Fans were sad when this JoCo lingerie shop closed. It’s back, thanks to this customer

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Natalie Thayer trusts one store for her bras.

She’s tried on department stores and boutiques, but only the nearly 19-year-old Overland Park lingerie shop Clair de Lune fit perfectly. So when the shop announced it was closing last year, Thayer felt compelled to purchase the business for other women who struggled to find intimate wear.

Thanks to Thayer, Clair de Lune is back in business again, this time in Leawood’s Park Place, at 5285 W. 116th Place. Thayer says her store is a destination for women who struggle to find bras without gaps, spillage or digging.

“People drive hours,” she said. “They make yearly trips.”

Thayer said she took over the business in October and “quietly” opened in December before the holidays. Clair de Lune celebrated its grand opening May 19.

She carries a range of cup sizes and offers personalized fittings. Clair de Lune has its own size chart, combining different methods of measurement to simplify the process.

The shop also carries shapewear, panties and lingerie.

The store’s previous owners, Terry Levine and Clair Keizer, operated out of Hawthorne Plaza since 2004 before retiring in April 2022.

Now, Thayer says longtime buyers are grateful to see the store back, and its Park Place location has drawn more customers thanks to the area’s extra foot traffic.

Thayer, who worked in clinical trials for more than a decade, says she’s most fulfilled helping women find undergarments that are comfortable, offer good support and — most importantly — help them feel confident.

“I don’t see myself ever, ever going back,” she said.

Clair de Lune is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.