Joy’s ITVFester’s Guide to Manchester

Joy’s ITVFester’s Guide to Manchester

The first thing you should know is that we are glad you are here!  Manchester is a unique and beautiful town.  Here’s my guide and some tips! It’s a small town… We all pretty much know each other – especially in the business community.  If someone says, “Go to Bob’s or go up to Amy’s,” […]

The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria

The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria

Nina had been in before, but this time in she walked with a dress on its hanger draped oh so gingerly over her arm.  The dress had that “this is special” look about it.  We could tell by the plastic.  “I think I need a strapless,” she announced. We looked up Nina’s customer file (or […]

Sidewalk Sale 360

Sidewalk Sale 360

Manchester’s Sidewalk Sales started today.  It’s an annual tradition here where the retailers in this gorgeous town of ours pull sale racks to the outside of our stores and the shoppers have a field day with great discounts.  As a shopper, I get it, who doesn’t love a sale?  As a retail shop owner, I have […]

“What’s up with the Barbies?”

“What’s up with the Barbies?”

It’s one of the most-asked questions at the shop and one of my favorite stories to tell. If you’ve been to the shop, you probably have noticed that we have a bowlful of Barbies and a Barbie chandelier. Here’s what’s up. Before we opened four years ago, I went shopping for furniture and other decorations for […]

Working for the Weekend

Working for the Weekend

Ah, weekends in June. I don’t have to tell you that they don’t just come together without a lot of preparation. Graduations, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays…we’ve heard all about them all this week! The shop has been abuzz with women needing this or that for special events. It’s been fun!  Bring it on, summer.  In […]

Let Me Tell You About Anita

Let Me Tell You About Anita

Anita is a company. It’s a brand (with a co-brand named Rosa Faia) that we’ve carried at the shop since Day 1. I can’t entirely remember who first told us about Anita, but when we were looking for bras to sell, Anita responded right away by sending Alice up to talk to us. Alice was, […]

Days Like This

Days Like This

It gets a little quiet around these parts during the week at this time of year.  Sure, Martin Luther King weekend brought a lot of skiers and shoppers to town, but outside of that, this month of January can be a bit slow in Manchester.  It’s a good time to come to the shop if you […]

Undie of the Month – December

Undie of the Month – December

In our continuing effort to help women find their joy from the inside out, the ladies of JOY are trying undies we carry in the store and giving our honest opinion.  If you like what you read come on in and try your first pair for at a friendly discount!  This style is by Wacoal […]

Why I Love Being a Bra Fitter

Why I Love Being a Bra Fitter

A blog by Julie.   When I started at JOY in the spring of 2015, I just considered it a low-key part time job.  At some point I assumed I would get back to doing what I did before moving to Vermont.  It was what I studied in college and I had always loved my […]

Introducing:  The Undie of the Month

Introducing: The Undie of the Month

Finding the right underwear is often more difficult than finding the right bra.  “I’m looking for….”:  A thong.  Not a thong.  A brief.  Not too high on the waist.  Not too high on the thigh.  Higher on the thigh.  Higher on the waist.  Cotton.  Lace.  No lace.  Silky.  Boyshort.  Girlshort.  It goes on and on. […]