Being gender fluid, I believe I have an unusual perspective about that.
When I’m Gary (guy), or Mikey (gurly boi), I often shop for tgurl Mikelle.
I’ve shopped at Victoria Secret (several times, different locations), Sephora (even more often), and Payless Shoes while dressed as a guy or gurly boi. On Friday, I bought a wig dressed as Gary.
Here are some tips:
If possible, shop in the village, Soho, etc. More open minded down there than say, Park Avenue mid-town.
Look for young female sales people. I’ve found the older people tend to be more rigid and judgmental in their thinking. I’m sure there are exceptions, but I’ve yet to encounter a young female shop keeper who gave me an attitude or was uncooperative.
All of my negative experiences have come from the older set.
When I bought my first bra in Victoria Secret, and the sales girl asked what size, I told her I didn’t have the slightest idea. She asked if it was for my girl friend, and I said “Actually, it’s for me. She gave a little embarrassed giggle, then asked if I wanted to go into a dressing room for her to measure me. I said “It doesn’t matter, and she measured me right in the middle of the floor. She then helped me pick a good bra. I’m a 36A, by the way.
When I bought a wig on Friday, there were two sales girls, one older and one younger. I asked for the younger one’s help. I was trying on short wigs, and the older one was watching. She assumed I was just trying to look younger. When I said I want to look feminine, her attitude became somewhat mocking, but the younger girl was very kind, helpful and found me a really good short wig.
I think kids growing up today are a lot more open-minded sexually and gender-wise. So, why not take advantage of it and not exclude yourself from the pleasure of shopping for things in person.
It’s not the place, it’s the people.