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Claudia looking at the window from inside of her shop.

Nicole’s Alterations and Repair

Claudia Bernal

Nicole’s Alterations and Repair is a local shop located in Elephant and Castle, Southwark. It is owned by Claudia Bernal, who has been offering high standard clothing repairs and alterations to London residents for more than 15 years.

inside Nicoles' alterations and repairand Claudia behing the counter.

Tell us about you

My name is Claudia Bernal, and I own and run Nicole’s Alterations and Repair. I was born in Armenia, Colombia, but I came to London when I was 20-year-old to study. However, I decided to stay here as I fell in love with this beautiful city and persuaded my career in clothing alterations.

sewing machine and a red chair inside Nicole's alterations and repair shop

Why did you decide to start your own business?

I foufound it challenging to get a job with a good schedule that could allow me to spend as much time as possible with my then three-month-old daughter. Therefore, with my daughter in mind as my primary motivation, I rented a clothing repair store in Elephant and Castle and hired skilled workers. They taught me everything I know about this job. This achievement allowed me to develop my professional skills to see my daughter grow.

Outside Nicole's store

What do you feel more proud of?

I feel proud of the high-quality results of my work. Also, I currently opened a new local shop where I know that my experience will make this place remarkable.

“One of my goals was to improve the quality of my work and the services that my store provides. And I’m happy to say that I achieved it!”

— Claudia Bernal

Where can we find you?

Visit my shop

Ash Ave,

Opening Hours

Monday: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact me

Nicole’s Alterations and Repair



+44 7848 860972