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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

Dress Shoes For Kids

by Domenic Muto on 04/29/19

Do your children need dress shoes?

There are many occasions in the spring that require children to wear dress shoes.  Celebrations such as first communion, graduations, and weddings require a dressier shoe than the usual sneaker or croc.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offer these tips on buying dress shoes for toddlers and kids:

•    Measure the child’s feet.
•    Try on the shoes with the socks/tights that the child will be wearing. 
•    Find a shoe that your child likes in his/her size.
•    Make sure the shoe fits properly.
•    Do the flex test.  Make sure the shoe bends easily so it isn’t uncomfortable for the child.
•    Stay away from slippery soles.  You don’t want your child to slip and fall.
•    Make sure that the buckles and straps on the shoes keep the shoe on the child’s foot

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offer these tips to help buy dress shoes for your child.

Don’t forget to check your shoes and handbags before the big events.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, handbags, leather, and luggage.

We service all types of shoes such as boots, orthopedic shoes, athletic shoes, and dress shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching.  We also offer orthopedic shoe modifications.

Make sure your handbag is in tip top shape before attending your special event.  We offer a wide variety of repair services for handbags, purses, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace handbag straps, purse handles, add clasps, and more. 

We also offer luggage repair and are an approved luggage repair shop.  We service brands such as Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Swiss Army Luggage, Briggs and Ricardo, and Skyway.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage wheels, zippers, zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, and retractable handles.

We are located at 931 North State Road 434 in Suite 1095 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  For more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.

Enjoy your special celebration!


Do you love shoes?

by Domenic Muto on 03/05/19

Need Storage Ideas For Your Shoes?

Do you love shoes?  Do you have so many shoes that you are tripping over them?  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these ideas on storing your shoes so that you have room in your home.  Check out these tips:

•    Use a cubby organizer.  This method of storage is best for storing dress shoes, sandals, and sneakers.  If your collection is heavy on boots and heels then you need a different option since the cubby is too short to store them properly.
•    Save space by stacking your shoes on top of each other.  This method is best for sneakers and flats.  Do not stack dirty shoes on top of each other.  This method is best for floor space.
•    Use a shoe rack.  This method works for all types of shoes.  This method is best for smaller closets.
•    Try a boot hanger.  This method is best for thin boot styles, western boots, or knee-high boots.
•    Use a shoe pyramid.  This method is good for all types of shoes; however, it takes up more space.  Using a pyramid allows you to store your shoes creatively.
•    Use mesh bins to store your sneakers and sandals.
•    Use wooden crates in an entry way to store your shoes.  Stack them in a creative pattern and top them with a decorative item such as a plant.
•    Try a bookcase to store your shoes. 
•    Store shoes in clear shoe boxes with lids.
•    Use an over-the door organizer to stash your shoes.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips for organizing and storing all of your shoes.

We have over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, leather goods, and luggage.  Keep your favorite shoes in tip top shape by bringing them to us for new soles, tips, heels, stitching, and more.  We welcome men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes as well as all types of shoes, boots, athletic shoes, and orthopedic shoes.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.  Don’t have time to make it to our store?  Utilize our mail in repair service by visiting online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Simply print out the form, put the form and your repairs in a box, and mail it to our address at: 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you with the final price and to obtain payment.  After the repairs are completed, we will mail your items back to you.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service also offers luggage and handbag repair.  We are an approved luggage repair shop for brands such as Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Ricardo, Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We can also service luggage that is out of warranty.  Whether your luggage needs new luggage wheels, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, or luggage retractable handles, we can help.  We also repair handbags and leather goods.  We can replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more.  We have a competitive pricing structure which can be located online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Pricing.html.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday’s.  For more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.  Call today!





Packing Methods

by Domenic Muto on 02/20/19

Traveling For Spring Break?

Spring break is just around the corner!  Many people will be traveling over the spring break holiday.  Packing is always a chore but can be easier by utilizing different ways to conserve space in a suitcase.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these methods to packing a suitcase:

•    The traditional way of packing a suitcase is to fold clothes and stack them in the suitcase.  This method does not save space but does make it easier if you want to get to your destination and scoop your clothes out of your suitcase and load it into a drawer.
•    Bundling clothes.  Basically, this is where you layer clothes together and then fold/roll them into one package.  The con to this method is that you need to unwrap the bundle in order to access the clothing pieces inside.  However, this could save space in your luggage.
•    Rolling clothes.  This is where you roll your clothing into little packets.  This method saves space but could result in more wrinkles in your clothing.  Also, it might be harder to pick out your outfit when all the clothing is rolled up.
•    Using a compression bag (bag that you place clothing in and then suck the air out of the bag).  These bags probably work best for bulky items.  Might have less wrinkles and you can use the bags to store dirty laundry for the return trip home.
•    Packing cubes.  These cubes will keep your clothing organized.  Use these with one of the above methods to keep all of your outfits organized.

No matter which method you prefer to pack, make sure that your luggage is in ship shape before heading out on your trip.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is an approved luggage repair shop for brands such as Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Ricardo, Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We can also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can fix or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage carry handles, luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, and more.

We also specialize in shoe and handbag repair.  We service men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes.  We welcome all types of shoes including orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, stitching, heels, tips, and more.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.  We can repair handbags as well as leather goods.  We can repair or replace zippers, straps, buckles, stitching, and more. 

We offer a mail in repair service for customers who can not make it to our location.  To utilize this service, simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html , fill out the form, enclose the form along with your items to be repaired and mail the package to us at 931 North State Road 434, Suite #1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will call you with final price and collect payment.  Once we have repaired your items, we will send them back to you.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  Please call us at 407-869-7757 with any questions. 

Have a great spring break!



Are you heading out to see snow?

by Domenic Muto on 01/30/19

Do you have the proper footwear?

Are you heading out to see snow? Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service, wants you to think about your footwear.  A Florida fashion boot won’t cut it.  Your feet will be soaked.  The best footwear is a “duck boot”.  Keep your feet warm and dry with a duck boot.

What exactly is a duck boot?  According to Wikipedia, a duck boot is a waterproof, boot like shoe that is constructed of a rubber sole and a leather or waterproof textile upper.  L.L. Bean created the first duck boo in the early 1900’s.  Here are a few good reasons on why you invest in a duck boot:

•    They are waterproof.  They keep mud out and keep your feet warm and dry.
•    They are versatile.  You can wear them with many different outfits.  They span the generations by being able to be worn by children, teens, adult, and seniors.
•    They never go out of style. 
•    You can wear them here in Florida too.  We have downpours and they can be worn then to keep your feet dry.
•    They stand the test of time.
•    You can buy them insulated or uninsulated.  We recommend uninsulated if you plan on wearing them in Florida since the insulated ones can make your toes too toasty.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, leather goods, and luggage.  All repairs are done on site at our location at 931 North State Road 436, Suite #1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Customers who are unable to make it to our location can utilize our mail in repair service.   Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html , fill out the form, and enclose the form with your items to be repaired.  Mail them to our address and wait for us to call you to notify you of receipt of your items and to get final payment.  Once we are done repairing your items, we will ship them back to you.

We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, stitching, and more on shoes.  We welcome men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes as well as orthopedic shoes.  We can also stretch shoes and make orthopedic shoe modifications.

We also offer a wide variety of repair services for purses, handbags, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more.  We can also add on items such as clasps.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is an approved luggage repair shop.  We can service Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Ricardo, Skyway, Briggs and Riley and more.  We can also service luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage wheels, luggage zippers, luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, and luggage retractable handles.

Count on Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service for all of your shoe, leather goods, purse, and luggage repairs.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  For more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.





Buying Athletic Shoes

by Domenic Muto on 12/11/18

New Year, New You!

The new year is almost here!  Many people make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape.  If that is on your list this year, then make sure you start with the proper pair of shoes.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips when purchasing a pair of athletic shoes:

•    Get a good fit. Shop late in the afternoon since feet swell.  Make sure to wear the same type of socks that you will be wearing when using your shoes.
•    Buy the right shoe for your activity.  Planning on running?  You need a different shoe then someone who plans on playing basketball.
•    Don’t buy shoes that are uncomfortable.  Shoes should be comfortable when you try them on, no need to “break them in”.
•    Athletic shoes should be replaced every 350 to 550 miles.
•    Always try on shoes.  Don’t assume that you are the same size in each brand of shoe. 
•    Don’t buy a shoe just because it is fashionable.  Always buy a shoe for comfort.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips to help you find the perfect athletic shoe for you.

At our store, we welcome all types of shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching on shoes.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.  After repairing your shoes, we polish and clean them.

Is your luggage in need of repair?  We are an approved luggage repair shop for brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace wheels, zippers, zipper sliders, luggage feet, carry handles, and retractable handles.

We also repair purses, bags, and leather goods.  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more!

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, leather, bags, and luggage.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  We are located at 931 North Stare Road 434, Suite #1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. 

If you can’t make it to our store, we offer a mail in repair service.  Simply go online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html and print out the form.  Fill out the form and send it along with your repairs to our address.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to get final payment.  We will then repair your items and mail them back to you.

For more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.