So you’ve just moved into your new home… you’ve found a new watering hole and you’ve got the local takeaway number pinned to the fridge. Next on the list: find a drycleaners! Pearls has been serving the local community in Acton for the past eight years, and has earned a reputation for being friendly, reliable and reasonably priced…
Pearls definitely doesn’t look like your average drycleaners from the outside. The shop front looks recently renovated, and the white and pink logo almost glistens - which immediately makes me think that they could spruce up my coat pretty nicely.
I walk inside to find a customer presenting a text stating his order is ready for collection. I’ve never been a fan of those little paper tickets so I’m already impressed. The customer leaves happily and promptly with his freshly washed duvets, and Nish shakes my hand and introduces himself. We quickly find common ground as I realise he also dislikes paper tickets as “they have a habit of disappearing.” At Pearls they send you a text when your order is ready, then you simply show the text on collection - easy!
This is definitely a 21st century drycleaners. They only use cutting edge machinery and the latest cleaning products to ensure each item is as pristine as can be. Nish is quick to tell me that although the machines are great, he always makes sure to carefully hand finish each item for that professional finish. He’s extremely particular and doubles takes at a shirt before giving it a brush as we turn and head back toward the shop front - I can’t imagine anything leaving the shop anything less than immaculate.
I’ve never walked round a drycleaners that’s so organised, (saying that, I haven’t walked round many drycleaners), but my local drycleaner usually magically appears from underneath a bundle of clothes as I enter the shop. Here everything is neatly tagged and organised like a designer showroom, and you can tell there’s no chance you’ll end up with Mrs Smith’s fur coat instead of your freshly pressed shirts.
Saying that, this is a place where you can get your ‘to do’ list done in one. As well as a range of dry cleaning services, Pearls also offer a whole load of other services, including alterations and repairs, carpet cleaning, suede and leather cleaning, duvet cleaning, shirt ironing and more.
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