56 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
This Harvard Square boutique is the place to shop for the lady who loves luxury. Featuring high-end lingerie designer brands like Cosabella, Stella McCartney and Lascivious, you’ll find something perfect whether you’re looking for a special event or for everyday glamour. Forty Winks is a standout lingerie store not just for its designers but for the depth of the selection. Its bra department is as outstanding as its lingerie or hosiery departments. It is the rare store where a lady can truly take care of all of her intimate shopping needs.
28 1/2 Prince St.
Boston, MA 02113
If you’ve done any kind of lingerie shopping lately, then you know that those little bits of lace and mesh can sometimes cost big bucks. Enter Sedurre. This shop features high-quality lingerie at prices that are actually affordable. The shop is tiny but it manages to pack it with a fine selection of nighties. Word to the wise though, Sedurre often carries only a very limited selection of sizes in each item so if you see something you love, don’t take a day to think it over. Buy it now or it may be gone when you return.
534 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Hubba Hubba is not for the faint of heart. If you’re looking for a simple t-shirt bra and a pair of cotton panties to wear to the gym, keep walking on by this shop. But if you have an adventurous spirit, run right in. The shop features what is probably the best selection of corsets in Boston. Along with the corsets, you’ll also find a staggering selection of leather, vinyl and fetish wear. Plus Hubba Hubba has all of the toys to go along with your lingerie for a truly memorable evening.
125 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
When it comes to bras, the secret isn’t the style, it’s the fit. And most women walking around right now are wearing the completely wrong size. Enter KM Hudson. Bra fittings are this shop’s specialty. So let KM worry about the size and then you can worry about the style. KM Hudson features thousands of bras. Spend your time trying things on and be prepared to shop a lot. With so much selection, it will be impossible to walk away with just one piece.
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264 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
If you’re looking for lingerie for that most special of days, Lingerie Studio is Boston’s premier bridal intimate apparel boutique. If you haven’t given a thought to what you might wear under your wedding gown, you’ll be sad to discover that most women end up with the strongest control support they can force themselves into. It might make for a good foundation, but it doesn’t make a bride feel very beautiful on her wedding day. Luckily, Lingerie Studio has the solution you need. It carries a full line of European-designed intimate apparel that is both pretty and practical. But like most bridal shops, Lingerie Studio is by appointment only, so plan ahead.
Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.