…same as the old bras…only from a new store. One that I’m not sure if I will order from again. While it was nowhere near the ordeal Lesley had with Avenue, it was its own sort of Special.
I send email to check on bras? June 10th, 2009.
Email returned as undeliverable? June 10th, 2009.
Call to check on order? June 10th, 2009.
The guy who answered the phone asks my order number, which dutifully connects to my order. There is the first (of what will be many) exclamations over how old my order is. He then calls someone else on another phone and therefore ensues a confusing conversation where I don’t know if he’s talking to me or the other person. It is then determined that they have my Venus by Cortland (style 7101) (formerly Lilyette) 46DDDs, but not in beige. Only in white or black. Would I accept white or black? I would. Would I accept free shipping? Certainly.
Bras arrived? June 15, 2009.
…and thus ends yet another purchase in the world of supersize shopping.
Pluses: Bras are the size and style I want, fit correctly, free shipping.
But then, the “fit correctly” is why I ordered Venus by Cortland (style 7101) (formerly Lilyette) 46DDDs. This is why I often stick with the same pants and the same bras for, oh, a decade*: so few brick-and-mortar stores carry my size, so I buy mail order, which makes trying on an expensive exercise in order, try, mail back, repeat (and Lesley at Fatshionista described it so much better than I ever could.) Sure, there are times that I want to experiment and something new, and (ahem) have the disposable cash to have shipped to and fro simply so I can try it on. Sometimes I just want to get new bras before the old ones die. But even that isn’t simple.
*Over the last 15 years I’ve bought these specific bras in 42DDD, 44DDD, 46DD, 46DDD, 48DD, and 48DDD.