Asda joins bra debate with one price for all sizes
Published 06/05/2009 | 14:03
A supermarket giant today joined the big bra debate and declared: “One price fits all.”
With the credit crunch in mind, the Asda’s brand George unveiled a £4 bra, available in A-F cup sizes, to support “shoppers’ wallets as well as their busts”.
The move follows criticism of Marks & Spencer for charging women with bigger busts more for lingerie.
Fiona Lambert, George’s brand director, said: “Retailers should put an end once and for all to one of the last prejudices — that of the bigger busted woman.
“Real women come in all shapes and sizes and so bras at George are exactly the same price from A cup through to F cup. No one would dream of charging one price for size seven men’s socks and a different price for a man with larger feet, so why should they do the same with ladies that are blessed in the chest department?”
Marks & Spencer charges an extra £2 on bras above a DD cup, which caused Beckie Williams, 26, to start a Busts 4 Justice group on facebook.
Miss Williams bought a share in the company so she could raise the issue with Sir Stuart Rose at the next annual meeting.
She said: “They won’t listen to me as a customer but they might listen to me as a shareholder.”