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How much to replace a zipper on a small bag?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: December 20, 2009 07:25PM
A side pocket's zipper on a small over the shoulder travel bag needs replacing; a few teeth broke (-the zipper's, not mine). It's a YKK, 10" long, medium size teeth. Bag is naugahyde -but I still like it.

Any idea how much this will cost to have done?
Tips on where to take it, if any place can do this sort of thing cheaper than a luggage repair shop? (which I Know won't be too cheap)



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Re: How much to replace a zipper on a small bag?
Posted by: dmann
Date: December 20, 2009 07:32PM
If you have a good tailor/dry cleaner, they may be able to take care of it for you.

I had the zipper replaced on my winter coat last year and it ran $15.00 or $20.00 IIRC.

DM
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Re: How much to replace a zipper on a small bag?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: December 20, 2009 07:42PM
I was at an upholstery shop a couple of months ago, and the guy was in the process of replacing the zipper in an old letterman's jacket. I never would have thought to go to an upholstery shop, but it makes sense, because their equipment is very heavy, and they do a lot of zippers. The problem might be getting to the area to replace the zipper. I have a couple of bags that would have to be pretty much taken apart in order to get the old zipper out and a new one in. Are you sure there's access?
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Re: How much to replace a zipper on a small bag?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: December 20, 2009 07:53PM
Many shoe repair shops will do replacements on heavy items too. I've had zippers
replaced on canvas and leather camera bags at my local shop.







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Re: How much to replace a zipper on a small bag?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: December 21, 2009 11:33AM
The upholstery & shoe repair shops sound like good bets, the (p)leather is fairly thick on this thing. Thanks.
Phil (or anyone), do you remember what your repair cost?
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Re: How much to replace a zipper on a small bag?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: December 21, 2009 05:56PM
It's been a few years but I believe it was around $25 for a 12" zipper in a canvas bag.



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