The Best Spots to Get a Lift

Postweaning Bra Fittings in San Francisco

bra fittings!

Yes, breast milk is a marvel of nature. But now that your nursling has moved onward and upward, you’re looking to give the ladies an equally satisfying lift.

For Good Measure
Staffers at Nordstrom (Stonestown Galleria, 285 Winston Drive; 415-753-1344) go through bra-fitting boot camp and come out wielding their tape measures with old-school aplomb. One will usher you into a spacious dressing room, determine your size (prepare to be surprised), and then return with an array of bras from T-shirt to push-up.

Small but Mighty
The selection at Beverly Weinkauf’s tiny Pac Heights boutique, Toujours Lingerie (2484 Sacramento Street; 415-346-3988), is surprisingly extensive. With 30 years of experience, she’ll size you up with a mere glance and help adjust (and assess) the fit of every bra. Her advice for busy moms: Hand-wash fine lingerie in the shower. Gently scrub the fabric with your shampoo, then allow it to drip dry.

High Hopes
Head to Hayes Valley for a little va-va-voom at Alla Prima Fine Lingerie (539 Hayes Street; 415-864-8180). The merch is decidedly high end (La Perla, Eres), but well worth the splurge. Proprietors Magie Crystal and Yolaida Duran will record your size for future visits. (Hint: This is the spot to send your partner for a lacy gift.)

After all, weaning has its perks.

this week in san francisco!

Cotati Accordion Festival
An outdoor celebration for the versatile squeeze box (punk, polka, zydeco), plus dancing and eats.
Why: The Lollapalooza of one-man bands.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: La Plaza Park, Old Redwood Hwy., at W. Sierra Ave., Cotati (707-664-0444). Tickets online at arestravel.com. Adults 16 and up, $15-$25; kids 15 and under, free.

La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival
Sixty gourmet food trucks, restos, and microvendors occupy eight Mission blocks, selling bites for under $8.
Why: Taste The Slanted Door informally.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Folsom St., b/t 22nd & 26th Sts.; 23rd & 25th Sts., b/t Treat Ave. & Shotwell St.

San Francisco ABCs
Gus D’Angelo’s keenly observed city alphabet debuts in board-book form ($10-$15).
Why: Alcatraz to zoo trumps your standard A to Z.
When: Bedtime.
Where: Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., b/t 6th & 7th Aves. (415-387-2272); online at sanfranciscoabc.com.

Photo: Ty Milford / Getty Images

285 Winston Dr
nr Buckingham Way
San Francisco, CA 94132
La Plaza Park
Old Redwood Hwy
@ W Sierra Ave
Cotati, CA 94931
Toujours Lingerie
2484 Sacramento St
bt Fillmore & Webster Sts
San Francisco, CA 94115
Folsom St
bt 22nd & 26th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
506 Clement St
@ 6th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
Alla Prima Fine Lingerie
539 Hayes St
bt Laguna & Octavia Sts
San Francisco, CA 94102