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La Crosse boutique offers women the perfect fit


La Crosse, WI (WXOW) A new business located in downtown La Crosse may have just what you need to make your Valentine to feel special. Jagress Intimates specializes in custom lingerie. News 19's Amy DuPont explains every piece is unique and guaranteed to fit.


This year Valentine's Day will fall in March for Laura Stiehl. "Oh now the anticipation and waiting." That's when Laura's custom-made teddy will be ready for pick up. "It will be really pretty."

Laura has only seen a drawing of her lingerie. The teal, lace embellished piece is being made just for her. Every cut, every curve, designed to fit Laura's body and only her body.

Sarah Patros created Laura's nighty. The owner of Jagress Intimates designs and hand-crafts lingerie for women from around the world. "I show them all the options and we work together to create something that works for them perfectly."

Creating a perfect fitting bra and panty is delicate work. Sarah measures all of her clients, then designs each piece to compliment a woman's curves or create the curve she wants. "It's a really great feeling to see that confidence that they didn't have before. Oh, I can feel good about what I have instead of trying to pump it up with padding."

Sarah's lingerie is more expensive than what you buy in a department store, but many women are willing to pay the price. So many that right now it takes Sarah about 3 months to finish one order.

Although she hasn't slipped on her teddy yet Laura says it's worth the wait. "It's a tremendous experience and I think every girls should experience it."

Jagress Intimates is located at 413 Jay Street, right across the street from the Jay Street parking ramp. There are a handful of items available for purchase, but if you don't find what you're looking for Sarah suggests you purchase a gift certificate.

Sarah is starting a program called "Minne-sew-bra". She will teach other people the craft of creating custom lingerie. Call Jagress Intimates at 608-782-4757 for details.

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