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Unless you’ve been living in a cave, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard that Victoria’s Secret is having their semi-annual lingerie sale. Now let me be perfectly honest and admit that I am not a fan of Victoria’s Secret right now. They went wayyyy overboard with the PINK line, and alienated many women who don’t like neon letters screenprinted on their fannies.
However, in recent months, VS seems to have recognized the error of their ways, and is beginning to offer more sophisticated underthings for their customers who prefer not to dress like high schoolers.
Victoria’s Secret’s brick-and-mortar stores stock things which aren’t available on the web store and vice versa, so I’d recommend checking both if you’re so inclined. Their hosiery is typically available both online and in store. VS has a couple of gartered items offered on their website right now (like the retro-style garter panties pictured above). I also tried on a couple of garter skirts and garter panties in one of their mall stores (but didn’t buy anything).
My primary problem with Victoria Secret’s merchandise (besides that whole PINK debacle, anyway) is the discrepancy between the costs of their items and the quality of their items. If I spend $30.00 on a garter belt, then by golly, I want a real garter belt and not just a bedroom accessory. While their garters do have the essential metal clips and holders (flimsy metal, but metal all the same), the fabric and construction of their items is simply substandard. I couldn’t help but think, repeatedly, that I could get a similarly styled, better constructed, more reasonably priced garment from somewhere else.
The exception is their hosiery. I can genuinely say that Victoria’s Secret has some of the best quality budget stockings you can get in the States.
All right, enough editorializing. The sale is here.