Our story

Our story

Established over 80 years ago in 1939, Rigby & Peller was founded in London by two female corsetieres Bertha Rigby and Gita Peller.

In 1982, husband and wife retail duo Harold and June Kenton, purchased the business.

It was during this time that Rigby & Peller evolved into one of the most talked about British brands. Having built a world-class lingerie destination, June was coined by the UK media as the ‘Queen of Bras’ due to her technique of fitting by eye and her reputation for dressing some of the most iconic women, from rock royalty to crowned heads.

Today Rigby & Peller is majority owned by luxury lingerie manufacturer Van de Velde. The Belgian manufacturer counts PrimaDonna, Marie Jo and Andres Sarda amongst its collections. Since the acquisition in 2011, the retailer has experienced international expansion throughout Europe and Asia. There are now over 45 Rigby & Peller stores in prime locations.

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Our collections

Since our earliest days making bespoke corsetry, we’ve always prized quality in everything. And, as every Rigby & Peller client is unique, we fully understand the importance of choice. That’s one reason why we stock pieces in every size from A-J, between 30-46 backs from over 20 of the finest brands.

From initial mood boards to each beautifully crafted piece, every collection of lingerie and swimwear at Rigby & Peller is carefully chosen by our expert buyers to reflect current fashion trends as well as to offer our customers every piece they need to build a wardrobe of exquisite lingerie.

Every season we pick and choose the finest quality pieces from brands you come to know and trust, as well as looking out for exciting new brands. Whatever each season brings, the way beautiful lingerie transforms the way a woman looks and feels that remains our real inspiration.

Our craftmanship

Our craftmanship

We're proud of our dedication to design and craftsmanship. Most bras we stock are made with at least 40 individual components - nearly three times the number typically used on the high-street. This ensures the most flattering fit and a piece of lingerie that’s made to last. It takes our carefully selected brand partners up to 18 months to create the perfect bra, many of them are hand finished. They really are meticulously designed to embrace your curves and accentuate your natural elegance.

Discover our brands

Our collections include bras from over 20 of the finest brands. We offer inspiring products built for boosting your confidence.