I've been wanting to try out Boux Avenue for quite a while now so when they sent me an invite to the opening of their new store in Manchester I was so sad I couldn't make it. But, being the lovely people the Boux Belles are, they invited me to have a look around the store and have a fitting this weekend instead.
The new store is absolutely lovely, with so many choices from everyday bras and pyjamas to luxurious underwear sets and bridal lingerie. The store is full to the brim with products displayed all around the store, it's really easy to find your size too as each bra has a handy guide to let you know what size it comes in (some sizes go all the way up to a 40H) and each size is stored in the drawers below.
Boux Avenue has a great selection of pretty yet practical bras and knickers, it's rare that you can find a combination of larger cup sizes and small back sizes in such pretty styles, I'm used to all substance and no style!
All the Boux Belles were so helpful and lovely while I was there, helping me find the perfect style and size as well as telling me a little bit more about the store and cooing over their favourite styles along with me.
The lovely Mell took me through to the dressing rooms (I was in Velvet) which were luxurious and so relaxing compared to other changing rooms. They also have different light settings from day to night so you can see the products in the perfect light.
I chose the gorgeous Chantal Balconette bra set to try out, Mell helped me to find the perfect size by checking the 5 areas of fit including the back of the bra, straps, cups and checking that the front was sitting flush against me. I ended up going up a back size to make it fit beautifully and it's so comfortable. I love the navy colour and the cream lace and satin detailing, and it definitely got The Man's approval! It came beautifully wrapped in tissue paper with scented rose petals in a gift box, perfect presentation!
It was the perfect treat to start by birthday celebrations, I turn the grand old age of 25 today and I'm being thoroughly spoilt! So looking forward to spending the rest of the day with my family and The Man, complete with a pork pie birthday 'cake'!
To find out more about Boux Avenue, visit their site here. Or if you're in Manchester head over to the store in the Arndale and have a chat to the lovely staff! There a lots of other stores up and down the UK too.