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931 North State Rd. 434, Suite 1095
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service Blog

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!




Prom Prep

by Domenic Muto on 04/20/22

Saving Money On Prom

The school year is almost over and high school seniors will be graduating soon.  This means that many of these students will be participating in the time-honored ritual of prom.  Prom is a momentous time in a person’s life and requires special attire.  Attending prom means that a person will want a new outfit to wear to the dance.  Of course, there are additional expenses such as hair, make-up, jewelry, flowers, dinner, pictures, and perhaps a limo.  All of these items add up to one big expense!  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these suggestions on how to save money this prom season:

•    Buy a dress at a consignment shop
•    Buy a classic dress that you can wear again and just dress it up for prom by adding accessories
•    Rent a suit or tux instead of buying
•    Skip the spa and get ready at home or with a bunch of friends
•    Get your hair done at a local cosmetology school
•    Check out online tutorials on make-up application and practice at home or with your friends
•    Do your own nails or invite friends over and do each other’s nails
•    Rent a dress
•    Drive together with friends and skip the limo
•    See if your local grocery store offers corsages and boutonnieres
•    Borrow jewelry
•    Have a dinner party at home, have a potluck, or just zip through the drive-thru for dinner the night of prom
•    Use a purse you already own or try and borrow one
•    Use your own shoes instead of buying new


Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you to have fun at prom while still saving money.  One option is using shoes that you already own for this big event.  If you have shoes that would work but just need a bit of TLC, then we can help! We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

Of course, you will want a handbag for your phone, lipstick, and id.  If your purse or bag needs a little boost, we can help.  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more.  We can also add clasps for a bit of embellishment.

If you plan on staying at a hotel after your prom or even having a big sleepover with your friends, you will need luggage.  We repair luggage that is both in and out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage wheels, luggage zippers, luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, luggage retractable handles, and more.

Don’t have time to make it to our location?  We offer a mail in repairs service. Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print out the form, fill out the form, and put the form as well as your repair items in a box and mail them to us at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714.  After we receive your items, we will call you for payment then we will repair your items and send them back to you.

You can also visit us at our store.  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.

Have a great time at prom!






College Tours

by Domenic Muto on 03/29/22

Planning On Touring?

Many high school students are finishing up their sophomore and junior years of high school and plan on heading to college once they graduate.  Before they embark on the next chapter of their lives, they will have to make a decision on which college they wish to attend.  Many students will want to explore options both in and out of state.  Many families combine college touring with a vacation or try and tour all of the prospective colleges at one time.

Before heading out on a college tour, Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service recommends these tips:

•    Make a list of potential colleges
•    See a variety of school types (private, public, located in urban areas, located in rural areas, large student body, small student body)
•    Check out the college’s website to learn about college tours and their requirements
•    Plan your visit while classes are in session
•    Schedule your college tour
•    Ask questions during your college tour
•    Learn about financial aid while visiting the college
•    Ask for a college interview to ask questions with an admissions counselor
•    If your student is interested in a particular field of study, ask if you can get a specialty tour added that includes that interest
•    See if your student can sit in on a class
•    Keep notes
•    Schedule time to tour the area around the campus so your student can see what the neighborhood is like

College tours allow a student to experience a school and make a decision on whether the school is the right fit.  Before traveling make sure that your shoes, bags, and luggage are ready to go.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers repairs for all types of shoes such as athletic shoes, boots, heels, and orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, stitching, tips, heels, and more.  We also offer orthopedic shoe modifications.  After repairing your shoes, we polish and clean them.

While taking your college tour, you will want to have a bag with you.  A backpack or handbag can be helpful to store handouts, an umbrella, water bottle, guide map, and more.  We offer a wide variety of repair services for bags of all type such as purses, handbags, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace buckles, zippers, stitching, straps, and more.

Your college tour might involve traveling out of state or you might decide that you need more than a few hours to truly experience a campus.  Before leaving on your college tour, make sure that your luggage is ready to go.  We repair luggage from major brands such as Atlantic, Delsey, Travel pro, Ricardo, Skyway, Victorinox, 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, luggage retractable handles, and more.

We also 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 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 send them back to you.

Our location 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.  Good luck on your college tour!



Travel Trends

by Domenic Muto on 02/24/22

Get Out There And Travel!

Travel this year is predicted to be busier than ever.  With the lifting of restrictions, people are finally ready to get out there and travel.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service lists a few of the travel trends for 2022:

•    Travel to “bucket list” destinations will increase
•    People want to get out and travel after losing two years of travel time
•    People are ready to spend money more than in the past
•    Family reunions and vacations with friends will be very popular
•    All-inclusive resorts/destinations will see an increase in travelers
•    Spontaneous travel, where more people will just say yes to travel
•    GOAT – greatest of all trips meaning people will be taking big trips
•    Trip stacking – going from one trip to another back-to-back
•    Sensation seeking -trying new adventures such as sky diving
•    Traveling to big cities to enjoy the culture
•    Exploring even more of nature
•    Solo travel

This is just a sample of how, why, and where people plan on traveling in 2022.  Before setting off on your travel adventure, make sure that your shoes, bags, and luggage are ready to go.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, bags, and luggage.  All of the repairs are done on site at our location at 931 North State Roade 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714. 

Make sure that your shoes are ready for all of your travel adventures.  Whether you plan on a trip camping, a family reunion, attending a wedding, or going hiking, we are ready to help make sure that your shoes are up to snuff.  We repair all types of shoes including athletic shoes, heels, boots, and orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace heels, stitching soles, and tips.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.  After we repair your shoes, we polish and clean them.

Of course, your bags need to ready to go too.  We repair purses, handbags, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace buckles, stitching straps, zippers, and more.  We can even add clasps.

Finally, you need luggage to travel.  Pull out your luggage from its storage place and examine it to make sure that it is ready to go.  We service major brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, Skyway, Swiss Army Luggage, and more brands.  We service luggage that is out of warranty too.  Our repair specialists can repair or replace luggage wheels, luggage retractable handles, luggage carry handles, luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, and more.

We offer a convenient mail in repair service.  Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print out the form, fill out the form, and send it to our location 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.  We will then repair your items and then mail them back to you.

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


Shoe Maintenance

by Domenic Muto on 01/07/22

Tips For Maintaining Shoes

It’s a new year!  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage and Luggage Service offers these tips to help maintaining your shoes:

•    Shop for shoes in the afternoon or evening.  Shopping first thing in the morning could lead to shoes that are too tight.  If you have a pair of shoes that you love but that are too tight, then bring them into our location at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, in Altamont Springs to have them stretched out. 
•    Are your shoes scuffed?  We can help.  Bring them in and let us clean them up for you.
•    Did you get a new pair of heels for the holidays?  Have a pair you love?  Bring them in to get a cap put on the heel.  A cap will help prevent normal wear and tear and make your heels last longer.
•    We can also put caps on other types of shoes as well as replacing the soles of your shoes.  You can also add rubber soles to your shoes in order to help them last longer and to prevent slips and falls.

These tips can help make your shoes more comfortable and last longer.  We also can repair or replace tips and stitching on all types of shoes.  We offer orthopedic shoe modifications too.

Along with shoe repair, we also offer luggage repair.  Are you getting ready to travel or go on a quick staycation?  Get your luggage in tip top shape.  We repair brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Swiss Army Luggage, Ricardo, Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage carry handles, luggage zipper sliders, luggage wheels, luggage zippers and more!

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

Our location is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm.  On Saturday, we are open 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  Can’t make it to our Altamonte Springs location?  We also offer a mail in repairs option.  Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print the form, fill out the information, and mail the form along with your items to our address at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Once we receive your items, we will give you a call to let you know the price and collect your payment.  We will then repair your items and then mail them back to you.

For any questions, please give us a call at 407-869-7757.  We look forward to serving you.