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HalleLouja Wed 23-Oct-13 21:03:45

So I went to Rigby and Peller and may have fell in love with the underwear there.

Has anyone bought underwear from there? If so did it make a big difference (excuse the pun)?

I loved the Prima Donna underwear.

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 23-Oct-13 21:07:18


H cup Prima Donna fan here! It's the only brand of bras that I actually wear. They have a day to day range too and their silk tee shirt bras are great.

DO NOT buy them at R&Peller - they ramp up the Retail price. Go there for a fitting, tell them you will think about the choice. Then go online to either Jolie Lingerie or Fantasy in Eccles. They do a mail order service and can order anything from the Italian catalogue.

They also have first purchase discount codes if you register on Jolie. Generally they are £15-20 cheaper than Rigby and Peller.

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 23-Oct-13 21:09:07

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 23-Oct-13 21:11:37

My mistake it is Affair in Eccles

They are lovely, but on after occasions I have placed an order online only to be told I cannot have what I want. It irks me as they should just remove the item from the website.

I had good service with Jolie.

HalleLouja Thu 24-Oct-13 12:05:30

I did find the Jolie website. Think I might order from there or the other one.

Thanks for the info. Am quite excited now.

At R&P do you have to be careful they don't recognise that you keep coming back for the fitting grin

WallyBantersJunkBox Thu 24-Oct-13 12:16:32

Depends - there are two in central London and one in Bluewater - I only go for one fitting a year when I am in the UK so not really!

WallyBantersJunkBox Thu 24-Oct-13 12:28:30

Just had a look on the R&P site and the Deauville (which is the sort of everyday bra I wear) is nearly £100 and on the Jolie site it is £68!!

I forgot to say - I have bought in Rigby on 3 or 4 occasions and I am always disappointed with their available stock in my size - they never have the gorgeous colours I see in the Primadonna catalogue I get sent from Affair.

I can recommend the body shaper lingerie too, it's very nice.

HalleLouja Fri 25-Oct-13 09:04:57

I liked the Couture one and the Olympia one. Am thinking you only need a couple of nice ones at that price.

cardamomginger Fri 25-Oct-13 09:34:41

Also been disappointed with R&P. I'm a 28E-F. I was impressed with their fitting service, but to be told that they only have 1 bra in my size (Conduit Street shop in London), is really poor. Went off to Bravissimo - excellent fitting service and LOADS of bras for me to choose from.

polyhymnia Fri 25-Oct-13 10:52:36

F cup here and agreewith all above.

I always wear Prima Donna - usually their Deauville style. I too order online from Jolie or similar but do buy one from a R and P shop every so often, to check sizing still right and try out any new Prima Donna styles.

HalleLouja Sat 26-Oct-13 09:09:22

Jolie Lingerie have it 10% off for your first order too. So got to be worth a go.

Can you notice a difference compared to Freya / Fantasie with Prima Donna?

WallyBantersJunkBox Sat 26-Oct-13 10:16:10

Bravissimo is fine depending on your size, but they have very little to offer a larger cup than F/G and wider back. (yes I am a barrel on legs)

The same with Freya and Fantasie, and I don't find the quality that good

Primadonna quality is on another level, but it's also the styling - you don't feel like your wearing a hospital traction garment - you feel totally sumptuous in their underwear.

You are paying for that experience mind! grin

allmycats Sat 26-Oct-13 11:50:23

I wear Prima Donna - Deauville from our local lingeries boutique and it costs me £68 (£100 at R and P is a rip off !!)

When I discovered the Deauville it looked as if I had lost a dress size and had a boob job . ( I am a 34D/E)

cardoon Sat 26-Oct-13 12:21:26

Just tried to place an order using paypal but couldn't see the option at checkout although it is mentioned in the small print confused

with jolie that is.....

HelloBoys Sat 26-Oct-13 17:28:17

what's the sizing like? I'm 28FF/30G

HalleLouja Sat 26-Oct-13 17:43:33

I registered with Jolie on their front page and all the prices came up 10% cheaper Cardoon.

cardoon Sat 26-Oct-13 17:54:05

Yeah, i got that too....... was hoping to conceal spendage from DH by using paypal blush he thinks I'm the Imelda Marcos of the bra world grin

HalleLouja Sat 26-Oct-13 17:57:57

He might have a point Cardoon.

WallyBantersJunkBox Sun 27-Oct-13 18:33:47

I had an email today with a discount offer try using 15OCT13 for 15% off instead?

HalleLouja Mon 04-Nov-13 14:12:32

I have just got back from holiday. Will see if it works.... Not holding my breath now its November.

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