Hi I'm Kat, manager of the Reading store

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I'm Kat the manager here at Bravissimo in Reading. I have been with the company since summer 2011 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Having had many years in retail and customer service I can say hand on heart that Pepperberry has to be the number one company in my eyes! We genuinely love what we do here in store and my team and I get such a buzz from seeing the difference we make to our customers we never get tired of it! We have such a passionate, caring and fun team that there is never a dull moment in store. We always strive to give the best service we can so please pop in and visit us!

Store Address

2 Chain Street
Reading
RG1 2HX

Telephone: 0118 950 5952

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

Opening Times

Monday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Bank Holidays
11:00am - 5:00pm

Local Information

Nearest Car Park: Our nearest car parks are the Oracle Holy Brook and Riverside car parks.
Late Night Opening: We are open until 7pm on a Thursday.
Baby Change: There are baby change facilities at John Lewis, the side entrance is opposite our shop.
Disabled Access: Our store is easily accessible for anyone in a wheelchair or with a pram. We also have a lift in store.
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Who's who...

Hi, I'm Rach and I've worked here since the store opened in 2011. My favourite part about working here is the amount of styles available to big boobed women. Being a 38HH I understand how incredible it feels to get a pretty bra that fits and flatters my shape.
Rachel
I'm Ashlie and I've been working here since the Reading store opened in February 2011. It's great working here because there's so many different styles and sizes that we can offer our customers and to be able to advise people on the right size and give them the confidence to look and feel great is very rewarding.
Ashlie
My name is Claire. I have worked at Bravissimo, reading since we opened in February 2011. I like working for Bravissimo because I think the company ethos is a good one and I feel like our managers care about their staff- not many companies have the directors attending their team meetings! Even more, I like fitting women into a comfy bra and seeing the smile on their face, especially when ladies have had bad experiences of bras and bra fitting.
Claire
I love working for Bravissimo because of our customer orientated atmosphere. I think it's amazing that we can help customers feel completely different about themselves just by helping them find the perfect bra.
Shauna
Bravissimo Store Favourite
as chosen by Jordanna, Consultant (Leamington)

The new Jazzberry Burst is a fun twist on the everyday nude bra. The taupe colour means it disappears under coloured clothes, and the pink detail gives the bra added prettiness! Everyone who has tried it on has loved the fit too so this is definitely one to try!

If you are a Reading 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 Reading you have helped us to recycle 467kg 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

“ Fab fitting by Shauna. So friendly, understanding and helpful. ”
Sam, Berkshire
“ Everyone was really helpful. Great to finally find bras that actually fit. ”
Emily, Bucks
“ Fabulous!! Such great, friendly service. I'll definitely be back. ”
Cathy, Surrey
“ Amazing service as always. Thank you. ”
Jennifer, Berkshire
“ I have always talked to my friends about wearing the correct fit and then found I was wearing the wrong size. A good fitting bra is a little slice of heaven. Thank you. ”
Nadean, Berkshire