Why are sports bras so expensive?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
92 posts
Worker bee

I totally agree!  Don’t know why they are so expensive though.  I usually find some really nice ones at either TJ Maxx or Marshalls- brand name ones for like half the price.  

Post # 5
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a Champion bra that’s good for jogging from Marshall’s… But with the pregnancy boob growth, I had to wear a regular bra under it.

Post # 7
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got one on clearance for $9 today at macys. What I hate about them is they run so small. I’m a size 4 and have to buy a large. A medium digs into my skin. Why do they make them so tight?!

Post # 8
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@FarleyNish:  so that they hold the girls in! but if they are tight that they irritate you, that’s not good. I love Nike’s bras. best I have ever had. They are like $30-$35. I have had a few of them for years now so I definitely think they are worth it. 

Post # 9
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Outlet malls and clearance. I like the Champion ones – can get them for under $20 if you hunt!

Post # 11
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@legenwaitforitdary:  Victoria’s Secret was having some of them for sale @ their semi-annual sale. I love their sports bras. i would check it out because they were selling all if the bras that didn’t sell yet for $15.99. I got myself a really nice lace one that was originally $60 for that price. And I did see some sports ones in the section too. 

Post # 12
724 posts
Busy bee

A great sports bra makes my life better.

There, I said it.

Sure, not a fan of the cost, but if I’m dropping twice that on undergarments for titilating my lover, something that I’ll get much more use out of turns out to be a worthwhile investment.

Looking at it another way, I won’t do high impact workouts without a super sports bra. I just won’t. That’s a problem, and if it takes $75 to get rid of that excuse, that’s what it takes.

Post # 13
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The technical fabrics that can provide support in multiple directions, so wuthering the amount of force they have to provide, but without creating.circulation problems, or serious discomfort, and retain those properties over time, are actually that special.  Add to that normal brand mark ups, and the design of the garment itself, and you easily arrive at those prices.  I don’t wear bras, if course, but I wear underArmour, and similar products for work, and I’ve found that the cheaper alternatives wear out quite quickly.  In men’s sports boxers, certain fabrics can be amazing in one pattern, but wear out, and be useless in another.  I have paid as much as $25/pair for compression socks.  They were well worth it.

Post # 14
1327 posts
Bumble bee

I agree.  The ones I’m looking at are about $60 (yay for Canadian mark ups!) plus we pay 13% tax. 🙁

However, I’ve started to do more weight training and less cardio, so I think I can get away with just two or three full support sports bras.  Still gotta save my pennies though! *sigh*

Post # 15
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wear cheap soft cup underwire bras layered under a size-too-small Old Navy sport bras.  It actually works really well, better than any pricey sport bra I’ve ever tried, and I’m a G-cup.

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