I’ve had these four bras for maybe over six years now – I kid you not. And yes, they are hanging on by threads. Why I haven’t gotten rid of them is probably due to the fact that if it ain’t falling off my chest, I ain’t paying $60 for another. Don’t worry – I have plenty others I rotate through but when it comes to bras, they don’t age well like fine wine or George Clooney.
Besides the obvious wear and tear of each bra shown above, the problems continue from the underwire protruding to the straps falling out of their designated loops. Of course, this is expected over time but frustrating all the while. On top of all this, here’s a fun fact: about 80% of women wear the incorrect bra size which might contribute to the disintegration of our beloved over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders.
But we’re in luck ladies! For the entire month of March New York City’s landmark bra store Town Shop is running its “bucks for bras” special, which allows women to bring in an old bra and receive $10 off the purchase of a new bra. Now is a great time to get rid of those old bras and walk around more confidently in a perfectly fitted new one.
So, how do I know if a bra is old and in need of an upgrade? The magic number is 100. That is the number of wearings when diminishing returns sets in. After 100 wearings the elastic is compromised, the cups stretch, and the bra loses its elasticity, which it desperately needs to keep “your girls” where they were meant to be! Gravity is mean!
Town Shop is a New York landmark. Open and serving the city since 1888, it sells top name brands and gives the customer something they cannot receive online: a real fitting. You can’t do better than that.
“Bucks for Bras” Bring one old bra to Town Shop and receive $10 towards a new bra. The offer is available up to 5 old bras for the purchase of 5 new bras.
And now..here’s your chance to enter an awesome giveaway hosted by Chantelle Paris, where THREE WINNERS will be chosen. All you have to do is enter your email address and “like” Town Shop on Facebook via Rafflecopter below.
First Prize: 3 Sets of Chantelle Lingerie and 1 bottle of French Champagne
Second Prize: 2 Sets of Chantelle Lingerie and 1 box of French macarons
Third Prize: 1 Set of Chantelle Lingerie and 1 Chantelle goodie bag
“This post is a collaboration with Quality Blue Community. All opinions are my own.”