3 NYC Bra Boutiques for Every Shape and Size
Hint: None of them are Victoria’s Secret
We know you’ve got ’em: those old, misshapen bras hanging out in the back of your lingerie drawer that you only whip out on laundry day (or as we call it, “salad spinner day”).
Toss those babies in the trash and make room for a few new additions to your collection. Ones that actually fit you.
Instead of trolling the racks for yet another ill-fitting department store bra, stop by one of these three NYC bra boutiques that specialize in your size--be it double A, triple G or somewhere in between.
FOR A CUPS AND SMALLER: JOURNELLE
The bra line and boutique makes an entire collection devoted to smaller-chested ladies. You can ditch the padding and embrace the assets you’ve got with the little number above, grab a push-up that accentuates your features and finally snag a strapless that doesn’t wind up around your belly button.
Locations in Chelsea, Soho, Union Square and the Upper East Side; 212-255-7802 or journelle.com
FOR D CUPS AND LARGER: BRADELIS
Oh, the plight of a gal with a big bust. If you’re lucky enough to find a store that carries your size and provides enough coverage, it’s pretty damn rare that the bra is even remotely cute. Here you can buy a bra that contours, smoothes the back and sides and doesn’t look like something your grandma would wear.
Locations in Nolita, Flatiron and downtown Flushing; 212-941-5629 or bradelisny.com
FOR EVERYONE IN BETWEEN: AZALEAS
This East Village boutique has a gorgeous, budget-friendly collection of undergarments for all sizes, most by up-and-coming designers (like New Zealand label Lonely). And for ladies who love things organized neatly, the bra displays are a total dream.
140 Second Ave. (at Ninth St.); 212-228-5842 or azaleasnyc.com