© Panama00 | Dreamstime.com – Tezenis And Intimissimi Lingerie Stores
It is the last day of my Christmas holiday in Spain (boohoo!) so I thought it was about time I ultimately finished this draft post that I started final time I was here, in summer time. You won’t find an Ann Summers, Boux Avenue or Bravissimo in Spain, but there are lots of other lingerie chains to explore. Women’s Secret, Oysho and Selmark are the homegrown ones, and then there a number of Italian and French brands that are popular here.
Even though there may possibly at very first glance to be a lot of choice, I discover it to be a lot of the exact same. Spain has a lot of budget-friendly lingerie retailers, where you can choose up a bra set for 20-30€, and a dearth of plus-sized and full-busted brands. In reality, it is not uncommon to stroll into a retailer right here and have to genuinely hunt via the racks to find a bra that isn’t a 32B, 34B or 36B. Oysho in certain was founded in 1977 but only introduced C cups to their sizing a few years back, and other people such as Tezenis and Women’s Secret technically go up to a D or DD but what that actually means is that they’ll have some plain t-shirt bras at the back of the shop in larger sizing, while all the pretty issues in the window display come in a B or B-C only.
You will discover a couple of brands on the list beneath that do incorporate bigger band and cup sizes in their range, but for these you may be far better off seeking in an independent lingerie boutique. Those as well can be fairly diverse to the UK – half of the boutiques I’ve visited have been tiny tiny places with products piled higher in white boxes behind the counter, waiting for you to ask for some thing in specific – but that is a subject for yet another post!
As per the title, this list does not contain independent boutiques or on the web-only stores. I’ve also excluded Modify which does exist here, and delivers full-bust sizing, but only has 7 locations by way of the nation. The under is intended to be a guide to what you will generally locate on the higher-street, wherever in Spain you decide to pay a visit to. Appreciate!
Left to right: Women’s Secret push up bra (32-36B), lowered to 11.99€, bralette (32-36B), decreased to 11.99€, t-shirt bra (32-36B), lowered to 17.99€
Left to right: Women’s Secret chemise, reduced to 15.99€, lengthy chemise, decreased to 19.99€, bodysuit, 27.99€
UK Sizes: 30-40 bands, A-DD cups, XS-XXL
Typical value range: 15-30€ for bras, 7-20€ for knickers
Women’s Secret (I wonder which brand this shop is trying to imitate with a name like that…) is one of the most widespread stores, with 271 places across the nation. They have a vast product variety, with over 300 bras alone on their website right now, most of which are moulded or push-up styles. For the most portion, there’s a lot of smooth microfibre and minimal detailing. The bralettes are where you’ll locate some far more trend-led design and style details, but there are not several and almost none come in anything other than a B cup.
Women’s Secret also delivers a wide range of nightwear, each of the comfy-PJs-with-a-cute-slogan kind, and the swishy-and-lacy sort. My favourite items from this store have to be their bodysuits and chemises, which had been also amongst my favourite pieces from the Spanish higher-street in common and super affordable – there are a number in shop correct now in various sparkly, textured fabrics that I actually want carried by way of to the rest of their lingerie.
Left to proper: Oysho push-up bra (32-38B), 15.99€, bralette (32-38B), 19.99€, push-up bra (32-38 B-C), 16.99€
Left to appropriate: Oysho robe, 49.99€, bodysuit, 29.99€, chemise, 22.99€
UK Sizes: 30-38 bands, B-C cups, XS-XL
Typical price tag range: 13-26€ for bras, 7-13€ for knickers
Oysho was the very first Spanish lingerie shop I found, and I was shocked to realise that they only stocked 32-38B. They have 190 retailers in Spain so this is not a minor retailer! They have considering that expanded that variety slightly but the sizing is nonetheless the most limited of all the brands on this list – fewer than half of their bras are offered in C cup sizes. Oysho provides a lot of fundamental, microfibre t-shirt bras, as effectively as a modest variety of bralettes and some designs with a small lace detailing.
You will also uncover a lot of cute, comfy pyjamas and loungewear at Oysho, along with teddies, bodysuits and slinky chemises. Although you will find some nods to current lingerie trends, most of the nightwear designs are straightforward, classic and timeless.
Left to appropriate: Yamamay push-up bra (32-38B), lowered to 13€, lace bra (32-38 C-D), lowered to 10€, balconette bra (34-38 B-DD), reduced to 15€
Left to proper: Yamamay chemise, decreased to 15€, robe, 39.99€, chemise, 49.99€
UK Sizes: 28-38 bands, A-DD cups, XS-XL
Typical price variety: 17-40€ for bras, 7-20€ for knickers
Yamamay is an Italian brand with a large presence in Spain, and has a slightly ‘sexier’ image than any of the other brands on this list. There are push-up bras galore and lots of lace, even though you can also find plenty of basic seamless and t-shirt bras right here. My impression of the shops is a rather chaotic mix of aesthetics, and the high quality is not quite to the same level as other shops on this list.
Satin chemises and lace robes are effortless to locate right here, but there are also plenty of cartoon-print PJs if that’s far more your thing. You can also locate some lingerie-inspired outerwear here (sheer lace tops, lace-panelled leggings and so forth.).
Left to right: Selmark basque (32-38B), 94.48€, t-shirt bra (32-44 B-DD), 45.49€, lace bra (32-44 B-E), 51€
UK Sizes: 30-48 bands, A-E cups, S-3XL
Standard price range: 33-62€ for bras, 8-34€ for knickers
Selmark is a Spanish brand by origin, with stores across the nation as effectively as abroad. It has the most expansive size range of all the brands on this list in terms of band sizes, despite the fact that you’ll notice it still only just touches on DD+ sizes. Most bras are moulded even though there are a few unlined designs.
Selmark specialises in high-good quality each day lingerie, such as smooth bodysuits and ‘solution’ bras, and shapewear. However their variety also includes some far more particular pieces, such as basques and suspender sets in fairly laces, and overall their aesthetic is simple, classic and sophisticated.
Left to appropriate: Intimissimi lace bra (34-36B), 29.90€, silk bra (32-36B), 39.90€, push-up bra (34C), 35.90€
Left to appropriate: Intimissimi bodysuit, 25.90€, silk slip, 69.90€, satin slip, 45.90€
UK Sizes: 30-38 bands, B-DD cups, S-L
Typical price variety: 20-40€ for bras, 9-26€ for knickers
Intimissimi (an Italian brand but well-liked in Spain) is a step up from shops like Oysho and Women’s Secret, both in terms of price tag and good quality it’s a tad far more costly than most, but here you can locate silk knickers and some truly beautiful laces and embroideries. Push-up and plunge bras reign supreme, but you can also discover basic lace or cotton bralettes. Sizing is nonetheless quite limited even though – only the plainer bras come in a D cup or above.
I really love Intimissimi’s nightwear choice, and the shop I went to dedicated as much wall space to slips and chemises as it did to bras. You can also find good-high quality basics right here, for both underthings and loungewear.
Left to right: Etam lace bra (32-38 B-D), 29.99€, cami-bra (36B), decreased to 27.99€, plunge bra (32-38 B-D), 32.99€
Left to right: Etam white bodysuit, 39.99€, red bodysuit, lowered to 23.99€, slip, lowered to 23.99€
UK Sizes: 30-40 bands, A-E cups, S-XL
Common price range: 20-40€ for bras, eight-30€ for knickers
Hands up Brits, who remembers Etam? This French lingerie chain disappeared from the UK higher-street a lengthy time ago, but it is nevertheless going sturdy in Spain. With pricing comparable to Intimissimi, this is one more spot exactly where you can uncover some actually lovely laces and uncommon details with no splurging on luxury lingerie.
Etam is especially very good for bodysuits – they have a lot, and a mix of every day and ‘bedroom’ types. As for bras they have a very good mix of padded vs. unpadded, push-ups vs. bralettes and so forth. I really nearly purchased a bra set in right here the other day, which was my favourite factor from a day’s worth of exploring Barcelona’s lingerie shops.
Left to correct: Tezenis push-up bra (30-32B), 15.90€, bralette (S/M), 9.90€, fringed bra (34B), 15.90€
UK Sizes: 32-40 bands, A-D cups, XS-L
Standard cost range: 10-17€ for bras, five-10€ for knickers
This is an Italian brand that’s widespread in Spain, and a younger sister brand to Intimissimi (they’re each part of Calzedonia Group, as of course is hosiery retailer Calzedonia). I would say it is primarily targeted at older teens, which shows by way of in the pricing (it is the cheapest lingerie chain in the country) and the types (a lot of bralettes with emoji-style patches appropriate now!). As for sizing, although some designs go bigger, Tezenis appears mainly focussed on serving a 30-32B buyer.
Despite the fact that there are some pieces on the web that caught my eye, in store I felt like I was surrounded by endless rows if extremely plain, dark-coloured push-up bras, plus the odd colourful bralette. Getting aimed at a younger industry, you will also discover athleisure-put on in Tezenis, particularly leggings. I couldn’t find something I liked in this shop personally, but then I believe I’m about a decade older than their target market.
Left to appropriate: Undiz push-up bra (32-36 A-D), 16.95€, bodysuit (XS-XL), 19.95€, sports bra (XS-XL), 19.95€
UK Sizes: 28-38 bands, A-DD cups, XS-XL
Standard price range: 10-20€ for bras, 6-15€ for knickers
Just as Tezenis is the younger sister of Intimissimi, French brand Undiz is portion of the identical group as Etam but aimed at a younger buyer. The Undiz product variety even so is much more ‘fun’ than what you’ll find in Tezenis, with bright pops of colour, graphic prints and, appropriate now, lots of strappy specifics. This is a location exactly where you can uncover furry pug knickers with ears, or a Harry Potter bralette. Speaking of which, I was shocked not to see much more bralettes – this is mainly a shop for those who like underwire and lightweight padding.
Once again, the athleisure trend is essential for this shop and they stock a sizeable variety of lightweight-help sports bras and leggings. As for nightwear, you can uncover each cartoon-print PJs (lots of them!) and a smattering of lace-trimmed camisoles, chemises and bodysuits. Loungewear is a massive point here also!
Left to appropriate: Chantelle Intuition bra (up to H cup), C Chic bra (up to H cup), Satine bra (up to F cup) – pricing not obtainable on-line
Left to correct: Chantelle Opera camisole, Palais Royale slip, Pure bodysuit – pricing not offered online
UK Sizes: 30-44 bands, B-G cups, XS-5XL
Typical price tag variety: 55-99€ for bras, 17-52€ for knickers
Chantelle, a French brand, is the only luxury lingerie chain present in Spain, producing it the priciest location to shop (some independent boutiques aside, of course). However, it’s also the only multi-place place where you can go to attempt on and get bras in a UK F, FF or G cup.
Chantelle provides both fundamental, everyday lingerie and fancier pieces – like a wide range of stunning lace bras – with a concentrate on top quality construction and a great match. Like Selmark, the aesthetic is chic and timeless rather than trend-led, though I discover the laces and embroideries Chantelle uses much more delicate and high-priced-looking.
Left to appropriate: Calzedonia sparkly socks, three.95€, shiny tights, 12.95€, more than-knee socks, eight.95€
UK Sizes: XS-XL
Standard value range: three-8€ for socks, five-15€ for tights
Lastly there’s Calzedonia, an Italian brand that is everywhere in Spain, which is a specialist hosiery store – I want we had something like this on the UK high-street! The retailers are tiny but jam-packed with tights, remain-ups, the odd pair of jeggings and lots of socks. Fluffy socks, novelty socks, long socks, ribbed socks – you name it, they’ve got it. The only issue you won’t really discover right here is stockings.
This is a great location to go to stock up on basics such as plain black tights, but they also have some wonderful style items. I was specifically drawn to their sparkly ankle socks, and their black tights printed with stars and small cats!
Have you ever gone lingerie buying in Spain? What was your impression of the retailers and boutiques, and do you have a favourite?