True to You Bra Salon

I’m the kind of girl who drives a stick shift, wields a mean faucet wrench, and buys all her hair-care products in the tack aisle at the feed store — so you’d be correct in assuming that I am not the kind of girl who spends a lot of time hanging out in froufrou shops full of lacy pink undergarments.

I am, however, a practical woman who values comfort above fashion, and there is nothing comfortable about doing yard work in an ill-fitting bra with worn-out straps that slide off your shoulder every time you pull the starter cord on the chainsaw … so when Carson Kressley (who is quite possibly the funniest man alive) announced that 85 percent of all women are wearing the wrong size bra, I decided maybe it was time to suck it up, quit buying underwear on the basis of the infinite monkey theorem, and drag my practical, comfort-loving self into a boutique.

When I wandered into True To You Bra Salon this afternoon, I wasn’t convinced that a nice lady with a tape measure could magically perfect my posture and knock 20 pounds off my waist, the way Kressley’s “Bra Whisperer” does for his guests, but I figured it would be money well spent if I could just find something that fit well enough to keep the girls out of the way while I’m splitting firewood or digging postholes for the tomatoes.

As it turned out, the lady who waited on me was very helpful, very knowledgeable, and very efficient. It took her less than 30 seconds to figure out that I was wearing a bra that was at least two sizes too big in one direction and at least one size too small in the other, and within a half-hour, she’d found me something that fit perfectly, didn’t annoy me, and — would you believe it? — straightened up my posture and appeared to have knocked 20 pounds off my waist and hips in the process. (If this bra turns out to be as durable as my ’66 GMC pickup, True to You will have a customer for life.)

If you’re used to buying bras at the dollar store, you may be in for a little sticker shock — most of the bras I saw today were in the $55 to $65 range — but the prices are fairly consistent with those at other upscale lingerie shops (e.g., Victoria’s Secret), and True to You comes with the added advantage of convenient parking and tasteful decor: no cheesy promotions or sleazy posters of anorexic models leering in fake angel wings.

True to You is located at 5952 S. Lewis Ave., in the South London shopping center just north of 61st and Lewis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call True to You Bra Salon at 742-4548 or visit www.truetoyoubrasalon.com.

Grades:
Product: A
Service: A+
Convenience: A
Value: TBD (I think this will be an A, but I’m waiting to see how well the product holds up)
Overall: A

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~ by redforkhippie on February 16, 2008.

4 Responses to “True to You Bra Salon”

  1. I didn’t have a good experience with this store. I ordered two bras that needed to ordered. They told me they would be there in three or four days. After two weeks, I called they said I could be a month. I had given them 75.00 in deposit and I ask for it back since it was taking so long. I incountered a rude manager that didn’t want to return my money. I had to call my credit card company to get my money back. I would never go into that store again.

  2. That’s weird. They were extremely polite and helpful when I was there. I was fortunate enough to find what I needed in stock, so I didn’t have to deal with the hassles of ordering stuff, but I was happy with my experience — and after eight months with this bra, I can confirm that it’s been durable enough to stand up to repeated washings (delicate cycle, hang to dry) and all the wear and tear a chainsaw-wielding, posthole-digging tomboy can dish out over the course of three seasons. I will definitely go back again.

  3. True To You Bra Salon is the best bra shop in town!!!! I loved the atmosphere and store is decorated so beautifully. The customer service is above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. I purchased 4 bras and special ordered 2. I was informed by the lovely staff that special orders take 2-8 weeks because most of their bras come from Europe. I don’t know where this lady got 3-4 days, that is impossible. Maybe online, if you pay for rush delivery because they have a whole warehouse full of stock. Anyways, I love the personal attention you get from your fitter. The woman that helped me was so helpful and informative, I enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you True To You Bra Salon you change my life. I never knew bras could feel like this. Keep up your fabulous costomer serivice, I will tell all my friends. LOVE YOUR STORE!!!!

  4. Bankruptcy tends to have a detrimental effect on customer service. Who knew? You should probably boycott … oh, wait. Never mind.

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