victoria’s secret sale


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.

2 Comments

  1. Sheen V
    29/05/08 at 17:23

    I quite agree with you on the high price vs. somewhat low quality of VS lingerie, especially the comment about the garter belts. And I also agree with your comment on their hosiery – I love them!

  2. Tights Lover
    01/06/08 at 15:26

    Spot on! One of the drawbacks to VS's meteoric rise in popluarity was how they muscled many of the other brick and mortar stores out of the industry. Then they proceeded to head down a bad path (a la Pink) and alienate customers who might not have known where else to go.

    They do seem to be making a comeback though. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I bought a lot of good stuff there 10 years or so ago, and always find myself wishing I still had all of it.

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