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The vast majority of lingerie is manufactured outside of the United States. There are various reasons why, but the root of this phenomenon is simple: US labor is expensive. In fact, the cost of labor is the most expensive part of making lingerie. Since apparel, especially lingerie, is undervalued in the current retail market, manufacturers are continuously looking for cheaper ways to manufacture their products. This means trade agreements, like […]

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Luxxie Boston isn’t a brand I’ve heard of before, but I’m already quite in love. The initial collection is small, consisting exclusively of silk gowns, chemises and robes that could easily double as outerwear. However, I believe there’s something to be said for focus. In an era where every brand tries to do a little of everything, I admire a company for picking a niche and sticking with it. Luxxie Boston’s silk lingerie feels like that for me.

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I first met one of the founders of Department of Curiosities at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry. Gerry Quinton, under the label Morua Corsetry & Couture, actually designed one of my favorite pieces – a cream overbust corset with golden stars made of fragmented glass. I was honestly delighted when I first heard the news of her new lingerie label. Corsetry is a bit of niche area, inaccessible and intimidating to many. Loungewear on the other hand…well, who doesn’t want some of that?

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links Now that we are deep into autumn (complete with the shorter, darker days that come courtesy of setting the clocks to Standard Time), I feel a renewed sense of urgency in making sure I have enough warm and comfy loungewear to last me through the winter. There’s nothing like coming in from the cold, taking off your coat and hoodie (both soaked with […]

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I’ve got a lot of feels about Sugar Lace Lingerie right now. I first discovered the brand through Instagram (likely by trawling one of the many lingerie-related tags), and almost immediately, I felt compelled to follow them. There’s just something so light and playful and whimsical about this label; it’s a reminder that lingerie can (and, whenever possible, should) be fun. I spend so much time immersed in the business […]

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