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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Dec 4, 2023

Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!

On today’s show, we’re talking with the co-founders of Coblrshop, an online and on-demand, mail-in leather and shoe repair service. Co-founders Emily and Leslie have always loved vintage and secondhand, and believed in taking care of your clothes to make them last as long as they possibly can. 

That said, they felt like the market for repairing an caring for shoes could be modernized to make it a friendlier and more common practice for the average shopper. So they founded Coblrshop, and you’ll get to hear the whole story on today’s show, plus their expert advice on all things shoe and leather care!


  • [6:52] The entrepreneurial journey that led Leslie and Emily to found Coblrshop.
  • [8:15] The importance of having a cobbler to repair your shoes and handbags.
  • [12:25] In 1930, there were 100,000+ cobblers in the US, and now there are fewer than 4,000 of these businesses.
  • [16:39] 40% of pre-loved items that are resold need some element of care or repair. 
  • [20:19] The trouble with fast fashion shoes, and why they don’t last. 
  • [24:09] Why the cobbler industry needs modernizing.
  • [32:13] How to determine if a leather shoe is high-quality. 




A special thanks goes out to my Patron Insiders – your support makes Pre-Loved Podcast possible!

  • Patty Weber
  • Beverley Docherty of Wolfe Pack Vintage
  • Danny of Galaxy Live
  • Kathy Brand
  • Lucero Buendia
  • Tricia Zelazny
  • Leslie V.
  • Lisa of Queenie & Pearl
  • Lucille of Galipette Vintage
  • KT 
  • Lydia Welp
  • Anastacia Banicke of Goods & Provisions