Covid-19:

Our Response

We are excited to welcome you back!

Like most of you, we are sorting through the ever changing landscape of best practices, new information and state regulations. We are excited to serve you, and determined to do so in the safest way possible.

Please read the safety information below.

Important Safety Information

Going forward, we will be offering bra fitting by appointment only.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness including but not limited to fever, shortness of breath or cough, please reschedule your visit.

Please call the shop to book day of appointments, or book online. This allows us to manage the flow of people and guarantee we have adequate time to wipe down the non-porous surfaces in the fitting room and checkout.

 

We ask that you join us in wearing a mask or other face covering while in our shop. We will practice social distancing as much as possible, but there are spaces in our store that prevent it. Given the intimate nature of our services, this policy keeps both you and your fitter as safe as possible. If you are unable to wear a face covering due to underlying medical conditions, please call us to discuss your individual situation.

We are still offering virtual fitting, personal shopping and porch pickup if you are looking for a refresh on bras you have or would like us to wrap a gift. You are welcome to shop for pajamas and underwear without an appointment. We ask that you try on just the few items you are strongly considering buying, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the fitting room and wear your face covering. 

There is limited and mixed information on the viability of the Covid-19 virus on fabric. We believe that trying on bras and sleepwear are very low risk activities, especially with the use of face coverings and hand washing.

 

According to the CDC, "Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites." (Fomites- "objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture.")

In an article on WebMD, "So far, evidence suggests that it’s harder to catch the virus from a soft surface (such as fabric) than it is from frequently touched hard surfaces like elevator buttons or door handles,” wrote Lisa Maragakis, MDsenior director of infection prevention at the Johns Hopkins Health System. [...] One thing experts do know: At this point, transmission happens mostly through close contact, not from touching hard surfaces or clothing."

We are focusing our efforts on disinfecting commonly touched non-porous surfaces before opening, after fittings, frequently during the day and at closing, paying special attention to the doors and bathrooms. Bras that were tried on and not purchased will be set aside for 24 hours before being restocked. If a bra you need is currently set aside, we are happy to steam it for you as the heat of the steam is known to destroy the virus. 

These policies may evolve, and we continue to research and seek more information to ensure we are serving you to the best of our ability. Thank you for your support and understanding!

  

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