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When Will Manufacturers Learn?
on June 23, 2009
I purchased this bra in a department store. It fit well and was very comfortable. Wanting more and knowing it should fit, I purchased two others from Amazon. The soft taupe one was made in Honduras, the same country as the one I purchased from the department store. The black one was made in the Dominican Republic--it fit much tighter and definitely lost its comfort appeal. To make matters worse, I paid more for the black one! I am so sick of clothing companies having a specific product made in different countries. This is not unique to the bra industry--jeans and pants are notorious for having multiple manufacturing sites depending on the color of the merchandise. And believe me, they're not all created equal! I would have given this bra five stars, but once again, a different country's shoddy workmanship spoiled that. I love to order online, but this is getting tiresome and expensive when you can't duplicate the very product you initially bought. It would be helpful if buying sources listed where merchandise is made--am I the only one experiencing this problem?
April 2012 Update: Apparently manufacturers do listen. I took a big gulp and recently ordered three more of these bras--in white, soft taupe and black. Guess what? All three were made in Honduras! Thank you, Bali. This is now a comfortable fitting bra in ALL colors (or at least the three I ordered). For that, an extra star!
June 2012 Update: A reviewer posted a comment to me that she purchased a black bra and it was made in El Salvador. It did not fit well at all. I don't know what to think anymore, but because of her comment, I am taking away that fifth star. Sounds like consumers are still at the mercy of companies/different manufacturing sites. That's too bad because Bali has a good product and lots more women would buy this bra if they could count on consistent craftsmanship.