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Phone: 407-869-7757
Hours: M - Fri. 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm
Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service
931 North State Rd. 434, Suite 1255
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service Blog

Packing Tips!

by Domenic Muto on 12/18/17

Get those suitcases ready for holiday travel

Holidays equal hustle and bustle.  The holidays also bring vacation days from school and work.  Many people choose to travel over the holidays to visit friends and relatives or to even take a much-needed vacation.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips for packing those suitcases:

•    Plan ahead and have a packing list. 
•    Choose a lightweight suitcase.
•    Use every bit of space in your suitcase by rolling your clothes, putting socks in shoes, and using compression bags.
•    Consider using packing cubes.
•    Be prepared to have your clothes do double duty.  Pack items that mix and match.
•    Wash your clothes during your travels.  Especially easy if you are staying with family.
•    Cut back on how many shoes you take.  Have 3 pairs of shoes maximum.  Two that are packed and the heaviest one that you are wearing.
•    Make use of zip lock bags.  Pack toiletries in these along with a separate bag for jewelry and electronic items such as chargers, plugs, etc.
•    To help prevent spill of liquids, take off the lid of the bottle, place a piece of cling wrap on top and replace the lid.  Then, wrap a piece of clear tape to seal the gap where the lid joins the container.
•    Wear your bulky clothes so they don’t need to be packed.
•    Pack a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep items smelling fresh.
•    Never check essential items such as passport, medications, valuables, electronics, and travel documents.
•    Use your personal item wisely.  Make sure to pack an extra set of clothes in case your bag is lost.
•    Decorate your suitcase with ribbons, stickers, luggage tags, etc. so that it is easy to recognize on the baggage carousel.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips to make packing easier.  Before you head out on your trip, make sure that your luggage is ready to go.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is an approved luggage repair shop.  We can service Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, and Skyway.  We can also repair other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage carry handles, retractable handles, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, and luggage wheels.  Double check your luggage before your trip and make sure that it is ready to go!

We also repair handbags and shoes.  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more on handbags, purses, briefcases, and leather goods.  We welcome all types of shoes and service men, women, and children’s shoes.  For shoes, we can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching.  We can also stretch shoes.  We offer orthopedic shoe modifications also.

We are located at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  All of our repairs are done on-site at our location.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm.  On Saturday, we are open from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  If you can’t make it to our location, please utilize our mail in repairs service.  Simply access the online form at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Fill out the form, put the form in the box with your repairs, and mail the box to us.  Once we receive your items, we will call you with final price and get your payment.  Once the items are repaired, we mail them back to you.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wishes you and your family a very happy holiday!


Holiday Tips!

by Domenic Muto on 11/22/17

Are you ready for the holidays?

It’s time to haul out the holly!  The holidays are finally here.  The next few weeks will bring plenty of celebrating.  Many families plan on traveling over this holiday season.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips for holiday travel:

•    Leave in plenty of time to make it to your destination.  No matter if you are traveling by car, train, or plane, you need to get to your destination safely.  Add a cushion of time to take into account traffic, pit stops, and gridlock.
•    If traveling by plane, try to take just a carry-on suitcase.  Travel light!
•    Bring an extra bag such as a folded-up duffel bag to bring bag all of your holiday goodies.
•    Charge all of your electronics.  Download a new movie or book before you depart for your destination.  Bring earphones also!
•    Ship gifts instead of bringing them with you.  Saves space and prevents delays at the airport.
•    Take breaks to eat and keep hydrated.  If traveling by car, schedule frequent stops to stretch your legs and give the kids a chance to walk.

Before embarking on your trip, make sure that your luggage is in tip top shape.  Did last year’s travel cause damage to your luggage?  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage service is an approved luggage repair shop.  We service Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, and Skyway.  We can also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can replace luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage wheels, luggage carry on handles, and luggage retractable handles.  Bring us your luggage and we can have it repaired and ready for you to use during the holidays.

Just stop by our store at 931 North State Road 434, Suite #1255, in Altamonte Springs and we will make the repairs for you.  Running short on time?  We offer a mail in repair service.  Simply print out the online form at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html and fill in the information.  Once that is completed, put your repair work and the form in a box and mail it to us.  Once we receive your repairs, we will contact you for final price and payment.  When the repairs are completed, we will mail your items back to you.

Many people also celebrate the holidays by attending a holiday party.  Many of these parties are dress up affairs.  Are your shoes and purses party ready?  We can help you there.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching.  We repair women’s, men’s, and children’s shoes.  We welcome all shoes including boots, athletic shoes, and orthopedic shoes.  Did you buy the perfect pair of shoes while shopping but they are a bit snug?  We also offer shoe stretching.

Of course, no outfit is complete without the perfect holiday purse or bag.  We can repair evening clutches to backpacks.  Make sure that your snaps are snapping and buckles are buckling up.  We can fix it if they don’t!  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, snaps, and more.  Just bring in your purse or bag and we will fix it for you.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, leather, and luggage.  All of our repairs are completed on site at our store.  W offer an array of services.  Please kick off your holiday in style with ready to go luggage, shoes, and purses!  Happy Holidays!



Halloween Safety Tips

by Domenic Muto on 10/23/17

Stay Safe This Halloween

That spooky time of year is almost here!  That’s right, Halloween is right around the corner.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you and your child to be safe this Halloween.  Here are a few tips to make sure that your child’s Halloween costume is safe:

•    Make sure your child’s costume is flame-retardant.  If you make the costume, make sure the material that you use is also flame-retardant.
•    If possible, have your child dress in a light-colored costume.  This makes them easier to spot in the dark.  If the costume needs to be dark, then use a light- colored bag to put all of the Halloween candy in.
•    Have your child carry a flashlight, glow stick, or adhere reflective tape to his/her costume.
•    Use non-toxic face paint (that you have done a trial run with in order to prevent any unexpected allergic reactions) instead of a face mask.
•    Make sure that all props that your child carries are flexible in case they fall.  Better yet, skip the props.
•    Make sure your child’s costume fits and doesn’t drag on the ground so they won’t slip and fall. 
•    If your child is wearing a wig, beard, or other accessory, make sure that it fits properly and doesn’t impede your child’s vision.
•    Don’t let your child trick or treat in heels or shoes that don’t fit properly since they may fall.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you and your child to have a safe and Happy Halloween.  Make sure that your child is wearing shoes that fit properly and that allow your child to walk/run without falling. 

At Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service, we specialize in repairing shoes, leather goods, and luggage.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching on men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

We can also repair luggage and are an approved luggage repair shop.  We can service Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, and Skyway.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is no longer covered by a warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, luggage carry handles, luggage retractable handles, luggage wheels, luggage zippers, and luggage zipper sliders.

We also service leather goods and women’s handbags.  Items such as zippers, straps, buckles, and stitching can be replaced or repaired.  Handbags, purses, briefcases, and other types of leather goods can all be serviced at our location.

We also offer a mail in repair service for those that are unable to make it to our store.  To utilize our mail in repair service, please visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Just access the form, print it out, fill in the information, and mail in the form along with your repair work to our address.  We are located at 931 North State Road 434, Suite # 1255, in Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you with the final price and request payment.  Once the repairs are completed, we will mail your items back to you.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm.  We are open on Saturday from 8am until 2pm and closed on Sunday.  For more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.

We wish you a safe and Happy Halloween!



"Fall" In Love With Your Shoes!

by Domenic Muto on 09/26/17

Fall Shoe Trends

It is officially autumn!  While the weather may still be hot, cooler temperatures are right around the corner.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service presents a few of the hottest trends for shoes this fall:

•    Ankle booties.  These come in flats or with heels.
•    Oxfords.  These can be worn with most any type of clothing: skirts, dresses, pants, and jeans.  They work well with office wear too.
•    Loafers.  These are comfortable and versatile shoes.
•    Metallics.  Shoes in a metallic color are one of the hottest trends this fall.
•    Ballerina flats in pastels or with a lace pattern.

You may already have some of these shoes in your closet.  They might need a little refreshing.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, leather goods, and luggage.  We can repair soles, tips, heels, stitching and more on your shoes.  We repair all types of shoes, boots, athletic shoes, and even orthopedic shoes.  We specialize in repairing men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes.

Pair your fall shoes with the perfect bag.  We also offer repairs for purses, handbags, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more on your bags. 

We also repair luggage and are an approved luggage repair shop in Altamonte Springs.  We are authorized to repair Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, and Skyway luggage.  We can also service other manufacturers and repair luggage that is out of warranty.

All of our repair work is done on site at our location at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm.  We are also open on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  You can reach us by calling 407-869-7757.

If you can’t make it to our location, then please utilize our mail in repair service.  Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html and print out the form.  Fill out the form, put the form in the box with your repairs and mail it to our location.  After we receive your box, we will call you with the final price and to get payment.  After the repairs are completed, we will mail the box back to you.

We look forward to assisting you with all of your shoe, handbag, and luggage repairs.  Please call us at 407-869-7757 if you have any questions.




Weatherproof Your Shoes

by Domenic Muto on 08/29/17

Keep Your Shoes Looking Like New

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you to know how to weatherproof your shoes and leather goods.  Water can damage or destroy your leather shoes and leather goods.  The best thing to do is to treat your shoes and leather goods with a quality product before exposing them to the elements.  Here are a few tips on how to weatherproof your items:

•    Make sure your purchase a product that is appropriate for your shoes or leather goods
•    Do a “patch” test to see if the color of your shoes or leather goods change due to the product
•    Generally, make sure you start with clean shoes and leather goods
•    Follow the directions on the product
•    Make sure you cover any decorations, jewels, embellishments on your shoes or leather goods so that they are not damaged
•    It is preferred to weatherproof your items when they are new

If your shoes get wet, make sure you dry them.  To do this, wipe them off with a dry towel and try and pull the water out of the inside of your shoe.  To pull the water out, place newspaper or papers towels in them.  Make sure you replace the newspaper or paper towels frequently.  Let them dry at room temperature.  It might be tempting to leave them near a heat source but if you dry leather shoes too quickly then they will crack.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service repairs both shoes and leather goods.  We can repair soles, heels, tips, stitching, and more on men’s, women’s, and children’s’ shoes.  We can also stretch shoes and offer orthopedic shoe modifications.

We also repair leather goods such as purses, briefcases, and leather bags. We can replace zippers, buckles, straps, and more.  We also offer luggage repair.  We are an approved luggage repair shop for Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, and Skyway.  We can service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  Repairs such as replacing luggage wheels, zippers, zipper sliders, luggage feet, carry handles, and retractable handles are no problem.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is conveniently located at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1255, in Altamonte Springs.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  For any questions, please call us at 407-869-7757.