One of my longtime vices has been shopping at Victoria’s Secret. I’ve been a fan ever since my first cross-border shopping experience at the Walden Galleria mall in Buffalo, New York. I had only heard of the brand because one of their models, Jill Goodacre, married one of my favourite musicians, Harry Connick, Jr. She was even the subject of an entire “Friends” episode. Remember when Chandler got stuck in the ATM with her?
Since Victoria’s Secret has opened multiple locations in the Greater Toronto Area, I no longer have to cross-border shop or pay duty on a catalogue/online order. They are currently offering some great deals in-store, most notably 2 bras for $49.50 in selected styles (that you can mix and match) as well as 7 cotton panties (buy 5, get 2 free) for $30. In addition, if you try on their Showstopper bra you will receive $10 off your entire purchase. You actually just need to tell the cashier to apply the discount, because no one actually verifies if you tried it on or not.
For those of you who are wondering: Is Victoria’s Secret lingerie “mom-friendly”?
This is a photo of Miranda Kerr, a Victoria’s Secret runway model.
How many moms look this good shortly after giving birth to a 10 lb baby?
Oh right…Heidi Klum, another Victoria’s Secret model and mother of 4.
But seriously, Victoria’s Secret is for every woman. Ladies, if you’ve never been to a Victoria’s Secret store, don’t be intimidated. You do not have to be a model to shop there and they offer a wider variety of sizing than most clothing retailers. The quality level has changed over the years but the comfort level of their merchandise is still worth every penny. The store can be a bit intimidating but the salespeople are well-trained, friendly and willing to help you find the sizes and styles that will make you feel like a supermodel every day!