For all those "personal things" that go underneath the finished
product, head uptown to Intimacy on Madison and 90th Street.
Smashingly sexy (and supportive) bras, seductive undies, and
everything else that is hidden under your jeans or jumper -- it's
all here, in this cozy shop with the pretty peach walls. It's
not just that the staff know how to fit a bra properly (and they
should, considering that they carry bras with cup sizes ranging from
A to JJ), but they know how to do it discreetly, politely, with care.
(We especially like Evanny, who fit us for our latest little lacy
something.) There are brand names here you know, like La Perla and
Felina, but mostly there are fabulous European imports that you don't
know, and that you won't see anyone else in, especially when
you're at the gym changing into your sweats -- names like
Lise Charmel, Prima Donna, Chantelle, and Aubade. And even better,
these are brands that a certain someone (with a Y chromosome) hasn't
seen yet, either. Nothing here comes cheap, but everything is
oh-so-worth it. Forget those ancient ads, "Last night I
dreamed I was a whatever in my Maidenform bra..." and
actually be a whatever-you-want in the finery and fabulousness sold
here. Intimacy, 1252
Madison Ave. at 90 St., 212-860-8366; www.myintimacy.com
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