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BEST Lingerie

2006 BEST Lingerie

French Dressing

Boston

Parisians have always been experts in intimate indulgences and alluring unmentionables. This petite spot brings both to notoriously reserved Beacon Hill. The elegant, playful shop—dressed up with overstuffed chairs and a sparkling chandelier—has an extensive inventory of both naughty and… read more»

2005 BEST Lingerie

Lingerie Studio

Boston

With a display that ranges from classy crêpe chemises to Bolivian-cotton robes to sheer but demure Simone Pérèle bras, Lingerie Studio is an overachiever in the realm of underthings. Reasonable prices and meticulous service (the staff is particularly fussy when… read more»

2004 BEST Lingerie

Lingerie Studio

Boston

Drop into this light-filled, low-key Newbury Street lingerie shop, and you’ll find women sifting through the hangers with two hands, both arms full of merchandise. To be sure, it’s difficult not to touch the smooth, fine cotton, and intricate lace… read more»

2003 BEST Lingerie

Lingerie Studio

Boston

When it comes to lingerie, there’s a fine line between terrific and trashy, seamless and tasteless. And while sequins and intricate decoration may look great on window models, they often leave something to be desired after a day of wear…. read more»

2002 BEST Lingerie

Belle de Jour

Boston

The window displays at this Newbury Street boutique are sexy enough to make the most straitlaced Yankee blush. From sheer black chiffon nighties to exquisite embroidered lace-up corsets, the imported European lingerie here is welcome change from the mass-produced unmentionable… read more»

2001 BEST Lingerie

Neiman Marcus

Boston

One step inside and your willpower begins to fade. After three steps, you’re fixated on a lustrous, lacy negligee. Soon you’re too weak-kneed to take any more steps. And here’s why: set after set of bras, underwear, corsets, and simply… read more»

2000 BEST Lingerie

Top Drawer

Boston

Sure, you could go to a department store to buy undergarments. But what fun is that? Shopping in this tiny Newbury Street boutique is a much more inviting experience. The sales staff is extra-attentive, and there is a piece of… read more»

1999 BEST Lingerie

Top Drawer

Boston

When you want to feel more like Cinderella than a sexed-up supermodel, step into this frilly fairy-tale world. Not only does it offer high-quality brands like Cosabella and Lise Charmel, it showcases adorable, top-quality children’s clothes. Like stepping into your… read more»

1998 BEST Lingerie

Neiman Marcus

Boston

Neiman’s boasts the most extensive selection in town of fine European undergarments. Finery from La Perla, Natori, Donna Karan, Wacoal, Christian Dior, Valentino, and Wolford encourages the flasher in all of us. read more»

1997 BEST Lingerie

Top Drawer

Boston

Forget polyster and well-endowed supermodels staring at you from all angles; this lingerie treasure-trove is filled with innerwear too beautiful to hide: gauzy lace concoctions, sweet silk slips, and cotton underwear from Italy, France, Switzerland, and Belgium. read more»