L at Bedford Ave.
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With its sunny interiors, exposed brick walls, and large plate-glass display windows, this lingerie and sex shop has a vibe that’s closer to a neighborhood boutique. But those who venture in will find a casual, female-oriented den of erotic supplies. Opened in July 2009, this is the second outpost of a veteran Vancouver store. The shop’s front half is devoted to its lingerie selection, which veers towards the frilly, lacy, and satin (from brands like Tra La La, Mimi Holliday, and Betsey Johnson), and extends beyond bras and panties to bustiers, garter belts, and teddies. Some shelves are lined with books on sexuality for curious newcomers, while others are stocked with massage oils, lotions, sex toys, vibrators, and cheeky costumes. The staff is approachable, knowledgeable, and willing to help with assembling special packages for bachelorette parties and the like.