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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

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Halloween Hints

by Domenic Muto on 10/22/21

Celebrate Halloween Safely

Halloween is around a week away.  Many more people will be out celebrating the holiday this year.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you to be safe and have fun this Halloween.  Here are a few tips and ideas:

•    Make sure that your child’s shoes are comfortable to walk in.  Shoes that come with costumes such as plastic heels are probably not the best option for a night of trick or treating
•    Consider re-purposing shoes to go along with your child’s costume.  For example, use paint or embellishments to change the shoe
•    Make sure your child can be seen.  Wear light-colored costumes, have a flashlight, attach reflective tape to their costume, or have them carry a glow stick
•    Make sure your child’s costume isn’t dragging on the ground so they don’t fall
•    Accompany your child while they are trick or treating
•    Watch for cars, cross at crosswalks, and walk on sidewalks when possible

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you and your family to have a safe and spooktacular time this Halloween. 

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

We service all types of shoes including boots, athletic shoes, heels, and orthopedic shoes.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, stitching, and more.  After repairing your shoes, we polish and clean them for you.

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

Do you have luggage that needs repair?  We can help!  We repair luggage from brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Swiss Army Luggage, Ricardo, Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other brands as well as luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, luggage wheels, and more.

For your convenience, 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 send it along with your repair work to our address.  After we receive your items, we will call you to collect payment.  We will then repair your items and mail them back to you.

You are always welcome to stop by our store.  We are there 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 safe and Happy Halloween!




Choosing Travel Bags!

by Domenic Muto on 09/23/21

Time To Travel!

The Covid numbers are heading down and travel is heating up!  Are you ready to get out there and travel?  While a trip to Europe might not be on your radar right now, there are still many other opportunities for travel out there.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you to be ready to go with your travel bags in hand.  Not sure what type of luggage you need?  Don’t worry, Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service can help!

There are many types of bags to choose from.  Your choice will vary depending on where you plan on using your luggage.  Common types of bags include:

•    Suitcases
•    Backpacks
•    Duffel bags

These bags come in different forms such as rolling, soft-sided, and hard-sided.
Other factors to consider when deciding which is the best bag for your travels are:

•    How long will you be gone? 
•    How will you be traveling?
•    Where will you be staying?
•    What will you be doing?

If you are just traveling for a weekend trip, then consider a carry-on bag if heading out on a plane or use a small suitcase for a road trip.  If you are traveling by plane and have lots of layovers then consider a backpack or light carry-on bag. Bus and train travel means you will be maneuvering your luggage quite a bit.  Consider a rolling suitcase or rolling duffel bag.  Are you planning on camping in a tent or staying at a 5-star hotel?  Different locations require different types of luggage. Finally, what will you be doing when you arrive?  Are you heading to the beach or to a cold climate to ski?  Your clothing and equipment choice also helps determine what types of bags you will need.

For example, sporting events such as football games are back in full swing.  Maybe you want to take a quick weekend getaway to go cheer on your favorite team.  Can you drive there?  Do you need to fly?  What are you bringing in your bags?  Where are you staying?  All of these factors need to be considered when choosing your travel bag.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is here to help.  We have over 30 years’ experience in repairing luggage, shoes, and bags.  So, before you head out on your trip, make sure that all of your items are ready to go.

Does your luggage need some TLC before your trip?  We service manufacturers such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Swiss Army Luggage, Briggs and Riley, Ricardo and Skyway.  We also service other brands and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace zippers, luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, luggage retractable handles, and more. 

We also offer a wide variety of repair services for purses, handbags, and leather goods.  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more.

Before heading out, make sure your shoes are ready to go too.  We welcome all shoes including boots, athletic shoes, and orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

Can’t get to our location?  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 items to us 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 then mail them back to you.

Happy travels!



Help Your Neighbors

by Domenic Muto on 08/26/21

Donate Goods To Help Your Neighbors

Many households are just barely scraping by at this time.  These situations have many reasons for occurring such as a family member losing a job, Covid-19 related circumstances, or an ill family member.  When money is tight, families will spend money on trying to keep a roof over their head or on feeding their families.  There might not be any extra money to obtain clothing or shoes. 

School has just started and many children have grown over the summer.  This means that they need new clothing and shoes for the school year.  Adults might need new clothing, shoes, and accessories for a job interview, for their current jobs, or just to replace worn out items.

How can you help?  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service suggests ways to help your neighbors:

•    Consider doing a summer clean out of your closets and donating your gently used shoes
•    Donate clothing that your child has outgrown
•    Donate your clothing accessories such as belts and purses.  These could help a person who is trying to get a job

If you can’t donate money or your time, then a simple donation of gently used shoes, purses, belts, clothing, and luggage are a great contribution.  If you are looking for a place to donate these items, consider Goodwill.  There are many locations across the state where you can donate.  For more information, please visit online at https://www.goodwillcfl.org/locations/.

After weeding your closets, you may have noticed items that you want to keep but that need repairing.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, purses, leather, and luggage.  We are located at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  Our store hours are Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm.  On Saturday, we are open from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.

We welcome all types of shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, stitching, heels, and more.  We can make modifications on orthopedic shoes.  We also offer shoe stretching.

Bring in your purses, handbags, and leather bags for repair.  We can replace or repair buckles, straps, zippers, stitching, and more.  We can also add on items such as clasps.

Does your luggage need repair?  We repair brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, Skyway and more.  We can repair luggage that is out of warranty as well.  We can repair or replace luggage retractable handles, luggage carry handles, luggage feet, luggage zipper sliders, luggage zippers, luggage wheels, and more.

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 place it along with your repair work in a box and mail it to our address.  Once we receive your items, we will call you and collect payment.  We will then repair your items and then send them back to you.

If you need more information or have any questions, then please call our store at 407-869-7757.  We look forward to serving you!





Time To Travel!

by Domenic Muto on 07/13/21

Packing Tips For Travel

After a year of being stuck home, many people are starting to travel again.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips for packing:

•    Have a packing list so you don’t forget anything.
•    Use as small a suitcase as possible to deter over packing.
•    Lay out clothing into outfits and then eliminate what you don’t need.
•    Roll your clothes, use packing cubes, or do a combination of both in order to save space in your suitcase.
•    Place heavier items such as shoes at the wheeled end of your suitcase (the bottom of your suitcase) to help keep your suitcase balanced.
•    Bring a bag for laundry.
•    Bring an extra bag or backpack for souvenirs.
•    Keep your liquids in a separate bag.  Use travel size bottles for your liquids.  To help prevent leaking, open the top of the bottle and put a piece of plastic wrap on top and then put the top of the bottle back on.  Make sure that all of your liquids are packed in a resealable plastic bag.
•    Pack your electronics in a separate bag.
•    Jewelry should always remain in a bag that you are hand carrying with you.  Do not check jewelry or any other valuables/medications.
•    If you are traveling with another person, consider packing a few outfits in their suitcase and vice versa in case one of the suitcases is lost
•    Always keep your valuables with you in your carry-on.  Also, pack an extra outfit in your carry-on just in case your luggage is lost.
•    Pack the outfit you need first on the top layer of your luggage so that you have easy access to it.
•    Make your luggage tag unique so that you can easily spot your luggage.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips to help make packing less of a chore.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service can make sure that all of your travel essentials, shoes, luggage, and bags are in tip top shape and ready to go.  We have over 30 years’ experience in repairing these items.

We welcome all types of shoes including heels, boots, athletic shoes, and orthopedic shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, stitching, and more.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

We are an approved luggage repair shop for brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Swiss Army Luggage, Ricardo, Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We can also repair other brands and luggage that is out of warranty.  We 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 wide variety of repair services for purses, handbags, backpacks, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace zippers, buckles, stitching, straps, and more.

We offer a mail in repairs service.  No need to come to our store, instead visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print out the form, fill it out, and mail the form along with your repair work 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.

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 call us at 407-869-7757.


Wedding Travel

by Domenic Muto on 06/16/21

Get Ready For Wedding Season

After having weddings delayed due to Covid-19, many people have re-scheduled their weddings for this year.  Traditionally, June is the most popular month for weddings.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service want you to be aware of these wedding etiquette dos and don’ts before heading out to celebrate a wedding:

•    RSVP promptly
•    Do not request to bring a date if your invitation did not specify “and guest”
•    Do not assume that children are welcome to the event
•    Observe the dress code
•    Be on time for the wedding
•    Silence your cell phone
•    Do not post to social media until after the bride and groom have had an opportunity to post
•    Send wedding gifts to the bride and groom’s home
•    Drink responsibly
•    Don’t monopolize the bride and groom
•    Have fun!

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you to enjoy the wedding of your friend or family member.

Before heading out to the wedding, make sure that your shoes are in tip top shape.  Dress shoes, heels, boots, athletic shoes, and even orthopedic shoes can all be fixed at our location.  We repair men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes.  We can repair or replace stitching, heels, tips, soles, and more.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.  After repairing your shoes, we polish and clean them.  We offer competitive pricing.  For an estimate of our prices, please visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Pricing.html.

We also repair handbags, purses, leather bags, and leather goods.  We can repair or replace buckles, zippers, stitching, straps, and more.  We can also add clasps and repair handles.  We offer a convenient 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 send the form 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 package, we will call you to give you the final price and to collect payment.  We then repair your items and mail them back to you.

Are you traveling to the wedding?  Better check out your luggage to see if it is travel ready.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is an approved luggage repair shop.  We service Skyway, Ricardo, Briggs and Riley, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Delsey, Atlantic, and Travel pro.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty. Our repair specialists can repair or replace luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, luggage retractable handles, luggage wheels, luggage zippers, and more.

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 call us at 407-869-7757. Get travel ready for the marriage celebration of your friends or family!