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Upscale Lingerie Store Removes Mannequin With Visible Ribs After Passersby Complain

Most of us don’t have the proportions of the mannequins posing artfully in store windows, but windows shoppers walking past one upscale New York City lingerie store were a bit shocked to see that one dummy was so thin, its fake ribs were showing through its fake skin. The store has since pulled the mannequin and apologized. [More]

Rococo Dessous

Perhaps You Need Some Underpants Made Of Real Gold

Have you always dreamed of lounging in bed in soft, silky clothes made of precious metal? No, you probably haven’t. Most people wouldn’t. Very rich women, however, have apparently been missing sparkly lingerie in their lives, and now there’s a company prepared to give it to them. [More]

Frederick's Of Hollywood Can't Get Un-Mangled Corset To Customer

Frederick's Of Hollywood Can't Get Un-Mangled Corset To Customer

As years of Stupid Shipping Gang posts on this site have illustrated, some items can easily be mailed in plastic bags, and other really require something with more structure. A t-shirt, for example, or a pair of pants can easily be mailed in a plastic bag, rolled up, crammed in a mailbox, and otherwise squished around. Corsets, however, have just enough structure and rigidity to serve their figure-wrangling purpose, but not enough to withstand being rolled up or crammed in a mailbox. Stephanie ordered a corset from Frederick’s of Hollywood. When it showed up in her mailbox, she learned that for a major lingerie retailer, Frederick’s isn’t great at shipping shapewear so it arrives intact. [More]

Cougars Buying Up Sexy Lingerie In Devious Seduction Plan

Cougars Buying Up Sexy Lingerie In Devious Seduction Plan

Watch out boys, she’ll eat you up: The UK’s Daily Mail says lingerie sales are on the uptick due to women in their 40′s and 50′s looking to seduce younger men. These cougars are on the prowl and they want their lacy bras and garters! [More]

How To Buy The Right Gift Of Underthings For Your Special Lady

How To Buy The Right Gift Of Underthings For Your Special Lady

Valentine’s Day is soon approaching. Whatever your feelings about the day, the cold capitalist fact remains: this is a holiday when people who are not women venture into stores and attempt to purchase underthings for women. This can sometimes end badly. Fortunately, blogger Treacle over at Wisebread has broken down the essentials of lingerie-buying into four simple steps that even the most fashion-impaired gentleman can use to find a suitable gift. [More]

Frederick's Of Hollywood Ripped Off Your Grandma, Back When She Dressed Sexy

Frederick's Of Hollywood Ripped Off Your Grandma, Back When She Dressed Sexy

Take a gander at page 24 of this vintage FOH catalog from 1964, scanned and uploaded by Flickr user “What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?”. Their 2-for-$17.99 deal is actually more expensive than buying the items individually. It’s good to know retailers are consistent, we guess.

Bra Seller Tells Customer To Get A Breast Reduction

Bra Seller Tells Customer To Get A Breast Reduction

If there’s one thing this writer has learned over the years, it’s to never tell a woman to get breast reduction surgery. It’s rude, insulting, and can quite possibly get you kneed in the groin, slapped, pushed into a train, cut out of the will, and so on. But apparently the salesperson at Penningtons—sort of a Canadian Lane Bryant—didn’t get that memo. “North of 49″ writes:

I’m a woman of “ample girth” but still have a figure. At 226lbs, I have a 38J cup. We’re getting married on leap day and I have had issues with bra shopping before. So I went to “Penningtons,” an above average store that should have had bras in my size. They didn’t.

http://consumerist.com/2007/11/30/next-time-youre-bra-shopping-remember/

Next time you’re bra-shopping, remember this fun fact: the band around your rib cage gives you 90% of the bra’s support. [WSJ]

Nurse-In Planned at Victoria’s Secret

Nurse-In Planned at Victoria’s Secret

In protest of Victoria’s Secret employees acting like boobs, a national protest plans to whip out theirs.

Pith & Vinegar

Pith & Vinegar

• Shopping for lingerie at Agent Provacteur includes free critiques of your boobs. [The Company Bitch]

Bettie Page, Where Did You Get that Inflatable Monkey?

Bettie Page, Where Did You Get that Inflatable Monkey?

The latest New York Times Magazine informs us:

Victoria’s Las Vegas Secret… or Was it Victor’s?

Victoria’s Las Vegas Secret… or Was it Victor’s?

Not only do the rich have it better, they also write it better. Alex Kuczynki is some affluent broad “The Old Gray Lady” (New York Times) pays to scribe her mercantile extravaganzas. On her latest spree, on the advice of friends, she went to Vegas to partake of its wonderful lingerie purchasing opportunities.

Victoria’s Secret to Customers: “Your Breasts Are Too Large To Shop Here”

Victoria’s Secret to Customers: “Your Breasts Are Too Large To Shop Here”

This just in. Victoria’s Secret is launching a systematic attack of intimidation, isolation and humiliation… on women with enormous cans.