January 1, 2013

Compendium of New York City Lingerie Stores

**Originally posted 1st January, 2013 you will find a new, always updated version here**

We're not really the ones to make New Year's Resolutions because we believe any time of year is a great time to jumpstart a self-improvement vow. January can be seen as a difficult time of year when we batten down the hatches in wintery Northern climates, yes even in New York City!

So during this reflective and warmth-seeking season we love the idea of reinstalling your own confidence and the self-esteem of a loved one by sharing a fitting day together. Take yourself and a loved one for a dual bra fitting excursion! Your best friend, aunt or sister-in-law could benefit both from a day with you and some newly uplifting underpinnings to point the year in a great direction.

And because many of us are itching to firmly decide on resolutions the first day or month can be an easily memorable one for a few reasons:

* That shiny, new fresh calendar feeling!
* New bras, new you!
* Numerologically speaking, The Number 1 is powerful and all about Potential, DO-ing, and is very Goal Oriented (hint: both January and New Year's Day are both represented by the #1)

That's why we suggest taking a gal pal out for a fitting and a few new bras to kick start a wonderful year of rediscovering you.

We've started our compendium of shops which carry 30- and 28- bands in large cup sizes. This is a starter post and will be added to as necessary.

So go on, get your new year started out cozy and crisp.

* Highly Recommended with all stores especially boutiques: Call ahead to ensure they have a variety of styles for your size-range. Most stores accept walk-ins except where noted.

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie
132 North 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-1555

Small Williamsburg boutique located just off of Bedford Avenue. Have recently introduced 30-bands in 2012 at least up to an F-cup maybe even a G-cup.

Linda's Bra Salon, two locations 
Upper East Side/Lexington Avenue - The original UES location. Carries 28+ bands, AA-N cups.
  828 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065
  (212) 751-2727

Murray Hill (3rd Ave/36th St)
  552 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10013
  (646) 736-1949

Larger than the original UES location with the inventory styles to boot. Carries many sizes in 28+ bands, AA-N cups.

Journelle, three locations
17th Street - Flagship (largest store)
  3 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
  (212) 255-7800

Soho (Mercer St/Prince St)
  125 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012
  (212) 255-7803 
Upper East Side (3rd Ave/73rd St) 
  1266 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10021
  (212) 255-7804 
The "Flagship" location is the most likely to carry 30+ bands in larger cups in select brands/styles like Elle MacPherson, Evollove, Claudette, Fantasie. Carry 28-40, A-G cups.

La Petite Coquette
51 University Place, New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-2478

Centrally located independent boutique in Union Square area. Carry 30+ bands, usually up to a G-cup.

Bloomingdale's, two locations
Upper East Side/59th Street
  1000 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10022
  (212) 705-2000
  504 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
  (212) 729-5900

Thanks to the larger busted ladies of the lingerie department Bloomie's carry Fantasie, Fauve and Freya. Most Essentials and some Fashion styles available. 30+ bands, usually up to a G or H-cup (and maybe larger).

The Town Shop
2273 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
(212) 787-2762

These ladies really know breasts and are usually very personable. Great selections of lingerie and swimwear, many sizes in 28-48 bands, A-J cups.

630 Ninth Avenue #601, New York, NY 10036
(212) 957-7000

By-Appointment-Only shop located within the Film Center Building. Specifically caters to the theater and film industry. Prices follow in accordance with privacy. All sales final, no exchanges. Carry 28+, AA-L-cups.

Intimacy, two locations
Lexington Avenue
  1051 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10065
  (646) 395-3885

Upper East Side/Madison Ave
  1252 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128
  (212) 860-8366

Started carrying 30-bands by constant customer request! Appointments recommended, walk-ins may be accepted. 30+ bands, typically up to a G-cup (may carry larger).

211 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-5639

Japanese lingerie chain recently opened Spring 2012 in Soho. 30+ bands, up to a G-cup (cups run very small - they are labelled as a UK-size but fit like US-sizes. Ex. 30G "UK" fits like a 30F "US".)

Orchard Corset Center
157 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
(212) 674-0786

A real New York institution. The extremely talented staff can tell if your bra fits properly just by eye. Over your clothes! Carry 30+ bands, up to a G-cup.

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-4000

Carry Fantasie starting at 30-bands. Although not shown online, this locations may also carry select Freya and Cleo, could only be available in 32+bands, D-F cups but still helpful to see styles in-person and possibly helpful to try on "sister" sizes. If they fit, buy them so the demand is there for the next season!

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