Jeanna Kadlec is the owner of Bluestockings Boutique, the first-ever lingerie boutique geared to the LGBTQIA+ community. She lives in Brooklyn. When I first opened my store, Bluestockings, in April 2015, I wanted to exclusively stock brands that shared my commitment to ethical manufacturing. In my research, I learned the reason so many companies moved their manufacturing from the United States and Europe to Southeast Asia, China, Morocco and Latin […]
The second Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide is ready to go, and, as the title says we’re upping the stakes a bit with beautiful lingerie gifts from $50-$99.99. I love this price category because it’s low enough to be accessible to many but also high to buy something truly special. For example, today’s tribute to holiday lingerie shopping contains everything from velvet fringed bra sets to dramatic vintage-inspired peignors to luxurious elbow-length lace gloves.
As you may have guessed, lingerie market is an incredibly busy time of year. Between attending Curve (the major lingerie tradeshow), visiting ateliers, and going to all the meetups (such as the one TLA hosted last season for POC and LGBTQIA lingerie professionals), the week is packed solid. Every year, there are brands I miss out on because there’s just too much to see at once, but this year I […]
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Nordstrom’s annual anniversary sale is in full swing, and that makes it a great time to stock up on lingerie basics. For those that’ve never heard of it, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is when Fall/Winter items are marked down at the beginning of the season (as opposed to the end). Intimates aside, this is usually when I buy items like sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets…the […]
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. After my column last week, Cora emailed me to ask a question that I hear a lot: “Since the selection of lingerie in sizes 20 and up is so awful, where can we send TLA readers for nice stuff?” I suspect she’s not the only one asking that! Once you get past a US 18, the lingerie pickings become much narrower. Today I’ve […]