Lingerie in Paris?

May 20th, 2004, 10:35 AM
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Lingerie in Paris?

Soes anyone know a good place to buy underwear and lingerie in Paris? I am looking for slinky, silk and satiny, not Frederick's of Hollywood stuff.
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May 20th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Head to the basement of the Galeries Lafayette - everything from everyday undies to $250 La Perla bras. Most of the major designers have thier own sections. I'd recommend finding a conversion chart on the web before you go and figuring out what EU size you are - not all of the labels have US sizes, and a Large there is more like a Medium now in the US, with the purposeful "downsizing" that all manufacturers have done here. And if you purchase enough, make sure you get the appropriate tax-free paperwork completed before you leave. Have fun!
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May 20th, 2004, 10:42 AM
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May 20th, 2004, 10:47 AM
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There are lots and lots of places. Paris is the lingerie capital of the world.
Where to shop really depends on your budget. The Galleries Lafayette greatly expanded their lingerie department last year and you get a 10 percent discount plus a refund on your detaxe if you spend more than 184 (I think) Euros.
Then each of the famous French lingerie makers have their own retail outlets, such as Lejaby on the rue St. Honore. Here again it's a question of selection over savings with the dollar tanking against the Euro.
Alice Cadolle, the most famous lingerie maker in Paris has a retail outlet and also does custom-made lingerie. The prices are also trop cher with a custom-made bra running about 200 Euros.
Sabbia Rosa is another first-rate shop, expensive but exquisite.
If you're on a budget, Monoprix, France's version of Target has some very cute lingerie at Target prices.
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May 20th, 2004, 11:21 AM
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Wolford on Rue de Rennes, La Perla on St. Germain.
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May 20th, 2004, 11:22 AM
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Sabia Rose!!! on St Germain.
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May 20th, 2004, 11:32 AM
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http://www.thiscityparis.com/shopping.html#lingerie

LeJaby is my favorite brand: style, comfort and well-engineered The above website lists losts of stores in Paris. LeJaby is at 66, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008

regards ... Ger
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May 20th, 2004, 11:33 AM
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Ger,
I was shoe shopping and thought of you today. Now we can add lingerie to list of things to do in Paris
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May 20th, 2004, 11:48 AM
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Well Scarlett, as my dear old Nana used to say "you can always tell a lady by her lingerie, hosiery and shoes" Lord, life was SO much simpler in the 1920s ...
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May 21st, 2004, 05:36 AM
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Thank you all very much. Sorry a second post ran. I thought it hadn't got through. French knickers can't wait.
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May 21st, 2004, 05:48 AM
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Oh so true, navgal, French knickers can't wait LOL

Good luck, the search is half the fun!
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