About Cora

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Photo by Lydia Hudgens

A Brief History Of The Lingerie Addict:
In April of 2008, The Lingerie Addict was born in a small apartment in Atlanta amidst an ever-growing collection of stockings and knickers. The blog originally filled a niche for me personally: I’d searched all over the internet for a lingerie site that helped women on a budget find lingerie that they would love. After coming up empty, I finally decided to create that space myself. I wanted to create a place that was loving, inclusive, and empowering to women all over.

My name is Cora Harrington (though for part of the time, I  blogged under the penname Treacle Tart), and when I started this blog I was working full time as a crisis counselor. Now, I’m a full time Lingerie Addict, and my little blog has become a business. The Lingerie Addict is holding steady as the number one lingerie blog worldwide, and we’ve been featured on websites like Vogue Italia, CNN, Fox News, and Forbes.

In 2011, I expanded my range of services. Along with advertising opportunities, I now offer a wide range of social media consulting services for the discerning lingerie brand or boutique. I’ve spent the last year jump starting social media campaigns for lingerie businesses, helping brands tell their story, and of course blogging about all of my new (and old) lingerie loves.

The landscape of my life has changed tremendously in the past few years, and I’m grateful for it every day. Not many people get to wake up and throw themselves into something that they are passionate about, and I’m aware of how lucky I am. I couldn’t have done it without all of my readers, advertising partners, and everyone who had faith in me even when I didn’t. Thank you.

Welcome to The Lingerie Addict. I hope you’ll love it here as much as I do.

With affection,
Cora Harrington

The Lingerie Addict Philosophy:
One of the great joys of lingerie is that everyone can feel empowered by it. At The Lingerie Addict, we try and cover every slice of the industry. We cover high end and low-end brands, independent and mass market brands, along with all ages, body types, and sizes. One of the most heartbreakingly awful things I can hear is a woman say that no one makes lingerie for her. There is a perfect piece of lingerie out there for everyone, and I hope that I can help you find it through this blog.

Naturally, I also have a comment policy that helps maintain an atmosphere of inclusivity and polite discourse. I’m all for intellectual arguments, but have zero tolerance for anyone who is here to tell someone else how they should feel or look. I believe that this attitude is one of the things that set The Lingerie Addict apart, and it will always remain at the core of what I and this blog do.

Last, but certainly not least, if there is a subject that you don’t see covered on the blog but would like to hear more about, please let me know at cora@thelingerieaddict.com. I love publishing guest posts, especially when they help illuminate new areas or issues in the lingerie industry.

If you have any other questions, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest.

Public Relations Information:
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About The Lingerie Addict:
The Lingerie Addict started as a small stockings blog, and has gone on to become the highest ranked lingerie blog online. The blog receives 200,000 visitors a month  and nearly 350,000 page views per month.

Cora Harrington, a 20-something Seattle resident, founded the Lingerie Addict in April of 2008. From her apartment and her laptop she built a platform that continues to grow rapidly, and has recently expanded into social media consulting for discerning lingerie brands and boutiques.

For additional information and inquiries, please contact cora@thelingerieaddict.com.

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26 Comments

  1. Petra Bellejambes
    28/01/10 at 12:24

    The new layout, Treacle, is superb. Whimsical and sexy, it presses all my favorite buttons.

    Onwards and upwards…

    xoxo – Petra

  2. cdjanie
    01/02/10 at 22:13

    Wow! What a beautiful site you have! It's a place I'll want to come to again and again – for content yes, but just as much for the feel!

  3. Bon "Idearella" Crowder
    23/09/10 at 20:20

    And you are smashingly beautiful! What a stunning photo.

  4. The Demoiselle
    06/01/11 at 21:03

    Discovered you a few weeks back and am absolutely addicted. Kudos!!

  5. Anonymous
    10/03/11 at 22:56

    Nice to know someone else has a crazy lingerie addiction like me!! I love this site

  6. minabin
    14/10/11 at 3:04

    Lovely website! Love it to pieces! I came across your stuff and am absolutely inspired! I love lingerie and am so happy to have found your page. Thank you for the inspiration.

    xoxo

  7. biustonosze duże rozmiary
    01/11/11 at 15:07

    this site is really great. keep going in doing this perfect job :)

  8. Robert
    05/12/11 at 8:32

    I’m new to this site! I’ve always had an interest in lingerie! I love your site and all the hard work you have done..It seems like it’s paying off…Thanks!

  9. 09/12/11 at 16:26

    We are a online lingerie shop from Malaysia, we have many customers that love lingerie, this site is so informative that we will sure blog about it and ask our customers to come here to get all the lingerie knowledge. Thanks Treacle!

  10. LingerieMe
    15/06/12 at 22:59

    I just found your site last week I am addicted I read every post every day .

  11. 06/07/12 at 9:49

    Bless you a million times over! By empowering women you create a better world for us men too. As one who is fascinated by the social construction of gender I find your site extremely edifying, and its visual content “easy on the eye.” Keep up the good work!

    I wonder if you ever did have a discussion of the garter-belt-and-panty problem (i.e., what goes outside what) as one of your correspondents suggested last year. I ask this because I was told by a woman of whom I am very fond that “almost nobody” wears her panties outside her garters, which is at variance with my limited observational opportunities (mostly garter belts as an everyday garment vanished almost overnight, in my part of the US at least, when pantyhose came on the market in the mid-’60s). A simple binary poll (outside vs. inside) among your readers would be very helpful here. My guess is that in fact the proportion is at least 50/50, despite the fact that lingerie-catalogue and cheesecake photos nearly always show the garters outside.

  12. PTG
    08/07/12 at 6:09

    Congrats on a wonderful site! I have only one complaint: the obnoxious popup. Please make it go away and I will promise to come back often.

    • 08/07/12 at 12:34

      Hi PTG,

      The pop-up for our Very Important Addict newsletter appears once, and then doesn’t appear again. If it reappears with every visit to the blog, there may be an issue with your browser settings.

      –Trea

  13. Jorun Åkerblom
    09/07/12 at 4:48

    Question?
    What is the difference between 34 D and 34 DD, since I´m a 34 E can I use DD instead??
    Not easy when you want to shop on the internet.
    Love your blog !
    Jorun

    • 09/07/12 at 11:12

      Hi Jorun,

      I’m not a bra fit expert, so I don’t feel qualified to answer that question. However, Linda the Bra Lady and Butterfly Collection both offer amazing bra fit advice for women (especially fuller busted women) online. I’d reach out to them through Twitter or their websites.

      Best,
      Trea

  14. 01/10/12 at 14:51

    I am SO glad I came across your site! My search for lingerie and boudoir recommendations for my clients is over :) PS. You are adorable.

  15. John
    13/10/12 at 12:22

    Very new to the world of blogs, but really love this website. I put ‘bra blogs’ into google and this came near the top. Happy to see it and hope you post more!

  16. 07/11/12 at 12:46

    Hello from a fellow blogger,

    Just wanted to say that I just discovered your blog and It is great! I too am a self confessed lingerie addict and there is lots of positive stuff here. I would love to see a post on the problems facing girls with small backs and a large cup size, for example 28/30DD+ ( UK sizes) There are great brands out there Bravissimo, freya and others but I’d love to discover some more…!

    |Keep doing what you are doing :)
    Ciao x

  17. Jen Hutchinson
    01/02/13 at 11:06

    Have you ever thought of having a day in ATL where you can help women choose and buy different pieces? Maybe I write this in hopes that would you consider having a Girls Day
    Hugs to you, Jen

  18. 03/05/13 at 19:30

    Dear Cora, your website is amazing! Congratulations on your success. Would you be interested in an interview? Eva / Fashion Studio Magazine