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2018 Christmas and New Year Opening Times;

18th-22nd December 10am - 5pm

Sunday 23rd 11am-3pm

Christmas Eve 10.30-1.30pm

We are closed from 24th December at 2pm until 3rd January 2019


Due to popular demand we are now open on Mondays throughout the Summer months! 10am-4pm, starting from 4th June 2018, through to the end of August 2018.



Yay! Merry Christmas to us! The Little Big Bra Shop has won another industry award!
We have been named as joined winners of the best 'Independent Retailer of the Year' (South) by Industry magazine Lingerie Insight
Well to Coco de Mer who've we've won with also!
#awards #lingerie #independents

This is the only category where are dead heat occurred, with brands voting in equal measure for Little Big Bra Shop and Coco de Mer.

The concept at the Little Big Bra Shop is to offer ‘good old fashioned’ one-to-one customer service to each and every customer that walks through the door.

It prides itself on not only offering a measuring service, but providing a ‘bra fitting experience’. The retailer believes that women of all ages, shapes and sizes should be helped to feel as great as they possibly can, hence the words ‘little’ and ‘big’ in the business’s name.

The store recently had to bounce back from a fire closure that lasted two and a half weeks. Luckily, customer loyalty has helped the retailer recover.



Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Tuesday 20th December - Friday 23rd December 10am-5pm

Christmas Eve 10am-2pm

We are closed in between Christmas & New Year, we re-open from Wedneday 4th January at 10am.



We're in the finals for another industry award!

Lingerie Insight is a recognised industry magazine and online magazine! See below for the category we've shortlisted for 'Fit & Styling' thats what we're all about here! Fingers crossed!

'Lingerie Insight is proud to announce the shortlist for the Fit and Styling Award category in the 2016 UK Lingerie Awards.

This new category was open to all retailers who offer a first-rate fit and styling service.

Successful entrants described their fitting techniques and demonstrated a good range of available sizes and styles in store and online, customer loyalty and a high purchase rate after a fitting.

The winners will be announced in a special feature in the December 2016 issue of Lingerie Insight.'




Some exciting news for The Little Big Bra Shop we have won an industry award for best 'Personal Touch' independent shop. 

This category is for shops that are usually created around and centered on the personality, professionalism and expertise of their owners and staff. It's the one to one personal service and trust that sets these shops apart. One of the most fiercely subscribed categories.

This is such a privilege as its a nationwide competition and so its amazing that we beat off some really great and very well established shops around the country!

Underlines Magazine (top Industry Magazine) hold an annual Awards Ceremony at The Cumberland Hotel in London. Stars is the only competition of its kind in the UK & Ireland where nominations, finalists and winners are put forward by a respected jury of 27 brands- the only Awards where shops cannot nominate themselves!


Here at The Little Big Bra shop we really want to 'support' the 'Bin Your Bra' campaign to help raise money for 'Against breast cancer' charity.

In order to get a Bra Bank here in store we need 200 bras- so as this is breast cancer awareness month what better time to get involved!

All you have to do is donate any old/ill fitting bras or any bras you no longer want- but here's the best bit - Against Breast Cancer will receive £1000 for every tonne collected.

The final amount raised is based on the weight of bras collected so more bras mean more funds and every £1 raised moves us closer to our ultimate goal, a future free from breast cancer.

I will be donating 20 bras from the shop to get it started- so please help this amazing campaign and feel free to bring them in store now.

If we get enough for a Bra Bank bin this is something we can support all year round!

Fore more info you can check out this link http://www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/recycling/513/bra-recycling/




We supported the LOROS Fashion Show- wow what an amazing night it was! LOROS is an amazing charity and this is an annual event- can't wait until next year!





We reached the finals in the Underlines Magazine 'Best Shop Awards'. It wasn't meant to be on this occasion but we've made the finals every year since we've been open and would like to thank all our customers that took the time to vote- apparently it was the closest its ever been and was a great night! Fingers crossed for next year!



Look at this great shot from the Image Magazine Ball! We supported this event again and took part in the fashion show! All these ranges are in store now!




We've reached the finals again in the Underlines magazine Best Lingerie Shop Awards!

This time we're in the Excellence & Outstanding Achievement Category which is the only one voted by the public!! So if you like what we do you can vote on the link below!

It doesn't take long at all!







Bra Fitting Event - Friday 26th April

We have the Fantasie & Freya Representative for this area on hand for all your questions! Also 10% off all purchases from these brands on this day only! Come & join us!



The Little Big Bra Shop held a mastectomy fitting day on Friday 15th March. 

Whilst Karen ensured there was great products available for ladies who have had a mastectomy right from the start with the Royce brand, she has widened the choices still further with the introduction of the Anita brand for both lingerie & swimwear for post surgery.

Karen says: “I feel it is so important for ladies who find themselves in the position of having to have a mastectomy bra that they should be able to choose from pretty, feminine yet still comfortable and supportive underwear. They have after all been through enough, I feel it’s my duty as a bra shop owner and as a woman to provide this special service.''

You are in safe hands as Karen has worked extensively for leading brands and has vast experience in mastectomy fittings having assisted in the training schools for leading retailers working in conjunction with breast cancer care.

The Mastectomy bras stocked have bilateral pockets to hold your prosthesis in place securely and comfortably and new for Spring 2013 there will be a new flexi wired bra from Anita - available in store, VAT is exempt on these items.





Panache Lingerie has joined forces with Karen Forbes from the Little Big Bra Shop to launch Learn the Fit, a school which will educated and guide Panache’s new and existing independent retailers on the company’s key values of fit, support and comfort.

The first Learn the Fit session took place in November at the Panache Head Office in Sheffield with Karen and Fay Tranter, International Marketing Co-Ordinator at Panache.
The session guided existing customers through fitting right from the heart of the busines. Fay said: 'It is a pleasure to work with Karen and welcome her independent viewpoint as a retailer, her industry awareness and personality is invaluable to us as brand. We hope that the training will benefit independent retailers as an additional service from the company.'
With Karen's key understanding as an independent retailer herself, she said: 'I was privileged that Panache as a successful D+ specialist approached me to help with the development and implementation of their Learn the Fit School. My career in lingerie has given me the platform to branch out as an independent and with my depth of knowledge and passion for lingerie, I am so happy to be on board with this project and hope it’s a great success.'

Saturday 1st December sees a LIVE MODEL showcasing all the gorgeous Christmas ranges- pop along and join in the fun! (December 2012) 


We will also be open every Monday throughout December from 10am-5pm.

Your Christmas Wish List (November 2012)

This Christmas, make sure you take advantage of our Christmas Wish List service.

Simply come in, choose your favourite items from a fantastic ranges then send in your loved one to choose from your list.  What could be better - you still have a surprise to unwrap on Christmas morning plus you know that it will fit perfectly and you're going to love it! 



Stars: Underlines Best Lingerie Shop Awards - The Little Big Bra Shop's in the finals! (Oct 2012)

Owner Karen Forbes is over the moon to have been recognised by the industry in such an amazing category: Best 'Personal Touch' ! this is one of 8 categories and the winners will be announced at a Gala dinner in November in London.

The 68 finalists across the categories were shortlisted from 450! To make it to the finals is a great honour. 

The Personal Touch category is based on the one to one service that Karen & her team offer each and every customer that walks through the door. The 22 strong jury also look at the friendly, professional and helpful personalities that are behind the success of the business. Fingers crossed! 


The Little Big Bra Shop supports the LOROS Charity Fashion Show!

Organised by Davis Opticians with all proceeds going to LOROS: Leicestershire & Rutland Hospice's, a great night was had by all with gorgeous lingerie featured on just as equally gorgeous models! These girls kindly gave up their time for such a great cause- so many thanks!!!



Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards Finalist (Nov 2011)

"The Little Big Bra Shop is delighted to have been selected as FINALISTs in 'Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards' in the Best Newcomer Category!

We are one of only 62 finalists across 7 categories of shop, we have been successful in the face of sharp competition from over 340 nominees in total!

The awards ceremony will take place at the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch London on November 11th at a Gala Evening - Karen Forbes attended courtesy of Underlines Magazine. Watch this space for further news...

We've Moved To Larger Premises At No 4 (Oct 2011)

"We're delighted to let you know that we have moved just next door to number 4, to larger premises with more fitting rooms and space to enable us to show our customers a greater number of styles, designs and brands.

Come and pop in next time you are in time – it would be great to see you."