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To think £89.95 for a bra...

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KittyFane1 Wed 10-Oct-12 08:31:57

is too much? Mine cost £5 from sainsburys. Does anyone here actually buy these things?

SorrelForbes Wed 10-Oct-12 08:33:34

Depends. It's a lot of money but some would consider the comfort and fit worth the cost. I practically live in my R&P bras and they all cost around £75 each.

JeezyOrangePips Wed 10-Oct-12 08:34:30

I think some peoria have no option but to buy expensive bras, as standard ranges don't cater to their needs.

Also, some people like to treat themselves to expensive lingerie.

If people are happy to pay it, it's not too much for them.

Personally, I wouldn't. But I might if I were rich.

SorrelForbes Wed 10-Oct-12 08:34:38

Oh, and I can't buy from places like Sainsbury as they don't do my band size in my cup! The same applies to the majority of supermarkets and high street shops.

JeezyOrangePips Wed 10-Oct-12 08:35:07

Peoria? I don't know what that means. People. I meant people.

dexter73 Wed 10-Oct-12 08:35:48

YABU. It might be too much for you but not for others. I pay about £25 for a bra - is that too much?

Pagwatch Wed 10-Oct-12 08:36:53

I don't spend that much - usually £30 -£50.
But I bought some very epensive ones for my mother and they absolutely were worth it. She felt really comfortable, she looked fantastic and they have lasted her years.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Wed 10-Oct-12 08:40:06

I wouldn't spend that much on a bra, but other people can if they want to. Why do you think it's too much? It might be too much for you, but you are not everyone.

I've always wanted a Rigby and Peller bra, and their business has been going a long time, so I guess there are plenty of people willing to pay a lot of money for underwear.

rogersmellyonthetelly Wed 10-Oct-12 08:42:16

I would love to be able to buy a bra that fits me for £5. Sadly ones which cater for the large of boob are considerably more expensive due to the extra scaffolding required.

Niceupthedance Wed 10-Oct-12 08:43:00


Buying cheap bras is a false economy.

Toughasoldboots Wed 10-Oct-12 08:43:40

I do, honestly if you have a hefty cleavage a £5 sainsburys job is going to be nothing more than a nipple cover.

ontheedgeofwhatever Wed 10-Oct-12 08:46:25

Only in my wildest dreams could I find a bra for a fiver -I'm a J cup though. Normally I pay £30-40.

£85 does seem expensive but then I wouldn't dream of paying £100 plus for a pair of shoes or £90 for a pair of jeans but some people wouldn't blink. Its just a question of how you want to spend your money

ScrambledSmegsEvilTwin Wed 10-Oct-12 08:52:17

Not £90, but some of mine cost around £50. It's the price you pay for having a very small back (ie 28 band) and monster norks sad.

I would love to buy from R&P. May treat myself once I've finished bf the next DC.

TequilaMockinBird Wed 10-Oct-12 08:53:23

I'm a JJ cup and usually have to pay around £50 sad

Oh how I wish I could buy the Sainsburys £5 ones!

SoleSource Wed 10-Oct-12 08:55:08

If people can afford to and want to, good for them smile

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 08:57:37

I think it's a big chest issue like others have said. If I was bigger in the boobelage department I would be willing to pay for comfort.

I'm a minger anyway. Same 2 m&s t shirt bras for many a decade. blush

LFCisTarkaDahl Wed 10-Oct-12 08:59:33

I'm a J/JJ cup and I spend about £25 (in brastop) but would happily spend £100 on a bra if I could be faffed to go to London - I don't spend that on other items of clothing.

When I spend 20-25 I only get bras that then don't match the bottoms so I end up wearing either black/white/nude cheapies from M&S - it would be lovely to have a matching set but by the time I get hold of the bra in the sale the knickers will have sold out.

SeveredEdMcDunnough Wed 10-Oct-12 09:02:58

yanbu, but it isn't the people's fault who buy them necessarily - it is really hard to get support if you have larger boobs, well so I am told as I have not got very large ones.

I think some companies exploit this, it's very unfair and makes me cross.

Does anyone remember that Jo Brand routine...'Triumph makes the bra for the way you are' it doesn't. Isambard Kingdom Brunel makes the bra for the way I am.

EnjoyVampirebloodResponsibly Wed 10-Oct-12 09:03:01

I bought cheap M&S bras for years and years: the t shirt ones for £12, 2 for £20.

Then I bought 3 Freya bras, properly fitted from Leia. Total revelation.

Pay peanuts....

DeliaRose Wed 10-Oct-12 09:03:22

YABU - Bra's I can understand a high price tag. Knickers for £110 however, I don't think I will ever get my head around!

SeveredEdMcDunnough Wed 10-Oct-12 09:04:26

though fwiw I do like hotmilk nursing bras, but I only would/have bought them at somewhere like Brand alley when they were stupidly reduced.

They're just nice, and supportive, and well made AND they do nursing.


KittyFane1 Wed 10-Oct-12 09:13:08

Rogersmelly: I would love to be able to buy a bra that fits me for £5.
Ha! I never said it fitted me properly!! I ask because my £5 bras really are cheap t shirt ones. I'm now wondering if I look a complete mess in them but I've always worn them. I was fitted once and the bras felt so tight and uncomfortable. I'm 38 D by the way.

mirai Wed 10-Oct-12 09:16:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Glitterknickaz Wed 10-Oct-12 09:17:46

I have to pay between £25-£28 each from Bravissimo.

Having puppies like mine is bloody expensive!

SorrelForbes Wed 10-Oct-12 09:18:15

I'll see you that Snickers and raise you a Ripple! grin

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