Hi I'm Claire, manager of the Cardiff store

Also Pepperberry
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I have been working for the company since our Cardiff store opened in 2007. I love working for Bravissimo/Pepperberry as nothing beats the feeling of making a difference to someone's day. For some women the experience of getting a correctly fitted bra can be truly life changing, and it is a privilege to be able to help them on the road to greater self-confidence, I also love my team here in Cardiff; they have become my extended family.

Store Address

6 Queens Arcade
Queen Street
Cardiff
CF10 2BY

Telephone: 02920 877 830

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 located on the lower level of Queens Arcade Shopping Centre opposite the Post Office. Queens Arcade Shopping Centre is right in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. There are entrances on Queen Street, the principal shopping street in Cardiff, and Working Street and there is a link directly with the adjacent St David's Shopping Centre.

Opening Times

Monday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:30am - 7:30pm
Friday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Bank Holidays
11:00am - 5:00pm

Seasonal Opening Times

Good Friday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Easter Saturday
9:00am - 5:30pm
Easter Sunday
Closed
Easter Monday
11:00am - 5:00pm

Local Information

Car parking: There are lots of car parks around the city centre including NCP's on Greyfriars Road and Westgate Street; both are 5 minutes' walk from the shop.
Trains and buses: Most buses in Cardiff serve the city centre. The nearest bus stop to the shop is opposite the Hilton Hotel on Kingsway. Alternatively Westgate Street or Churchill Way are just few minutes' walk away. Local train services come into Queen Street station which is 5 minutes away. Trains from outside the local area come into Cardiff Central station which is a 10 minute walk from the shop.
Disabled access: If you are disabled or have a pram/pushchair we do have a few changing rooms available at ground level, please ask a member of staff for assistance.
Baby changing: The nearest toilets/baby changing facilities are in St David's centre just behind Soho Coffee.
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Who's who...

I'm Jane and I have been here since the shop opened in October 2007. I love working here because I get the chance to help so many women get the right size bra and feel better about themselves. I love the team at the shop; we are like one big family.
Jane
I'm Rhian and I am obsessed with bras! I have been with here since April 2010. I love being able to share the knowledge about well-fitting bras. Having had years of bad bras finding the right size changed everything for me and I love being able to make this difference to other women.
Rhian
My name is Sarah and I'm a 30F. I've been here since August 2008 and I enjoy working for Bravissimo because I enjoy giving people a confidence boost. I like that there is a choice for bigger boobed women. Working for a company that believes in what they are selling makes it a great place to work.
Sarah
Hi I'm Jenny and I have been with the company for 4 years now. I love the team here in the shop, they make me laugh every day. It's also great to be able to help women who have struggled to find pretty, colourful bras elsewhere as I have had exactly the same problem in the past.
Jenny
Bravissimo Store Favourite
as chosen by Sandra, Assistant Manager (Cardiff)

I adore the colours on this bra. The first word that springs to mind is "Summer"! I picture a lazy summer's evening sitting in the garden with a glass of something chilled and bubbly. I can practically smell the barbeque! It is a classic Freya shape that so many of our customers love too.

If you are a Cardiff 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 Cardiff you have helped us to recycle 186kg 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.

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A few of your comments

“ Thank you for all your help and going the extra mile for me. Thanks Jenny! ”
Zoe, Cardiff
“ Thank you for all the lovely, friendly service and professional approach. I will be back asap! ”
Sally, Plymouth
“ Massive thank you to Jenny and the team. I have the biggest smile ever! ”
Natasha, Cwmbran
“ Really helpful and understanding of how the body changes through pregnancy, thank you. ”
Eleanor, Penarth
“ Rhian was very helpful and had the patience of an angel. Thank you! ”
June, Barry