I need a bra
April 19, 2015 11:31 AM   Subscribe

Do you know a good place to get fitted for a bra in NYC?
posted by [tk] to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (26 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I was most recently fitted at La Petite Coquette on University Place, and they found me a good fit. I have also heard good things about the fitters at Town Shop on the Upper West Side.
posted by Lycaste at 11:36 AM on April 19, 2015

Weird size here -- try The Town Shop on the UWS. Really nice people and they have a TON of stock. Not cheap, but imo worth it.
posted by holborne at 11:39 AM on April 19, 2015 [3 favorites]

Came to say Town Shop as well.
posted by Mchelly at 11:49 AM on April 19, 2015

I went to Town Shop as well. I bought 2 bras at the time, but since then I've been buying off Ebay, because now I know exactly what size of which (very expensive) brand looks best.
posted by unknowncommand at 11:51 AM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Lord and Taylor.
posted by bunderful at 11:55 AM on April 19, 2015

Town Shop, or Linda's. Definitely not Iris in Brooklyn.
posted by mgar at 12:03 PM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

BraTenders and Bradelis have worked out really well for me.
posted by harrumph at 12:20 PM on April 19, 2015

posted by radioamy at 12:40 PM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

I would also avoid Orchard Corset. It has a good reputation but my experience there was not great (they got my size *totally* wrong).
posted by holborne at 12:50 PM on April 19, 2015

I had a good experience at Linda's.
posted by Mavri at 12:52 PM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Town Shop! Most of the time the sales women are very good, but there's still an element of buyer beware. On two occasions people have tried to sell me a bra that didn't really fit right, probably because they didn't have my size. One bra was too small in the cup, so the associate pushed my breasts down and to the sides so there wouldn't be any overflow at the top. Another time, a different woman fastened the bra in back for me, and got a decent fit. But later I realized she'd used the innermost row of hooks because the band was actually too big for me. So judge for yourself if the bra feels and looks right.

I have had several 100% positive experiences in there; I'm not trying to discourage you! In those cases, I just wasn't looking out for myself.

If you need a bra that's smooth or conceals nipples, bring a top with you so you can test for those things.
posted by wryly at 12:52 PM on April 19, 2015

Just another person to say it is only the bras Ive gotten at Town Shop that I love.
posted by dame at 1:07 PM on April 19, 2015

A friend was just telling me last night that she had a great experience at Lee Lee's Valise in Brooklyn.
posted by rdnnyc at 1:21 PM on April 19, 2015

I've had great experiences at BraTenders.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 1:25 PM on April 19, 2015

Journelle on E17th between 5th Ave and USQ is good. I go there now.

If you go to Linda's be sure to make an appointment. I didn't know you were supposed to, and had to wait for a while.
posted by Liesl at 1:30 PM on April 19, 2015

Town Shop
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 2:01 PM on April 19, 2015

I liked Orchard Corset a lot. Their selection is limited but budget-friendly. YMMV.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:10 PM on April 19, 2015

I'll nth Town Shop for fitting. For bra shopping, it's not my favorite -- they do have a huge selection but most of their styles are not my style, and I had to be a little more assertive than I prefer to be with a salesperson who was really convinced that I would look cute in an animal print bra. However, they absolutely identified my correct size, which was not the size I walked in off the street wearing, and has continued to be my correct size when shopping elsewhere.
posted by telegraph at 2:57 PM on April 19, 2015

Intimacy on the Upper East Side (Madison Ave) did a really good job for me, but the bras were scarily expensive.
posted by ferret branca at 3:00 PM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Not a fan of Orchard Corset but I don't like any store where the staff decides what you need and you can take it or stuff it.
posted by yeahlikethat at 3:40 PM on April 19, 2015

Nthing Town Shop for fitting.

Also, if your ladies are on the larger side, the bra shop upstairs inside Lane Bryant on 34th St. is pretty great (even if the rest of you is smaller than the rest of their clothes). The woman who helped me instantly found a bra that fit exactly the way I wanted. Their bras are very well made and they often have sales.
posted by blu_stocking at 3:47 PM on April 19, 2015

A friend said she had a great experience at Linda's on 3rd Ave in Murray Hill when she needed new bras . She had some special requirements as a result of some surgery and she said the salesladies were sensitive and knowledgeable.

I've had good experiences in Town Shop. The salesladies know their stuff. Once when I walked in there in the summer wearing a t-shirt, the saleslady took one look at me and said "well, I can see you're in the right size" and immediately went to the drawer containing the exact size I was wearing.
posted by essexjan at 4:51 PM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Here to recommend BraTenders. It's where B'way gals get all of their stuff.
posted by ashtabula to opelika at 4:52 PM on April 19, 2015

I did Orchard Corset once. My size was weird even for them but I got some great-fitting and relatively cheap bras out of the deal.
posted by ch1x0r at 5:58 PM on April 19, 2015

Another vote for Bradelis. The sales reps there pointed out that there are many more shapes and size variants than prefab bra sizes in America, and that's why most bras don't fit. I, too, walked in one size and out another. Six months on, I remain very happy with the experience.
posted by Violet Blue at 10:07 PM on April 19, 2015

I like intimacy on the UES but it tends to run on the expensive side.
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