Devon Leather Care

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Devon Leather Care provides expert leather repair and restoration.

Welcome!  My name is Daniel Darlow and I carefully repair, restore and refurbish leather bags, jackets and almost any leather item at my Devon workshop.  My services include restoration and repairs for:

  • Leather Handbags, Bags, Cases and Briefcases 
  • Leather Trousers, Jackets and other Clothing
  • Leather Re-colouring, Re-touching and Cleaning
  • Leather Stitching and Piping Repairs
  • Leather Handle/Strap Repairs and Replacements
  • Sorry, no zip repairs or garment alterations.

See me at work in my Devon Workshop

Daniel Darlow – leather craftsman and owner

Leather Repair & Restoration Advice

Devon Leather Care
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Leather Bag Repairs & Restoration

Leather briefcase in need of leather repair and restoration

Leather Handbags, briefcases, suitcases...

Replacements and restoration of leather bag rivets, leather straps, buttons.  Damaged leather and aged leather repair and recolouring.

Leather Clothing Repairs & Restoration

Leather WW2 bomber jacket in need of leather repair and restoration

Everything Else - "Whatever the Leather!"

You name it, I’ve probably restored and repaired it.  Items such as leather shooting stick seats, leather lederhosen, leather sword scabbards, leather 15th C door draught excluders, 1900’s England leather cricket bag.

Google Reviews for Devon Leather Care

I do my best to exceed your expectations, but don’t just take my word for it!  Here are some reviews that customers have very kindly given.

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Lynn RobathanLynn Robathan
09:33 27 May 24
My handbag has as good as new. Prompt turnaround and clear communicate. Will not hesitate to use this service again. Many thanks
Anthony HookAnthony Hook
18:01 17 Apr 24
I am over the moon regarding the work done by Devon Leather Care. About a month ago I contacted Daniel and had an exchange of emails regarding a 100 year old briefcase owned by my late grandmother, which she used in World War 1 and which I desperately wanted to bring back to life. I had already tried a number of companies but they'd turned the challenge down as the briefcase was in such a bad condition. Daniel look it on, gave a price and date of completion. Three weeks later the briefcase arrived by Royal Mail. The work he has done is amazing. The brief case is now back in one piece and good for at least another 100 years. It's so reassuring to know that there are still craftsmen around.
Gary CarrGary Carr
06:53 14 Apr 24
Excellent service thanks. Great communication. Handbag repair great job
Amanda LobbAmanda Lobb
13:10 05 Feb 24
I cannot speak highly enough of Daniel at Devon Leathercare!!!!My dad is 94 years old and had a leather briefcase that had been used throughout his whole working life but showed its own tiredness!After some communication with Daniel, the briefcase was sent and returned two weeks later like new!Absolutely amazing!!! My dad is thrilled!!Thank you Daniel!
Jill TonksJill Tonks
09:03 01 Nov 23
Daniel did such a fantastic job on my grandfathers suitcase which is a family heirloom. He was so keen to do the best job possible very friendly and amenable with great customer service and VERY reasonable too. Highly recommend him.
14:44 13 Oct 23
Beautiful repair of a broken handle on a 1950s Fernand Desgranges crocodile handbag, what was required was explained carefully, quote provided, the repair was done in a very timely manner. Excellent work and communication. As an antique and vintage bag collector I would definitely recommend for leather repairs..
Pies LoFiPies LoFi
11:01 01 Sep 23
Daniel took looked at photos of a leather case from the 1960s in a poor state and offered to put it right. It has come back all restitched and now functional again. As a family item this is so brilliant. Highly recommended.
joanne fernandezjoanne fernandez
22:13 24 Jul 23
Amazing find.Efficient and quick at arranging and mending my Mulberry bag.The repair is more skilled than the original.Really happy to recommend this business.
Lisa CLisa C
17:48 21 Jul 23
I needed my Michael Kors handbag fixing and this was no trouble for Daniel. Communication was good and the job was completed quickly. It looks good as new thank you so much!
21:23 26 Jun 23
A beloved old oilcloth Cath Kidston handbag had cracks around the top opening edges, worn bottom corners and handles that were in a very sorry state. Daniel has worked magic on the poor old thing and I am delighted with the result. First class communication with Daniel from my first enquiry right through to the end of the transformation. I would use Devon Leather Care again without hesitation. Thank you Daniel.
19:50 20 Jun 23
I've had two leather suitcases restored by Daniel and can thoroughly recommend his work.
Denise KerrDenise Kerr
12:48 14 Apr 23
Daniel repaired my Daughter's leather work bag when the handle came apart from carry too many books. The repair was done through several layers of leather and with expert stitching. Daniel is both professional and reasonable; thank you so much!
Jill BattleyJill Battley
10:30 24 Mar 23
My husband gave Daniel his late father’s suitcase to restore after it was completely ruined in a flood. The work Daniel did was truly outstanding, he brought it back to life and revived it in a sympathetic way. Saved for another generation. I cannot praise his work highly enough. Absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to find such a skilled craftsman. I sincerely recommend him to anyone needing leather work or products.
Jasmine MasJasmine Mas
17:31 01 Mar 23
Daniel restored my father’s leather briefcase which had been used by him for 90+ years. What a master of his craft! He kept its history and authenticity while enabling me to use it in his memory. My father must be beaming from the stars.
Fiona C KnightFiona C Knight
08:35 26 Feb 23
What excellent service Devon Leather Care provided. Our very old rocking horse loved by our children and now grandchildren needed new reins and stirrup straps. Within days Daniel had made replicas and once again‘Ned’ Is ready to go galloping across the hills! Absolutely amazing, I would thoroughly recommend Devon Leather Care. Thank you.
Denise HagonDenise Hagon
14:01 04 Feb 23
Daniel is a true master craftsman. An heirloom handbag of 70 years has been totally transformed with new stronger stitching, strap extension and leather conditioning. All in keeping with the original. All at reasonable cost. His advice and knowledge...priceless! Thank you Daniel.
Edward NichollsEdward Nicholls
19:58 20 Oct 22
Daniel carried out an outstanding repair job on a very damaged briefcase belonging to my girlfriend's late grandfather. At our request he also added a very tasteful shoulder strap to add to the utility of the bag. Throughout, Daniel's communication was very clear and quick. I would thoroughly recommend Devon Leather Care for anyone wishing to have a leather item repaired. Super work all round!First two pictures are before and second two are after!
Chris TrickeyChris Trickey
19:19 01 Sep 22
Leather handle on my clarinet case fell apart. Daniel has replaced it with a really sturdy, solid leather, hand-stitched handle in a similar style to the original, which will certainly outlive the rest of the case! I sent it by post, he turned it around in a week & returned it at a reasonable price for a craftsman's work. I would recommend strongly based on my experience.
Imogen BirdImogen Bird
19:37 11 Mar 22
Had my handbag strap repaired - requiring re stitching, really pleased, thank you
Peter RobertsPeter Roberts
14:12 07 Mar 22
Great experience with Devon Leather Care. From start, my initial enquiry, to finish, picking up my binocular case, the professional attitude and consideration of my requirements shown to me, was just the ticket! Daniel explained clearly what was required to un stitch and re stitch my elderly binoculars case. Great result and a job well done. Sure it will outlast me! Thanks!
Julia MartinJulia Martin
22:09 24 May 21
My Fathers military sword was not fit to be seen on parade when I took it into Daniel for repair and renovation.It carried the wear and tear of more than one hundred years of ceremonial use and bad storage.And in just two weeks it was transformed.Broken and worn leather was revived beyond recognition and the metal now shines brighter than I can ever remember it doing so.I am so grateful for the care taken to return it to its former glory, and my Father would be very proud to see it looking so handsome.Thank you Devon Leather Care for such a great job.I could not have asked for a better result.I can highly recommend Daniel and his work to anyone with a leather treasure they want to save.
Cynny SharpCynny Sharp
15:44 08 May 21
Communication with Daniel was excellent and I am delighted with my gorgeous as-new handbag which was almost too scruffy to use. I would highly recommend Devon Leather Care.
Claire JordanClaire Jordan
19:45 09 Mar 21
I had an old leather shooting bag repaired by them, and what a fantastic job. They managed to keep the look authentic, yet did a very neat and long standing job. Thank you so much. Good value too. Great service.

How I Restore & Repair your Leather Items

Often I see a leather item that is just old and tired or simply needs the colour refreshing. You can send an image of the item to be restored to me at where I can make an assessment and contact you to discuss your exact requirements.

Typical Jobs

Typically, the jobs I do include things like repairing leather straps for bags, worn piping, replacing buckles and rings, touching in leather colours, lost leather handles, leather stitching and general repairs.

Careful Leather Type Matching

The leather type is analysed, Aniline, Pigmented, Nubuck, Top Grain, Split, there are lots of others!  The items are cleaned according to type, dye colours assessed, pigment colours mixed, holes filled with leather fillers, primed, coloured, and a finish applied.

Whatever the leather, give me a call to see if I can help.

Transporting your Leather Items to Me

Royal Mail is my preferred form of transport and is ideal for bags and clothing and smaller Items.  Get a price for a Royal Mail parcel here.

Larger Items:  Larger leather items must be brought to and from the workshop, and by prior arrangement only.

Hand Stitched Leather Repairs

All leather repair is saddle stitched by hand.

Need Help?

Call 01803 844664
07795 836386

to discuss your options

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See me at work

Some of the leather goods I make