C, E at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
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At first glance, this New York outpost of famed Parisian swimwear and lingerie seems nearly devoid of merchandise. That's because rows of wooden drawers discreetly hide most of the goods from view, though samples dangle like tempting wisps from the bare white walls. Many of the signature teeny bikinis are on display, of course, as are plenty of sporty, bold-colored one-piece swimsuits; the designs—like a lace-trimmed black suit with one shoulder strap and body-revealing cut-outs—are bold, too. Instead of padding and push-ups, the lingerie collection emphasizes small, luscious details, like fine lace imported from Calais and pale pink ribbon. The resulting look is tres sexy without looking cheap or trampy—no small feat, considering that much of the line is almost completely transparent. The Emperor with no clothes at least got his for free; here, flimsy, filmy scanties run price tags that suggest fabrics spun of gold and angel-floss. But for the celebs, models, and lingerie ladies who adore Eres—not to mention covet its sexy, social cachet—large prices for small dainties are just a part of the game.
This intimate Parisian boutique is a gem for lovers of luxe, elegant underthings. They offer sheer bodysuits with built-in thongs or boy-cut shorts. Brides going the simpler route will love the exquisite bras, most of which come in whisper-weight, ultraromantic cuts and fabrics.