INGENIOUS: Brag and Pantypak by The Brag Company
I like buying pricey bras and underwear because of the fit and quality-they last for a long time, hence I don't have to repurchase often. BUT-they're so pricey that I prefer not using them, especially when I travel for fear of losing their function, shape, and beauty. I'm sure you all know how unfriendly traveling is to innerwear, most especially brassieres, so I buy cheap bras as an alternative but alas, they're just that-cheap. In the end, I spend more because I buy bras every 6 months. (especially the cheap alternative ones) MY PRICEY INTIMATES ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP ME SAVE MONEY, RIGHT?!
Recently, this cute Brag and Pantypak combo from Velvet Rose Lingerie landed on my doorstep. Gosh, why didn't I think of the bra bag when I was faced with my intimate problem?! It could've minimized my vicious bra- buying cycle early on! Well, at least I've picked up some lessons along the way. What matters now is I have one! :)
I digress. I'm not really new to these bra bags as I've seen them in malls before and they're priced at around P200.00-P500.00, but I just found out that the idea started with The Brag Company, the makers of the original bra bag.
Jane Webb is the founder of The Brag Company. As an extensive traveler, Jane would always arrive only to find out that her precious bras are squished, folded, and crumpled inside her luggage, hence she invented the Brag to put an end to deformed bras, inconvenience, and frequent brassiere shopping. Later on, the Pantypaks were introduced to accompany the Brags and to keep knickers organized and sanitary.
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Let's take a look at the Brag and Pantypak. By the way, the styles I have are called Tiffany:
The Pantypak is made from a lightweight, flexible material that you can compress so it can fit in any tight space of your luggage. It has the CLEAN and NOT SO CLEAN slots to segregate used and unused underwear. I love it! So hygienic! When traveling, I'd usually place my underwear underneath towels or clothes, or with my brassieres. I hate doing that since underwear touches my you-know-what so it should be packed in a clean bag that's only intended for it, but I always seem to have no choice. Also, the Pantypak saves you from mortifying moments during bag inspections by keeping your undies out of sight! :p The Pantypak solves the problem!
It also has an extra slot for sanitary pads, tampons, and pantyliners. All Pantypaks come with complementing Bra Bags.
And now, onto the Bra Bag:
The Bra Bag is made from the same material used in luggages, and it definitely feels sturdy to me. You can stack things on top of it and your bras will still be unharmed. However, it does have a little weight to it, but it's not the really heavy kind, and its size is a little wide for small luggages. The standard Bra Bag can fit A-C cups, and can house around 6-8 non-wired bras, 4-5 wired and bandeau bras, and 5-6 wired, non- wired, and bandeau bra combinations.
The thing I like about it is its spacious interior, giving my bras enough space to keep their shape intact.
The more affordable bags that I've mentioned are actually imitations of the Brag. Well, the imitations are not really fakes as I don't remember them bearing the name of the brand-it's more like they're cheaper versions of the Brag.
So, how do they differ from each other? Here's a comparison from Velvet Rose Lingerie:
Top: Authentic Bra Bag
Bottom: Imitation Bra Bag
Imitation: Made from thick foam that can get deformed overtime
Authentic: Made from the same material used in suitcases, hence you can stack things on top of it or throw it around without damaging your precious bras.
Imitation: Can only fit A cup brassieres; less spacious; has no lining and reinforcements
Authentic: Can fit A-C cup brassieres; more spacious; lined and reinforced
Imitation: Mostly comes with non-sturdy zipper closure and lining
Authentic: Comes with snap closures for quicker sealing
Imitation: Can fit mostly non-wired brassieres; Can only accommodate around 4 bras maximum (wired, non-wired, and bandeau combination); flattens bra cups when sealed
Authentic: Can fit all types of brassieres; Can accommodate 5-6 bras maximum (wired, non- wired, and bandeau combinations); Sturdy body keeps the shapes of your bra cups intact
The only difference between the imitation Brag and authentic Brag is the QUALITY, which actually makes all the difference. :)
Here are more styles to choose from:
Oh look, there's the Brag Buxom too for those who are TRULY blessed! The Bra Bag Buxom can fit C-F cups. :D
Finally, I can wear and lug my pricey bras and underwear around and enjoy their perfect fit without worrying about them getting deformed or replacing them soon-it's like an insurance for my assets! :D Now the sad part is, I may not be able to travel at the moment as it is a work- filled summer for me. But if a travel opportunity comes my way, I'd definitely bring these babies with me! :)
**The Bra Bag is at P1,995.00, Bra Bag Buxom at P2,250.00, and Pantypak at P1,195.00. (Pantypaks are currently on sale) They're exclusively available at Velvet Rose Lingerie. Please visit VELVET ROSE LINGERIE on Facebook for more information about these products.
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