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Nikki Meistrell

La Petite Coquette, 51 University Pl., near 10th St.; 212-473-2478


How can you tell a straight-male customer from a cross-dresser?
No. 1 criterion for straight men: Is it hot? Which translates into: Can I see her nipples? Cross-dressing men are meticulous and look for other sizes.

What’s your sales strategy?
If a heavier woman comes in, I don’t just come out with the large. If she asks for a small, I give her a small.

Any tips for avoiding self-loathing while trying on lingerie?
When trying on a bra, scoop your breasts up to the middle so your nipples face forward like headlights.


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