Valentine’s Day is just over a month away, and if you’re wondering what to get for that special lady in your life, check out Just Like a Woman Specialty Lingerie in South Portland.  Just Like a Woman, or JLAW, provides an “elegant and inviting setting” where “you can shop for lingerie that meets your changing needs.”  Whether you are shopping for lingerie for yourself or a partner, JLAW has exactly what you need.

From puberty to maturity, JLAW accommodates all of the changes a woman’s body experiences.  They carry many brands of nursing bras for those women with maternity needs.  Nursing can provide many complications for a woman, especially if the mother wants the ability to nurse in public places.  JLAW provides nursing bras to solve all your nursing needs.

If you’ve just has a mastectomy and thing lingerie will never be right for your body, think again.  JLAW understands that “the spirit of survival is strong here,” and they “know just how to help you find the products you need to pull it together with style.”  They also handle insurance issues for you.  The American Board for Certification requires that those with a mastectomy fitter certification must have an appropriate and meaningful recognition of professional competence.  They must meet educational, experiential and examination requirements directly related to the fitting of post-mastectomy patients.  Associates at JLAW also must adhere to ABC’s Code of Professional Responsibilities and meet continuing professional education requirements.  They also provide the Northwest’s largest selection of pocketed swimwear for women who have had a mastectomy.  So come into the shop, enjoy a cup of tea, and let the associates of JLAW take care of you.

If you need a compression product and JLAW does not have the specific product on hand, they will order it for you, and custom garments usually take about 10 working days.  They will also educate you on proper wear and maintenance of your products to ensure compliance and success.  JLAW is also contracted with all major health plans and offer to bill on your behalf.

JLAW also carries bras for all sizes.  “Whether you are a 28D, 56K, or somewhere in between,” they have just what you need.  This is because they “believe women deserve to be treated with the utmost dignity at every stage of life or health challenge.”  They measure you correctly and bring out only the bras that will work best for you, starting with your every day needs, “putting the ‘fun’ back into functional.”

Margy Imlaw, the owner of JLAW, is a health educator with 20 years of experience, and she is a BOC certified fitter and a certified cancer exercise specialist.  JLAW offers certified fitters, knowledgeable, experienced staff, private dressing rooms, personalized attention, custom orders, alterations, and Medicare and HMO billing.  You can walk into the store cold or make an appointment.  Guests are always welcome.  They are open Monday  – Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.  You can make an appointment by phone at 503 – 246 – 7000 or via email at  They are located at 6333 SW Macadam Avenue Suite 201 in South Portland.

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