After the comments by a Victoria’s Secret CEO a few months ago, many in our community, including myself, have decided to stop shopping there. It’s hard to deny that they had really cute panties and for the most part, many of us had very welcoming and comfortable experiences there. So, where’s a t-girl to go?
However, shopping online and shopping in a store are different experiences, especially when it comes to lingerie. A few members of the MN T-Girls reached out to me and asked where a girl like us could go for a bra fitting in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area.
I live to serve.
For the February MN T-Girl outing, I arranged for a private shopping event at Allure, a really wonderful lingerie boutique in Saint Paul. Like other private events we’ve been to, this took place after the store closed to the general public in order to create a safe, supportive and inclusive night of shopping en femme.
There’s no denying that Allure is just a really wonderful lingerie shop. It’s warm, intimate, and has a really incredible selection of panties, bras, bodysuits, shapewear and pajamas. Their sizing is also inclusive which can go up to 3x and bras that go up to 48k.
For our event we had three amazing hosts who helped us all with bra fittings, recommendations, and special orders. But the most important thing they did for our group and our community is showing how supportive they are.
There were about twenty of us at the event and we definitely kept our hosts busy. Our hosts were amazing as they helped us with bra fittings and educating us with everything from bra care to explaining how to find our cup size for those of us who wear forms. Our hosts helped us find matching panties for beautiful bras as well as shapewear for those who are looking for some curves. Some of us came to the event who were just looking to start building their lingerie wardrobe, some of us were looking for new sleepwear but for myself I wanted a new matching bra/panty set and a new black push-up bra. I am thrilled with what I found.
It was a wonderful night. I am so happy that we have such an amazing store in the area. There are other locations across the Twin Cities as well as in Wisconsin and Texas.
Here are some pictures from the event. Huge thank you to Allure, our hosts Hannah, Angela and Ann and to all the MN T-Girls who helped create a really magical night.