As I have stated before, my ultimate goal with BRAvolution is to open my own lingerie store. I know how frustrating it is to go to "specialty' bra stores and still walk out empty handed- just because they don't carry sub-32 bands!
With that said, it makes me sad when I hear of other small lingerie shops that are forced to close their doors. Within the past year, there have been two in my general area who have closed. I had the opportunity to check both of them out. They were cute shops, for sure, but they did not see the demand for sub-32 bands. Perhaps I should have let them measure me themselves, but I have problems trusting someone else to get it right.
To one of these stores, I did bring a friend of mine, and can tell you that they put her in a bra that was too big in the band, and at least two cup sizes too small. She bought it anyway, against my advice, and stopped wearing it after two or three wears because it was so uncomfortable.
I guess my question is this- have these stores closed because their customers ultimately were not satisfied with the way their bras fit them and decided not to go back? Or, is it a really bad time to start a small business in my area?
Regardless, I think my first step should be to take some classes on running a small business