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1603 N Market Dr, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760935.841725 -78.610738
Neighborhoods: North Hills
I went to The Bra Patch today to buy some new nursing bras. The ones I'd been wearing hadn't been fitting well, and I was hoping both for some help with fitting and for some high quality replacement for my current bras. This store had been recommended to me by a friend, so I thought it would be a good place to start. My initial impression wasn't good. When I came in the door, a woman behind the desk at the front asked abruptly if I would need to be fitted that day. I said yes, and she added my name to a list of those waiting. I was about the fifth person in line, so I looked around while I waited. The inside of the store is pretty shabby, and a bit musty. The merchandise isn't well organized, and there weren't as many options as I expected. All the nursing bras were jumbled together on one rack with no sorting by style or size. I figured I would just have to wait until a salesperson was available to find the right one for me.
I waited for about twenty-five minutes to see someone. This was understandable, as they were busy. I assumed they were giving their other customers professional one-on-one service, and I expected they would do the same for me when it was my turn. When the saleswoman brought me to the dressing room, I started to explain what I was looking for and the issues I was having with the bras I was wearing now. She seemed distracted, and I was only able to give her a little information before she suggested she measure me. She measured me around my rib cage only, and over the top of my clothes. She pulled the tape very tight. She left the room, and came back in a few minutes with a single bra. She left while I tried it on. It was very tight in the band, and barely fit in the cups. I figured I would explain this in a minute when she returned to check on me, so I stood there in the bra waiting for her to return, and waiting.
While I waited, I heard her bring another customer back to be fitted. I stood there half-dressed for more than twenty minutes listening her discuss this other person's needs and options. I noticed other sales people were waiting while their customers changed so they could see how the fit was, but this person did not do so. After standing there for almost a half hour (which isn't easy, as I'm very pregnant), I finally gave up, changed back into my own clothes, and left the bra she'd brought me in the fitting room. On my way out, I let another employee know I would be taking my business elsewhere.
The Bra patch is the place to go for your under garments, they have the best, they will fit you and assist with your needs, The styles are great for the full figure women and sexy.. If you have not been you need to go, you will never purchase another Bra anywhere.. Price is right for the top of line quality..
I have always had a hard time being fitted for bras. In June 2009, I traveled to Charleston, SC to visit an older cousin with the hope that she would be able to help me find a "good" bra. Every where she suggested failed me. I had been married 1 year, and she was tired of hearing me cry over lack of support from my bras, so she did some online research and found Bra Patch in Raleigh, NC. Since I live in Greensboro, NC, I did not mind the drive...praying that it would be worth it.
I e-mailed and made an appointment for Fourth of July weekend. The first thing that caught my eye was "Specializing in Hard-to-Fit Sizes" on their website. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, because I had heard that before. When I left the store, I was so excited that I texted everybody to tell them that I finally had some "lift" in my life. I saw my cousin that afternoon at a family cookout, and she will tell you that my smile was so big, and I told her "who knew that bras went higher than 48DDD." The down side is that I only have 2 colors, but I can deal with that. :)
Having a great fitting bra gives you confidence. I tell everyone that I meet about the Bra Patch. In fact, the Sales Associates where I purchase the majority of my clothes has begun referring customers there.
I will continue to recommend Bra Patch to everyone I know.
The best bra store I have ever been to! Personal service was amazing. I have always had trouble finding my size and they had a great selection. This is the best store, I will never shop anywhere else!
They didn't have my size, which was annoying because I heard they were supposed to be all about having sizes. I just need a 32b, although I was hoping to try a 31 b or c if there was such a thing. Nope. They think rib cages start at 34, just like most stores. Not special!
If i could give this place 0 stars i would. I have been there many times and received awful service. They judge costumers the second they walk in the door. they don't know how to size some one properly. Their idea of sizing some is give them a bra that sorter works, just to make a sale. If you buy something from there you only have 3 days to bring it. I am big on supporting the local community, but i have had enough with this place and will never be back!!!
The Bra Patch is Worth the Drive – I liked The Bra Patch. The staff was nice and helpful. It's a cute little boutique. The bras are beautiful. I found a bra I liked with no problem. I am going back there again next time I need a bra.
Disappointing – Disappointed in their selection and they tend not to carry anything for smaller band/larger cup. If you are in the triad area, I recommend trying A Sophisticated Pair in Burlington.
Found many of the same bras on sale at Nordstrom – I have shopped at The Bra Patch for my last few bras. I have always found a bra that fit, but it is such an ordeal with the lack of adequate fitting rooms and low staffing to client ratio.
Today, my family went to Nordstrom at Southpoint Mall and Nordstrom Rack across the street from the mall. I found ALL my favorite styles and brands I typically purchase at The Bra patch were ON SALE between Nordstrom and Nordstorm Rack. (I am hard to fit, so I was thrilled)
At Nordstrom, we didnt have to wait for fitting rooms, we were able to try on ourselves. (can't stand that constant supervision at The Bra Patch). The Nordstrom fitter offered help if needed. Very well worth a drive to Durham. The overall selection at Nordstrom was prettier, more stylish, and RETURNABLE. I noticed coordinating panties (various styles) paired with most of the bras. (nice touch).
The Bra Patch is a nice little local specialty shop. However, I discovered the grass is greener at Southpoint!
I just came back from the bra patch.
first off, let me say that i am no stranger to pricey bras. no one ever has my size and when they do, its costs money. I wear a 34G. i got off work at 5:30 and booked it over there, b/c they close at 6:00. got there at 5:45. i was looking around, checking stuff out when a lady asked me if i would like to try some stuff on. i told her that i was just going to look today, because i didnt want to hold them up past their closing time. she assured me that it was not an imposition at all and i began to try on bras. i walked out at 6:15 with one bra that holds the girls up nicely. i want to see how things go with the bra before i buy more, as it was a little pricey. overall, a good experience and i have a feeling that i will be going back again and again :D
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