October 30, 2008
I was recommended Fifth Avenue because apparently they deal with high-end stuff so while they are expensive, they're supposed to be great.
I put a vintage bag where the strap had broken in last week. It was cleanly ripped but you could press the pleather (sic) back into place.
They costed it at £30 which is very pricey, but because the problem was cosmetic I paid up (half in advance).
I got it back today. The bag, while re-inforced (good), looks terrible. When I queried the job I was told quite rudely that 'however it was done, it was done properly'. He wouldn't even give me a discount.
I hate places that are smiles when they're trying to get your business and surly so-and-sos when you've completed the transaction.
I also got a wallet fixed which was reasonably priced and they did an alright job so they avoid getting one star.