Kathryn's Lingerie
By YP Contributor

Bra Fittings and Lingerie in North York

"We tend to stock European designers as they fit the best," says Eva Klein, owner of Kathryn’s Lingerie. "In fact, I think they’re next to none." Eva didn't always work in the lingerie trade. For years she worked in government, but by and by helped out at her mother's lingerie store, eventually taking it on full time in 1995. "I have so much respect for my mom,” says Eva. "She came here as an immigrant, started the store in 1988 and did very well for herself getting a business off the ground. I took over when she retired in 2011."

Clientele here reflects the mother-and-daughter team with customers in mom’s age group still able to find what they want on the shelves, and Eva knowing exactly what her contemporaries are looking for. "That was the hardest thing to learn at first," Eva laughs. "I had to resist the temptation to buy the lingerie that I liked. You have to know your customers inside and out and pick for them. It gives me a lot of pride when a lady tells me she loves what she bought here."

I had to resist the temptation to buy lingerie just for me. You have to know your customers inside out and buy for them. It gives me a lot of pride when a customer tells me she loves what she bought here. - Eva Klein, owner
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Personal Service for a Personal Product

Eva says it’s hard for customers not to become friends. "It's a very personal business fitting bras and dealing with intimate apparel. Some ladies are very self-conscious about their bodies so you have to sense how much help they want."

A lady in her eighties is just as likely to come through the doors at Kathryn's Lingerie as a mom with her teenage daughter getting her first bra. Many have been coming for years, from the days when Eva's mom was in charge. They still find the personal level of service that they have always enjoyed. "If they want a special item, we will try to order it and we will drop off goods for senior clients. We even have clients who come back when they move away."

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Kathryn's Lingerie offers good for all ages and tastes.

Mother Knows Best

"Working with family is interesting,” says Eva. "My mom and I worked well together, but then I learnt everything I know from her!" Having grown up in the bra business, moving over to Kathryn's Lingerie full time came naturally to Eva. "My dad was in the bra trade so I didn’t really have to learn about it. I just absorbed it as I was growing up."

One of the most important things she learned was the importance of a proper bra fitting. "It only takes 15 minutes of your life," she points out. "But it works wonders for the right posture and support."

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Kathryn's Lingerie is located on Avenue Road in North York.
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