Hi I'm Verity, manager of the Cambridge store

Also Pepperberry
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I have worked here for five years at the Cambridge shop which is located in the centre of Cambridge on Sussex Street. Every day is different here and that is what makes us so unique in Cambridge, we all strive to provide each customer with a service that is both informative and fun. It's so satisfying when we help a customer to find lingerie that really makes them rediscover their figures again; we have even had tears of joy over it before now.

Store Address

17-19 Sussex Street
Cambridge
CB1 1PA

Telephone: 01223 350 088

If you are looking to contact us with a stock enquiry, please note that products shown as out of stock on our website will also be out of stock in our stores.

How to find us

We are in the middle of the city center just down the side of Monsoon, and with a Costa Coffee on the corner of our street.

Opening Times

Monday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 4:00pm
Bank Holidays
11:00am - 4:00pm

Seasonal Opening Times

Wednesday 17th December
10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 21st December
10:30am - 4:30pm
Christmas Eve
10:00am - 4:00pm
Christmas Day
Closed
Boxing Day
Closed
New Years Eve
10:00am - 4:00pm
New Years Day
Closed

Local Information

Car parking: The nearest car park to our store is in The Grand Arcade shopping centre.
Trains and buses: There are lots of buses that come into the city centre.
Disabled access: We have a portable ramp that can be used between the Pepperberry and Bravissimo shop floors, but both have their own doors onto to the street. We also have two fitting rooms that can be used by customers in wheelchairs or customers with pushchairs.
Baby changing facilities: Costa coffee at the end of our street. Or alternatively in the Grand Arcade, which is a five minute walk away.
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Who's who...

Hello I'm Marion. I've worked here since 2006 and have found working within this team so refreshing! Making a difference in a customer's life when she has all but given up on her figure and lending a sympathetic ear or a broad shoulder in any situation is what gives me a buzz. I have been called the bra whisperer by customers, and one even suggested they bottle me up and sell me on the NHS!
Marion
Hi I'm Ella and I'm a 30J. I've worked here for four years now and during that time it still amazes me how much a bra that fits can change people's opinion of themselves for the better. It's definitely the most rewarding part of the job for me.
Ella
Hi I'm Jane, I've worked for the company for a good few years now and it's still very different every day! Working for a company that offers so much choice to women who feel that they have so little choice elsewhere is rewarding to say the least. I've had ladies in a flap because they need specific items and have looked everywhere for them, being able to offer a variety of styles to them and take the time to make sure they are comfortable with them sets us apart from the rest.
Jane
Bravissimo Store Favourite
as chosen by Rhi, Consultant (Cheltenham)

We've fallen head over heels for this gorgeous pansy print! We know a longline bra isn't every girl's cup of tea, but with pretty lace details and a great shape in the cup, we just couldn't resist!

If you are a Cambridge customer and wish to review your favourite product here please email the name of the item, your review, your name and local store to bravissimo.marketing@bravissimo.com.

What's in store?

We'd love to see you for a free personalised bra fitting!

Our fully trained fitting staff are always on hand to offer individual fittings and advice, whenever you visit us. However, if you'd prefer to plan ahead we are also able to offer you a 20 minute appointment. Please call the store, or pop in to find out more or to book your fitting.

On a daily basis we see such a variety of women; young girls, older ladies, voluptuous ladies, breastfeeding women, women who’ve had mastectomies and women of all shapes and sizes everyday of the week. Many people can feel a bit daunted by having a bra fitted for the first time, but please let us put your fears aside.

fitting rooms

Private fitting rooms

All of our fitting rooms are completely private and you don’t have to change in front of anyone! Being fitted can be daunting for some people, but we really try to make the whole experience an enjoyable one by putting our customers at ease. If you’re uncomfortable about undressing in front of the fitter, don’t worry, we’ll leave you to it – you can lock the fitting room door and we’ll knock before we come in. The fitter need never see you without your bra on if that’s what you’d prefer. We have many different fitters in our shops, which reflect our customers – from younger women to older mums, and we all have lots of experience to ensure that you go away looking and feeling fabulous.

No tape measures

We don’t use tape measures as we don’t feel that they give an accurate portrayal of your size, instead we use the bra that you’re wearing as a guide and show you where it’s not fitting you and ascertain what size you should be from that and also, what styles are more likely to suit you. From there, we encourage you to try on a selection of styles – many different brands of bras fit in a very different way, you may be one size in one style and a different cup size in another. In our experience, 60 per cent of women currently wearing a C cup should be wearing anything from a D cup and above. The majority of women who we fit are wearing a bra that’s too big in the back and too small in the cup, so really, they’re a lot slimmer than they thought they were! Essentially we show you how a good fitting bra looks and feels and why. We then show you all the styles that will flatter you. It’s just like having a personal shopper on hand – we do all the running around fetching you lots of different styles until you’re completely happy!

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Don't worry about the kids

Note to mums with small children – we know that your time is precious and that sometimes you have to bring the children shopping with you. We don’t mind at all having children in the shop, in fact, we have books to keep the little ones entertained while you have your fitting. Note to breastfeeding mums – please don’t worry about breast-feeding in our shop! If you need anything at all, such as a glass of water, (we know that this is thirsty work), please just ask.

Charity

Bra recycling

For 2014, our national charity is Mind, who campaign to improve the lives of people who experience mental health problems, promoting better services and more accepting attitudes.

Bra recycling

As a store we do lots of fund-raising for local charities, and Bravissimo Pepperberry supports one national charity: Mind. We encourage our customers to recycle your old bras in our Charity Bin as the bras in good condition are passed on for distribution in the developing world, and for those well past their prime we receive a £1 for every kilo of material we recycle, so every bra counts!

Here at Cambridge you have helped us to recycle 122kg of bras so far! Thanks for your continued support. If you have any questions or would like to do a local collection of old or ill-fitting bras, please contact us in store.

Our bra recycling

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A few of your comments

“ Excellent fitting service. Thank you for all your help! ”
Carol, Cambridge
“ Excellent and friendly service! Thank you. ”
Katie, Peterborough
“ All fabulous! Really enjoyed it today xx ”
Sarah, Chatteris
“ Such fantastic help with choosing a bra – I've never had a less stressful, more pleasant experience bra shopping! ”
Charlie, UK
“ Awesome experience as always – you have the best sales staff ever, warm, helpful and reassuring ”
Rebecca, Stevenage