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Saturday Spot: Oggi is it!!!

June 28th, 2009 · 8 Comments

A couple of months ago I joined the gym, hoping to swim my way through hood #8’s pregnancy. As the weeks went by my swimming costume appeared to be shrinking, but actually I was just expanding!

After weeks of searching and scrounging I sent out a desperate plea in last weeks “Week That Was Post.” Needless to say my loyal readers came to the party and I spent the week following your leads. Luckily I phoned them and I didn’t trail my se7en from pillar to post!

Finding a costume in the middle of winter is well alarming, try it when you are a number of months pregnant and it becomes quite impossible! One maternity shop I phoned sounded absolutely horrified – what was I thinking – “Swimming in my condition – in winter!!!” And my favorite comment was from the one maternity shop who said: “We don’t make maternity clothes for large ladies. Modern mothers are all tiny.” I of course am from the fourteenth century!!! And I might have been tiny for hood #1 but that was 11 years ago, not to mention se7en kids ago!

But the one lead – thanks to Carin – was for Oggi. And Oggi is the place to shop!!! Follow the link to find their address and contact number.

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The lady serving was super helpful, she didn’t look at me and say “Oh my goodness they don’t make costumes for hippos!” There was an actual selection of costumes – like a range!!! I got one with lots and lots of tummy stretch and I was the happiest shopper in Cape Town and I will definitely be returning with all my hoods to buy their costumes before the next swimming season starts.

So should you be a “mom-to-be” in Cape Town desperate for something to swim in, even if it is just to sit in the pool during a long hot summer, then Oggi is the place to go. Don’t let it be the very last stop in a long list of guesses. Really get yourself to Oggi first!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bonnie // Jun 29, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Oh my goodness, what nerve to say something like that, and last I checked, the modern mothers I hang out AREN”T ALL TINY! I don’t think I could’ve been so mice to someone like that! Glad you found what you were looking for! Thank goodness for good help!

  • 2 se7en // Jun 29, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Hay B, Indeed Thank Goodness for that illusive “good help.” Two days later and I am still the happiest shopper in Cape Town. Now I just have to get back to the pool! Have a good week!

  • 3 S // Jun 29, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Stripping down to a costume in this weather is very brave of you!!! Good luck with the swimming.

  • 4 Debbie // Jun 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Shop assistants can say the most appalling things sometimes. I was told many, many times while paying for my groceries at Pick ‘n Pay that my daughter was fat! And she was, but do they think you haven’t noticed?! I found it very hard to be, how shall we say, self-controlled in those moments! Nowadays she is “more evenly distributed” so we don’t get so many comments.
    Hope you enjoy swimming:)

  • 5 se7en // Jun 29, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Hay S, In a heated indoor pool at the gym – not very brave I am afraid, just desperate to keep mobile!!!

  • 6 se7en // Jun 29, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Hay D… Yup, let’s just say the first thing that jumps into our minds shall we!!! Thanks but no-thanks!!! More alarming is they hadn’t even seen me!!! You have a good week!

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