Hello Bra Fan followers! It’ s that time of the month again. You know, the time where we announce our latest BFF: Bra Fan Forever! Our previous BFF, Tina, had a great reason to purchase new bras – she shaved off 30 pounds! This time, our BFF Shannon also has a great reason – she’s a mommy who’s nursing her baby. (When you’re a breastfeeding mom the size of your breasts change throughout the day so it is important that you be in a nursing bra that fits just right.) Another thing we loved about Shannon is that she’s a former Manhattanite who frequented our Lexington Avenue store. She now lives in Montreal with her family.
Shannon’s email to Linda’s:
I used to live within walking distance of the old store, I miss it SO MUCH. Now I live in Montreal, so I’m grateful for Linda’s online. I am a nursing mom and a tricky bra size that Linda guessed right away! I love the selection and the attention to detail given in each fitting. Sometimes all you need is an accurate measurement to give you a great bra and sometimes you need an expert to help you with the right style and look. I got both and I’m a fan forever! I bring every girl I know to Linda’s when I’m in town and I send the online link to all women who are having bra trouble on all my mom-websites. I’m a mom blogger too, and I plan to do a post about Linda’s soon.
Name: Shannon A
Why are you Linda’s Fan of the Month? Because I think every town needs a Linda’s.
When did you shop at Linda’s? My first visit was probably in 2006, and then many visits subsequently, until I moved from NYC in 2010. Whenever I’m in town, I love to drop by.
Who helped you? I have had many of the nice saleswomen assist me, including one trainee. I have had the luck to get Linda a few times too. She did a fitting for me when I was pregnant and found me the best bra to get me through the crazy size changes.
What size did you think you were, or were you wearing when you first went to Linda’s? I thought I was a 38 DD.
Were you wearing the right size? I was close! I ended up being a 36 E in most sizes.
What was your favorite part about getting a fitting? I like that I can ask for a specific bra feature and quickly get a number of options in my size without having to leave the dressing room.
How did you feel and look after your fitting? When I wear my new bras, I always feel better; they are so supportive.
Do you have a favorite brand, style or type of bra? Right now, I am a big fan of HOTmilk because they are durable and pretty nursing bras. When I’m not nursing, I love Panache and Elle Macpherson because they are beautiful and just work for me.
How did you hear about Linda’s? A friend turned me onto her shop because we are both uncommon sizes.
Would you tell your friends to get a fitting at Linda’s? I do all the time.
Why do you think getting fit for bras is so important for women? All the little problems that you have with getting a bra to make you look good, feel comfortable, be supported, have the straps stay up, etc… they can be FIXED with the right bra. I think this is a revelation to most women.
What was the best piece of advice that you got, or the most important thing that you learned at Linda’s? If a bra isn’t fitting just right, don’t buy it. A better choice is there, even for rare sizes. Don’t settle.
Shannon also wrote a fabulous blog post of her time at my store and her experience online shopping on my site. She even says “Linda is boob-magic.” Now that’s a great BFF!
Thank you to Shannon for being such a devout customer! Do you think you have what it takes to be Linda’s BFF? If so, get all of the details here. I can’t wait to read all your submissions!