Bra*Tenders' co-owners Lori and Alan Kaplan can't get enough of going to the theater, but they often miss some of the show, as they can't help but critique their own work!
It's the theatrical community—the costume design and wardrobe professionals, as well as the actors themselves—that grew the Kaplans' small home business into the booming Broadway store it is today!
Fitting actors and actresses is an art in which Lori has plenty of experience—thirty years to be exact. In contrast to today's trend of women revealing their thongs and bra straps, often the true test of a great fit on an actor is providing the illusion that he or she is wearing absolutely nothing—no visible panty lines, no push-up bras, no bulges, no hose… no underwear. Lori and Alan certainly no longer flinch when celebrities such as The Manchurian Candidate's Denzel Washington are in need of a houdini, a magical loin cloth for men that makes "nude" scenes on screen appear as real as it gets!
But what really counts for Lori is the fit and support of a garment. "These actors have hectic schedules and long hours. They shouldn't have to worry about their boobs bouncing while tap dancing, or feeling uncomfortable because of a too-tight thong or too-short tights, whether performing, rehearsing, or just going about their daily business."
The Kaplans' other major consideration: You, the costume designers, affiliates, and wardrobe professionals they consider their friends, some even family. The most important part of the Kaplans' job is making sure their clients get what they need, when they need it. Alan and Lori thrive on the rapid pace of the showbiz world. No matter what the emergency, you can count on this husband-and-wife team to provide the perfect solution, even in the midst of utter chaos.
So the next time you need to make an A-cup look like a Double D, or vice-versa, make a Bra*Tenders pit stop. Better yet, call first @ 888-Get-A-Bra to give us a heads up that you're coming—Lori and Alan will be waiting with open arms—and your order will be ready for pickup when you get there!
Plus, if you would like to work exclusively with Lori, it's best to make an appointment first. These days, the professional fitter's talents are in high demand. However, she's taken great strides to train a full staff of fitters to help and serve our theater, film, and TV clients, so you're in good hands no matter whom you work with.