Brora is famous for their cashmere and I have quite a few sweaters from them, including cardis, v-necks, crewnecks, t-necks and even a luxe cashmere robe, about 10 pieces in total. I can vouch for their quality, pretty colors, great fit and excellent customer service. Their cashmere has minimal pilling, is soft, fully fashioned and drapes well. The only problem is the prices are pretty high, even on deepest sale, their basic v-neck or cardigan is more than $150, when you include shipping. The shipping charges are high but when you ship to US the VAT is removed. This is even more attractive if you buy more than one item.
Their customer service is stellar. When you call, you get the actual human being pick up the phone and they are very accommodating and helpful. The items arrive within about a week to NJ, and I never had to pay custom charges.
There are three categories of items that I buy in multiples from Brora: sweaters, dresses and thermals. Today I will focus on the first two.
The red cashmere sweater below is my most recent acquisition, from this year January sale. I wanted a red v-neck and this is absolutely perfect medium red, similar to maraschino cherry or chili color from J.Crew.
The fit is on the slouchy side and I know a lot of people were complaining that Brora's v-necks from few years ago had better fit. For what I wanted it is perfect and I wouldn't like a fitted red v-neck, but you can see the older fit in the pink sweater further down.
|Current version HERE|
|v-neck jumper in crimson, size 12|
Below is another Brora v-neck, this time in pink dahlia stripe. This actually is an older sweater, that I bought on ebay for very little money. It is size 10, shorter and more fitted, perfect to wear with pencil skirt.
|Goes great with bright dahlia wool pencil skirt|
|Size 10 and more fitted|
The stripes are more playful and I love them either with a black skirt or going monochromatic with bright dahlia. I get many compliments on this outfit every time I wear it, I think it cheers people up.
Aside from cashmere, Brora makes beautiful dresses, often using Liberty prints and almost always with nostalgic/romantic/old fashioned vibe. I have to admit that my Brora dresses is a fantasy buying for me. IRL, I like to wear clothes that are more modern and urban, but I like the idea of wearing romantic, old fashioned dresses, it makes me feel I am softer, gentler, more feminine and more balanced person that I really am.
Another reason is I want to be more like my friend DaniBP, a person that introduced me to Brora. I have a crush on Dani's style, very lady-like and 'growed up'. Dani and I have a lot in common, so it is easy for me to forget that my style maybe a little different, but on the other hand, it is good to try different hats on. After all, this is what fashion is about, making us women we want to be...
Here are a few of my Brora dresses. I actually have quite a collection and let me tell you, they are not getting enough love from me (that they deserve), but this is what happens when you buy for your imaginary self.
|Brora Liberty dress from last year|
|Size 10, close fit|
|This is my kind of print|
The dress above is my favorite Brora dress and something I feel like myself when wearing. It is still available HERE on clearance. The Liberty print is subtle and reminds me of denim. The fit in size 10 is great, but it does tend to show every lump and bump. I am wearing a slip underneath, which helps a little, but Spanks would be even better.
|Liberty carnation print, similar HERE and HERE|
|Size 12, it is self tied in the back|
The last dress is my least favorite of the three, I think it may read a little mumsy with the ruffle and wrap style but it is very comfy and the berries print is just scrumptious.
|perfect for the beach???|
|Size 12, needs a pin or a cami, here is one also from Brora|
Do you like Brora?
Have you bought anything from them or are planning to?
What do you buy for your imaginary self?