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Ready to shop? If you adore nothing more than treating yourself to a brand new lingerie set, we hear you! Indulging in a little retail therapy is a great way to lift your spirits. Want to get the best deal? We’ve got you covered.

Here are seven bra shopping tips to help you out:

1.  Do your research before you shop

Let’s be real, when you’re about to head out to the stores, the last thing you want to do is sit at your computer doing research. Sure, it may not be the most fun job in the world, but getting this right will give you the advantage you need. Making sure that you’re 100% clear on what you need (and what you don’t!) is the only way to go.

Take some time to check out the latest trends, figure out what type of bra will suit you, and find the perfect look for any occasion. When you’re armed with that information, you can be certain that nothing at all will hold you back.

2.  Color codes are your best friends

Short on time? If you don’t want to spend hour upon hour traipsing around stores, there’s a simple secret that you should know. Many of the major lingerie stores color-code their bra sizes. Take a moment to look at the labels in any given store and you should be able to figure it out.

For example, you might find that D-cups have blue labels and C-cups have green. Once you know what color you’re looking for, you can quickly and easily look through an entire rack of bras and figure out whether your size is there. Nothing could be easier.

3.  Check for coupons and vouchers

Looking to save yourself some money? It doesn’t have to be hard. Before you enter a store, take a moment to look online and see whether there are any voucher codes or coupons that you could use. Search for the name of the store or brand and put ‘coupons’ or ‘vouchers’ in there too. You might find that you score yourself an extra discount.

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4.  Abandon your shopping cart

When you’re generally shopping online, there’s a secret hack that you might want to try which could get you a decent discount. After you have chosen all the pieces that you like, close the browser in which you’re shopping. Make sure that you’re logged in and that you leave the items in the cart when you do this or it just won’t work.

Wait. Give it a day or two. You might find that you get a follow-up email from the online retailer offering you a deal. From discounts to free delivery, you never know what you might get. The truth is that e-commerce site owners notice when you abandon your cart and want you to buy the things you’ve chosen. That’s why they give you an incentive to encourage you to complete the sale.

5.  Look out for price matching policies

Think you can get the same lingerie cheaper from another retailer? That may work to your advantage! Many lingerie stores actually offer a price matching policy. If you can prove that another competitor is offering the product at a lower price point, they will match it and give you the same deal. If you can’t see this policy advertised in store, ask a member of staff whether it is available. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

6.  Sale bras aren’t always the best

Is that massive red sale sign calling your name? Most of us are suckers when it comes to discounts and money off. After all, we all want to save some cash when we’re shopping. However, before you go ahead and buy that bra that’s on sale, consider whether you actually need it. Will you wear it? Is it even the right size? Or your bra sister size?

All too many of us are guilty of buying things that we don’t need simply because they are on sale. Here’s a golden rule to remember. If you wouldn’t buy it at full price, don’t bother wasting your money on it now. It’s so simple.

7.  Always ask about the refund and exchange policy

Do you know what the refund policy is on the lingerie you’re buying? It’s time to step up your game. Refunds can be tricky when it comes to underwear, and so you want to make sure that you get things right. Be certain to ask what the policy is and what the requirements are as well. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Related: Bra Shopping Guide: Tips For Making Bra Shopping More Fun

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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