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From Progress for Poland .com

I had the pleasure to be introduced to The Lovely Tina Skarbek. Tina Skarbek has one of the best shops in the world called Tinas Closet. Tina has been helping ladies everywhere find the perfect bra fit for many years. I visted Tina’s Shop the other day, and learned about how Tina’s Polish Heritage plays a big role in who Tina is today. Matka, TaTa, and Pierogis included. Tina has written two books. Book number one is called A Perfect Success. Book number two is titled Keys To Opening A Successful Business. Both books are inspiring cherished words on fortune. Some awards Tina has are BBB Award, The Guild Of Master Craftsmen Certificate Of Quality & Service, Readers Choice Excellence Glancer Magazine, and More

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From the Chicago Tribune

If there was a magic potion that could make a woman look 10 pounds slimmer and her clothes fit better, would she take it? Unfortunately no such bottled solution exists, but finding the right bra to add some lift may do the trick.

Tina Karakourtis, owner of Tina’s Closet, an undergarment specialty shop in downtown Lisle, has been helping women find a great lift both physically and emotionally for more than two decades.

“We have women who come in who can’t stand their bodies and think they have weird body shapes,” Karakourtis said. “I bring the self-esteem back. My customers keep coming back because they say, ‘Tina, this is the best bra I’ve ever had.’”

Elizabeth Vassolo / staff reporter – 08/14/09
Read the full article at Trib-Local Lisle

From the Chicago Sun-Times

According to The Chicago Sun-Times Tina’s Closet Inc. deals in what local free lance writer David Jakubiak dubs “Magnificent Unmentionables.” Jakubiak goes on to tell more about the services Tina provides for her clients.

“Owner Tina Karakourtis opened her store 18 years ago knowing one rarely spoken fact: Most of the time women’s undies just don’t fit right. Specializing in bra fitting – not to mention sleepwear fitting, swimwear fitting, and jean fitting — this self-proclaimed Fairy Godmother of snug undergarments has brought the perfect fit to women of all shapes, sizes, circumstances and situations. ‘We even have a woman who comes up from Ohio every year just to get her bras,’ she says.”

Jakubiak, D. (2005 Nov. 25). Lisle Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved July 16, 2007

From the Chicago Tribune

Tina discusses her talent in an article that appeared in the Chicago Tribune. The article, ‘The Right Fit for a Rite of Passage,’ was about getting a girl her first bra.

‘The Right Fit for a Rite of Passage,’ was about engineering ‘A Perfect Fit’ for a girl’s first bra: VIEW ARTICLE

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From the Daily Herald

In the Daily Herald an article appeared by Amy Boerema about the history and purpose behind Tina’s Closet Inc. In the article Tina explains some of the adversity she faces when first starting out.

‘ “I’ll help you get into the best-fitting bra you can buy,” owner Tina Karakourtis said. “It’s a lost art. You can’t find someone who will fit a bra anywhere.” And to think it wouldn’t have happened if she had listened to her critics. Karakourtis had seen many women wearing wrong-sized bras when she worked in a maternity store. But when she applied for loans to begin a business, her loan officer said women didn’t need help with bra fittings.’

Now a larger and very sucsessful business, Tina’s Closet Inc. provides happy customers like Sally Walker with a larger selection of women’s apparel than just bras.

‘The boutique sells bras, sleepwear, loungewear, formalwear, sportswear and swimwear. It even has a gift wrap counter. Personal bra fittings remain the store’s specialty. Walker, who stops in about twice +a month, has bought her every bra, lingerie piece and swimsuit there since she discovered the store. She’ll zoom over from Oak Brook with co-workers during lunch. She estimates she has recommended the store to more than 1,000 people. “Every bra in my drawer went out the door after I discovered it,” she said. “I was wearing the wrong size; it was falling off my shoulder. I had back pain.” Walker said Karakourtis simply understands women. “Once you’re there, you go back,” she said. “You’re just sucked into everything else there is.”‘

Although her business has grown in size Tina still gives her clients the personal attention her profession requires. All her costumers are sure to benefit from her years of experience and honest desire to help put women in bras that fit them. She provides a services that can improve the quality of woman’s life like she does for Sally Walker.