On today’s episode of #BusinessOfTheWeek, we are down at Coakley’s Shoe Repair! Gary Coakley is the owner of this business that specialises in quality repair services in London – located at Unit 2, 57 York Street. In the three years Coakley’s has been open, Gary has built up an impressive repertoire of services. These services include but are not limited to: key cutting, watch repairs, watch battery replacement, leather repair and leather cleaning, dry cleaning, shoe repair and shoe dyeing, rivet and snap replacement, knife sharpening and more.  They have even fixed a boat cover and trampoline net! It comes as no surprise that Coakley’s was the 2017 winner of Best In London’s Best Shoe Repair Shop. Coakleys storefront As this is a self-proclaimed one-stop service shop, it only makes sense that the services and products offered are not limited to common repairs.  Gary and his team are continually expanding their services and perfecting their craft. If you are in the market for real western cowboy boots, this is the only shop in the entire city that sells them. Among their unique products sold are also Barmah hats. These are made from Kangaroo leather from Australia. They also do Canadian-made moccasins and sell some of the best shoe care in the world, specifically from France. There is an undeniable devotion to exceeding customer expectations. If you are dissatisfied with the repair, the team at Coakley’s will redo the service free of charge. If they still do not get it right, you will receive a full refund of the original service fee. Talk about excellent customer service! Although Coakley’s has been open for a mere three years, Gary’s charm has gained him quite the positive reputation, especially downtown. Everyone knows and loves Gary! His charm helps him succeed in the business, as he truly cares about all customers. “The only thing we want to sell is quality, along with our service which is quality.” Gary fell into this profession by being in the right place at the right time. When he was younger, he saw a sign looking for a trainee at a cobbler shop in his hometown in England. He started working there, and twenty-one years later, he is the owner of Coakley’s in London, Ontario. Next time you need something repaired, visit Coakley’s for guaranteed top quality service every time, or your money back! Thanks for tuning into this week’s segment of #BusinessOfTheWeek Coakleys


Contact Coakley’s



Phone: (519) 439-6868




57 York Street



Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: Closed