gaps up to a inch or two wide depending on the bag and its use.
Of course, if none of these fixes apply we can also replace zippers too. We replace nearly all types of zippers and on Designer purses, we use what is known as a Lux zipper. It works super smooth as is constructed with specially polished teeth to not scratch your hand and arm or snag clothing.
As with all bag repairs, you simply bring your bag to our store ( You can ship it to us as well ) and we can explain some options, give you a rough estimate and even work up a full firm quote all for free. We can help you determine if it is cost effective and make a recommendation too.
The final call to having a bag repair is always yours and we completely understand that sometime the love and memories involved in your item make the item priceless in your eyes and we are always so very happy to help you keep it fully functional.