Where to Shop for Corsets: The Best Places to Buy Your Next Corset

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Antique Photo of Woman in a Corset

Antique Photo of Woman in a Corset

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently on TLA is, “Where can I buy a good corset?”



Though I’ve been writing about lingerie for years now, it’s still a question I totally understand. Even the most inexpensive (but still good quality) steel-boned corset will cost around $75. A corset with custom measurements, high quality fabrics, or special details (like fan-lacing or a lace overlay), can easily run into the hundreds – or even thousands! – of dollars.

So to make things just a little easier, here’s the official Lingerie Addict Guide with a list of of over places to buy your next corset. The first 10 are good sources for off-the-rack, ready-to-ship pieces. The next are expert corsetieres who can build a corset from scratch to meet your specifications. An asterisk by a name means I’ve made a satisfactory purchase from that corset retailer or corset maker before.

I really want this post to be a resource that people can use for a long time, so please feel free to not only share this post with your friends but to also leave reviews of corset businesses you’ve purchased from in the comments. Why? Because the best lingerie addict is an informed lingerie addict.

Note: This article was updated in March 2015 by The Lingerie Addict’s in-house corsetry expert, Marianne Faulkner. The above is Cora’s original introduction. To get you started, I’ve compiled some of my top articles on buying a corset. Each brand has also been updated to include a location. For a larger index of corsetieres across the world, please consult Lucy’s Corsetry’s Corsetiere Map.

How to Buy A Corset

Pop Antique Corsetry

Pop Antique Corsetry

  1. Corset Basics: A Beginner’s Guide
  2. Why Corsets are Expensive
  3. What is the Difference Between a Handmade and Mass-Produced Corset?
  4. How Much Should You Spend on a Corset?
  5. What (You Didn’t Know) to Look for in a Corset
  6. The Anatomy of a Corset: Parts and Terms
  7. In Defense of Ready-to-Wear Corsets
  8. About Custom & Made-to-Measure Corsets
  9. Corset Basics: Silhouette Styles Defined
  10. A Corset Family Tree, Abridged
  11. How to Choose the Right Corset for Your Body Type
  12. How to Choose the Right Corset for Any Occasion
  13. How to Order Handmade Lingerie & Corsets
  14. How to Buy Corsets for Gifts & Special Occasions
  15. 10 Specialty Corsetieres
  16. Corset Shopping for Trans Women
  17. How to Shop for a Waist Training Corset

Mass-Manufactured Starter Corsets

Orchard Corset

Orchard Corset

  1. Fairy GothmotherLondon, England, UK
  2. Hips and CurvesSouthern California, USA
  3. MeschantesRaleigh, NC, USA
  4. Mystic City CorsetsGarfield, NJ, USA
  5. Orchard Corset*Wenatchee, WA, USA, and New York, NY, USA
  6. RestyleSiedIce, Poland
  7. Timeless Trends*Austin, TX, USA

    Finer Off-the-Rack Corsets

    What Katie Did Corset

    What Katie Did Corset

  8. Angela FriedmanNew York, NY, USA
  9. Isabella CorsetrySacramento, CA, USA
  10. What Katie Did*London, England, UK, and Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Custom/Bespoke/Made to Order/ Couture Corsets

    Sparklewren Corsetry

    Sparklewren Corsetry

  11. Anachronism in ActionLos Angeles, CA, USA
  12. Angela StringerLiverpool, England, UK
  13. Ava CorsetryGuernsey
  14. The Bad ButtonGeorgetown, KY, USA
  15. Bibian BlueBarcelona, Spain
  16. Boom Boom Baby Boutique*Norwich, England, UK
  17. Clessidra CoutureOxfordshire, England, UK
  18. Contour CorsetsPhiladelphia, PA, USA
  19. Corsetry & RomanceCracow, Poland
  20. Corsets & MoreAldersbach, Germany
  21. Crikey AphroditeGlasgow, Scotland, UK
  22. Flo FoxworthyWellington, NZ
  23. Karolina LaskowskaLondon, England, UK
  24. LaBelle FairyCranbrook, BC, Canada
  25. Lace EmbraceVancouver, BC, Canada
  26. Laurie TavanSan Jose, CA, USA
  27. Lovely RatsDallas, TX, USA
  28. Lovesick Corrective ApparelToronto, Ontario, Canada
  29. Luscious PearlSurrey, BC, Canada
  30. Madame SherSão Paolo, Brazil
  31. Maison MoginotParis, France
  32. MDC DesignsBakersfield, CA, USA
  33. Miss KatieHastings, England, UK
  34. Morgana Femme CoutureLondon, England, UK
  35. MorúaChicago, IL, USA
  36. Neon DuchessPortsmouth, England, UK
  37. OrchidShrewsbury, England, UK
  38. Period Corsets* – Seattle, WA, USA
  39. Pop AntiqueSan Francisco, CA, USA
  40. Purdy CorsetryAuckland, NZ
  41. Retro FolieMontreal, Quebec, Canada
  42. RomantasySan Francisco, CA, USA
  43. Rosie RedOxford, England, UK
  44. Royal BlackVienna, Austria
  45. Scoundrelle’s KeepSaint Paul, MN, USA
  46. SerindëParis, France
  47. Sian HoffmanLondon, England, UK
  48. Skeletons in the ClosetBuitenpost, NL
  49. SnowBlack CorsetsSilesia, Poland
  50. Sparklewren*Birmingham, England, UK
  51. SugarKitty Corsets*Columbus, OH, USA
  52. Sweet CarouselEdmonton, Alberta, CA
  53. Tighter CorsetsDuvall, WA, USA
  54. VanyanísMelbourne, Australia
  55. VideNoirMilan, Italy
  56. Waisted CoutureLas Vegas, NV, USA
  57. Wilde Hunt CorsetryColumbus, OH, USA
  58. Wyte PhantomBarnton, England, UK

    Latex Corsets

    Atsuko Kudo Latex Corset

    Atsuko Kudo Latex Corset

  59. Atsuko KudoLondon, England, UK
  60. Lady LucieLondon, England, UK
  61. Lust DesignsOakland, CA, USA
  62. Ooh La LatexLondon, England, UK
  63. Westward BoundPlymouth, England, UK

    Legacy and Heritage Corset Brands

    Dark Garden Unique Corsetry

    Dark Garden Unique Corsetry

  64. Bizarre DesignAmsterdam, NL – Established 1987
  65. C & S ConstructionsWiltshire, England, UK – Established 1988/1995
  66. Dark GardenSan Francisco, CA, USA – Established 1989
  67. Puimond*Los Angeles, CA, USA – Established 1995
  68. Starkers!Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Established 1992

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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.