Bondre Limited is the magical tailoring and bridal boutique where no favour is too big, no job is too complicated and nothing is ever too much trouble. From complex bridal alterations to custom tailoring, they offer a huge range of services from the most basic to the most demanding. I headed to Hammersmith to see if there’s anything these seamstresses can’t do…
Bondre Limited looks like your typical tailors - until you step inside. Expect to stand in awe for a few seconds on entering, it’s as though the fairy godmother has come in and waved her magic wand. There’s a dressing room area at the back of the shop, complete with stunning vintage furniture, a huge gold mirror, a vintage record player and dozens of white roses. It’s the perfect place to come and try on your wedding dress and there’s space for sobbing relatives and gushing friends too.
A customer walked in while I was having a nosey around and announced that she desperately needed a dress altered for a ‘do tomorrow. Paulina - the young girl working on the till - was quick to apologise and explain that Bojana, the head seamstress, was off for the rest of the day so tomorrow may not be possible. On seeing the woman’s disappointment she then said that she would feel confident making the alteration herself, and ten minutes later the woman left beaming with a perfectly hemmed skirt - a good example of the type of customer service to expect at this lovely local shop.
The girls who work here are perfectionists and customers only leave the shop smiling. The experienced seamstresses carry out a range of services, including made-to-measure bespoke tailoring, dress alternations, suit alternations and alterations to suede, fur, leather and denim.
Bondre also offers a specialist bridal tailoring service and the seamstresses are experts at ensuring wedding dresses are lovingly looked after, amended professionally and shaped to fit the body type in question perfectly. They’re also skilled at adding embellishments like extra beading, lace, satin and silk and will make sure your dress looks just the way you want it to look.
New customers can enjoy 15% off alterations with their Portico Places card / 5% off on services over £10 thereafter