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Corralling the girls

May 24th, 2010 at 10:50 am

In my last entry, I shared that my son had given me a $50 gift certificate at Macy's, and that I was going to use it to shop sales.

Well, I decided that I really needed a new bra -- preferably one that fit -- so I decided to get professionally measured. You know how Oprah said that 85% of all women are wearing the wrong size? Well, I was wearing the wrong size.

The saleswoman, who was so kind and patient with me, recommended that I get a Wacoal because of the quality and the superior fit. I had never heard of it before, and it was soon clear why, as they retail in the $60 range. But, since I had the GC, which made it affordable, I did go ahead and buy the Wacoal bra.

Wow! I've never felt like this. The girls have never felt like this! Immediately I decided I had to have more than one -- but not at that price.

I found a seller on eBay who was selling two in my size for $40, including shipping. They haven't arrived yet, but I've already decided I will keep hand-washing these three bras and wear them as much as possible. And look for more deals in the future.

I do remember that a consignment store I used to frequent back in NC sold lightly-worn bras, as long as they were Wacoals (which meant nothing to me at the time). So I will try to find some resellers around here. And maybe watch for sales on Bare Essentials.

I hate to be developing expensive habits, but his one feels pretty darn good!

4 Responses to “Corralling the girls”

  1. LittleMsMom Says:

    I too am picky when it comes to my bras. I usually try to buy them when they are having a B2G0 sale at Kohls.

    I used to order them directly from Playtex, but I found out when Kohls puts them on sale the price is slighty cheaper due to no shipping.

    Good Luck, Does Mypoints or SwagBucks offer Macys Gift certificates to make it a no/low cost splurge. I dont have a Macys near me so I am not sure who does GC for there.

  2. skydivingchic Says:

    Try Nordstrom's Rack if you have one near you. They often have several high end brands of bras at reasonable prices. I believe Wacoal is one of the brands I've seen there.

  3. skydivingchic Says:

    I'm at home now and looked at the tag in one of my good bras - it is Wacoal. I got it at Nordstrom's Rack.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks for the good ideas!

    I do have a Nordstrom's Rack not very far away at all, but I haven't gone there yet. This will be a good reason.

    I don't think MyPoints does Macy's but I'll check for sure. A Macy's GC would be a good gift suggestion to pass around.

    I got the notice in my mailbox last night that the package was delivered to the office. So tonight I pick up my "new" bras!

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