Try getting personal attention by knowledgeable staff when fitting for lingerie at a chain store. Discount store prices may be more affordable, but there is little value in a bra, corset or undergarment that does not fit. Match your specific lingerie needs to suit the occasion at one of these five stores.
Earlier, CBS Local articles have featured lingerie shops like Allure Intimate Apparel, Avenue, Bombshell Boutique, Bravo Bras, Corset, Flirt Boutique, Soma Intimates, Underneath It All and Unmentionables. You can find a description of a few of these boutiques and several others at Best Lingerie Stores In the Twin Cities.
Room No. 3
4948 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55410
Special occasions sometimes call for just the right lingerie, loungewear or sleepwear. You may need to rifle through your drawers to assess your inventory before the next cruise, business trip, pleasure trip or an invitation to visit your best friend from college. Take your list to Room No. 3, where you can find the right loungewear, sleepwear or lingerie. The selections are definitely high-end but give the buyer a feeling of confidence about being prepared with distinctive fashions for that particular event.
2839 White Bear Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55109
Check out Halloween Express for a surprising array of lingerie. For example, the store has over 500 styles of hosiery, costumes, undergarments and accessories in a collection called “Burlesque” and a Valentine’s Day collection featuring a full array of romantic and sexy lingerie. This locally owned store has been operating year-round in Maplewood since 1995.
5049 France Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
“Purchasing a bra should be like getting a good haircut,” says Tracy Anderson of La Bratique. Since opening this boutique in 2007, Minnesota Monthly titled Tracy “Best Bra Fitter” in 2009 and Twin Cities Live called Anderson “Twin Cities Bra Scientist” in 2011. Big-named bra makers like Chantelle de Paris, Fantasie/Freya/Elomi, Le Mystere and Panache keep Tracy informed on the latest trends and well-stocked in a diversified collection of styles. She attends annual trade shows and industry-sponsored fit seminars. Store manager and bra scientist Jackie Wallin, made known for her ability to listen closely to customer needs, helps clients attain the most attractive shape and comfortable fit. Patrons may stop by at any time but are offered the option of reserving a time for special attention.
574 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 130
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
“We offer a safe, comfortable environment for women and couples to explore their intimacy with luxurious lingerie, upscale intimate accessories and sexual health resources,” say Theresa and Dr. Michael Philbin. Theresa, a registered nurse, and her husband, a plastic surgeon, have created a comfortable environment that promotes health, wellness and a positive attitude toward intimacy. A variety of lingerie, elegant sleep-sets, massage oils and candles are featured, as are books on sexual health and conversational games.
711 W. Lake St., Suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Venus Unveiled has specialized in clothing needs for every kind of entertainment since 1999. Shop here for lingerie, go go gear, burlesque, stripper and dance wear. Shoppers will also find dresses, swimwear and over 500 shoes and boot styles. This store is open seven days a week and the online ordering website promises next-day shipping. Venus Unveiled provides well-informed staff members and strives to be the best in customer service.
Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.