Can it be done? I have a couple bags that I wish had those little metal feet. Is it possible to have them added after the fact? I understand that it could be tricky on bags with lining, but I almost wouldn't mind it if went through the lining. And I have an Andrea Brueckner satchel that has no lining, so I would think it would be simple on that bag.
Anyone had this done? Cost?
It could probably be one, but realize this: if you alter the bag, the company that manufactured it may refuse to fix it if you try to get repairs done in the future. For example, Louis Vuitton will not repair a bag that has been fixed or altered by someone other than them.
I will certainly let all of you know- along with pictures. And I'm not worried about voiding a "warranty"- Can't see sending any of my bags for repairs- would, instead, just have the local leather guy do it. Can't believe no one here has tried it before....
Bumping this thread because I had the same question, and just called my local leather repair shop. He said it's $15-20 for a leather tote. I just got the MK jet-set for travel and don't want it exposed to the filthy airplane floor, etc. I will speak with the leather guy to make sure that the interior is covered (maybe they can repair the lining after they do it or something, or at least make it so it looks professional). I'll post pics when I'm done!
I wondered if you ever did add the feet to your bag. I am in a similar situation with a tote bag and was interested in how you did it. I don't mind the small hole in the bottom, but don't want the prongs through the lining. I am wondering if I could slightly open a seam and slip the washer in through that. Then just move it to the feet prongs by feeling it. A small repair in the lining seam is much more acceptable to me than four metal prongs or four iron-on repairs.
I have done it once with a leather tote bag. A shop that repairs leather shoes and bags did it for me and I must say that I'm still very satisfied with the result. It doesn't look like it has been added later. But it's important that you talk it through with the repair shop first, that you don't get any surprises afterwards like to big feet or poorly finished.
I was speaking to my local cobbler and he said the proper way to do it was to open the lining, add a base if it has a soft bottom so that the feet has something solid for the screw to go through before adding the washer. Otherwise, the feet may eventually fall off while using the bag.