Post # 1
I went for a bra fitting recently, and discovered I take a 40C. Most bras go up to 38 in the band, so the lingerie store where I was shopping directed me to the brands that carry my size. Without looking at price, I fell in LOVE, and I mean LOVE, with a $176 bra. The brand is Empreinte, and every style I tried on fit me like a glove.
I normally spend $60ish on a bra, then abuse the crap out of them. Wash in the washing machine on hot, dry them in the dryer, and once a year or so go through my bra drawer and throw a bunch out.
Clearly, if I allowed myself to buy this brand of bras I would take better care of them, but I just don’t know if I could stomach the price.
I would love to hear what you think. Also – if you know of anywhere (that ships to Canada!), that carries this brand cheaper.
Post # 3
@priyawouldntwannabeya: How long would the $176 bra last???
I usually spend about $50/bra… sometimes less if I get them on sale.
Post # 4
@priyawouldntwannabeya: I once spent $75 on a bra. It looked awesome, but I didn’t get that much use out of it. In retrospect it was a waste of money. Still if you’ve found one that fits great, is well made, and that you love the look of, I see no reason why you shouldn’t splurge once in awhile!
Post # 5
@priyawouldntwannabeya: The very most I would justify is $100.
Post # 6
The one I’m wearing cost $90 and I think is worth it to spend good money on good bras. That’s a lot, but if its not breaking the bank, go for it.
Post # 7
@priyawouldntwannabeya: I’m a bra blogger and Empriente almost never sells for a discount. It is a high end brand for a reason. It would be worth it to buy 1 or 2 of them and take care of them by handwashing and air drying.
I usually spend in the 25-65.00 range. I am full busted and my bras come from UK or Polish brands. Most I have ever spent was 125.00
Post # 8
Definitely no more than $100
Post # 9
I’m a 36DD/DDD depending on my weight at any given moment. It all goes and comes from the boobs first, which is totally annoying.
Anyways, I will spend around $70 on a daily bra, around $100 for a step up bra, and honestly would spend up to $200 on a really beautiful bra that was in my size (extremely rare to find fine lingerie in the larger cup sizes).
Post # 10
@priyawouldntwannabeya: Yes, it is expensive but if it fits you better than any other bra you have tried I say go for it. Maybe just take extra special care of the Empriente 😉
Post # 11
Wow, I’ve never spent more than like $25 on a bra.
Post # 12
@priyawouldntwannabeya: I don’t know if Lanebryant.com ships to canada but I LOVE their bras. I am a DDD and I have to drop money on good bras.
They commonly have buy 1 get 1 free sales. Their bras are usually around 40-50 bucks.
Post # 13
I usually spend $60 to $75 each. I take care of them, hand wash, drip dry, etc., and they usually last 3 to 4 years in the states. I wash once a week (yes, I have seven). Hopefully, one that expensive will give you at least that much wear, Hope that helps.
Post # 14
I am sooo glad you replied! Are there any bra brands you know of that are similar to Empreinte without the hefty price tag?
Post # 15
I used to be a 32G/H and had to have specialty stores order bras in from Europe, and each would cost me nearly $200. It wasn’t a matter of having money to burn, but rather of necessity. I now wear a 32DD in Calvin Klein bras, which are significantly cheaper if I purchase at the Bay. However, outside of CK (which make their bras a bit smaller) I would need a 30DD/E and I don’t know of any stores that carry bras in band size 30.
Post # 16
An older lady at the lingerie store says she has one Empreinte bra that she has had last 8 years. She said she hand washes it once a week and lays it flat to dry. I thought if I could get 3 years out of it, that would be worth it. It is such a huge amount of money. I can afford to, but it still seems wasteful if that makes sense