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Perusing the racks at your favorite lingerie boutique, you admire a beautiful bra set carefully displayed on the mannequin. Yet when you check the tag…sticker shock! How can such a tiny piece of clothing cost so much? In part one of this series I talked about fabrics and trims, and in part two I discussed the actual creation and design of lingerie. In this final installment, let’s talk about those invisible costs you don’t […]

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It’s time for another Why do Lingerie Retailers…? feature, and this one asks the ever-popular question “Why do things cost what they cost?” If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the price of your favorite lingerie brands, Catherine (of Kiss Me Deadly fame) is here to explain: My heart sank when Treacle asked me to put in something about prices, because that’s a 10,000 word essay in itself. So, I’ll […]

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The bra you’re trying on feels like it’s made for you. Nothing cuts into your figure, everything is perfectly held in place. But it’s so expensive! How can such a tiny piece of clothing cost so much? This is the second of a 3-part series discussing why quality lingerie costs what it does – from materials to construction to indirect costs you may not think about when buying a bra or panty. […]

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You all in love with a piece of lingerie. You admire the feel of the lustrous silk in your hands, the gossamer ruffles of lace, the intricate embroideries…and then you look at the price tag. Sticker shock! How can such a tiny piece of clothing cost so much? This is the first of a three-part series on why high-end lingerie costs what it does, from materials to construction to indirect […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bettie Page Lingerie by Playful Promises. If you’re just looking for the lookbook and fit notes, scroll to the bottom! Josephine Baker. Dorothy Dandridge. Eartha Kitt. Lena Horne. Billie Holiday. Tina Turner. Iman. These women were the faces of glamour in my childhood. Beautiful, iconic women who were not only black, but also massively talented and gorgeous to boot. They were a balm to […]

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