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Best place to have bra-fitting in London

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LocalEditorSutton Thu 16-Jun-16 14:49:24

Where's the best place to have a bra fitting in London. I'm thinking of one of the department stores on Oxford Street or any stores in Sutton, Bromley or Croydon.

Historically I've gone to a particular store but the lovely competent older lady has been replaced by 2 belligerent younger ladies who took 25 minutes to not come to measure me despite 3 requests.

Toxicity Thu 16-Jun-16 16:32:57

I think John Lewis on Oxford Street are the best. Rigby & Peller are amazing too, I so want to go back there soon and treat myself to some lovely bras.

WhiteHairReally Thu 16-Jun-16 16:35:14

Others will be along with 'locals' lowdown but if you 'large of nork' I'd like to point you towards Bravissimo, just off Oxford Street. Ask to see Anne or Amy ('Thank you both!')

Rigby and Peller, Conduit, Hans and King's Road are supposedly 'the best' but I've never been. Friends who have have commented on a certain bossiness.

fijennin Thu 16-Jun-16 16:35:31

if you have bigger breasts then I suggest the fitting studio in forest hill

KatharinaRosalie Thu 16-Jun-16 16:36:28

Bravissimo. And you don't have to be large, they have bras starting from D.

LocalEditorSutton Thu 16-Jun-16 23:16:05

I'm not particularly large of nork so perhaps a no to Bravissimo and the lovely sounding Fitting Studio.
Have always assumed that Rigby & Peller would be expensive.

Perhaps it will have to be John Lewis. Will probably spend more in homeware though!

bojorojo Thu 16-Jun-16 23:22:50

Rugby and Peller bras are fairly pricey but they do offer a helpful service. You do not pay for the bra fitting, just the bra. DD has just been measured at Selfridges in Oxford Street. They have revamped their lingerie dept and have lots of more sensibly priced bras as well as the more expensive ones. It is the best store anyway - for lots of reasons - and is definitely more fun than JL! It also has the best shoe dept!

suntoday37 Thu 16-Jun-16 23:22:52

I really liked selfridges. Not crazy expensive. Ladies were lovely and really helpful. Told them my budget and stuck to it and left with 3 bras. Lovely place to shop after recent refurb too.

bojorojo Thu 16-Jun-16 23:24:01

Ha!!! Cross posted sun. Totally agree.

margaritasbythesea Fri 17-Jun-16 06:13:43

I was measured in Selfridges a few years ago and the woman was incredible. I'm going back there today. Yay!

John Lewis I found humiliating. The lady struggled to find one which fitted and kept blaming my breasts and looking at her watch while I was trying on. Not going back there.

Savagebeauty Fri 17-Jun-16 06:17:58

I love Rigby and Pellar.
I get my "basic" Prima Donna T-shirt bras from there and the odd frivolous one.
I love the way they just look at you and bring you the correct size. And how it makes you look slimmer by wearing correct size bra.

fassbendersgirlfriend Fri 17-Jun-16 06:19:16

Selfridges gets my vote. Lovely staff, incredibly helpful and really listen to your preferences then come back to you with loads of great things to try. Only shock was finding out I'm. 30 E! ffs. My boobs are like polo mints on an ironing board. She estimated correctly before even measuring me and I flatly refused to believe her!

BubsAndMoo Fri 17-Jun-16 06:26:19

I vote Rigby & Peller. They do have some eye-wateringly expensive bras but their fitting service was the best I've ever experienced, they also did not mind one bit that I didn't buy any bras - I had a specific brief and budget that they didn't have as it was the week before 'new season' stock was released. They helped me fit a sports bra as well which I bought and has been the best one I've ever had.

Total thumbs up!

bilbul Fri 17-Jun-16 07:37:57

Local I bet you are larger of nork than you think. I am tiny, not even a handful, yet I am 32E. Have you tried measuring using the proper MN method? I bet it will astound you wink

DilysPrice Fri 17-Jun-16 07:43:36

Selfridges are an interesting call - not had them recommended before on these threads but their jeans fitting service is great, and 30E sounds like a fitter who knows her stuff.

I've always found John Lewis good and they have a good range of bras at moderate price points - if you're not that big you may still be a D cup and big enough for Bravissimo, but you'll also be able to get away with cheaper "mainstream" bras.

SorrelForbes Fri 17-Jun-16 08:19:08

Bravissimo all the way. Measure yourself following this and you'll see how easy it is to be a D!

LocalEditorSutton Fri 17-Jun-16 12:23:18

Well I've just had a quick measure using SorrelForbes link and I am 34E but seriously I'm not big confused

Perhaps I would be Bravissimo size. I always assumed that was for a more significant norkage. Will take a look at where their stores are.

plantsitter Fri 17-Jun-16 12:25:26

Caroline Randell in Wimbledon is great and she stocks posh brands. Independent shop (not mine!)

SorrelForbes Fri 17-Jun-16 12:49:15

34E isn't really that big. There are two branches in London (Oxford Circus (Ann is great) and Covent Garden) and both are excellent. You'll get a proper fitting and a good selection to choose from.

bilbul Fri 17-Jun-16 15:38:02

Yay! Bravissimo would be perfect.

LocalEditorMerton Fri 17-Jun-16 17:32:00

Interesting to see Caroline Randell mentioned - it's up in Wimbledon Village. So not too far away from your neck of the woods, Local Editor Sutton.

Cakescakescakes Fri 17-Jun-16 17:36:38

I have no boobs at all. Yet I'm wearing a perfectly fitting 32E which I got in Bravissimo. Honestly give it a go.

Savagebeauty Sat 18-Jun-16 08:45:46

Caroline Randell very helpful..she's ordered me 32G bras before

shirkingworking Sat 18-Jun-16 08:58:32

Another vote for selfridges... (They do wacoal bras too which fit me really well - small boobs!)

AdoraKiora Sat 18-Jun-16 09:39:05

Rigby & Peller is worth it.

I went in floppy 34D and came out a perky 32E. Miracle workers.

I only buy my t-shirt bras from there. But its changed the size I buy in elsewhere (more cheaply!) and I now wear a bra that fits.

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