Ladies, you owe it to yourselves to visit the wonderful Tina at Shalari. I've been buying my underwear there for four years now and will never go anywhere else. My self image and posture have really improved, simply by having a proper fitting, by someone who knows what they're doing, and has a passion for seeing women make the most of their natural attributes.
Tina can pretty much tell you what bra you're going to need just by looking at you, BUT she doesn't do that. She always takes time to talk about your needs, lifestyle and what you actually want to achieve. She is friendly, positive and thoroughly professional.
Thanks Tina for always making my visits to Shalari such an 'uplifitting' experience
Ever since my first visit to Tina I haven't been able to buy a bra elsewhere. She didn't just fit my "ladies", she's given me advise (when asked) on my body shape, what style jeans work best, exercises to help with pain I had, and made my self confidence sky rocket!
I've taken lots of friends to see her and every person has come away feeling positive and empowered (and comfy!)
I happily and excitedly recommend Tina to everyone, of all shapes and sizes.
My most recent visit to Shalari was to get a new bra to fit my changing pregnant body. She explained the changes I was going through, why they were happening and the importance of the difference in my current and new bra. It's never about getting a sale, but about making sure that my ladies are being looked after as well as possible. Not just for my comfort, but for my health too.
5 stars isn't enough!
My friends and I have had the best experience last Friday when we trailed behind our friend who's been singing Tina's praises for years now and all had ourselves properly fitted for the first times in our lives (age 34-44...shameful really:). Unlike the other reviewer I was deeply moved by how well Tina knew her stuff and how she managed to tactfully point out how inadequate our bargain bin bra's had been 'supporting' our breasts all these years. We were all thoroughly impressed how well our boobs looked (with a combined history of 15 years of breastfeeding mind:). Seriously the best retail experience I've ever had (to the degree that I'd go through the trouble of registering on here so I could put down a review which I'd normally put in the "way too hard basket". I'm sorry the other reviewer had such a negative experience (I do know that feeling) but I'll be returning to Greytown soon and I'll be dragging some girlfriends with me!
If you want to be told that you're not looking after your breasts, your (breastfeeding) breasts look saggy and ugly, if you had a better bra it would make your breasts look better and draw attention away from your large hips, that your baby really isn't getting anything substantial from your breasts when you're still feeding at 17 months and that you have belly fat so a certain bra adjustment wouldn't look good - then this is the place for you! The person who served me sure knows her stuff! And she likes to tell you all about it too. But she also doesn't know when to shut her mouth, stop lecturing and just give the customer what she wants. I was after a bra adjuster to fit a dress. That's all. Not a lecture on how bad I apparently look. Lingerie shopping should be a safe, comfortable and judgement-free experience. That's why I decided to take my money to Kirkcaldies instead! Where the ladies are exactly that, ladies. No judgement, very helpful and they leave their personal issues at the door. If others have had a similar experience to me, I'm sure there have been quite a few lost sales for Shalari. I wish them all the best though, and I write this in the hope that they realise that, in business and in life, you should always treat people with respect and dignity.