Panache News

Hello Ladies,

After speaking with my wonderful Panache sales rep on Wednesday, I have some fantastic news for fans of the brand!

First, Panache will be debuting a new plus-size bra line within the next year or so, which specifically caters to women in the 40+ band size range.  In addition to offering a beautiful selection of fashion-forward styles, the new line will be focusing on wearable everyday basics up to a K cup.  Women who need larger cups rejoice!  I know the selection for this size niche is limited, and it’s nice to see Panache branching out to offer better alternatives.

Furthermore, Panache will now be designing regular soft cup style bras as well as one with a smooth molded cup, possibly even for nursing moms.  Bigger busted women who hate underwire have had to forgo Panache in the past (unless they want to buy their soft cup nursing bra), but the curve-friendly brand is listening to their customers and working on expanding their selection.

In the Cleo line, Panache will be offering the amazing Karen as a basic in the coming seasons (photo from Hourglassy):

When I saw the bra in person, my first thought was that seemed to be the fabulous love child of the Freya Deco plunge and the Panache Porcelain.  The cups have the more rounded, youthful profile of the Deco, but there’s a little more center coverage a la the Porcelain.  Not to mention, Panache recognizes that a thinner, less rigid foam cup can aid in finding a good fit with a t-shirt bra, and the Karen follows suit beautifully.  When the core colors become available, check back with us as we plan on carrying this style in stock.

Lastly, I have some much anticipated news about the beloved Panache sports bra.  In August, the bra will be available in a bright, saturated pink for all the women who feel the current black, white, and gray tricolor options are too bland for them.  Moreover, Panache has resolved the shipping issues we were experiencing, so we will be replenishing our inventory.  However, there is a catch.  Starting June 15th, they begin their end of year housekeeping, which means orders won’t be processed for about four weeks.  As a result, all Panache orders need to be placed by the end of next week if they are going to be entered and shipped soon.  So, if you have been waiting to order one of the sports bras or know you want a new color, please email or call the store within the next week so I can get the your bra into the system.  After July 15th, Panache orders should return to normal.

Are you excited for the upcoming changes?  Are there any other things you’d like to see Panache do in the future?

Erica

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Erica
Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.
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9 thoughts on “Panache News

  • June 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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    Did they share anything about the 26 bands they are supposed to come out with for 2013? I’d love to hear more about the possibility of new nursing options. I’m having a hard time finding anything in a 28 band over an H.

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    • Erica
      June 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm
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      I didn’t hear anything about the 26 bands although I think I remember reading that they are looking at doing this size with the Tango series. If they start offering them, I think they would find themselves ahead of their competitors, and hopefully, there would be a flood of new options for women with that size!

      Nursing bras under a 30 band are difficult to find. The only thing I can suggest is that the Panache Sophie does have six columns, so maybe you could start on the middle to make it feel like a 28? I imagine there are a lot of moms like you out there who need to alter the bands on their nursing bras to get a good fit!

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  • June 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm
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    That’s really great about expanding in the 40+ band range, I know there are definitely women out there who need those bras! Yay to expanding soft cup bras too!

    Any word on the size range on the Karen? Really hope it goes up to J at least…

    Also would love to hear about the smaller band size range….

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    • Erica
      June 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm
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      June, we’re excited for the 40+ band size range line as well since most of our customers rely on Elomi and Goddess both of which are excellent brands, but there’s something to be said for variety!

      Sadly, the Karen is going to be available in sizes 28-38 D-G only. 🙁 Yet another area where manufacturers are behind: smooth cup bras for larger cup sizes!

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  • June 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm
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    This is the first I’ve heard about the Karen bra, and it looks awesome!!! The Cleo Jude bras fit me really well (the Deco is horrible on me…), but I wouldn’t mind getting a few other styles. I can’t wait until the Karen one is available!

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    • Erica
      June 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm
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      If you like the Jude, I think you’ll also like the Karen bra, Erin. The option with the star print that I linked above will be available in September. The basic colors should follow next year. 🙂

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  • June 10, 2012 at 2:40 am
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    Where can I find pictures of all the Panache stuff we should place an order for within the week? I’ve seen pictures of some in various blogs, but I’m not sure I’ve seen it all.

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    • Erica
      June 10, 2012 at 11:19 am
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      If you send me an email, I can scan in pictures from my catalog for you. I’m pretty sure I have everything except for the hot pink sports bra. Even basics would need to be ordered. Let me know! 🙂

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