Mon-Sat, 9:30am-7pm; Sun, 10:30am-6:30pm
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
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This diminutive, urbane boutique has been catering to generations of Upper East Siders. Indeed, not much has changed since the old days: Inquiries are still handled by telephone, purchases are still painstakingly wrapped, and nothing ever goes on sale. But even if you’re not an heiress, the matronly staffers are happy to let you take your time hunting for just the right camisole or bra among neatly labeled cubbies which read like a Who’s Who of European lingerie: Aubade, Cosabella, Pluto, Lejaby, Wolford... The hosiery section is small but diverse, with matte-sheer stockings by Donna Karan, everyday hose by Hanes, and Spanx’s stomach-smoothers. In addition to an ample array of sleepwear and underwear, the rotating stock also might include Anna Moi’s playful lingerie bags, Manuel Canovas’s splurgy swimwear; and Audrey Talbott’s ruffled tuxedo-style button downs.
This neighborhood shop stocks smooth, ready-to-wear strapless corsets ($125) that will please brides who want to avoid having a bra built into their dress. There’s also a fine selection of underpinnings, from basic stockings to very lacy white panties.