Monday, November 29, 2010

Pants + Bling: 34th Street's Lane Bryant

Today I'm lucky enough to have a 34th Street Lane Bryant post from my co-worker, Barbara. She's always on 34th Street on the weekends inspecting the streets, and this past weekend she dropped by Lane Bryant for a look. Thanks, Barbara!

Being of an unfashionable size, I have been looking, for weeks, for a classic pant that would fit over my belly, where the legs don’t flair out like bell bottoms. I wear a size 18 or 18W, and more often than not, if I can actually zip up the pants over my rolls of fat, then the crotch hangs mid-thigh, or the waist hits at the bra-line. I was on 34th Street this past weekend, and decided to check out Lane Bryant, and was elated to find 2 pair of pants that actually fit! And the second pair was free.*

As I was standing in line to pay, I found the bling rack, which was also buy one, get the second pair free.* I got to check off several names from my Christmas list. I bought a great 72” black-onyx rope necklace for my sister-in-law, two colorful bracelets to give friends, and I am going to keep the silver ball earrings for myself. I was impressed by the quality, selection of styles, and value. I paid over $30 for a similar Ralph Lauren earring, and Lane Bryant’s version was $12. I know where I am buying my jewelry from now on.

Be sure to check out Barbara's fantastic blog, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn History.

Lane Bryant, 7 West 34th Street, 212-594-2115

*Please note that the BOGO free sale may have ended after this past weekend. Please call the store for more details about this and other Lane Bryant sales.