Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year - a pair of recommendations

Lovely Sarah, prolific commentator on this blog, gave me a 'heads up' last week about Leia Lingerie. It stocks the full Bravissimo range of sizes, but with really much more significant sale savings.

It's funny - the more successful and established a company is, I guess the better they can predict their turnover, and so have less surplus stock to discount, and less desperation to do so - so the discounts aren't so serious. Not so Leia Lingerie.

You can search the sale by size, and I was able to stock up on some pretty bras for around £15-20 each - delivery was speedy and service was seamless.

My second recommendation is the sale at Pin Up Parade. This site is a small business run by a delightfully lovely lady who imports Dita Von Teese-style retro clothing from the big American companies in limited numbers. Prices are very reasonable (compared to the cost of importing yourself) - especially in the sale. Check the size charts for everything - retro reproduction clothing has very idiomatic sizing. The red dress above is so tempting, but the measurements look to be on the small side of an 18, and it's not going to accommodate my boobs. But, it's a handsome, curve-flattering frock - full of old Hollywood glamour - and someone should snap it up for £45 (net skirt not included). I'd love it to be one of you.

A steal at £40 - and available up to a size 18 (but again, no stretch in the bust) is this all-in-one work frock. I can just see this on a couple of my taller friends. But - really, I could be here all day. Take a look for yourself, and buy with confidence. I once asked the owner of this site if she had any plans to get in the Mode Merr 'Perfect Skirt' in a plain black cotton, and she was very sweet and communicative, and does indeed now stock it - my every transaction with her has been fault-free.


  1. Very impressed with Leia - ordered yesterday, dispatched the same day, and arrived this morning!

  2. Oooh, thank you for your kind words, madam! I'm glad you like the shop. ;)


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