"I can't tell you enough how relieved I was to discover Avokado just over halfway through my pregnancy when I was at absolute desperation to find a maternity bra that was big enough. I had had such a battle until that point and was very emotional after a salesperson at a mainstream bra store tried repeatedly to sell me a totally ill fitting bra and suggested that I stop drinking water to slow breast growth! All because their franchise didn't stock anything above a G cup.
Walking in to Avokado I was greeted with expertise and skill in a bra fitting, presented with a wonderful range of bras and made to feel like just another woman shopping for a bra and togs. It was bliss and I left inspired and so relieved to have found such a wonderful store."Morgan
"I love your shop and have since introduced my niece whom is also a huge fan. Big thumbs up to your wonderful staff too - they make every experience an extremely pleasant one, nothing is ever too much trouble. You come away feeling good about yourself which is priceless. We will definitely continue to be repeat offenders!"Anthea
"Got my order in time for Christmas and was so happy! Perfect fit, pretty and so comfortable! I wish I'd found you guys years ago instead of the frustration of trying on 20 bras in a shop and settling for the best of a bad bunch. Thank you!"Jude
"Yesterday I received yet another lovely parcel from your store. Just wanted to let you know that you provide an amazingly fast service with fantastic product. I am never disappointed!!!!!! Love your store and service - it has to be the best I have ever dealt with!"Tina
"I could not speak highly enough about my experiences at Avokado. Amazing staff that have always gone above and beyond, taking the time and effort to find me bras and a bikini that I felt happy with. In store fittings are excellent and when I can’t make it up to Auckland and have to buy online, delivery is fast and emailed advice is extremely helpful. (I recently dealt with Mikela and she was fantastic.)
Massive thanks to everyone at Avokado, as a 12HH my bra shopping used to be a nightmare that ended in tears but now it's something I actually enjoy.
Can't thank you enough."Briar
"I would like to pass on some feedback about my first experience at your store today. Selena was the sales person who helped me and she was wonderful. I needed to purchase an everyday bra, strapless bra for under a bridesmaids dress and new bikini. Selena listened carefully when I explained what I was looking for and she provided extremely helpful suggestions, whilst checking in at the appropriate times while I was trying the items on. What a fantastic asset she is to your team :) I will definitely be returning to Avokado in the future. "Kimberley
"Oh my goodness Avokado, this is my first shopping experience with you and I am blown away by the speedy delivery!! I ordered after 10am and I had my bikini in my hands by 3pm! Also, the bikini is beautiful and fits perfectly. Having a larger bust, I struggle so much to get pretty bras and bikinis. I'm definitely going to shop again, and hope to visit your Newmarket store very soon! Thank you x"Sarah
"Another amazing visit to Avokado on Saturday, this time for my daughter. Breanne fitted her and chose some styles that suited her shape, another very happy customer who will be back! Once again an amazing experience at your store."Robyn
"I just wanted to say what an amazing experience shopping with Avokado is. I've purchased bras in store before and everyone was always very friendly and welcoming, but since moving to New Plymouth I don't have the pleasure of visiting the store. This week I brought my first online purchase which was stress free with great communication from Mikela regarding size, and it arrived within 2 days- awesome service. I now can't wait to wear my new bikini on my honeymoon 😀. Thanks! "Emma
"A few weeks ago my daughter recommended I visit Avokado after I complained about my bras having "passed their use by date”. What a fabulous store and more importantly, what fantastic customer service. Radha was exceptionally knowledgeable, patient, made me feel very comfortable, and best of all – after the fitting and trying a variety of styles and sizes – I went home with some fabulous new bras. Now everything I wear seems to look better as I have proper fitting bras. Definitely coming back."Cheryl
"Thank you for wonderful service as always and Michelle, especially for your kind help on the phone yesterday. I have always come into the store and this was my first online purchase as I was't able to make it in to Newmarket this week. I was amazed at how quickly my order arrived and wrapped so beautifully too! Again, thanks very much."Caroline
"As a Wellington woman with a full bust, since the demise of Kirkcaldie and Stains I have been in despair at the thought of purchasing a new bra ! There are currently no shops in central Wellington to get a proper fitting, where there is also a selection of styles. Avokado was recommended to me in a store in Wellington and what a find! Breanne was extremely professional and knowledgeable. With her help I tried on a range of bras that fitted perfectly - I was spoiled for choice. I purchased three! I now have another excuse for travelling to Auckland! Thank you"Joanna
"This was my first visit to your store and what amazing service I received. Being big busted I have always found bra shopping uncomfortable but as soon as I walked in to your store I was made to feel welcome and nothing was a problem. Michelle was awesome, she fitted me and then found styles that were comfortable and looked great. I left with three very nice bras and I will definately be back!"Robyn
"I am a smallish chubby young lady with the blessing of big boobs. Just finding a bra in my size (14J) is hard let alone being able to afford it, and of course it being plain, white, black or nude. I discovered this site a while ago but still was iffy on prices and to try a place i’ve never heard of before. One of my bras broke leaving me with only one left so I had no choice but to buy one. Bendon had none for me, Farmers had one black one for an astronomical amount of money, so I decided to check Avokado out. I finally found a bra that was cheaper than the farmers by $10, this bra is comfortable, fits my whole boob in each cup without bulges underarms etc. and is a comfortable fit once I adjusted the straps. Couldn't be happier as it was packaged well and came with leaflets and a hand writen note. Thanks Avokado."Naidene
"As a large busted girl I have always struggled to find Bras that fit. So when I got pregnant last year I thought I better start looking for maternity options pronto! I live in a tiny town in the Bay of Plenty and for several months I scoured every shop in a two hour radius of my home - and every time I came home empty handed, exhausted and crying!! I got no support or help from any shop assistants until I emailed Avokado (3 1/2 hours away from my home) with my dilemma (it really was a cry for help!!)
After I sent the email I got a swift reply from Lisa. LISA WAS AMAZING!! She phoned me at home and did an over the phone fitting and then I ordered two Bras which arrived at home within two days. The day they arrived I opened then and promptly tried them on and one of them was absolutely perfect. I literally happy danced around my bedroom!! My 31 week pregnant and growing boobs finally had the support and comfort they needed!! How Lisa could do this over the phone is beyond me - she is a miracle worker! The bra that was slightly too big was sent back and replaced with the right size after another phone conversation.
The other thing that I appreciated was not only the phone calls, but the lovely emails and notes that accompanied each parcel, and also how beautifully wrapped each item was when it arrived. I would definitely recommend Avokado to every pregnant mumma - especially if you are on the larger size like me.
A huge thank you to Lisa and the rest of the Avokado team from the bottom of my heart - you saved this girl from more tears!! I will be back for sure!!"Kelly
"...it was the first time I had visited your shop and the experience was amazing. I actually had meant to get in touch and give feedback on the lady who served me. She was just wonderful. I am really happy with the two bras I purchased. I'll definitely be back.
All the best for 2017."Megan
"Thank you for such a positive experience. The moment I walked into Avokado I felt looked after, respected, and not embarrassed of my figure for the first time in a long time after having two children! I wore my togs for the first time last week and finally felt confident.
Thank you so much. I will be getting all my swimwear from Avokado from now on."Lise
"Yesterday I visited your store in Newmarket.
Bra shopping, for me, is a very upsetting experience. Being a small-framed girl with a large bust, I either end up trying on lots of awful bras and crying, or walk straight back out of the store in tears. Don't even think about trying to find a fashionable or strapless bra!
I found that Avokado stock my favourite brand (the only brand I can/will wear, which is from the U.K like me) and had a strapless bra in this brand.
I entered the store and was greeted by a friendly staff member who directed me to 'Freya' strapless bras. She asked my size, to which my response was my size in England and that my weight has fluctuated. She smiled, took one bra off the shelf and said 'try this'. 5 minutes later I was purchasing this bra. In, straight to the rail, one bra tried, straight out.
I had the BIGGEST smile on my face on leaving the store. I was so happy I could have cried.
Thank you SO much for stocking my brand, having lovely and knowledgable staff and making my bra-shopping experience pleasant for once!
I then went on to spending the rest of my wage on off-the-shoulder clothes :)).
Thank you, thank you, thank you and see you again soon.
A very happy customer."Natasha, Auckland
"I have always hated buying bras. I have large breasts and found choosing a bra difficult. Yesterday on my first visit to Avokado I was greeted and helped to try on several styles. In no time I was leaving the shop with two new bras and a big smile on my face. This is the shop to visit especially if you have a large bust! I will be back. Thank you Radha."Veronica
"I have been wearing Caitlyn by Elomi for some time but this is the first time I have purchased from Avokado. I can't believe the bra arrived to my rural delivery address the very next day. Awesome!!!! Can't wait to visit the store next time I'm in Auckland."Diane, St Andrews
"Hi - I just wanted to give you some feedback. Sat 3 weeks ago I came into your shop for the first time. I usually only buy on line due to living in Napier.
I was helped by the most kindest lady who found the exact right make and type of bra for me. She was truly brilliant- so kind - so accommodating as I tried on different sorts. She introduced me to a bra that supported me at the side. It was a pink make called Lois - since I have gone on line and ordered two more.
I just wanted to say that it is rare to have such attentive and well meaning service the lady that helped me could not have been nicer."Cheryl, Napier
"Absolutely love the bras. Reckon yr sales staff are the best ever!!!... best thing is that I can ring and order over the phone and your amazing staff know exactly I want and what I need!!! Size colour everything! . Also they are always happy to help and made me feel like I was valued when came up for a fitting. Can't rave enough!!! Thanks heaps Avokado."Jay
"I received my Freya bikini by courier today as I no longer live in Auckland. The store had to order in my size and they kept me up to date with ETA by text. They were so lovely to deal with and extremely helpful and made buying new swimwear very stress free."Jean, Wanganui
"I visited this store today for the first time and what an amazing experience. The service was faultless with a real commitment to find the best swimsuit to suit me. A great selection to choose from which made it so much easier to find the right fit. So if you are slightly bigger in the bust this is the store for you, I highly recommend it. A happy customer."Leisha, Auckland
"I recently purchased a Tankini from your store online. It was my first purchase from Avokado. The size wasn’t quite right so I had to bring it in and swap it out. Usually I buy online as I loathe and detest swimsuit or bra shopping. Not anymore, your staff are just lovely. I can’t remember the name of the lady I dealt with today but she was fabulous. I don’t want to buy online ever again and I wish I’d had more time to browse today. Can’t wait to find some free time to come back in again.
Thanks for making it so easy to exchange the size and make sure I had the correct one."Bex, Auckland
"Such a great shop! I have purchased maternity wear, sports bras, nursing bras and swimwear - all of which I have been thrilled with. After having a baby I found it impossible to find swimwear that fit and it was so nice to discover that Avocado stocks beautiful swimwear to fit my size. I won't bother shopping anywhere else for lingerie in the future."Nikki
"I am so pleased I have found your website! I had got tired of trying to find nice lingerie in bigger sizes, and then I found you – hurray I no longer have to wear underwear that looks like my granny’s "Apple Catchers”. And next day delivery – you are legends. You will be my first stop shop from now on!"Cindy, Hastings
"I always have trouble getting a bra to fit correctly, and always seem to have to ‘make do’, but after my visit to Avokado last week I now have three bras that fit perfectly. Selena was just fantastic. She took a genuine interest in making sure I had exactly the right fit. I was never rushed at any stage and left the shop relaxed and totally satisfied with my purchases. Thank you."Susan, Auckland
"Just wanted to say that I couldn’t believe how fast the service was for my online purchase last week! I ordered something late one evening, and it was in my hands by about lunchtime the very next day! Well done on having such a speedy service – I love the range at Avokado, and I’ve shopped with you for years. Now I really love the online shopping, and the specials are excellent value."Melissa
"Hi Avokado team, I just received my sports bra today that I ordered online. I was super-impressed by how quickly it came (I only ordered it 2 days ago). I loved that it was wrapped so nicely, and with a hand-written note! Your customer-service gets 10 out of 10 from me. Had to write and say thank you!"Claire
"Hi Claire – I am a long time Avokado customer. Even after a breast reduction, I still come back to Avokado. You catered for my old size, and you cater for my new size too. Your team are just so lovely and helpful, extremely patient, and nothing is ever a problem. Above all else, the bras are beautiful!"Rebecca, Auckland
"Hi, the Bras I ordered on the weekend arrived today and as usual I am blown away by how comfortable they are. Thank you so much. I also wanted to say thank you for such amazing customer service. even though this is all handled online, you are always fast, efficient and friendly. Thank you so much for making this such a comfortable experience, As I am large in the breasts my experience shopping for bras has been horrible. I have shopped with Avokado a few times and only buy my bras from you." Karen, Wanganui
"Hi, just wanted to say Avokado, New Market is just fabulous!! It is so hard to find bra's for my size. Every time I leave Avokado i am happy with my purchase and the service i received. The girls are very friendly and helpful, which makes the whole experience easy, no stress!" Jess, Kaitaia
"Hi. Went into the Newmarket shop today. It was cold and I got lost getting there. But when I got there wow. I was served by Selena, she was helpful, kind and really knew what she was doing. I now have 3 new bras and will be back to get more pretty ones. Plus some swim wear!!! I have been wandering in wrong bra size land for way to long." Phylippa, Auckland
"Just wanted to say that Avokado,Newmarket is my happy place. What a wonderful store. I used to be embarrassed about my curves but Avokado bras make me feel proud! I come up from Gisborne once a year for a fitting and have always had wonderful service. I was there on Saturday and a lovely young brunette lady (sorry didn't get name) helped me - I cannot fault her service. She was friendly, supportive and respectful. She also gave me a much needed hair tie! Above and beyond the call of duty. I cannot speak highly enough of your store and more importantly your staff. very impressed." Sarah, Gisborne
"I always enjoy coming into Avokado - the staff are always cheerful, helpful and welcoming. I came in recently to buy some maternity bras and was served by Selena. I didn't really know what I was doing but that never matters when you come into Avokado as the staff are always very knowledgeable. Selena was amazing! She was very helpful and was able to answer some questions and queries I had. She made me feel very comfortable and was very accommodating with my requests for bras, singlets etc. I left your store feeling very satisfied with my purchases and confident in how I'd been fitted. Thanks Selena and the Avokado team!" Mandy, Auckland
"Hi. I really appreciate the way you supported my daughter to find a good bra that she likes and fits today. Your supportive style and great shop layout mean that you can help young women without embarrassment. I would always bring her to you for a bra as their is no drama. You are a great team and I am happy to support your business." Camilla, Auckland
"Had the best experience with you guys this wknd. Got served by Radha and basically it was superb service- the best of any bra shop I've been to. I came out feeling like a new woman. Radha knew what I needed - more than I did. She listened to everything I said and gave me a lot of advice and ideas. I lived in the UK for 8 years and went to Bravissimo for all my bras. I've been back in NZ for 3 years and still been buying my bras from Bravissimo online - in the U.K. Don't need to do that anymore. Thanks so much guys. I'll be back." Aimee, Auckland
"Came in to your shop today after seeing your webpage online. I knew I would get great service from you and wasn't disappointed. I needed some maternity bras fitted and after 15 minutes had been fitted and was walking out the shop with two bras. If I could I would have bought more. I am extremely happy with my purchase, and have decided I don't need to go anywhere else now for my lingerie purchases. I have had bad bra fitting experiences for the past 5 years and had given up on finding nice fits, you have restored my faith which has also given me back some confidence. Thank you. Brilliant staff. Also love supporting a kiwi business." Brenna, Auckland
"Many thanks to the team at Avokado for their outstanding customer service. I had to return a faulty bra last week and received a prompt replacement. I am very happy with my purchase, Keira by Goddess. Wouldn't hesitate to ecommend online shopping with Avokado." Andrea, Christchurch
"I just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful bra shopping experience yesterday. I had wanted to come in for months, especially after reading all of the positive reviews on your website, but never found the time. I finally decided that it was time but was still anxious as my past bra shopping experiences were never enjoyable but usually depressing. Thank goodness for your team, especially Michelle who helped me. I was nervous when I came in and wandered about but she came right over and was very helpful. I was happily surprised when she offered me a robe while trying on the bras and since I was wearing a dress, offered me a sarong as well which I gratefully accepted. From the start, she was so helpful, friendly, patient and definitely knowledgeable about bras. She put me at ease and made me feel like a valued customer which I very much appreciated. Overall, I can't praise her customer service and your shop enough. Thank you for making this the first bra shopping experience that I actually enjoyed. I thought I would buy 2 but was so happy with the options I ended up with 3 and will definitely be back in the future for more as I can't see myself going anywhere else for bras." Danielle, Auckland
"I came into your store yesterday, and I really liked the customer service I received. The lady who served me said she had been working at Avokado for about 2 months and previously worked at Smith and Caughey, so I am sure you will know who she is! I did email you a while back about not being able to find any sizes in 8F, but I felt I had plenty more option this time around. I think that it did help, as I found your staff more relatable (I also used to work in an up market fashion store). So I just thought to email you with my good report, as I'm sure you would like to know that your staff are doing an excellent job. Thank you." Mary-Ann, Auckland
"For years I have been stuffing myself into bras that were several sizes too small - despite being measured in the shops on many occasions! What a relief to finally find a store where the staff 'know their stuff.' I am so much more comfortable now and I look so much better in my clothes! I am recommending you guys to all of my busty friends and look forward to making you my 'Go To' store for bras in the future." Louise, Auckland
"Hi there! It was with no small amount of trepidation that I ordered a tankini from your website on Thursday night, having exhausted all available retailers in Invercargill and finding nothing that catered for my (ahem) bust!! I am SO stoked with my Avokado experience! I love the product, it fits beautifully and I am looking forward to going out in public to swim, instead of stressing that one (or both) of my ladies will make an ill-timed break for it and reveal more than I'm ok with. Your service is wonderful, super speedy, thrilled with the touches like funky tissue paper and a handwritten acknowledgement of my order. I am your newest evangelist, and I will be ordering all my friends to buy from you. Thank you SO MUCH- you have no idea how much it means for this to have been so easy." Michelle, Invercargill
"I came in to buy a bra a couple of weeks ago and left with 3. Steph was my salesgirl and she was amazing. I love your shop and the service really is unbeatable, totally personalised. There is so many options, I literally skip out of the shop after each visit. Thanks again :)" Jo, Auckland
"I am so pleased to have discovered Avokado! Today was my first visit and it was wonderful. I was so very fortunate to have Radha help me and not only was she exceptionally professional but kind and patient too. I purchased two beautiful bras, perfectly fitted and will certainly be back for more. It was lovely to meet Radha and find such a fabulous shop." Caroline, Auckland
"Just want to say a big thank you to Megan for helping me find a bra! It was late on Friday afternoon, at no time did I feel rushed, quite the opposite. I thought we would never find anything but she knew her stock and was determined and we got there. So thank you and I hope you enjoy New Zealand." Louise, Auckland
"Just a HUGE THANK YOU to Michelle who fitted me for a sports bra (preferred the shock absorber n109), while also entertaining my 2 year old toddler and my baby (6month old). I sent my Aunty to come get one and her and mum decided to sell you out... So I am now a proud owner of both of your 14GG Shock absorber sports bra. Thanks again Michelle. I look forward to coming again for my next bra fitting with you :) You were fabulous." Monique, Auckland
"I have just had breast augmentation 4 weeks ago. I now needed a sports bra :). Such Amazing wonderful service today in store. Thank you for your helpful and friendly advice. Stress free. I'm now so looking forward to my first run in my new bras :). I will be back soon for some lace bras. My new fav shop. Big thanks." Lynn, Auckland
"Just wanted to let you know I received the bra the other day and its perfect! Definitely worth spending a bit more to get a decent maternity bra. Really appreciated your advice and customer service, and being so speedy with sending them out! I'm so glad you guys exist, because really I was getting so frustrated trying to find a decent maternity bra it made me question breastfeeding. Many, many, MANY thanks." Jessica, Balclutha
"I LOVE shopping for my bras at Avokado. I wouldnt shop anywhere else for them. The staff are so helpful. It makes buying new bras an enjoyable experience instead of one you dread. So happy with my new product, and tell anyone who is interested that this is the only place to shop. Thank you Avokado." Susan
"I’ve been meaning to visit Avokado for months to purchase new bras as I’m so irritated by the bras I have I spent the entire weekending without one! I have a large bust therefore have to get fitted every time I require new bras. I find the experience rather daunting as I never end up with what I want and can never get ‘sexy’ underwear to match due to the size! After my visit to the Newmarket store this morning I left absolutely delighted with 2 gorgeous bras and matching ‘sexy’ underwear. I could have bought another bra so will be back to buy more in the next few months. A massive thanks for the ‘feel good’ service and for making everything so easy. You certainly know your stuff girls." Mel, Auckland
"Avokado has been a revelation for me. It had always been a depressing job shopping for bras and I've never had a swimsuit to fit properly until I visited Avokado recently. Where have you been all my life! The service was first class as well especially from my lovely assistant, Claire." Vicki, Auckland
"At 13 weeks pregnant with my first baby, I was mildly horrified to find that I'd gone up 3-4 cup sizes on my small frame. I was more horrified to find that I simply could not find a single bra that was comfortable and flattering, and was INCREDIBLY horrified to be told by a professional bra fitter in Hamilton that the answer was to "put on weight to fit a normal band size!" Then I found Avokado, and drove up from Hamilton today for the best bra fitting service I've ever had! For someone who is used to ending up in tears in the fitting rooms and going home still uncomfortable and empty handed, Avokado was a revelation to me. The assistant was patient, helpful and thorough. She even raised a laugh out of me, which hasn't happened in a while where bras are concerned! To top it all off, she wasn't interested in up-selling to me, and advised me to just buy the one bra for now and come back for a re-fit in a few months time. I regret that I did not take note of her name, but hope that she will see see this testimonial, remember me and give herself a big pat on the back! I will most certainly return to Avokado in the near future, and will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else who falls outside of the "normal" sizes. Thanks again for giving me my comfort and confidence back." Laura, Hamilton
"I'm so enjoying the bras Radha helped me choose when I came up from Hamilton last week. The usual friendly knowledgeable service was much appreciated and her discreet manner and honesty made the whole trying on experience a good one. Now I have 2 more beautiful, well fitting and comfortable bras to wear and Im so glad you offer this service to those of us who are not a standard shape or size! Thanks." Kathy, Hamilton
"Avokado staff were extremely helpful when I came in 2 months ago to buy maternity bras. As a first time mum I had no idea what to buy or look for but staff were so helpful and knowledgable, ensuring I felt comfortable in the correct size. I've since returned this month to buy a few more! Their hot-milk range is feminine and fantastic. Thanks ladies." Charlotte, Auckland
"Thank you for your wonderful service, and products. I recently purchased my first maternity bra at 14 weeks pregnant. I was becoming uncomfortable in my regular bras so made a special trip to Auckland to Avokado, I knew they would be able to help me. Your staff are very knowledgable and were able to explain the benefits of wearing a non underwired bra while pregnant. I was worried to begin with, that a bra without a wire couldn't be supportive enough for me. I'm so pleased I took your advice and purchased my first "hot milk" maternity bra. It's very comfortable, supportive and pretty. Because I live a few hours drive away the ladies suggested when my size changes again I call them and they will talk me through my next purchase. I will definitely be taking them up on this offer. Your range is fantastic and your service is the best. Thanks Avokado." Kelly, Cambridge
"Earlier this week I purchased a bikini top on sale from your website. It's sooo beautiful and fits amazingly. As I am sure you know, it's so hard to find properly fitting swimwear and lingerie as a G cup! I am so impressed with your customer service - like the personal notes letting me know that the order is approved and the handwritten instructions on the invoice. You clearly care about your customers and are dedicated to providing an amazing level of customer service. I look forward to purchasing more products from you, and hope to drop into your store if I am ever in Auckland. Thank you!!" Phillipa, Wellington
"I recently purchased a Fantasie lingerie set via Avokado's website. I was really impressed with the website in relation to ease of use and selection. My purchase arrived super quick which was exceptional! I found the communication to be very friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Avokado to anyone." Carrie-Ann, Wellington
"If it wasn't about such a personal topic I would be telling everyone I met about the amazing experience I had at Avokado last week. I have spent the last 4 years of my life thinking that lingerie shopping was my worst nightmare - that's all changed now thanks to Avokado. I happened to stumble upon the store while searching for a sports bra and ended up leaving with an entire new bra wardrobe - and it was surprisingly enjoyable. The expert fitting advice from the lovely Claire was exceptional and I now have bras that not only fit me perfectly, but look great too. I feel so much more confident and comfortable rocking my new items. Thanks a bunch for your outstanding help and I will be back soon for sure!" Olivia, Auckland
"I just wanted to e mail to let you know I received the tankini today. Wow I feel like I've won the lottery, what a fantastic fit, and gorgeous design. It has been soul destroying trying numerous Tankinis all to have them feel far too small. You have changed my world. I know where to order from now and will recommend you to all my friends. Many thanks." Christi, Upper Hutt
"I love shopping with Avokado. Always a great hassle free experience. I am absolutely loving the new Persia bra by Elomi. It has gorgeous colours and fits like a dream. I usually wear Caitlyn by Elomi and Keira by Goddess which are also perfect for me (16FF). So for any gals out there who love the Caitlyn or Keira, I totally recommend the Persia!! Thanks so much Avokado!" Vee, Hamilton
"I have recently found the brand Freya and loooooove their bra range. For me I have always struggled finding the right bra as many main stream lingerie stores try to fit me to a certain bra; which is ridiculous!!! I have a small back with a petite frame and DD cup boobs. I have finally learnt after all these years that I should be finding a bra that fits to my shape; not the other way round. I think you guys do a fab job at giving us women more options and bras that also look sexy and not 'nana-ish' however I wish you had more stores around the country. Even if there was more awareness around these bra options as I heard of you through word of mouth. Please let me know of your expansion as I would apply for a job in one of your stores; if it came to Wellington, in a heart beat! Love your work team!" Ash, Wellington
"I would just like to add what an absolute pleasure it is shopping with you guys. We have been into your shop a few times and have purchased online as well. I am blown away by the outstanding service we receive regardless the size of order and as such we don’t go anywhere else for lingerie anymore. Avokado have a fantastic range, more than just 3 styles in different colours. It always makes me laugh to walk past a lingerie shop to see all the husbands and partners waiting outside. I love helping my wife choose and so does she. Thank you very much." Andrew, Auckland
"I have for many years worn bikinis where the bottoms fit but I cannot get the tops quite right. I have never been able to find a bikini my size (12G). I love Avokado. I only recently discovered it in September 2013 when I was off to Fiji and could not find a bikini I fitted or liked and googled it. I will be getting all my bikinis from Avokado from now on. The staff are also very friendly and helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I have since recommended Avokado to my friends with the same challenge." Brenda
"Being a small but big busted girl (10FF) I have always hated shopping for bras, never being able to find anything that fits properly, is comfortable and doesn’t make me look like a nana! But discovering Avokado a couple of years ago has completed changed my experience. Never again will I shop for a bra anywhere else, this is my bra heaven! I’m going back for swimwear this year, will be the first time I’ve ever looked forward to that too." Leonie, Auckland
"I have been going to Avokado (and only Avokado) for years for my bras. The Avokado girls and their underwear is outstanding. They have seen me through two pregnancies, two years of breastfeeding and more recently 35kg of weight-loss!! The sports bras they stock are amazing - I never thought I could run without getting two black eyes, but I was wrong :-). I was wearing a 14HH bra at one point and last week I purchased a 6F. The ladies have always fitted me perfectly, and I have always felt comfortable there, no matter what size I was!! The shop is also very child-friendly. Thanks ladies, I'll see you again soon xx" Lizzie, Auckland
"I recently found your store after what seemed like decades of stuffing myself into bras at least 4 sizes too small! I am a 10GG and can not believe I did not find you sooner, fantastic range extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff. Thank you so much for giving me a reason to feel good about myself again. And my hubby loves my new look too!" Jacqui, Manurewa
"I visited Avokado for the first time today. It will definitely NOT be my last time. I would highly recommend this shop. The staff, service and selection all score 10 out of 10. Swimwear shopping has never been a favourite passtime, however today it was a breeze. Michaela was a pleasure to deal with and I am delighted with my tankini and bra – they both fit beautifully. Thank you Avokado. I will be back." Roshan, Auckland
"After hearing through a friend about Avokado, I finally managed to find space in a weekend to go and visit. I couldn't believe the range of choices that Avokado had in my size, I was so excited that I called my mum in the changing room to tell her I'd finally found a place to buy bras that fit me! Avokado had such great service, the store was pretty busy when I went in but the shop assistant found the time to run around the store and find me as many options as she could. I will definitely be back!" Catherine, Auckland
"It was such a pleasure to discover your store. My Mum took me as a treat for my birhtday and WOW! Finally somewhere that specializes in fashion forward D+ sizes. No more rummaging through racks, trying to find something nice that might fit! The service was outstanding! I've told freinds about my experience and can honestly say I will be back." Tracey, Auckland
"I came in on Friday and was so happy with my experience in store. I was amazed at how many things I could try on in store that fitted – this never happens – and not just bras, but swimwear as well. The younger lady that looked after me was fabulous – knowledgeable, empathetic and loads of fun – I don’t think I’ve had service this good in NZ. I’d recommend this store to everyone that’s not a common size – and especially if you have a larger cup and a smaller back and are after some lingerie that’s supportive but beautiful. I’ll be returning whenever I’m lucky enough to be in Auckland again – until then I’ll be buying online. Well done! And thank you to my helpful helper." Vanessa, Wellington
"I came in yesterday and purchased a tankini - amazingly it made me feel sexy despite having not yet lost my baby belly. Most of all I appreciated the sales assistant (I'm sorry, I didnt get a name, she was a lovely brunette who I believe had a South African accent?). She was extremely helpful, non-intrusive and gave great advice. This was my second visit, the first was 3 weeks after my baby's arrival when I was still recovering from a c-section and in desperate need of maternity bras. The ladies were efficient, supportive and understanding - I walked out within 15 minutes with two awesome Hot Milk bras which fit perfectly, the baby was still asleep in the car with Grandma, and no regrets about spending more than I would normally spend on a bra and in such a short amount of time! End result -I wouldn't shop anywhere else. The service and products are worth the extra spend, even on one income. Thanks so much for the great experiences." Annemarie, Auckland
"Last weekend I came in to buy a swimsuit after some internet searching to find a stockist that catered for larger busted ladies. I have a 12E bra size and was getting dispondent that I would not find a supportive swimsuit much like my problem for buying decent bras in general. The moment I walked into Avokado I knew that I would find something here and my depressing search was over, The lady who served me was so friendly and helpful. She was a little surprised when I said my size, I look smaller than I am, she made me feel small in this shop. The first swimsuit fitted me perfectly like nothing I could have imagined. In fact I bought TWO swimsuits. It was well worth the visit and the cost. I will make this my only stockist of my swimsuit and lingerie needs. Thanks so much I am a happy lady." Chiana
"Have finally found a shop that offers quality bras for the bigger lady. I visited Avokado for the first time last week whilst in Auckland, what a great find. Came out hour later with several bras feeling better about myself. Also whilst there I had my own assistant helping me out with advice\ particular benefits on different bras, she was excellent. Will be visiting again on my next trip to Auckland, they're fantastic." Margaret, Wellington
"I just had a great fitting this afternoon and I just wanted to say thank you for all the help that you and Rhiannon did for finding me the perfect bra and gaining knowledge about my size. I felt welcomed, warmed and surprisingly comfortable in an environment that is usually uncomfortable and awkward. I thought that your customer service is extremely superb and your bra fitting service is very indeed professional! You guys have such excellent service and I would definitely recommend to all my family and friends your store for next time they're looking in to buying bras and getting their bras professionally fitted! Thank you for such a positive experience." Isabelle, Auckland
"I had such a wonderful time shopping at Avokado last week. In the past, I have had a lot of trouble buying bras, because my weight fluctuates a lot and I have changed cup size three times in the last year. It was so nice to go to a shop where I felt like the staff really understood my problem and had a way to help, too. I've never been anywhere that lets you have your very own assistant for the whole time you are there! Michaela was so lovely, helping with everything - changing strap length, finding me different sizes, choosing styles she thought I might like, and even giving advice on the particular benefits of different bras. She was very patient, even though I was in there for a long time! Thank you for helping me to feel better about myself." Gracie, Auckland
"I came in to the store this week looking for swimwear that would fit. I felt a bit silly as I am not a particularly large busted lady just an awkward cup and back size combo. Lisa who was very warm and helpful immediately found me multiple options and I was able to walk out less than 10 minutes later feeling super pleased with the best fitting bikini top I have ever had. I really found the perfect solution for my swimwear dilemma so easily after looking for ages in other stores and online. Thank you so much." Emily
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for offering quality bras for bigger busted girls. So nice to finally have a choice of beautiful functional bras in a huge range of sizes. I love how fast you dispatch the orders so I only needed to wait one day for my package to arrive - so exciting. Thank you!!" Kim
"I just wanted to say what awesome service I had last week. Needing a maternity bra at 13 weeks, when I was already a bigger busted girl was a bit daunting! Well worth the trip from Hamilton. Staff were wonderful, not pushy and very helpful. Love my two choices, look forward to coming back!" Terianne, Hamilton
""I have had an excellent experience at Avokado today. I walked in, shared my 'growing' problem, and was promptly fitted and a HUGE pile of bras given to me to try. Out of the 10 bras I was given, all but 2 were fantastic! This made it very tricky to pick, but in a 20minute visit I had more bra success than I have ever had! Thank you." Vanessa, Auckland
"Have just purchased a ‘plunge’ bra which I thought I couldn’t wear because of the support my bust needs. It’s just amazing!!! Perfect fit and great support and also has a minimizing effect which is awesome. Thanks very much for the fast and efficient online service. I truly appreciated it." Kate, Omakau
"Just wanted to thank the lovely staff for their help. I love my new nursing bras-an amazing range. See you again soon! Xx" Megan, Auckland
"I just treated myself to new bras after finishing feeding my third child. I was walking past Avokado and thought I'd pop in as I had the morning to myself. I walked out 20 minutes later with three comfortable, flattering bras, a new silhouette, and a new bra size too! Thanks for your quick, efficient and expert service. I've had so many compliments while wearing my new bras - people keep thinking I've lost weight! Thanks again.." Sophie, Auckland
"Avokado is the only place that has lingerie in my size... and what beautiful, comfortable lingerie it is. The knowledgeable staff at Newmarket have always been hospitable, patient and informative, giving me a fitting every time. They make the simple act of buying a bra not only easy but exciting!" Imogen, Auckland
"I've purchased from Avokado the first time ever this last week and wow. They're fantastic. First of all the Curvy Kate lingerie is fantastic quality for such a fantastic price! It was on special for an unbelievably cheap price of just $30.00 for the whole set! So that was fantastic and then it arrived so fast I couldn't believe it. I love you guys so much already and I'll absolutely be buying from you in the future." Catherine, Christchurch
"I usually visit the store, but with a new baby in the house (and this terrible Auckland weather) I decided to shop online instead. I ordered my bra yesterday afternoon, I recieved a personal confirmation email almost immediately, and my parcel was at my door first thing this morning. Brilliant service! I love my new Freya nursing bra. The care instructions and returns info you sent is very helpful as well. Making it easy to exchange something that isn't quite right is great peace of mind when shopping online - particularly with something as individual as a bra." Rebecca, Auckland
"Thank you so much for a great experience. It can be a little overwhelming when you are not a B or C cup but not at Avokado. I will never shop elsewhere again and I will not end up with a drawer full of bras that do not fit. Thank you so much." Dianne, Auckland
"Gorgeous bras and swimwear, great salespeople, what a lovely experience. Won’t be buying my bras anywhere else from now on. Avokado all the way." Lorna, Auckland
"I just wanted to say that of all the specialty bra shops I've visited - spanning three different countries - Avokado has been my absolute favourite. I had the honour of living in New Zealand for 5 months, and your store is one of the main things that I miss about being there (along with the breaktaking scenery and lovely people). I truly do mean it when I say your store is the best I've visited. The atmosphere was elegant, the staff lovely, and the selection superb. If you ever expand into Canada you would make me a very happy girl. :) Thank you for a great experience!" Kelly, British Columbia, Canada
"I came to Auckland from New Plymouth (5 hours away) and specifically sought out your shop while I was there. I knew that you had the widest range of sports bra's and as a small size 10 with what I thought was E size cup, and as a new runner, I thought you would be a great option to get a good fitting running bra. I have had 4 kids so I had no real idea what size I was. You were amazing! Your staff were really knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I ended up being much bigger cup size but still found a fantastic running bra that really bolts the boobs down when I run. I feel so supported! I also brought two other bra's as your selection of the bigger size cups with small body size was great. And as you had real movie entertainment for my 3 year old and mags for my partner, I had the luxury of feeling i had timne to actually try things on in a stressfree environment. I love my bra - it is making my running a real joy! Thank you, Thank you! I recomend you to everyone I know - all the other mummy runners!" Angela, New Plymouth
"Last year I brought one of the Freya sports bra's. It was the best thing I ever did, it has no underwire to stick into you, it give the most amazing support even when doing running exercises on the reformer at my Pilates classes. I have been telling everyone I know about your amazing product. It is so comfortable I found I was wearing it all the time. So Back I came this year to get another Freya sports bra, along with a dress bra and also some underwear. All are so comfortable don't pull move around and give great support. I just want to say a big thank you to Avokado for putting together such great products." Elaine, Auckland
"Avokado is one of the few places that stock my size. There are none in the Waikato. It is so stress free to place an order on line and have them delivered to my door. Their selection of sports bras is excellent, they offer great support and almost make running with a larger than average bust enjoyable." Marie, Waikato
"Thank you so much to the wonderful assistants that were working on Sunday. As a spur of the moment I popped in to look at a sports bra, as had a very easy time buying a tankini at christmas there. The girls recommendations were spot on, the best sports bra I have ever had, by far ! And a lovely fun shopping experience. Cheers, will be back soon." Sandra, Auckland
"I have bought a few sets of lingerie and a bikini from Avokado in the last couple of years and they are all fantastic, it's great to find bigger bras that look gorgeous as well! I don't buy lingerie anywhere else!" Eleanor, Auckland
"Just HAD to send you a note to let you know about the very positive experience I had at Avokado this afternoon. After running for a whole year in an ill-fitting bra (and wondering why I was having so much trouble with chafing - duh!), Mikela put me right in just a matter of minutes! I wish I had seen her a year ago (but now I know exactly where I'll be heading next time around)! Thanks so much for the fantastic service and very productive shopping experience." Julia, Whangaparoa
"Finally, somewhere that acknowledges those of us with bigger breasts and realises we too want gorgeous lingerie to wear!! Have only fabulous things to say about your products and service! I came into your store this week, Ive struggled to find bras that fit correctly and look good for some time now! Sick of being sold the wrong size bra just because other stores want to sell you something....reality was that they didn't have the size I needed...... Found gorgeous lingerie with you, brilliant staff that are attentive, professional and lovely to deal with, nothing was too much of a problem! Several Bra sizes later I am more than happy! Great to know products not immediately in store can be ordered in if available. I am a midwife and have recommended you to many clients for maternity bras....Wouldn't recomend anyone else!!! Have taken a handful of your cards to give to clients because they wont get better service or choice elsewhere! Love your store, love you cant wait to come back!"Tonya, Auckland
"I came in yesterday and purchased a sports bra, and just wanted to thank you very much for the excellent service, help and advice (not to mention the brilliant bra - just ran in it for the first time!). The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and I was so grateful for the toys and movie to keep my little one happy and entertained while I was in the fitting room. I had such a positive experience in your store - I'll be back!"Nicola, Auckland
"Fantastic shop and service second to none. The staff were really helpful and make you feel comfortable- it helps that they are also well endowed!! Lovely changing rooms nice and plush and makes you feel special. The staff were happy to try different styles etc until I found one that worked. Have also brought a bikini there and will be back to get another. It's hard to find nice lingerie and swimwear usually being a 10 G but there is a huge choice at this store. Also the sports bras are like nothing I have ever seen before- highly recommend the shock absorber. A real experience to attend this store and can't wait to go back again!"Rebecca, Waikato
"My size is 14F and for the first time in years I have found a place that stocks my size and does not cost moonbeams. The staff were so lovely and helpful, definitely knew their stuff! I have been looking for a bikini for 2 months now and stumbled across the Avokado website so went for a drive and it was totally worth it!!! For the first time in years I feel comfortable in a bikini top that didn't cost $300! Will definitely be visiting again!"Chelsea, Albany
"Avokado is the only place I even consider looking for bras these days. After years of "sorry we don't stock anything in that size" and wearing the completely wrong size bra because it was all I could get - finding Avokado was such a relief. I regularly purchase online and call in whenever I'm going through Auckland. I always thought I couldn't run because my boobs were just too big and it hurt too much. I found the Panache sports bra at Avokado and now I run every day. Amazing."Sarah, Whangarei
"I love the team at Avokado! Of course the products are fabulous too - but what makes it is the service, the helpfulness and the willingness to go the extra mile. I had a fantastic experience when I bought the first time, and although there was some time in between that and the next purchase I was treated like a VIP. I highly recommend to give them a try and I’m sure you will fall in love with their products, but most importantly with the amazing team who seem to genuinely want you to find the right style, size and item for you and get it to you super fast. Thanks guys!!"Ali, Wellington
"As a result of a sudden decision to go to the Sunshine Coast later this week I realized I needed some "togs”. Rang Avokado who assured me they would find something in my size-which they did. Most helpful-tactful & caring service to a senior citizen. Much appreciated. Thanking you."Mary Ann, Auckland
"I have only dealt with the fabulous team at Avokado over the phone and every time it is a pleasant experience. My husband has ordered items for me online from Avokado and there is never a problem if it is not the right fit, just send back for replacement or refund. Thanks to Claire and the girls for providing a fantastic service x"Jo, Ngatea
"The first time I made a purchase in your Newmarket store, I was sooooo relieved to finally find somewhere locally where I could tell the retail staff my bra size (8G) and be treated with "YES, we can help” instead of "Are you KIDDING?!” That first day I called in to Avokado, I had just visited a big name lingerie store prior and had been treated really poorly…not only were there absolutely no bras in my size, but the retail assistant almost burst out laughing in my face when I told her the size I was looking for. All my life I’ve been embarrassed to go bra shopping, but now finally I have somewhere to go where I feel supported (excuse the pun!) and genuinely understood. One last thing - I highly recommend asking the team to give you a bra fitting too, just to be sure you’re wearing the right size…if you’ve been wearing the same bra size for a long time, it pays to check it’s still right…a well fitted bra can – quite seriously! – change your life… Thanks Avokado…"Jacqui, Auckland
"I LOVE Avokado. I have been buying my bras from them for many years now. I live in Brunei (S E Asia) so I go through several bras in the tropical heat and sweat! I have always found the staff to be helpful with advice, quick, efficient and personable. I have never been disappointed with any bras I have bought....was only disappointed when a bra I loved was no longer available! Delivery has always been by courier...I pay more for this service but it is worth it....the parcel usually arrives within a few days. I have recommended Avokado to many of my friends both in NZ and overseas."Rachel, Brunei
"The only properly fitting bras I have ever purchased have come from Avokado. I live in a small rural town and visited Avokado last time I was in Auckland and was given a proper fitting. I can now just order on line the correct size and my last bra was absolutely perfect. Thank you Avokado for taking the hassle out of bra shopping, which used to be my pet hate."Lynda, Waikato
"I always have trouble buying swimwear substantial enough to contain my FF bust without being nana like. But I bought a tankini from Avokado last summer and it is a total winner! It has an extra bra strap inside that goes around the back and give me the needed support but it is gorgeous. I felt pretty and comfortable at the beach for the first time in years. Thanks."Rachel, Auckland
"The service is always great , friendly staff and great products. Nothing is ever a bother even if you have tried on 20 bras and you still are undecided. Thanks for all your help."Carol, Auckland
"Avokado is without a doubt the best bra store in Auckland for well endowed women. The staff are awesome, as is the choice."Lynn, Auckland
"I will start this email by saying how much I abhor buying bras - finding it frustrating & intimidating. Both my daughters are regular customers, love your store & find your sales assistants absolutely WONDERFUL. I would agree, as I was accompanying one daughter on a shopping mission a year or so ago. Knowing how I dislike the whole process, yesterday I was bullied into coming into your store for your sale by the above daughter,. Reluctantly, I agreed & I was blown away with your staff, they are without a doubt absolutely FABULOUS - nothing was too much trouble, friendly, attentive, understanding & believe me I will be back! We arrived home with our goodies, to be met by a young Aussie friend who was staying with us, seeing our lovely bras & knickers, she immediately wanted to be dropped off there (she was there in minutes) - her partner was most impressed as "Nitro Circus" kept him entertained, while the young Aussie was being well looked after in your elegant fitting rooms, later in the day we compared purchases - we were all delighted!! Thank you so much, your staff are so understanding and professional - nothing was too much trouble, the young lady who was so attentive to me was a young South African woman, with long dark hair -she got busy with other customers, which is totally understanding - but I do believe she needs some recognition. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for the kind and professional service we received yesterday. We will be back very soon!! Kindest regards K PS: Lisa who processed the sale was great as well, adding on a bit more - pointing out the bin of knickers!! PPS: More importantly the husband is over the moon - he pays the bills, so it's a done deal I will be back soon!"Kate, Australia
"Newmarket staff and service are one hundred percent along with the quality of the bra's and swimsuits... Never looked back since first started shopping there on a friends recommendation years ago."Wendy, Auckland
"I have never had as good service bra shopping as I did here. Will definitely be recommending this store to all of my friends. Can't imagine wearing anything else.!"Natasha, Auckland