Monday, May 28, 2012

Tragedy Here on The Cape

Marty here. Marina Keegan died on Saturday here on Route 6 in Dennis. It was a sad enough story reading the news account, but then this was brought to light...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Aviana Lace Full Support Bra

From the start, Aviana designed this bra for the plus-size woman. It features all-over lace, full support, wide shoulder straps, more closely aligned straps, and a strong and supportive bottom band. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Round the Clock Girdle at the Top Pantyhose

If you need more control than control top pantyhose can provide but you don't want to wear a girdle and stockings, here's your solution. These girdle-top pantyhose have been made for years - decades actually, and they maintain a cult-like following with their loyal customers. Round the Clock is now owned by Levante, a prominent Italian hosiery manufacturer. They had  halted production of this style for nearly a year as they made updates to the product, while at the same time ensuring that it still met their customers' expectations. They have done so.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Crown Foundations

We just found out today that Crown Foundations has gone out of business. Of late, they were mostly a manufacturer/importer of girdles and garter belts, but actually opened for business in 1898 as a corset manufacturer. They were a nice company to work with and they will be missed. We're sorry to see them leave us. We still have quite a bit of remaining stock, so you can either check with us ahead of time, or just order and we'll let you know within hours whether it's still available.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day

Marty here. With Mother’s Day coming up tomorrow, it naturally got me thinking about my own mother who passed away nearly 14 years ago. I was lucky in that I got to say good-bye. She had had a couple of strokes and I had gone up to see her a couple of times, making the trip from the Cape to Syracuse. We both knew that the second time would be the last. She was quickly deteriorating and could no longer talk. I put my arm around her as we sat on the side of her nursing home bed. We both teared up, knowing that we were saying goodbye for the last time, all the memories of a lifetime wrapped up in one final moment.
   I did not get this closure with my father. He was always there for me, but was a very quiet man. I didn't understand him until I was an adult. We had our differences as many sons and fathers do. As an adult I really began to appreciate him, his work ethic and his “being there.” I never got to tell him though. He died suddenly. I always assumed I had time, that we’d sit down sometime over a couple of beers and I’d really tell him how much I appreciated him. Maybe I was apprehensive about doing that, letting my feelings out  …..   you know the saying – “it’s never too late.” It’s as bad and inaccurate a term as there is. Twenty some years after his death, it still bothers me. I’m saying this because Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s easy to get a Hallmark card and a bunch of flowers and say “Love Ya.” Kind of like “liking” something on Facebook. Would you do it differently if you thought it would be the last opportunity to express your true feelings? It’s never too early. It can be difficult living with being too late.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Le Mystere Dos Nu Convertible Bra

The Le Mystere Dos Nu Convertible Bra adjusts in a number of ways - wide strap, criss-cross or halter. The straps are clear and it has a low back. The MSRP is $64.00 and we are currently offering it for $58.00. As you would expect from Le Mystere, this is a high quality, well thought - out garment. Sizes start at 32A and go up to 36D.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Grenier Briefelette Body Briefer

This is a high quality, full support body briefer from Grenier - makers of fine lingerie since 1860. It features firm support, a double tummy control panel, adjustable shoulder straps and detachable/adjustable hook/eye crotch.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Little Pink Dress Update

The shopping cart change is now complete on our vintage site - Little Pink Dress. You can now order from Brabarella AND Little Pink Dress at the same time - everything will land in one cart. It also means that our international customers can order from Little Pink Dress. We haven't added any new items to LPD in a while, but that will change. We have a ton of stuff to add and we'll be getting started soon.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Do you have an upcoming wedding? Don't forget your leg-wear! These crochet pantyhose from Leg Avenue will add an extra flair to your very special occasion. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hanes South Pacific

Hanes no longer makes nylon stockings - the ones that require garters. However, the color South Pacific lives on in the Hanes Alive line of pantyhose. The demise of stockings (and girdles) is always blamed on pantyhose, but in reality, fashion dictated the change. As dresses became shorter and shorter in the 60's, pantyhose provided the solution to garter glimpses. Of course with retro fashion becoming so popular of late, stockings have been flying off the shelves here for the past few years. We offer many styles from Berkshire, Cette, Falke, and Leg Avenue. Just remember, you need a garter belt or girdle to hold 'em up!