• The Shoe Savior

    Grace Jones and HRH Elizabeth II (though not in person) are among some of the impressive names that take their ailing footwear to Cobbler. Based in London’s Camden Town, its rock’n’roll credentials are undeniable and with Kate Moss as a regular, you can be certain they’ve righted all manner of shoe sins... cobbler.co.uk

    The handbag helper

    The Primrose Hill set may go for the dry-cleaning service, but Blossom & Browne’s Sycamore also offers outstanding handbag repairs. London’s top film and theater companies are on their client list – they’ve even cleaned James Bond’s suits. blossomandbrowne.com

    The Beauty Bonus

    Unsightly feet putting you off your peep-toes? Then upgrade your pedicure to a foot medical from Bastien Gonzalez at No. 11 Cadogan Gardens. Don’t be put off by the scalpels or drill – his intensive polishing and massage techniques will strengthen your feet while restoring surface damage. bastiengonzalez.com

    The Shoe Savior

    City life, with all of its escalators, cab-catching and uneven sidewalks, can wreak havoc on workwear heels. Businesswomen in Hong Kong rely on the non-fuss, speedy service at The Groom Shoes, where prices are reasonable and the skilled team listen closely to your needs for the best result. thegroomshoesrepair.com

    The handbag helper

    Hong Kong’s ‘handbag doctor’ Zhou Feng has an eye for the highest-quality replacement leather, ensuring your designer tote will return with invisible repairs. His eco-friendly commitment to recycling fabrics is an added bonus. thetop.hk

    The Beauty

    A beautiful briefcase requires elegant hands, but for business trippers, time is of the essence. The Mandarin Oriental spa can fix nail mishaps in a flash: the ‘Color Touch’ treatment will have you boardroom-ready in 15 minutes. mandarinoriental.com

    URBAN OASIS The Mandarin Oriental Spa

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