Village Shoe Repair
203 N.E. 97th St.
Miami Shores, FL 33138
The store looks literally like a hole in the wall, a quaint village store. One small entrance door leads to a world of wonder. Anything related to leather pieces, whether it’s a heel to be fixed, a wallet to be restitched or that extra hole on a belt, Village Shoe Repair can be trusted to make it right once again.
Southport Shoe & Luggage Repair
1402 S.E. 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Southport Shoe & Luggage Repair can restore just about anything in your closet, including shoes of all types, a leather briefcase or a piece of beloved luggage that has gone on one too many trips. Things here are done with the necessary time it’ll take to do it right. Repairs won’t happen overnight, but once returned to you, your belonging will be good as new.
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GEM Shoe Repair
5721 S.W. 73rd St.
South Miami, FL 33143
Even if you don’t live in the neighborhood, the drive to South Miami is worth it if you feel love for your designer items. At GEM Shoe Repair, each piece is cared for as if it belonged to the shop’s owner. GEM will consult with you about what to expect and discloses how or whether an item can be fully repaired. When you invest in accessories that are expensive and meant to last a lifetime, you should expect to put a bit of money behind a repair that will ensure this longevity.
Brickell Shoe Repair
3903 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Since he became the go-to place for Del Toro shoes, the store’s customer count has spiked significantly. Going to Brickell is like going to the vet or the doctor. You want to know that the hands you will be leaving your beloved shoes or suitcase in will return to you better than ever after a little work from the master. This is what you can expect from this shop in Miami Beach.
Shoe Doctor & Leather Repair
1930 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
The story of this shop’s owners goes back to Russia in the late ’60s, passes by Italy (the best leather crafters in the world) and lands in the United States over 20 years ago. Leather, furs, upholstery, rivets, buckles; you name the issue and the Shoe Doctor has the solution. Friendly, knowledgeable and reliable are the best three adjectives to describe the service that comes delivered with the highest level of workmanship from this store.
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A resident of South Beach for 16 years, Francesca Belluomini has long been an iconic presence on the local nightlife scene. Raised and educated in Tuscany, Italy, she has also lived in two fashion capitols, Milan and London. She writes about all fashions in Miami. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.