Here at Linda’s, we’re always looking for ways to make your bra and swimwear shopping experience easier and more enjoyable. When opened my first Linda’s store, I never dreamed I would have such a gorgeous and helpful eCommerce website like I do today. And while I love my brick-and-mortar NYC Linda’s bra fitting shops, Linda’s Online helps me help thousands and thousands more women around the the world. With that said, we’ve made some exciting improvements to the online shop, and I’d love to know what you think!
First up: the Linda’s Online homepage has a new look! The new design and layout features one big message (in this case, fabulous new swimwear from Anita), three large buttons underneath, and a very fabulous section for Bras, Swimwear, Maternity & Nursing and Accessories! What do you think of the new layout?
March is always a crazy month. Between the insane weather patterns, the looming swimsuit season, and cabin fever from Winter – it’s enough to drive you mad! Well here’s a reason to get excited about the madness: March Markdown Madness! If you missed out on the first days, that’s ok. But Sunday is your last chance to get an extra 15% off of all sale items at Linda’s Online! That’s right! Save on bras and swimsuits from some of your favorite brands like: Panache, Freya, Karla Colletto, Cleo, Swim Systems, Spanx, Anita, Fantasie and more!
Hurricane Sandy recently roared through the North East of the United States, causing severe damage in New York City. We offer our sincerest wishes for your safety and well being during such a trying time. We have full faith that this city and its resilient inhabitants will survive this storm, and thrive on the other side.
Linda’s is based in New York with our two Linda’s boutiques in Manhattan and our warehouse in Brooklyn. Luckily, our locations and (most importantly) our Bra Divas and staff were spared any permanent or life threatening damage. We are counting our blessings.
Ch-ch-ch-changes! I’ve been in the bra business for a long time – over 25 years. In those years I have fit thousands of women with thousands of bras. I have always used the same “good fit” criteria, and made it my mission to help women find the right bra size, feel comfortable, and be confident. Throughout my years, I’ve always said that an in-person fitting with a trained bra fitter is best, but I’ve also been “braducating” women about what makes a good fit, how to shop for bras on their own, and even how to measure themselves to get a good starting point.
Recently, I was interviewed by SheFinds.com and suggested that bra sizes have changed in the past 10 years due to vanity sizing. This led to a segment on Good Morning America (above), more articles, and a huge discussion on the social media outlets. I was expecting some differing views on the topic, but I wasn’t expecting so much misunderstanding. So, keep on reading for my explanation of why I think vanity sizing has changed modern bra sizes.
I am so excited to announce a very special upcoming event! You’re Invited to the Simone Perele Trunk Show! Besides making one of my favorite basic bras, this French company supplies our store with some of the frilliest and sexiest bras and panties in the shop. And while I carry a fill range of the basics, I pick and choose a small sample of our favorite fashion styles each season. This Trunk Show will give my customers a one-time-only chance to view the complete collection of Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 styles. That’s right – the entire line! This is your only opportunity to get your favorite Andora bra in the latest fashion color, or a sassy new lace style, or that alluring garter belt you’ve always wanted. Be the first to get a glimpse of the latest styles, and pre-order your favorites for 10% off! There’s so much more going on that day – read below to find out! (more…)
::Update 6/26/12:: We did it! We’ve reached 250 votes! Thank you to all of our fabulous friends and customers!
Chase and Living Social recently partnered to launch the Mission: Small Business program. The program is awarding 12 businesses grants of $250,000 to make a positive impact on their business. Linda the Bra Lady could be one of them! And that would mean (drum roll, please) a new Linda’s store! Find out out to vote below.
This month, I reveal yet another amazing basic bra that would otherwise fall between the cracks of sassy styles and long-time favorites. I’m glad to announce that this month’s Bra of the Month is a newer basic with smooth cups and supreme support. Best of all? It fits D-H cups with ease. It was so popular in my two New York City bra fitting shops that I knew I had to feature it! :::trumpets sounding::: Here it is, the Fantasie Esme!
My two store locations have been carrying the Parfait by Affinitas bras and undies for awhile now. My customers love them! I mean, flirty and basic bras that fit 30D-40G? Who wouldn’t love them! With such a demand for great fitting bras at great prices, it was only a matter of time before I introduced my online customers to the world of Affinitas.
All of the bras below are available for 30D-40G sizes and range from $40-$48.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! I’m happy to share some recent articles and videos featuring… me! Any time I’m able to get the word out about proper bra fitting, I’m thrilled. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:
In my interview with Real Beauty, I get real about comfort. There’s no need to beat around the bush- a bra that fits well, feels good. I was very happy to fit my lovely interviewer… but totally unhappy to hear that someone had recently told her she was a 34C. Not even close! Read up to see what surprising size (well, at least to her!) she left with, and get my straight-forward facts about bras while you’re at it.
I can’t resist sharing this adorable blog post, from Bra La Mode, about a daughter taking her 70-year-old mother to my Murray Hill shop for a proper bra fitting. It’s just too adorable! Hear her testimonial on why wearing the right bra size is important at any age. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll relate. For example: “When I was a little girl, I thought my Mom had the world’s biggest boobs. I don’t remember thinking about what that would mean for me or the challenges that would lie ahead. But, as suspected, I am now the proud of owner of an above-average sized pair of boobs.” Like mother, like daughter, right?
Did you know I taped a fabulous segment for The Nate Berkus Show?? I had such a blast! Sorry- I can’t give away all the details yet… but stay tuned for my announcement on the air date. It’s coming up very soon! Also, I can’t wait to share some behind the scenes photos. They’ll go up first on my Facebook Page. Dont miss out! Tune in for my usual bra knowledge sass. And, hello! How cute is Nate?
And how in the world did I forget to share this DNAinfo.com article with you?? When my Murray Hill store opened this past April, the neighborhood took notice. Not only is it a great article, but they include a fabulous video and photos, too! Get a great glimpse of my Murray Hill store, and get great tips on looking and feeling your best. Then, watch while I explain proper fitting on an actual woman- she a great before-and-after! Read the article, and watch the video.
You may or may not have heard but I have a new flagship location open in New York City!
Linda’s Murray Hill is an elegant boutique that provides a private environment for women shopping for intimate apparel. My goal is to provide a fun and comfortable space where no size is too big and no question is too small.
Because this location is larger than our Upper East Side store, we’re able to hold much more merchandise. Get ready for 200+ sizes in your favorite styles of bras and swimwear. From t-shirt bras to push-up bras, from cup-sized swimwear to maternity bathing suits, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. We also carry a wide assortment of mastectomy products (mastectomy bras & prosthesis) and are the only bra store in New York City that fit women with these needs.
Linda’s Murray Hill provides a comfortable waiting area for you and your friends and family. Grab a mag while you wait or admire our lovely mannequins! They’ll be wearing the season’s hottest trends so feel free to get some ideas while you wait.
Once you make it to the dressing area, you’re greeted by soothing lighting and eight luxurious dressing rooms. After getting measured, my highly-trained bra fitters will help pick out the best bras for your shape and style. Our bras range from $29 to $120; my goal is to fit you with an excellent bra that fits regardless of your budget.
Scheduling an appointment is highly recommended but we do accept walk-ins. Please be aware that walk-ins are seen on a first come basis and there may (or may not) be a wait.
To schedule an appointment, fill out our appointment request form or call our customer service hotline at 1-888-262-4887.
Linda’s Murray Hill is located at 552 3rd Ave, between 36th and 37th Sts.
We look forward to seeing you! For now, please enjoy a tour of the store.
So glamorous, isn’t it?? What are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment at my new Murray Hill bra fitting shop today!