Best of old and new worlds.
On a visit to the east coast, I was on the lookout for an old-fashioned lingerie store. You know--the kind that has been around for decades and is staffed with old ladies who grab you inappropriately and fit you with a bra before you know it.
Luckily, I found COEUR and Mona. She is young, fashion-forward, but as skilled as any old hand. She fit me precisely--and even had a sample T-shirt for me to try on and judge the effects of her handiwork. Mona and COEUR combine old-fashioned quality and personal service with the latest technology and fashion sense. Like others, I ended up buying more than I intended, but this was a one-of-a-kind place!
Bras that Finally Fit!. I went into Coeur with my 16 year old daughter after searching unsuccessfully for bras that fit. Mona took one look at her, knew exactly the size, and was wonderful with her. The bras, although much more expensive than I ever spent before, were well worth it because my daughter felt and looked great. Next time, it's my turn!!
Wonderful little lingerie shop!. I went out looking for bridal lingerie. I had been to several shops in NYC before I stumbled upon Coeur. Upon entering Mona asked me what I was looking for and immediately pulled out at least 5 suggestions for me. I loved them so much I ended up buying more that want I originally came for. I even told my fiance that if he ever wanted to buy me something special to go to Coeur!
Great Bra Shopping Experience. Today, I went to Coeur for the first time. I had a wonderful shopping experience with Mona. She knew EXACTLY what I needed in a bra. The bras are expensive-ish, BUT the investment is SOOOOO worth it, Ladies. I will definately be headed back in the near future. I stongly suggest you do the same!
The bra VIP!.
When I first went to Coeur, I have to admit that I was a little nervous due to some of the other reviews that were posted about the shop. Let me tell you, I will never again go anywhere else for bras! Mona is the bra professional!
Ladies, think of Mona as the breast doctor ?she will get the ?girls? into the proper size and style of bra. Although it may be awkward at first, but once you put yourself into Mona?s hands, you will never again go to a department store for bras. You will be put into the correct cup and band size, even if it has to be special ordered. The transformation is amazing! Keep in mind that a good bra is not cheap, it?s an investment in your appearance.
THE place to go to find a bra that really, truly fits. I've been professionally fitted twice before, but I just wasn't sure I was wearing the right size bra. Mona at Coeur took one look at me and put me in a completely different size. The difference was amazing--the entire upper half of my body looked taller and leaner and I stood up straighter. I can't believe that two different "professionals" put me in the same wrong size, and Mona got it right in a heartbeat. She takes a lot of care with her customers-- there were two other people in this tiny store when I got there and one of them needed special attention. This is not a place to go if you want to run in, grab something, and run out. And it isnt inexpensive. But it is worth every dime. This woman knows her business.
Went today!. I went today...finally after reading the Phila Inq. article a few weeks back...what a surprise! A little nervous after reading the reviews but Mona was very gracious, extremely helpful and knew my size by looking at me, I was amazed at the difference of a bra fitting properly and found out I've been wearing the wrong size, (thanks to a V.S. mall lady)! I WILL go back and shop at Coeur again!! They had everything I wanted in my size & in stock, again surprizing for a small store but it was a great experience. OK I'm going on and on about a bra store but after buying sooo many that didn't fit right or weren't comfortable it does matter! The materials and finishings far surpassed the mall stores best brands anyday!
Best Bra Shop in Philly.
I was hesitant to go because I HATE my chest and knew I wasn't properly fitted. The owner was gracious, hospitable, and knew her stuff. She didn't take a single measurement and had me two great- fitting bras within 5 minutes of my entering.
Victoria's Secret has nothing on Coeur.
She also advised me of my proper size (36G!) and how to check the cups, straps and bands for a good fit in case I wanted to shop elsewhere. There's no need for that, though. I will be going back regularly.
This is not a cheap bra store, but the service and quality are worth it.
Coeur - good selection and very knowledgeable but maybe not the friendliest. I heard about this store online. I was interested in having a bra fitting since my current bras weren't really supporting me and I suspected I might not be able to find my cup size in mainstream lingerie stores. So I went with my friend. We walked up the steps and were buzzed into the store. When we got inside, I must admit, the people in the store initially treated us like we were criminals. The woman said "can I help you with something?" in a really rude way. I said that I wanted a bra fitting. The response was like I had said nothing at all. The woman was already with a customer and seemed to not care at all that I had entered the store. My friend and I awkwardly stood in the tiny store while this woman conducted her business as if we weren't there. In my mind I was thinking, this is ridiculous and I can't believe this and that I was going to tell the woman that she had lost my business and then storm off. But for some reason I decided to wait. I decided to see if the tiny store even had bras. Then the owner said to me that it would be just a minute which calmed me down. When the other customer left, she said to follow her into the back. She asked me my current bra size and then without even measuring me, grabbed a few bras for me to try one. I must admit that she was extremely good at knowing how to fix my bra troubles. She helped me determine how to wear a bra correctly and after trying on a few bras thats fit me great (38GG) I decided to buy one. She was also very helpful on how to care for my bras and when to get a new bra. So the experience overall went well so I am glad that I waited around instead of storming off. I think that the owner is actually nice if you can just get over her initial rudeness-- but I can understand why some people might not be able to do that. I would recommend this place to people who need extended cup sizes (DDD+) since you can get regular sizes in other stores and it might be cheaper.
Warm and welcoming. Apparently other people haven't had that great of an experience with Coeur's sales help. I, on the other hand, had a nice shopping experience with them. The owner, Mona, greeted me outside her shop letting me know that a Spanx trunk show was happening later that day. Just in time, too! I went in and tried on a pair of Spanx. They checked in on me to see if I needed anything. I ordered the size I needed and the Spanx rep was knowledgeable and helpful. I even bought some 'hollywood fashion tape' on my way out. To top it off, they gave me a special gift for coming: a great pair of trouser socks.
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