My sister was in town last weekend and because she lives in an area without lingerie shops she wanted to go and be fitted for a bra. She originally found a place in Manhattan, and I countered with let’s go to this really hip place in the Bushwick part of Brooklyn instead. I first went to The Rack Shack with Darlene and it’s the only place I have ever gone bra shopping where I felt great afterwards.

What makes this shop special? For me it’s the warmth of the owner Laura (follow her on Instagram if you want to see some beautiful bras!). I’ve never equated bra shopping with fun. Laura turns an experience that has always been uncomfortable and left me feeling bad about myself into a good one. She doesn’t use a tape measure but instead asks what size you are currently wearing and can tell by looking at you what size to start trying on.

The Rack Shack stocks fun bras (and prettier basics) in sizes 28A to 42HH. Laura adjusts the straps and demonstrates how to scoop your boobs into the right position in the bra (don’t worry she asks first). The shop welcomes everyone and is LGBTQ friendly.

My sister found two bras and I purchased this pink and black Curvy Kate bra.

Leah has also written about The Rack Shack if you are curious to read about her experience.

My sister is wearing my Urkye top in size 44 oo/ooo. She looked so good in it – I gave it to her!

Do you have a favorite local lingerie shop that makes you feel great?