tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post6670555177001618467..comments2016-05-06T23:19:10.545-07:00Comments on Boosaurus!: Store Review: The EnchantressChristine Boosaurusnoreply@blogger.comBlogger23125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-24145992610403266222013-04-08T18:31:53.357-07:002013-04-08T18:31:53.357-07:00Sorry, never knew you commented on my post. I gue...Sorry, never knew you commented on my post. I guess one must subscribe to the post in order to see future comments.<br /><br />The two additional lingerie shops that carry at least up to G cup bras are Kapreeza in San Diego&#39;s Little Italy and Intriguing in Carlsbad. <br /><br />Kapreeza carries lingerie and bras from France, Poland, and Latvia, plus swimwear from Italy. Not surprisingly, Senjisillyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17454313627706945244noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-75801441442504943632012-11-07T18:31:37.043-08:002012-11-07T18:31:37.043-08:00I actually found the owner very helpful, but it wa...I actually found the owner very helpful, but it was just the other fitter who I had issue with - I do tend to get overwhelmed and feel pressured more easily than some! I think the Enchantress is a good store and I definitely would take a friend there, but perhaps I would arm myself for preparing to explain that no, I do not need 32 bands :P<br /><br />I am in the Southern CA area and would love Boosaurushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-30145953472773010862012-11-07T18:13:15.462-08:002012-11-07T18:13:15.462-08:00The Enchantress is one of my bra shopping haunts. ...The Enchantress is one of my bra shopping haunts. They have helped me transition slowly from a 38F to 36FF to 34G to 34FF to 34F and now I need a 32 whatever. I even know which fitter helped you. I have found that all their saleswoman (not the owner) can become overwhelming in what becomes their personal quest to find a bra for you. Still, the Enchantress has been a better experience than Senjisillyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17454313627706945244noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-64368654289023308322012-05-23T18:33:20.708-07:002012-05-23T18:33:20.708-07:00Oh, Christine! I just read this post and so sympat...Oh, Christine! I just read this post and so sympathize with your experience. I tried a store in Brooklyn recently and was fitted into a 40DD, and I BOUGHT it! Partly it&#39;s because I wanted to conduct a review of this store and felt I shouldn&#39;t waste the fitter&#39;s time. Also, since it was review, I didn&#39;t insist on the smaller bands/larger cups I could see they had because I wanted aDarlenehttp://www.hourglassy.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-66393078552238774252012-03-09T13:16:05.860-08:002012-03-09T13:16:05.860-08:00I think you have a point (and that&#39;s one reaso...I think you have a point (and that&#39;s one reason I was so hoping to find a 28H of that bra to try!).. I also think that a tighter band means there&#39;s less room for error, in a way, if that makes sense... the 30G band may not be tight enough to show any bulges/overflow, but the 28GG band is. Plus the bras are shaped a little differently, I think. The wires of the 28GG seem to be not as wide Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-91382117319304814812012-03-09T12:24:59.349-08:002012-03-09T12:24:59.349-08:00The 28GG is too small probably because you shoud g...The 28GG is too small probably because you shoud go up TWO cups when going one band size down. Somehow the one-cup-up just seems to work well on many cases, but from what I&#39;ve gathered you in reality get the same volume by going two cups up instead of one. I wrote about this approach here: http://branightmares.blogspot.com/2012/02/rintaliivien-rinnakkaiskoot-sister.html<br /><br />I hope thisBra nightmareshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14695379433589071449noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-61731125433739309192012-03-07T14:59:07.926-08:002012-03-07T14:59:07.926-08:00Yeah, be careful if you ever decide to go to China...Yeah, be careful if you ever decide to go to China, Christine. My very first day there I was...manipulated into buying a watch that broke within half an hour! Salespeople in China are so pushy that a few times we had people literally hold on to our arms so we couldn&#39;t leave! Fortunately for me, learning to say no to them helped me say no over here.<br /><br />Never, ever feel guilty about notcontrary kiwihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16428115203292488140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-8650749409664043272012-03-07T14:39:06.146-08:002012-03-07T14:39:06.146-08:00Oh man, that explains a lot. Here customer service...Oh man, that explains a lot. Here customer service is quite different. You seriously just get swamped in clothes and are definitely meant to feel guilty if you don&#39;t buy something! Sometimes I just want to look around...Junehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08978428709634320148noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-18473498214009758292012-03-07T10:17:24.367-08:002012-03-07T10:17:24.367-08:00I definitely agree that the Deco runs big in the b...I definitely agree that the Deco runs big in the band, I&#39;m just not sure if it runs big in the cup for me. I know that a 28G is too small in the cup, at least, and the past few times I&#39;ve been able to try a 30G, it&#39;s been too small too. Again, I really wish they had 28GG and H so I could get a better idea! I love the Deco to death, I just wish it came in my exact size, whatever it is Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-69286387150979916992012-03-07T10:14:06.497-08:002012-03-07T10:14:06.497-08:00Kiwi, if your band measurement is 29, I wouldn&#39...Kiwi, if your band measurement is 29, I wouldn&#39;t think a 30 would be too tight! Some people with a 29 measurement even need 28 bands - it depends on your shape/build. :)<br />I totally understand about bras getting stretched out - I hate getting a bra that fits perfectly for about a month at most, and then I&#39;m wearing it on the tightest hook!Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-52050286417623650432012-03-07T00:37:24.354-08:002012-03-07T00:37:24.354-08:00My Freya Deco is a 28FF and is almost too big in t...My Freya Deco is a 28FF and is almost too big in the cup, while I am a 30FF verging on a 30G (which are incredibly rare in Christchurch). I will definitely say that it runs big in the cup and in the band.<br /><br />It annoys me when stores that specialise in bras get it so wrong.contrary kiwihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16428115203292488140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-25273401080459240102012-03-07T00:33:27.451-08:002012-03-07T00:33:27.451-08:00I&#39;m more likely to get a band that&#39;s too t...I&#39;m more likely to get a band that&#39;s too tight than the other way around because now that I&#39;ve enjoyed a tight band, I&#39;m terrified of getting bras that are comfy to start with and rapidly become uselessly stretched. My band measurement is 29, so I usually go for 30s, even though sometimes I wonder if I&#39;m going too tight. All the 32s I&#39;ve ever owned have been too big thoughcontrary kiwihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16428115203292488140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-59215901311150489022012-03-06T23:31:12.813-08:002012-03-06T23:31:12.813-08:00Just something to clarify: The 30G Panache Tango P...Just something to clarify: The 30G Panache Tango Plunge that I felt obligated to buy wasn&#39;t a *badly* fitting bra, persay. The cups actually fit pretty well - it&#39;s just that I can fasten the band up all the way on the new bra, and I know from experience that the band on this bra stretches out fairly quickly, thus it won&#39;t be very supportive for me for long. Also, the fitter was Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-8449346515934269302012-03-06T19:49:56.889-08:002012-03-06T19:49:56.889-08:00June, what&#39;s funny is I think the fitter was f...June, what&#39;s funny is I think the fitter was from Brazil! You probably would&#39;ve gotten on better than me - I&#39;m not at all assertive :BChristinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-6175054798891336372012-03-06T16:51:46.604-08:002012-03-06T16:51:46.604-08:00Yep, definitely had this experience. I shudder to...Yep, definitely had this experience. I shudder to think about it. ;) I suppose that&#39;s one advantage of living so far away from bras that even remotely fit me, I always to get be my own fitter and don&#39;t have to deal with any pressure to buy. But, oh man, what I wouldn&#39;t give to actually try on bras in person! I have to say, though, I can be quite assertive so I&#39;m not sure how Junehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08978428709634320148noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-70655774278472072642012-03-06T16:28:43.292-08:002012-03-06T16:28:43.292-08:00Thanks for your input, Linda! I&#39;ve almost alwa...Thanks for your input, Linda! I&#39;ve almost always felt that I&#39;ve known more than many bra fitters I&#39;ve come across, which probably means that I just haven&#39;t come across a whole lot of good ones! I think the key thing is, like you said, that there needs to be listening on both sides (between the fitter and customer), and sadly, I didn&#39;t really get that experience with this Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-8116665839378742262012-03-06T15:23:08.347-08:002012-03-06T15:23:08.347-08:00Hi! Thanks for asking me to give my take on this! ...Hi! Thanks for asking me to give my take on this! <br />In my two NYC shops, I train my fitters to walk that thin line between being the expert and listening to what the customer needs. You&#39;ll never gain a customer&#39;s trust by thrusting bras at her and forcing her to do things &quot;your way&quot;. I encourage customers to keep an open mind and listen to the advice that I have, but to stayLinda the Bra Ladyhttp://www.lindasonline.com/index.htmlnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-29594798979162779952012-03-06T14:08:11.120-08:002012-03-06T14:08:11.120-08:00Next time when I&#39;m not being so rushed, I&#39;...Next time when I&#39;m not being so rushed, I&#39;ll try to take better notes/pictures so I can remember exactly how everything&#39;s fitting! I do think I definitely prefer plunge-type bras, as they seem easier for me to fit well in.<br /><br />Wow, that&#39;s pretty bad - you&#39;d think that a &quot;specialty&quot; store would do a much better job of fitting than that!Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-74340942230837249452012-03-06T13:06:46.798-08:002012-03-06T13:06:46.798-08:00I also have heard that Ashlee and Taylor are true ...I also have heard that Ashlee and Taylor are true to size while the Deco runs larger. But hey, all boobs are different. With Freya, the bras (besides the Deco) often are too restrictive for me on top and it looks like they are too small although they are just not compatible with my boobs. <br /><br />My first visit to a specialized store was a total disappointment. The fitter (the owner) looked MiaRosehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12241993204186238702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-68169706432278513742012-03-06T12:51:15.191-08:002012-03-06T12:51:15.191-08:00Yes, the pressuring done by fitters is really terr...Yes, the pressuring done by fitters is really terrible sometimes! I feel like I should be more assertive, but then think I shouldn&#39;t *have* to be assertive and argue with fitters...<br /><br />&quot;Reverse letter phobia&quot; is an interesting subject... it&#39;s definitely not as common as wearing too big band/too small cups, but there is the potential for it to be a problem if you&#39;re Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-54835710066181878782012-03-06T12:41:07.836-08:002012-03-06T12:41:07.836-08:00Aha, I had a feeling that the Ashlee and Taylor de...Aha, I had a feeling that the Ashlee and Taylor definitely seemed to run smaller - good to have this confirmed! <br /><br />It&#39;s really hard for me to judge these things sometimes as it&#39;s really random and quick whenever I do get to try on bras close to my size in stores. The 30GG Deco I tried on in a Nordstrom did really seem to fit well in the cups, though it is hard for me to tell how Christinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08928146749204392195noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-74577683908249917542012-03-06T12:09:03.819-08:002012-03-06T12:09:03.819-08:00The Taylor and Ashlee do run a cup size smaller th...The Taylor and Ashlee do run a cup size smaller than the Deco. Actually the common conclusion that I&#39;ve heard is that Deco runs a cup size bigger than most bras, while Taylor and Ashlee are more true to size. I find this to be true (I can wear a Deco in an unheard of 30GG when normally I would need a HH in a 30 band) but it sounds like it works out differently for you as you mentioned the Bras I Hatehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07692999972337398680noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-19610001822841974702012-03-06T11:35:05.479-08:002012-03-06T11:35:05.479-08:00Such a great post! I&#39;ve found myself in simila...Such a great post! I&#39;ve found myself in similar situations many times. I&#39;ve felt that I can do a better fitting myself but as the fitter has been so keen on selling me a bra and claiming that it fits perfectly, I&#39;ve ended up buying many cups too small, expensive lingerie.<br /><br />As for the reverse letter phobia, I&#39;m not sure it even exists. If the bra is comfortable, can thereBra nightmareshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14695379433589071449noreply@blogger.com