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Naughty & Nice

Find slinky lingerie and cozy sleepwear at these specialty shops around town.

By Laura Pellerine

This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re looking to heat things up with your sweetheart with a sexy silk number, or win brownie points with comfy cotton pjs, Calgary has some fun lingerie shops to browse through. If you don’t know where to start, here are some of our favourites offering beautiful pieces and knowledgeable staff.

Models Jen (left) and Riza (right) showing off pieces from Knickers 'n' Lace, She Apparel and the Cat's Pyjamas.

The Shops
The Cat’s Pyjamas
The collection at this shop lives up to its name—you’ll find many styles of pyjamas here, from fuzzy matching sets with colourful prints to stretchy yoga-style pants and tanks. There’s also a nice selection of lingerie, panties and bras. 1126 Kensington Rd NW, 403-283-2200.

Intimately Yours
Here you’ll find a good assortment of negligees, camisoles, and sassy corsets, as well as a decent-sized men’s selection that includes silk robes and pyjamas. Be sure to check out their sale rack. Once you’ve finished shopping you can wander through the mall and pick up a greeting card from Hallmark, chocolates from Les Truffes and roses from Itinerante Flowers. Main lvl, Bankers Hall: 315 – 8 Ave SW, 403-265-5471.

Knickers ‘n’ Lace
The specialty at this boutique is “professionally” fitted bra sizing. The staff here are experts when it comes to finding the right piece for the right person. You will have tons to choose from—wall-to-wall the shop is crammed with dainty undies, bras and accessories. Willow Park Village: 10816 Macleod Tr S, 403-225-1413.

She Apparel
Expect to see fine lingerie from around the world at this upscale lingerie boutique, including pieces by Canadian designers like Blush and Christine Vancouver. They also offer professional fittings, men’s underwear, and are the only shop in town with bra-fitted swimsuits. 908 – 17 Ave SW, 403-229-1743.

An intimate space offering up the latest designs from Austrian luxury hosiery Wolford. Fun designs include hot pink tights as well as the more practical seamless, natural-coloured panty hose. The price tag might seem hefty but their use of high quality materials mean you’re less likely to get runs. Fashion Central: 8 Ave SW & 1 St SW, 403-262-7757.

You May Also Want to Check Out:
Holt Renfrew
Pink by Victoria’s Secret

A Little More Interesting (1501B –  17 Ave SW)
Commitments Lingerie (179 Dalhousie Dr NW)

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