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Buffalo Spree article about Lace & Day


This is your kind of store.

This is your home for the great fit, for the fun shopping experience. This is where there are women to make you look and feel fabulous and find you the perfect bra, the one that will make you stand up straight, throw your shoulders back and take on the world. This is your home for the warm, cozy pajamas, for the flirty little nighty, for the deliciously soft robe. This is the place of the problem-solving panty and the cheeky little hipster. You will find the perfect swimsuit that makes you feel like a million bucks, whether you are at your backyard pool or exotic shores afar.

Lace & Day is owned and operated by sisters Emily Constantine Doren and Holly Constantine Ortman. They’re two down-to-earth Buffalonians who traded serious careers for the chance to get more girls feeling great in their skivvies!

Emily had a career working in marine science in Antarctica and environmental consulting all over the U.S., and ended up spending several years working as a bra fitter and buyer at a Denver-based lingerie powerhouse. When she moved back to Buffalo, inevitably every girls night or cocktail party involved doing impromptu bra fittings in the ladies room! Girls would always ask, “Where can I buy a bra like yours?” Her response? “Nowhere around here!” She knew she could change that.

Holly was introduced to bra fitting for the first time in her late 20s when she visited Emily at her bra-fitting gig. It was life-changing – she had never had a properly fitting bra from the time she “blossomed” in her early teens. Through her career as an urban planner specializing in economic development, there was always the entrepreneurial spark that made her want to go out and do her own thing.

In 2015 Emily and Holly did what their hearts and heads had been quietly urging for years – they pooled their energy, resources, talents, and genuine sense of unbridled fun, quit their jobs, and opened Lace & Day, Buffalo’s premier lingerie and sleepwear boutique. Now they’ve both found their perfect fit, and can’t wait to help you find yours.