Valentine’s Day is both my most favorite and least favorite holiday. I hate how it encourages clichéd forms of obligatory, performative “romance” popularized to improve greeting card sales. On the other hand, I love twee heart motifs, big bouquets of fresh flowers, pink chocolate boxes, excessive kissing, and, of course, fancy lingerie.
I won’t lie…the $500+ Lingerie Shopping Guide is always my most favorite one to do. Even though I can’t afford a single, solitary thing on this list, I like looking, imagining that someday, somehow fantasy where I have the disposable income to spend a month’s rent or so on a nightgown.
We’re well into the luxury category now. The $250 to $499 price range is where you see unique (often exclusive or in-house designed) prints, laces, and embroideries as well as extremely fine grades of silk and tulle.
Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. I’ve said it before, but the $50-$99.99 price range for intimates is one of my favorites (My other fave? The ultra-luxe $500+ price range.) I love this segment of the lingerie market because it’s inexpensive enough to be accessible, but also priced high enough to give designers room to create some truly special pieces, especially if you’re interested in buying from indie brands. Today’s […]
Last year, I skipped doing the Valentine’s Day Shopping Guides. Between moving to California, traveling to the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris, and then attending Curve in New York, I just felt too overwhelmed. But I realized, right around the time I usually would have been writing the guides, that I missed doing them.