911 Bank St Ottawa


380 Richmond Rd Ottawa


New Hours

Tues-Fri 10:00-6:00
Sat 10:00-5:00
Sun 12:00-4:00

Great Selection, Great Service, Since 1987

About Us

We’ve been helping customers find the perfect bra, swimsuit and dancewear item for over 30 years now.

Our first store was a tiny five by ten foot space sublet from a second hand clothing store on a run down street in Halifax. It didn’t look like much and we had very little stock but we were passionate about providing great customer service.

Halifax dancers appreciated our helpful and knowledgable service and within six months we had moved to our small shop on Spring Garden Road. Every day women would come in to the store looking for that great swimsuit in the window. And everyday we had to explain the it was a leotard and not a swimsuit and that you couldn’t wear it for swimming. And then they would leave saying “you can’t get good swimwear in Halifax”. So we started to carry swimwear.

We quickly realized how hard it was for women to find a great swimsuit. Some women needed more torso length, some less. Some needed a women bigger cup size, some needed smaller. So we applied the same passion for service to our swim customers that we had for our dance customers and set out to find the best swimsuits for each need.

We were one of the first stores in Canada to carry separates. We started carrying bra sized swimwear when no one else did. We spent years of searching for the best swimwear brands. We keep searching to this day. The result of all that hard work is that whatever your shape, size or need, you will find a great swimsuit at Brio.

We were so successful in finding suit for bigger cup bra sizes that women would ask us to carry bras that fit as well as their swimsuit tops. Once again we listened to our customers and started carrying bras. Here too we looked for and the best fitting product that fit our customers needs. For over ten years now we have been carrying a wide selection of the world’s best bras from 30A to 46H.

We would love to have the opportunity to use our our thirty years experience and knowledge to help you find a great swimsuit, the perfect bra or the right item for dance class.