Busted Bra Shop Celebrates 10 Years by Giving Back

The Detroit-based lingerie store has partnered with the nonprofit Support the Girls to commemorate a decade in business.
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Lee Padgett, the founder of Busted Bra Shop, is encouraging customers to donate period products at any Busted Bra location this October. // Photograph courtesy of Busted Bra Shop

Busted Bra Shop opened its flagship location at Jefferson and Chalmers back in 2013 with the mission to “help women feel confident and comfortable in their own skin.”

Ten years later, the lingerie chain is staying true to that mission by celebrating a decade in business by partnering with Support the Girls, a nonprofit that provides period products to those in need.

“Support the Girls is a remarkable organization that aligns with our values of supporting women and girls in their everyday lives,” Lee Padgett, the founder of Busted Bra said in a press release. “We look forward to our customers joining us in making a positive impact on our community by contributing to this initiative.”

To participate, customers are encouraged to donate unopened pads and tampons at any Busted Bra location in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Rochester Hills, or Chicago throughout the month of October. Those who bring a donation will receive a special gift with purchase.

In addition, customers who visit this month will be treated to special fit events and fashion previews featuring fitters and vendors from all over the world. Those events will be announced on Busted Bra’s website and Facebook page, as well as by email.

“In the last ten years, we’ve seen countless women walk through our doors seeking not just bras and lingerie but also empowerment and self-confidence,” Padgett added. “We are immensely grateful for the support of our loyal customers who have made this journey possible.” 

Busted Bra has four locations in southeast Michigan and sells bras with bands sized 28-56, A-P cups, and lingerie in sizes XXS to 10 XL. Hours vary by location.

For more information, visit bustedbrashop.com.