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Your Bra Fit Specialist
37 Years of Service

For Questions & Fitting Assistance: (800) 842-3990 M-F 10-5p EST

About Us

Bits of Lace: A Brief History

Your Bra Fit Specialist

In 1976 a lingerie boutique opened its doors on Vendue Range in Charleston, SC.  The boutique prospered and it wasn’t long before Bits of Lace relocated to the world famous fashion district at 212 King Street, downtown Charleston. Ownership changed hands and under Ruth’s Brennan new ownership, within a short time, the client base grew and the store’s success warranted yet another move to the current location at 302 King Street.

The 1880s storefront was perfect for the growing business. High ceilings, original crown molding, wrought iron work, ample space in the rear for fitting rooms and a newly constructed mezzanine for stock and office space were just the beginning. Ruth chose the floor plan based on ease of navigation for the customer, making the space more than the typical shopping experience. The boutique is decorated in a style that reflects the fine European lingerie and elegant sleepwear available therein.

This detail-oriented mentality is visible and tangible in the lingerie’s quality and comfort, as well as the professionalism and knowledge of the staff. This level of consideration and training is necessary in order to bring our customers the very best in fine lingerie products and service available. It is our philosophy to bring our customers the highest quality and fashion-forward European lingerie, most of which is rarely found in the United States. Our brands are handpicked by Ruth for each season Spring/Summer, Autumn/Fall shows in New York and Paris, annually.

The core component of Bits of Lace’s business is specialty bra fitting with trained professionals in a personal and private atmosphere. We are proud to offer custom fitting mastectomy bras for clientele. As a trained nurse, Ruth is equipped with all the tools and experience necessary to offer personal attention for this unique fitting. We do not require appointments for fitting or consultation, with the exception of mastectomy clientele.

If any of our customers find themselves out of reach of our physical location, our online web store is always accessible at Our Store's Homepage for browsing and buying. Our web store offers our customers a larger size range of products for pre-order seasonal fashion. We have a great source of knowledge base articles, bra fit guides and services to help every Bits of Lace customer find that perfect fitting bra. Stay informed through our blog for up to date advice and monthly newsletters keep the customer on top of all promotions and sales. Our support line (800-842-3990) and email (support@bitsoflace.com) are also great resources when in need of personal fitting and other assistance. Please feel free to contact us anytime Monday – Friday, 10am-5:30pm. As time moves forward for us at Bits of Lace, expanding from a store to accommodate an accompanying online entity, we continue to reach for new opportunities and nurture fresh ideas. We hope to grow with you and work for you, so please never hesitate to pass along any thoughts or suggestions you may have to better your shopping experience with us!

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