Is there a good, distinctive, and affordable online lingerie store?
January 27, 2004 2:20 PM   Subscribe

WIth Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, I have a question to help spread the love: anyone have any recommendations for an online lingere store that's not as ubiquitous as Victoria's Secret and more distinctive than Frederick's of Hollywood? Kind of like this, but priced for mere humans.
posted by gottabefunky to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There might be something in this lingerie thread that you find helpful. Another thought is, where the seaming on the bras is done more carefully that at VS, making them much less likely to fall apart. Usually run about $30. The chemises and camis are cute, too.
posted by onlyconnect at 2:40 PM on January 27, 2004

La Perla has a vast selection; various price levels and, importantly, is what many women buy for themselves.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:59 PM on January 27, 2004

Check out Girlshop. Some stuff is slightly pricey, but it is very cool stuff... therefore perfect for gifts! Eberjey and Loungewear Betty are their two best brands, IMO. That site almost always have a 15% coupon code going on, too, so check or the like.
posted by gatorae at 5:34 PM on January 27, 2004

La Perla's OK, a bit frou-frou. Lingerie is one of those areas where you DEFINITELY get what you pay for, not merely in cut, fabric, and detail, but in imagination of execution. (I'm not even necessarily talking about fetishwear, either, but about more or less vanilla stuff.)

Enelra on E 7th Street here in NYC has some great stuff, and I'm willing to bet if you called them and asked for some online shopping advice, they'd hook you up.
posted by adamgreenfield at 5:41 PM on January 27, 2004 Can't say much about their products, but their web site is nicer than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
posted by Wet Spot at 6:51 PM on January 27, 2004

Bare Necessities -- I've only bought one item from the site, but it was nice.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 9:57 PM on January 27, 2004

Lots of very cute theme lingerie ( All American · Bride · Bunny, Tiger & Cat · Butterflies, Bees & More · Cheerleaders · Christmas · Cops & Robbers · Country Girl · Cowgirls & Indians · Dresses · Executive Lady · Fairy Tales · Formal · French Maid · Genie · Halloween - etc. ) here at 3 Wishes Lingerie. I have never bought but like to window shop there.
posted by vito90 at 6:35 AM on January 28, 2004

Response by poster: I and my girlfriend thank you.
posted by gottabefunky at 7:57 AM on January 28, 2004

gottabefunky, after you make your decision and your purchase you might want to post some pics so we know what you decided...
posted by vito90 at 9:04 AM on January 28, 2004

If you're in New York, the Agent Provocateur shop within Henri Bendel is having a 60% off sale on some goods. And Century 21 always has a good selection.

Also, I have these undies and they are supercute. And inexpensive!
posted by acornface at 1:21 PM on January 28, 2004

Response by poster: vito90: sure, I'll put up some pics of myself grinning and drooling...
posted by gottabefunky at 9:15 AM on January 29, 2004

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