Sydney, Australia Business Profile
Products: Speciality designs for the cross-dresser including back-lacing
corsets, lacing waist clinchers, bras, gaffs, step-in and padded girdles,
opaque stockings and hosiery in large sizes, blouses skirts, sexy dresses,
maids outfits, bridal etc. Also stock large size shoes and boots, breast
prosthesis, wigs, make-up, fantasy & fetish fashions including PVC
and rubber wear, and a wide range of sexy, larger sized lingerie.
Customers visit our shop located 10
minutes from Sydney, where they find experienced, friendly staff.
What made you think of offering
your service to TGs?
In 1977 I was married to a cross dresser
and realised that there was almost nothing available for the cross-dressing
community in Australia. I started up a service which initially covered
selling make-up and wigs by mail order, and a consulting service where
I did their make-up and provided wigs, clothing and shoes for wear during
the session. As people asked me to find different things for them, I
started to design garments to suit their specific needs. I had to discontinue
the consulting service several years ago, but have expanded my designing
to include corsets, bustiers, and fetish fashion wear, all of which
is also very popular with my cross dressers.
How long have you been doing
Over 25 years.
Do you only serve the TG community
- if mixed how does that work?
I now have a wide range of clientele
including brides, women of all sizes, couples, dancers, fetish dressers
and of course cross-dressers and transsexuals. There is very rarely
a problem. This is, after all Sydney, where we usually live and let
What special arrangements do
yo make to help TGs?
I have a discreet fitting room for cross-dressers, but if they feel
a bit uncomfortable when there are ladies in the shop (and the women
generally don't bat an eyelash), then the nervous ones will look through
catalogues until the shop is clear. I find that a lot of cross-dressers
gain confidence from our accepting, laid-back but helpful attitude,
and return time after time.
What could TGs do to help you
provide a better service to them?
Not come into the shop, try on nearly
everything in stock for 1 - 2 hours, then leave without even buying
a pair of stockings. It strains our faith in human nature, and our patience
with the genuine customer.
359 Parramatta Road
Tel: (+61 2) 9550 9654