Hi I'm Kelly, manager of the Manchester store

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Since 2012 when I joined the company, I have found Bravissimo to be a great brand to work for, looking after us "bigger boobed" women with plenty of styles and colours for us to choose from. I love to meet new people so working with Bravissimo whose values are to make a difference to the customer gives me satisfaction in my role and makes the customer feel good too. It's also great knowing that the company gives so much back to the local community and supports a national charity as well. It makes me proud that as part of our team in Manchester we can help change people's lives.

Store Address

Until Saturday 19th April:

The Corn Exchange (formerly The Triangle)
Exchange Square
Manchester
M4 3TR

From Tuesday 21st April:

42 King Street
Manchester
M2 6BA

Telephone: 0161 839 7050 (unavailable whilst we move - see our news page for more info)

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

On the top floor of the Corn Exchange, opposite Selfridges on Exchange Square. An easy ten minutes walk or short cab journey from Manchester Piccadilly train station. Car parks within easy walking distance of the store.

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
9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Bank Holidays
11:00am - 5:00pm

Seasonal Opening Times

Good Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Easter Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Easter Sunday
Closed
Easter Monday
Closed

Local Information

Car park: There are numerous car parks around the Manchester Arena, Victoria Station and Deansgate area.
Location: We are located behind Marks and Spencers/Selfridges and the Next side of the Arndale centre. Manchester Cathedral is next to us.
Late Night Opening: Our late night opening is Thursday when we are open until 7pm.
Train Station: Victoria is our nearest train station.
Fixed Appointments: We take fixed appointments everyday between 12 and 4pm. If you are visiting us towards the end of the day we recommend that if you are wanting 1 on 1 help with fitting you leave enough time as fittings are subject to demand. You will always be able to get help with trying on if all our fitters are already with customers.
Disabled access: We have a ground floor fitting room for those unable to use the stairs.
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Who's who...

I'm Alyshea, I have worked for Bravissimo since 2nd August 2001, I love working at Bravissimo because everybody is warm, friendly and genuine, they are like my extended family. I'm currently a 30gg but it can change with different brands and styles. Bravissimo understands that and that's why I think it's the best!
Alyshea Dawson
Hi, I'm Cat and I've worked for Bravissimo for 7 years, on and off. I've worked at Covent Garden, Leeds, Liverpool and now Manchester. I love the variety in my job. I get to try all the lovely stock and I really enjoy boosting women's confidence by fitting them into the right styles. In my spare time I have a real passion for food and crafty things like crochet and gardening.
Cat Goodyer
Hello I'm Laura, I have worked at Bravissimo for nearly 4 years and am a 28E. All the staff members here are lovely people who I look forward to working with every day. I t is always a pleasure to help our customers and I find it great how we at Bravissimo can make a difference to our customers.
Laura Foulkes
Hi I'm Emily, I've worked at Bravissimo for six years now through university and then once I'd finished I just decided to stay! When I first started shopping for bras I too found it difficult to get pretty bras in my size (I'm now a 34J) and I think that Bravissimo not only offer a great place to find what your after but also an environment that you want to be in. I feel so at home in a company that's created such a positive experience as it's not just about shopping at Bravissimo as a company we really listen to customer ideas and create them where.
Emily Elphick
My name is Laura and I began working for Bravissimo whilst studying BA Hons Textiles in 2002, when it was impossible to find my then 32GG bra size anywhere else! Now, ten years on, I love returning to the Bravissimo team three days a week, and to see customers leaving the shop brimming with confidence!
Laura Richardson
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 Manchester 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 Manchester you have helped us to recycle 441kg 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

“ The staff should have wings and halos, as they are all just angels! ”
Laura, Manchester
“ Lovely friendly service, she had a brilliant knowledge; and put me at ease straight away. ”
Lisa, Wigan
“ I won't shop anywhere else. The staff are all fantastic, can't get customer service like this ANYWHERE! ”
Dawn, Wilmslow
“ The only place you can come to for a brilliant fit. ”
Sue W, Littleborough
“ Fabulous service! Love coming here, I feel great! Thank you! ”
Michelle, Manchester