Store Review: Voluptuous Secrets (Milwaukee)
Proprietress: Theresa Gazdik
Location: 1740 N. Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212
While spending time in Milwaukee, WI for AAFCS’s annual conference my dad and I were driving about and happened to spot a lovely little store specializing in “lingerie for the full figured woman.” It was rather late in the evening, so we made a mental note and came back the next day to explore. What a wonderful treat! A tasteful window display welcomed us to an attractive, unintimidating store filled with luscious fabrics for seduction as well as sturdy foundation garments. The best part, though, was the well-trained and helpful (yet never nosey or unwelcome) staff. These women are proud of their store and offer excellent customer service to all shoppers.
Voluptuous Secrets sells bras in sizes 34F-56F, with B cups starting at 40. A good-fitting bra is essential for posture, back care, and well-fitting clothing, yet most of us do not wear the right size. Here is a place where the most luscious of bodies can feel comfortable and safe getting a well-done sizing, and then be able to walk out with bras designed to show off the beauty of our bodies. I will also note that this well-established business appears to be African-American owned and operated, which is all the more reason to bring them your patronage. Regular customers (of diverse ethnicities) were greeted by name, and although the store is not terribly large, it does offer something nice for everyone. While there, my father and I asked for help picking out some foundation garments for my mom, and they were able to show me exactly what I asked for as well as suggest some popular and more comfortable new options. We bought some of each and my mother was very pleased with the suggested products, which also fit perfectly. Now that is darned good customer service! For ladies of smaller sizes, they suggested Miss Groove Intimate (www.missgroove.com) . Be sure to stop by whichever fits your sizing needs and tell them Exploring Intimacy says “hello!”