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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 1095
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service Blog

Repair Your Shoes, Bags, and Luggage

by Domenic Muto on 09/22/22

Benefits Of Repairing Items

How does repairing shoes, luggage, and bags benefit you?  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these reasons on why you should repair your items instead of replacing them:

•    Repairing shoes can save you money!  Invest in high quality shoes and get years of wear out of them.  You can also repair shoes to help stretch out their wear and save money from having to buy new shoes
•    Let’s you enjoy your favorites longer!  Once you find the perfect shoe, bag, or piece of luggage, then you want to keep it in tip top shape so you can use it as long as possible.
•    Is environmentally friendly!  Repairing shoes instead of throwing them away helps keep shoes out of the trash. 
•    For comfort!  You can have your shoes stretched to make more comfortable, you can add a thicker sole, you can have modifications made to orthopedic shoes and more.
•    Preserve sentimental items!  Do you have a bag that has been passed down from a favorite relative?  Maybe it needs a little TLC.  We can repair or replace straps, buckles, zippers, stitching, and more. 

As you can see, Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service can repair shoes, bags, and luggage. 

All types of shoes are welcomed at Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service including heel, boots, athletic shoes, and orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace heels, stitching, soles, tips, and more.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

Handbags, leather bags, backpacks, briefcases, and leather goods can be serviced at our location.  We can do repairs on items such as buckles, straps, zippers, stitching, and more.

Are you ready to travel?  Don’t buy a new suitcase, instead repair one that you already one.  We service brands such as Skyway, Ricardo, Atlantic, Delsey, Travel pro, Victorinox, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other manufacturers.  We can repair luggage that is under warranty as well as luggage that is out of warranty.  Our repair specialists can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage carry handles, luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, luggage wheels, and more.

We also offer a mail in repair service.  If you can’t make it to our store, then please utilize this service.  Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print out the form, fill it out, and mail the form as well as your items to our store at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to collect payment.  We will then repair your items and mail them back to you.

Our store is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  For any questions, please give us a call at 407-869-7757.

We look forward to serving you!


Tying Shoes

by Domenic Muto on 08/25/22

Learn How To Tie Shoes

The kids are back in school.  Are your kids having problems tying their shoes to get ready in the morning?  Velcro shoes are an option but aren’t always available in every size or style.  Knowing how to tie shoes is a good life skill for children to learn.  Children learn in many different ways so Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these videos as options for teaching your children how to tie their shoes:


The bunny ear method:


A new technique:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWM0XHhObLk

Improvised “Ian knot” technique:


Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has been serving Central Florida for over 30 years.  We specialize in repairing shoes, bags, leather, and luggage.  All of our repairs are done on location at our store in Altamonte Springs.  

We welcome all types of shoes such as athletic shoes, boots, heels, and orthopedic shoes.  Face it, kids play hard and can sometimes damage their shoes. Adults’ shoes such as heels might need a new tip while work dress shoes might need new soles.  We can repair or replace stitching, heels, soles, tips, and more.  We also offer orthopedic shoe modifications and men’s and women’s shoe stretching.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is your source for leather and bag repairs in Central Florida.  We offer a wide variety of repairs on items such as purses, handbags, briefcases, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace buckles, stitching, straps, zippers, and more.  No need to purchase new, instead repair what you already own.  Save money and help save the environment.

Are you getting ready to travel?  Have a trip planned for a fall getaway?  Is your luggage ready to go?  If not, we can help.  We are an approved luggage repair shop for brands such as Travel pro, Delsey, Atlantic, Skyway, Ricardo, Swiss Army Luggage, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other manufacturers.  We can repair luggage that is out of warranty too.  We can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage wheels, luggage carry handles, luggage zippers, luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, and more.  

Can’t make it to our store?  We offer a mail in repair service.  Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print out the form, fill it out, and mail it along with your repair work to our address at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to give you the final price and collect payment.  Then, we will repair your items and then mail them back to you.

If you prefer to visit us in person. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  For any questions, please give us a call at 407-869-7757.  

We look forward to serving you!


Summer Road Trip

by Domenic Muto on 07/07/22

Get Out There!

Are all of the flight cancellations making you leery of plane travel?  Are you ready for a road trip instead?  Traveling by car gives you more packing options since you have more room to pack items without worrying about going over baggage allowance limits. 

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips for your next road trip:

•    Make a list of what you need
•    Pack clothes that are comfortable to wear and that you can mix and match
•    Consider using packing cubes in your suitcase/duffle bag in order to maximize space in your bag (the trunk can only hold so many suitcases)
•    Have every traveler, including children, have their own small bag or tote next to them in the car.  The bag could include books, toys, electronics, etc.
•    Pack electronics to keep everyone busy and entertained.  Don’t forget the chargers and cords!
•    Pack snacks for everyone.  Consider bringing a cooler.  Have cups with lids for everyone to help prevent spills
•    Have a garbage bag to put all of that trash into
•    Pack a laundry bag or hamper to store dirty laundry
•    If you are traveling over multiple days and stopping for the night at a hotel, consider packing an overnight bag/backpack with everyone’s essential items so that you don’t need to load and unload the luggage every time you stop at a hotel
•    Make sure you pack different types of shoes depending on where you are traveling.  For example, hiking boots if you are heading out hiking, dress shoes if you are attending an event such as a wedding, or sneakers/sandals for sightseeing

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you to have a safe and fun road trip.  Before embarking on your trip, make sure that you are prepared.  Check out your shoes, bags, and luggage to see if they need any TLC. 

We have over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, bags, and luggage.  Bring in your shoes to our location so that we can repair or replace soles, tips, stitching, heels, and more.  We service all types of shoes including athletic shoes, boots, and orthopedic shoes.  We also offer orthopedic shoe modifications and shoe stretching. 

Can’t make it to our location?  We offer a 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 and then mail it along with your repair items to our address at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you for payment.  We will then repair your items and send them back to you.

We also repair purses, handbags, backpacks, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace stitching, straps, zippers, buckles, and more.  We offer competitive pricing.  To see an estimate of our repair prices, please visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Pricing.html.

You need luggage to pack all of your road trip items in.  We repair many brands of luggage including Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Swiss Army Luggage, Ricardo, Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other manufactures and luggage that is out of warranty.  Our repair specialists can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage carry handles, luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, luggage wheels, and more.

Our store is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm.  We are open on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  For any questions, please give us a call at 407-869-7757.  Have a great road trip!


Summertime!

by Domenic Muto on 06/15/22

Staycation!

Summer is here!  Unfortunately, gas prices are putting a damper on vacation plans.  Instead of traveling far away, consider a staycation!  Central Florida offers theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Typhoon Lagoon, Volcano Bay, and Aquatica as well as nearby beaches such as Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, and New Smyrna Beach.  All of these attractions offer fun for the whole family.  Whether you choose to enjoy a theme park vacation or a beach getaway, Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service can help for all of your shoe, bag, and luggage repairs.

Explore your own backyard with a theme park vacation or a beach getaway.  Before you embark on your stay, make sure that your shoes, bags, and luggage are ready to go!  We offer shoe repair and shoe stretching at our location.  We welcome all types of shoes including athletic shoes, boots, and orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace stitching, heels, tips, and soles.  We also offer orthopedic shoe modifications.  After repairing your shoes, we polish and clean them so they are ready for you.

A trip to the theme parks or beach usually requires a bag.  It’s up to you on what type of bag that you’d like to bring such as a crossbody purse, backpack, tote bag, or beach bag.  Before you head out on your trip, make sure that your bag is ready to go.  Double check to see that all of the zippers are working, straps are attached, and buckles are buckling.  If not, then bring them in.  We can repair or replace zippers, buckles, stitching, straps, and more.

Part of the fun of a vacation or staycation is staying at a hotel.  You definitely need luggage to pack all of your belongings.  We can repair all brands of luggage such as Skyway, Ricardo, Briggs and Riley, Victorinox, Delsey, Atlantic, and Travel pro.  We can also service luggage that is out of warranty.  Our repair specialists can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage carry handles, luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, luggage wheels and more.

Trying to save on gas?  We offer a mail in repair service.  Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html, print out the form, fill it out, and send the form along with your items to our address at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to obtain payment.  We will then repair your items and then send them back to you.

We offer competitive pricing.  Please visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Pricing.html to see our price list.
Our store is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 9am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  For any questions, please give us a call at 407-869-7757.

Enjoy your staycation!



Walking Tours

by Domenic Muto on 05/18/22

Comfy Shoes For Walking

Summer is almost here and people will be out traveling.  Some may travel far such as to Europe while others will stay closer to home.  Many travel locations offer the opportunity to take a walking tour.  A walking tour is a tour that is taken on foot.  It usually consists of a small group of people who are escorted by a guide or who are taking a self-guided tour.  A walking tour can visit a historical site, a cultural site, a religious site, or more.  These tours can be targeted to a specific interest.  Walking tours allow people to have more of an up-close look at a site. 

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these recommendations when choosing a shoe for a walking tour:

•    Choose a shoe that is comfortable. You want to be able to wear your shoes for hours without having blisters or chafing
•    Choose a shoe that is functional.  If you are doing a tour on cobblestone roads, then you need a different shoe from someone that is doing a tour that is on sand
•    Choose a shoe that supports your foot.  Pick a shoe that will support your arch, give your toes enough room to spread out, and cushion your heel
•    Pick the right socks to go with your shoes
•    Choose shoes that fit correctly.  Make sure to break in your shoes before touring with them or you could end up in pain

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips when choosing a shoe to wear on a walking tour.  If your favorite pair of walking shoes needs a little TLC, then bring them in to our store.  We welcome all types of shoes, boots, athletic shoes, and orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace stitching, heels, soles, tips, and more.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

While you are on your walking tour, you might like to have a small bag or backpack.  We offer a variety of repair services for bags, backpacks, leather bags, and more.  We can repair or replace buckles, stitching, straps, zippers, and more.

 
Heading to a different state or country for your walking tour?  Is your luggage ready to go?  We service many brands of luggage including Ricardo, Skyway, Travel pro, Briggs and Riley, Atlantic, Delsey, Swiss Army Luggage, and more.  We can also service luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage zippers, luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, and more.

Can’t make it to our location?  We offer mail in repairs.  Just visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print out the form, fill it out, and mail it along with your items to us at 931 North State Roade 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to get payment.  We will then repair your items and mail them back to you.

Planning on stopping by?  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and from 8am until 2pm on Saturday.  We are closed on Sunday.  For any questions, please give us a call at 407-869-7757.

Happy touring!