The Rack Shack: Lingerie For The Young And Young At Heart February 19 2016
I recently attended the grand opening of The Rack Shack in Brooklyn, NY. The boutique sells reasonably priced lingerie, including bras sizes 28A - 38HH, that is geared toward a younger crowd. Items span the color and pattern spectrums, and the shop even sells funky sneakers with lights (see photo below)! Many boutiques mainly carry lingerie in white, nude, and black, and tend to have styles that cater to the 40+ crowd. At The Rack Shack, I found a super cute green bra with white polka dots in a size 32GG with matching panties (see photo below). The bra didn't work out for me because I didn't like how it molded my breasts. However, I liked that Laura, the owner, was honest and didn't try to sell me a bra that wasn't the right fit for my bust type.
It was great to see all of the Bushwick community support. Local business owners and Laura's friends and parents (who flew in from the Netherlands) came to the grand opening. Also, I was impressed with the number of Laura's male friends who were in attendance. Men, for the most part, have no vested interest in The Rack Shack because they aren't usually direct customers of lingerie stores, but they came out in support of a young, small business owner with a novel idea to bring youth, funky patterns and styles, and color to big bust lingerie.
I had no idea that vintage-inspired lingerie came in my size (usually a 32G depending on the brand) and I will definitively be a customer of The Rack Shack. I look forward to seeing what styles Laura will choose to sell next. I wish her the best of luck in her new venture, but something tells me that she will do well and that the Rack Shack will grow into an established and successful business.