Every fashion-maven knows that finding the perfect shoe at the right price is a Cinderella moment. Once this match made in heaven occurs, savoring your designer shoes requires researching the best cobbler who will take care of your red-soled babies like his own. L.A.’s elite have their favorite cobblers on speed dial – now you can create your own little black book.
Pasquale Shoe Repair
5616 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Pasquale Fabrizio is the go-to cobbler amongst Hollywood’s A-list crowd. Frequent clients include Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, Celine Dion, Madonna and Christina Ricci. Touted as “the best shoe repair in the world” by top designers in both the fashion and shoe industries, Fabrizio can repair, protect and revitalize you shoes. From giving your designer digs a rubber sole for the catwalk to new welting for your cowboy kickers to stain protecting, Fabrizio’s technique is an art form that has brought customers from near and abroad to witness his craftsmanship.
3345 S. Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Owning a pair of vintage designers shoes needs a delicate and meticulous cobbler. Known for working with high-profile brands including Gucci, Prada, YSL, Christian Louboutin and Chanel, the Village Cobbler will give your retro wear a facelift for a brand new look and feel. From heels to motorcycle boots, the Village Cobbler offers services for cleaning, resoling and general cosmetic work. The shoe repair shop is also known for its expertise in listening to your shoe problem woes and coming up with solutions that preserve the life of your favorite shoes.
Willie’s Shoe Service
1174 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
In 1956, Willebaldo Rivera was the must-see cobbler for the film industry. His craftsmanship was, and still is, a sought-after service throughout the Hollywood community, especially since his first location was across from Paramount Studios. Willie’s Shoe Service remains an iconic shoe repair shop with celebrity photos lining his walls giving thanks for his expertise. In addition to shoe repair and protection, Rivera has a unique knack for creating custom shoes for many of his clients – slip-on shoes for Rev. Jesse Jackson and custom Canadian hiking boots for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Willie’s Shoe Service prides itself on using the most durable and quality materials that are made in the United States.
Miracle Instant Shoe Repair
324 Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Ray, CA 90293
It’s nothing short of a miracle when you drop off your favorite designers shoes at Miracle Instant Shoe Repair. The shoe cobbler returns your items in pristine condition and will have you clicking your heels in no time. Using only the best quality materials and equipment, the repair experts guarantee long-lasting results, even on the oldest pair of shoes you own. First-time customers should check out the Miracle Instant Shoe Repair website for coupons. New clients can receive $10 off any repair of $70 or more and the shop offers cleaning and shampooing specials as well as a 20-percent discount to those who like the shop’s Facebook page.
Arturo’s Shoe Fixx
9643 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Arturo’s Shoe Fixx is the premier cobbler shop for Hollywood starlets to visit before heading down the red carpet during awards season. For the past 67 years, Arturo has offered his expertise in shoes to the society icons of Los Angeles and he hasn’t lost a heel yet. Competitively priced, even the most basic services such as heel repair will only cost customers $10 or under.
Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.