Massive undergarment retailers like Victoria’s Secret aren’t the only places to purchase lingerie. Consider visiting a local shop for exclusive lingerie that you won’t see in the mainstream market. Rely on a lingerie expert to help in the shopping process. Embrace your sexiness and take pride in what’s underneath your clothing just as much as what is on the surface. For additional stores, view a past article, Best Lingerie Stores In Washington, DC.
Abrielle Fine Linens and Lingerie
3301 New Mexico Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
Abrielle opened nearly 30 years ago and is known for customization. The store focuses on fine linens for the bed, bath and table, but also has a sizable lingerie collection. The most purchased lingerie item is a cotton-knit nightgown. Comfortable at-home loungewear can also be considered lingerie and Abrielle has a casual assortment. Common brands include P. Jamas, PJ Salvage, COTN and Maria Scotto. The average price point is just over $100, although there are looks for all price points. Shoppers have 10 days to return unwanted merchandise. With a store motto of, “Every lifestyle needs a little romance,” Abrielle has lingerie catered to women of all tastes.
Coup de Foudre Lingerie
1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Known as the bra fitting experts, Coup de Foudre Lingerie has a French boutique in Penn Quarter, downtown DC, with lingerie on hand for every occasion. Whether a garment is needed for your wedding night or you simply need essential sleepwear, the store has lots to choose from. A personal shopper is on hand and bra fittings are free by appointment. Coup de Foudre sells high-quality pieces – the prices are expensive, but the lingerie is long lasting. Women praise the bras for being erotic, yet functional.
Related: Best Swimwear Shops In DC
Le Bustiere Lingerie
1744 Columbia Road N.W., Suite 2
Washington, DC 20009
Le Bustiere is a European-inspired lingerie shop that works to aid women in feeling sexy and confident. Shoppers receive a complimentary bra fitting when they visit. The Le Bustiere staff says pinup styles are particularly trendy right now, such as high-waist pieces. While the shop carries unique styles and brands not found elsewhere in the DMV, casual everyday brands like Cosabella are also available. Also, Le Bustiere offers a line specially made for curvy and full-chested women. Not only are garments included in the lingerie category, but accessories as well. Le Bustiere recommends Booty Parlour’s “Flirty Little Secret” pheromone firming bronzer, which makes skin absolutely irresistible.
4407 S. Park Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Chevy Chase’s beautiful lingerie store opened in 1975. The female staff is skilled in all areas of undergarments. With every type of lingerie one could imagine, Sylene carries an array of lines so all styles are covered. There is no store more trustworthy than Sylene as the owners have worked in the field their entire life – working in their parents’ lingerie shop growing up.
Celine de Paris
7706 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Celine de Paris considers lingerie an accessory. The garments are either straight from the runway or runway-inspired. Although you are in Bethesda, you will feel as if you have escaped to Paris. If you can’t find what you want in regular inventory, Celine de Paris has a tailor available to make custom pieces.
Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.