Boutique of the week – THE TIMES

Boutique of the week: The Pantry Underwear, Islington

Ask a woman whether she would prefer to go to a dental appointment or a bra fitting and the chances are she’ll grimace at both options. Eloise Rigby, the owner of The Pantry Underwear, a lingerie shop on Camden Passage in Islington, north London, is the first to admit that there’s a “painful element” to buying a bra. A big problem is fit — Rigby has done hundreds of bra fittings over the past year and estimates that seven out of ten women come into the shop wearing the wrong size. “There certainly isn’t one size fits all,” she says. “Every bra fits differently. Lots of people come in and say, ‘What’s my size?’ I don’t like to give people one size because inevitably they’re…


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