Anyone altered a tote by adding a zipper?

  1. I really like this tote bag but it doesn't have a zipper, and I think I'd like to add a zipper and use it as a gym bag. Anyone done anything like this? Do I go to a handbag place or a tailor?
     
  2. I have not done this, but have considered it knowing exactly the place that I could go to. And the place I had in mind was actually a repair service that does designer shoes and purses/luggage.
     
  3. My mother has done that to her bag, she went to her shoe cobbler.

    Good luck!