A few years ago—before the Great Recession—I got a call from one of my favorite clients. She was on a private jet. She had spilled vodka on her favorite Hermes Birkin Bag. Sure, she had a closet full of gorgeous bags, but this bag was her favorite.
“What the hell do I do?” she pleaded.
I coached her through some Birkin Bag triage and upon arrival at her destination, she promptly FedExed the “patient” back to New York for treatment. I almost thought she’d send the bag back on the private jet. Judging from the anxiety in her voice, the thought probably crossed her mind.
Of course, we were able to save the bag and returned it to her in far better shape than we received it. We’ve been cleaning, repairing and detailing couture handbags and pocketbooks for years. Our New York City and Long Island customers usually bring them into our stores (no need for private jets when we have four convenient locations in the New York City area). But we also have plenty of customers who send their best bags to us for cleaning from all over the U.S. Some customers, if the bag is important enough, will even send it to us from out of the country.
Today, it is more important than ever to protect these investments. (The Great Recession, remember?) It dawned on me that we were providing this important service—one that encourages a sustainable lifestyle, too—without even promoting it. So now, in addition to our handbag cleaning and repair, we have decided to offer shoe care and repair. Now it’s official: Meurice has you covered from your nose to your toes.
I mean, let’s face it; everyone knows that people get judged by their shoes. Right or wrong, it happens. Those Jimmy Choos or Louboutins won’t impress anyone if they look like they’ve been through the spin cycle. (I always wondered what was with those red soles, anyway. Who sees the bottom of your shoes, unless of course, you’re a porn star? And Louboutins never make it into those movies. At least not any that I’ve ever seen.)
So, whether you broke a heel, stepped in your neighbor’s dog’s poop, or scuffed the tip of your J.M. Westons while you were “minding the gap” on the 6 train, it’s no problem. Meurice can fix it.
Even if your Kelly bag is covered in Enfamil, Meurice can take care of it.
Your bags, your shoes, your clothes, they’re all investments that you’ve made. You might have lost your shirt on Wall Street, but you won’t loose your shirt at Meurice. And while we’re at it, we can save your shoes, too.