Sunday, January 11, 2009

Diversity in New England?

I decided to stop dropping too much money on mall store bras that cost too much and don't really fit or spending 3 hours trying on every bra in Macy's and then finally grabbing a couple of things that will suffice because I can't bear to leave empty handed after all that time invested. There's a nice little boutique in the area that advertises its bra-fitting expertise, so I decided to suck it up and go get myself some undergarments that will do the job, and do it well.  
Friday morning seemed like a safe time to make a visit. Probably wouldn't be too busy or anything, I figured. I made my way down the treacherously icy sidewalks of Exeter and walked into the shop to find an old guy with a balding pate and a long white ponytail who appeared to be wearing quite a bit of makeup chatting with the pretty blonde sales clerk as he made his purchases. Since my whole purpose to be there was to get a proper fitting I just killed time poking through the racks of merchandise while this guy continued on with whatever it was he was talking about. After about five minutes he left and the clerk came over to me, very flustered. I really wasn't phased by the old dude buying himself expensive lingerie, but the poor woman who worked there was a little shaken up. She was really cute and gave me a hug and apologized when she found out it was my first time to visit the store. I've seen all kinds of stuff and thought it was pretty interesting to see that type of diversity in a conservative little New England town.
(I also got some very nice items that fit and look kind of fabulous. It's part of my ritual to psych myself up for the end of my winter hybernation and my reappearance at the head of the classroom in a week.)


Heidi said...

so was the fitting a good experience? did you find out that you were a different size than you thought? i've been thinking about going there for over a year, but was worried about the cost and being disappointed.

Chosen said...

She came home so happy and excited that she even did a little fashion show for me. Then I was happy and excited, too. ;)

I don't know how much she paid but I think it was worth it!

Pam said...

It was a good experience. I was basically the size I already thought I was, but that varied by maker, too. The clerk was really sweet and it was nice to let her be the one to go out there and pick out various styles. It was not cheap, but I like what I got. There wasn't any sales pressure either. I tried on about a dozen bras and bought a couple. (well, three actually. I wanted another color in one of them and they didn't have it in stock there so they mailed one to me from their Bedford store at no extra cost. It came in a cute pink box. :) )