Lingerie stores for bra fitting in the SF Bay area (Peninsula)
February 26, 2015 12:40 PM   Subscribe

Looking for suggestions for lingerie stores that offer expert bra fittings in the San Francisco Bay Area, preferably on the Peninsula. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Nordstrom. Always Nordstrom.

I've been to the one in Stanford Shopping Center and it was great.
posted by radioamy at 12:57 PM on February 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


A Revelation in Fit in Oakland was opened by a frequent contributor to Reddit's A Bra That Fits community. She really knows her stuff, and has some very hard-to-find brands there.
posted by melissasaurus at 12:57 PM on February 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


A La Folie in Rockridge is, obviously, not on the Peninsula, but is well spoken of. (NB google maps places it near Piedmont, which is its old location; it's actually in Rockridge.)
posted by kenko at 1:09 PM on February 26, 2015


Another vote for Nordstrom. Professional, lots of choices. But you'll end up with Wacoal.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:39 PM on February 26, 2015


If you're small-busted, Lula Lu in San Mateo.

I've had a good experience at the Nordstrom at Hillsdale too.
posted by purpleclover at 2:19 PM on February 26, 2015


I had a pretty bad experience at the Nordstrom at Stonestown, and although it was a while ago, I don't remember them having as good a selection as the downtown SF Nordstrom. In general though, I do think Nordstroms are good.
posted by needs more cowbell at 9:59 PM on February 26, 2015


I recently had a great experience at Nordstrom, albeit in Ohio. And I definitely ended up with lots of Wacoal.
posted by orangek8 at 11:54 AM on February 27, 2015


Nordstrom at an upscale mall (varies from mall to mall).
posted by amaire at 12:53 PM on February 27, 2015


So Lula Lu turned out to be a bust (sorry, couldn't resist). Though their website says they carry sizes up to B, in their store, they only have A and smaller (something they neglected to mention when we scheduled an appointment). That did not work for my friend.

However, a little Googling brought us to Charmelle 28, which was just a couple of minutes away in Burlingame. There, we got exceptional service from Margaret—my friend called her fitting "life-changing"—and had a really good time to boot. The prices are not cheap—you're probably going to spend at least $100 per bra—but the quality is great and the experience is top-notch. I can't recommend it highly enough.

(They also have a second location in Palo Alto with a different name, Gitti's Fine Lingerie.)
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 8:00 PM on March 22, 2015


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