Friday, July 23, 2010
Bra Smythe - Manhattan
I was a little intimidated going in – after all, this is where rich women shopped for their lingerie. The snooty French saleswoman snagged me a few items to try on, and I finally settled on one that seemed to fit well and was pretty. I laid out 75 bucks for it – twice as much as I’ve ever paid for a bra, but I figured, you've got to pay for quality. Once I got it home and wore it a couple of times, I realized that it was uncomfortable under the arms, so I brought it back, and they, not entirely cheerfully, offered to alter it. I left it for a couple of weeks and came back, tried it on, it seemed okay, and I left with it. It wasn’t okay, though I kept thinking I could break it in like a pair of shoes. No. So, after a few days, I trudged back to the Upper East Side in the cold, wanting an exchange or refund. Oh no, it was lingerie and I had worn it. Well, of course I’d worn it; it was a bra, stupid. No. No refund. They could try to fix it again. I sighed, brought it home and managed to alter the damn thing myself. But I never loved the way it looked under clothes and eventually when it lost its elasticity, I tossed it in disgust. Never again will I pay that much for a bra. Instead, I recently went to a Macy’s clearance sale (a store I am not in the least condoning for its sincerity) and bought two lovely bras for a total of 20 smackers. As much as I want to support the local business over the chain, Bra Smyth can bite me.
Evaluation: Not Sincere At All
905 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021
There's another location in Manhattan and one in N.J.
apparently you can get stuff off their website too:
I'm sure they have some nice crap: